Houston County, Alabama, Heritage
Mr. A. C. Crawford, who later became Judge Crawford, was the fifth mayor of Dothan. He was elected for two terms. His first term began in 1888, and then again, in 1892. He thought from the first we would have a town here, and he went to work trying to build one. He put up a brick yard, but finally went into the contracting business, and probably has more bricks into the walls in Dothan than any other contractor. He would give those who would settle in Dothan one wall of brick.
Nearl all the first buildings here were put u by him. There being no hotels in those days he would invite all travelers to his house and later on he had to run a boarding house, or hotel, for those who wanted a place to board. (Watson, Fred S., Hub of the Wiregrass)
|Descendants of A. C. Crawford||Descendants of J. R. Crawford|
Mayors of Dothan
1-A. C. Crawford +Mary Craddock |--2-Willie Mae Crawford | +Charles Arthur Lewis , par. Charles Warren Lewis and Unknown | |--3-Julia Lewis | +Jason Trant | |--4-Carol Trant | | +James W. Parkman , par. James W. Parkman and Annie Houston Newton | | |--5-John David Parkman | | |--5-Lauren Parkman | |--4-Susan Trant |--2-Mary Elinor Crawford |--2-Annie Crawford | +Wester Mixon |--2-Lincy Crawford | +Frank Mosley |--2-Nicholas Crawford |--2-Thomas Clarence Crawford
1-J. R. Crawford +Unknown |--2-J. L. "Lillian" Crawford |--2-Robert Dixon Crawford b. 3 Aug 1871, d. 3 May 1951 +Emmie Catherine Flowers b. 2 Aug 1883, d. 27 Apr 1940, par. James Drury Flowers and Emma Rutledge |--3-T. R. (Bo) Crawford |--3-Flowers Crawford |--3-Edward Rutledge Crawford | +Mabel Harris , par. Thomas Wyatt Harris and Ellen Whiddon | |--4-Mabel Emily Crawford | |--4-Rutledge Crawford | | +Margaret Ann Avery , par. Arnold Pierson Avery and Dorothy Nell | | Daniel | | |--5-Ann Crawford | | |--5-Cathy Crawford | | |--5-Nancy Crawford | |--4-Nancy Crawford | +David Rivenbark |--3-Dr. Robert Dixon Crawford b. 20 Aug 1905, d. 17 Feb 1968 +Tommie Cotter b. 8 Feb 1914, d. 21 Dec 1966, par. Unknown and Unknown |--4-Robert Crawford b. 1949, d. 1979 | +Joan Tew | |--5-Joan Crawford | |--5-Elizabeth Crawford + Patsy Kelly
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