Crawford, John G.
The following data is extracted from Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - East Oakland Township.
John G. Crawford, farmer and stock-raiser; P.O. Oakland; born in Morgan Co., Ind., Aug. 10, 1837, where he attended school in winter and was engaged in farming in summer until he was 23 years of age, when, in the spring of 1860, he removed to Illinois, locating in Douglas Co., where he engaged in farming until 1865, when he returned to his native home, remaining there two years; then coming West again, he continued farming nearly two years in Douglas Co., when in 1869, he removed to Oakland and erected a fine residence where he now lives; he also owns several farms, containing upward of 1000 acres, in this and adjoining counties, all under cultivation; he makes a specialty of stock-raising, usually feeding from 100 to 200 head of cattle. He married Jan. 10, 1866, to Virginia Valodin; she was born in New Madrid, Mo., November, 1838; three children were the fruits of this union-Dora and James, both deceased, John F., now living, born Aug. 9, 1874.
Source: Biographical Sketches, Coles County, Illinois - East Oakland Township