February 10, 2015 . . . .

Colonial Campaigns through the Eyes of
Col. William Crawford


Roger Roberts will tell about colonial campaigns as seen by George Washington's friend, William Crawford, at the Big Walnut Area Historical Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 10 in the Myers Inn Meeting Room.
William Crawford was a frontier settler trying to make a living off the land in Western Pennsylvania. He was also a surveyor and a Justice of the Peace. He was a friend to George Washington and served in several military campaigns.

His brother served as Washington’s land manager in Pennsylvania.

After the Revolutionary War, Col. Crawford was talked into another campaign against Ohio Indians living close to where Upper Sandusky is located today.

 This final campaign of his went badly for him.

He was captured, tortured, and killed in 1782 close to the Tymochtee River in Wyandot County, Ohio.

At the time Col. Crawford was one of the most famous people in the Colonies.

Roberts, a retired history teacher and guidance counselor for Big Walnut Local Schools,  is not only interested in Crawford from a historical view but he is Roberts' 6th great uncle.

All monthly programs are open to the public and free of charge.
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