Bio: Crawford, Judson C. (1881)

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Surnames: Crawford, Beardsley, Cleveland

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, pages 339-340

JUDSON C. CRAWFORD, lawyer. Was born in Ulysses, Tompkins Co., N. Y., April 26, 1823; lived there until he came to Wisconsin, in the Fall of 1847. The first year after coming to this State he taught school in Sheboygan, then taught two years at Waupun, and one year at Ceresco. Afterward, for many years, he was engaged in general missionary work, being a regularly ordained minister of the Universalist Church. He preached in the vicinity of Berlin, 1 year, Oshkosh, 1 year, Prairie du Chien, 1 year, Reedsburg, 1 year, Neenah, 1 year, Rosendale, 1 year, Beaver Dam about 2 years, Mayville, 1 year, Watertown, 1 year, Waupun again for 1 year, Marshall, 2 years, Lake Mills, 3 years, Montello, 2 years, Brodhead, 2 years, again at Lake Mills for 2 years, Black River Falls, Osseo and Augusta, each one year, and taught school at Osseo for some time. In March, 1875, he settled in Augusta, since then he has been engaged in practice of law, having practiced to some extent for several years prior to locating here. Mr. Crawford was married in the village of Catharine, N. Y., in December, 1842, to Lucy Maria Beardsley, a native of that place. They have three children living Ada Estelle, Emma Belle and Carrie Maud. Lost four children Clarence, who died at the age of two years and two months; Allen, aged fourteen, and two sons died in early infancy. Mr. Crawford is a member of A. F. & A. M., I O. O. F., and Temple of Honor. His father, Elisha Crawford, died when Judson was only two years of age. His mother, Mehitabel (Cleveland) Crawford, died about eighteen years ago.

 

 


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