Metes & Bounds II: David Crews, Ancestors & Descendants

The story of a young boy raised in a religion of peace coming of age in a young nation bent on war.

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David Crews was born in 1742 to David Crew and Mary Stanley. A birthright Quaker, David Crews would leave that faith to join the militia and fight for a young nation’s freedom from France and later England. About 1760 he married his step-sister Annie Magee. This second volume in the Metes & Bounds Series traces not only their ancestry and childhoods, but their move to Bedford County, Virginia, and eventually Boonesborough, Kentucky, where David became one of the wealthiest planters in Madison County. The book includes histories and descendant listings of David and Annie’s children, as well as David’s children by second wife Mildred Williford-Carlew.

Included are family group sheets, documents, photographs, maps, and personal histories on many of his descendants. Originally published in 1993, this 2nd edition has a new typeface, an improved numbering system, and an updated foreword by the author.


There are substantial changes from the 1st Edition to this 2nd Edition:
expanded history on the the early Quakers of Virginia
* a greatly expanded chapter on David Crew and Mary Stanley, including information from Partridge’s Store and the Henrico Monthly Meeting Minutes 
*expanded chapter and updated information on David Crews’ participation in Forbes Expedition, as well as his  years in Bedford Couty, Virginia, and his early years in Kentucky
*new chapter on the Stanleys of Hanover County, Virginia (maternal line of David Milton Crews)
*new information on Jeremiah Crews, Elijah Crews, Rhody Crews, and Jupiter, David’s manservant mentioned in his will
*a new numbering system for descendants
*over 80 books and over 150 total sources, many primary sources such as wills, deeds, family histories, and the Draper Manuscripts
*more photographs and your choice of color or black/white
*lots of smaller details on ancestors and descendants not included in the first edition




The following surnames appear at least one time in Metes & Bounds II: David Crews, Ancestors & Descendants. Listed surnames do not necessarily indicate any relation to David Milton Crews. If you wish to determine if this is your line of descent, feel free to contact author.

Acton, Adair, Adams, Alderman, Aldridge, Alexander,  Alford, Alditheley de,  Allen,  Ammons, Anderson, Arnold, Asbell, Bailey, Baker, Baldwin, Ballard, Ballew,  Bambridge, Bane, Banta, Barclay, Barnett, Barry,  Basham,  Basnett, Baxter, Beall, Bean, Bell, Bellah,  Belyeu, Bennett, Berry , Biggens, Binford, Bingham, Blackwell, Boatman, Bohanan, Bolin,  Bond, Bondurant, Bonine, Boone, Boswell, Bouquet, Bourne, Bower, Box, Boyle, Bradby, Bradford, Bradley, Bradshaw, Broaddus, Bronson, Brooks, Brookshire, Brown, Brush, Buchanan, Buckley, J., Bumpass, Burgin, Burroughs, Burton, Talitha, Busby, Butler, Byrd, Byus, Callaway,Camden, Campbell, Carew, Carlew, Carpenter, Carr, Carter, Cecil, Champion, Chenault, Chester, Childress, Chilton, Clark, Clay, Clayton, Cline, Cobb, Cochran, Cocke, Cockran, Coe, Coffey, Cole, Collier, Conley,   Connally, Coomer, Cooper, Cornelius, Cox,  Craddock, Crane, Crawford, Crew, Crews, Crooke, Crumley, Cruse, Culbertson, Cummins, Cunningham, Custis, Cutler, Dabney, Daniels, Daugherty, David, Davis, Deboo, Deen, Delph, Demm, Denis, Dickinson, Dickson, Dittye, Doddridge, Dolloff,  Doucette, Dowell, Downey, Dozier, Draper, Drisco, Dubose, Dudgeon, Dudley, Dunaway, Duncan, Dunn,  Durham, Eastman, Eatherton, Edge,  Edmiston, Edmonston, Edward, Eldridge, Elgin,  Elkin, Ellit, Ellyson, Estill, Etter,  Eubank, Evans, Everitt, Ewton, Ewton, Fadness, Falls, Ferguson, Ferguson, Field, Finley, Finnell, Fisher,  Flippen, Forbes, Fortney, Fowler, Fox, Frank, Free, Freeman, French, Frost, Fulghum, Funk, Fuqua, Gaddy, Gardner, Garland, Garrett, Gatley, Gentry, Gibons, Gibson, Gillespie, Glenn, Glover, Goodman, Graham, Grant, Graves, Gray, Greathouse, Green, Grooms,  Grubbs, Gunter, Gwatkins, Hackley, Hall, Halpin, Hanks, Hanley, Hansford, Hardwick, Harland, Harman, Harrell, Harris, Harrison, Harter, Harvey, Hatton, Heatherly, Henderson, Hendricks, Henry, Herndon, Hickman, Hicks, Higginbothom, Higgs, Hignett, Hill, Hilligras, Hobbs,Hogg, Holder,  Holland, Holmes, Holt, Holtzclaw, Hooks, Hoover, Hopper, Howard, Hoy, Hubbard, Hudson, Hughes, Hunnicutt,Hunter, Hutchison,Hutson, Hyatt, Igo, Irvine, Jackson, James, Jardine, Jefferson, Jenkins, Jerman, Jeter, John, Johnson,Jones, Jordan, Keller, Kelley, Kendrick, Kennedy, Kerlin, Kerr, Kile, King, Kinnard, Dr., Kirkland, Kirkwood, Kissinger, Kivett, Knapp, Knotts, Koon, Koontz, Krubb, Krueger, Kyle/Kile, Ladd, Ladd/Lead, William, Lambert, Land, Lander, Lane, Langston, Largent, Lawrence, Lee, Lewkins, Lindsey, Linscombe, Lipscomb, Liscombe, Little, Livingston, Logan, Long, Lovett, Loyd, Lynes, Lyon, Mac Gehee, MacDonald, MacGregor, Mack Gehee,Mackay, MackGehee, Magahey, Magee, Magee/Magahey/Mack Gehee, Manier, Manion, Manley, Jennie (Durham), Mann, Marchbanks, Marcum, Markham, Marks, Martin, Massey, Massingill, Masterson, McAdam, McAdams, McAlister, McBride, McCarley, McClary, McCosker, McCullough,McDaniel, McDonald, McGary, McGavock, McGuire, McIlvain, McKewen, McKinsey, McKnight, McNeal, McQueen, Meadows, Mean, Means, Mehiser, Melvin, Menefee, Menifee, Mercer, Middleton, Miller,  Modrell, Moore, Moorman, Morehouse, Moreland, Morgan, Morris, Morrison, Mosby, Moseley, Mouton, Nash, Neal, Neale, Neeley, Nestor, Nevins, Newbough,  Newell, Newland,  Nichols, Nunnelly, Oakley, Ogden, Oldham, Oliver, Olmstead, O’Malley, O’Neal, Orr, Overall, Owsley, Pace, Palethorpe, Palmer, Pardee, Parke, Payne, Peace, Pearson, Pedigo,Pendleton, Perkins, Pettus, Peyton, Phelps, Pherigo, Pickens, Pierce, Pike, Pitt, Plank, Pleasants, Pool, Porter, Portwood, Poston, Prafka, Prather, Prewett, Price, Pridgen, Priest, Pruitt, Pulliam, Quinn, Rader, Randall, Ranloy, Ratliff, Rayburn, Reagan, Red, Redd, Reid, Remun, Renshaw, Reynold, Reynolds, Rhinehart, Rhodes, Richards, Richardson, Rimer, Robbins, Roberts, Rucker, Ruddle, Runnel, Runnels, Rusher, Rushing, Salter, Samuel,Sanders, Sandford, Sanford, Sanford, Sapp, Sappington, Saxon, Scarburgh, Schwam, Scott,Searcy, Searcy, Segriest, Sexton, Shepherd, Sherman, Shoemaker, Show, Simmons, Sims, Singerfelter, Skelton, Smith, Snyder, South, Southall, Spurlin, Stamp, Standley, Stanley, Stanley/Standley, John, Stapleton, Starnes, Steintzmeyer, Stevens, Stirman, Stith, Stoneley de,Stout, Strange, Sturgeon, Sturgis, Sutton,Swearingen, Talbott, Tanner, Taylor, Tharp, Thomas, Thompson, Thornton, Tipton, Todd, Tolson,Tomlin, Tompkins, Toon, Treadwell, Tribble, Tronson, Tucker, Tudor, Turman, Turner, Tyree, Van Buskirk, Vinson, Walker, Walling, Ward, Washingon, Waters, Wathen, Watkins, Watson, Watts, Weaver, Weekly, Welch, Well, Wells, West, Wheeler, White, Wiggins, Wilburn, Wilks, William, Williams, Williamson, Williford, Wills, Wilson, Wood, Woodfin, Woodhouse, Woods, Woodson, Wooles, Wooten, Wren, Wright, Young,  Zachary,


Metes & Bounds II: David Crews, Ancestors & Descendants (2nd edition) is available in paperback in a full color edition or a less expensive black and white edition. Please consider purchasing your edition from my publisher Createspace, as Amazon takes literally half of my profits.

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