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On 10 June 2010, I was able to spend a whole day at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., searching their newspaper collections for mention of ancestors. Many of these items were excerpted in the search and the full articles not downloaded. I’m posting them in hopes that they may be of some use to others even if they are not helpful to our own family history research.

This is what I found on the Crow name:

The Pennsylvania Gazette June 15, 1738
Custom-House, Philadelphia entries include Samuel Crow of the Sloop Speedwell from Rhode Island

The Pennsylvania Gazette June 4, 1761
mentions a George Crow in Wilmington (Delaware) as one of the sellers of a book, THE FARMER COMPANION by Abraham Milton of Kent County, Maryland

The Pennsylvania Gazette November 26, 1761
has an article about a three pound reward for items lost “between the Sign of the Red Lion and One Tun Tavern, in New Castle County” and which if found could be delivered to Walter Crow at the Sign of the Tun in Wilmington (among others) for the reward

The Pennsylvania Gazette January 6, 1763
Custom House, Philadelphia, entries include S. Crow of the Sloop Britannia from Rhode Island (may be the above-mentioned Samuel Crow)

The Pennsylvania Gazette August 9, 1764
“BY Virtue of a Writ to me directed, will be exposed to public Sale, on Saturday, the 18th Day of this instant August, at 3 o’Clock in the Afternoon, on the Premises, a certain Piece and Parcel of Marsh, situate in Brandywine Hundred, and County of New Castle, and in Cherry Island drained Marsh, containing 42 Acres; being late the Property of George Crow deceased, and taken in Execution by THOMAS DUFF, Sheriff.”

The Pennsylvania Gazette July 20, 1769
a Chester County notification about a public sale of land “adjoining Lands of Moses Crow” and others

The Pennsylvania Gazette August 11, 1784
another Chester County notification about a public sale of land “bounded by lands of …John Crow” and others

VILLAGE RECORD October 13, 1819 (in The Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalog Collection)
“Death Notice At his residence near Marcus Hook, on Tuesday the 5th instant, after an illness of several months, at an advanced age, Mr. THOMAS CROW , Clock and Watch Maker.”

THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN (Vicennes, Indiana)
April 24, 1858
“SEVERE STORM.—We learn from the Petersburg Reporter that a heavy storm passed over a portion of Pike county last week, destroying the dwelling of Mr. Thompson, near Petersburg, and tearing down a number of other buildings in the vicinity. Mr. Crow , living about three miles from Winslow, had his house blown down, and everything in the shape of fencing blown off.”

THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN August 28, 1858
“The Democrats of Pike county have nominated G. W. Massey for the Legislature, and James Crow for Treasurer.”

VINCENNES GAZETTE October 5, 1861
“—The following arrests have been made in Kentucky of prominent secessionists: James B. Clay, W. G. Overton, (formerly of the Courier,) John W. Griffith, H. G. Thornburn, Anderson McDowell, and F. Crow .”

THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN June 14, 1862
Crows on a list of those attending a meeting in the Docker Township:
James Crow
Henry Crow
Sylvester Crow
Vincent M. Crow
Henry Crow
James Crow , sr.
Joseph Crow

THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN November 29, 1862
Railroad Accident.
“A passenger and freight train on the Kentucky Central Railroad collided yesterday afternoon, five miles this side of Paris. E. H. Crow , of Fayette county, Ohio, [and others] were killed.”

THE WEEKLY VINCENNES WESTERN SUN November 26, 1864
“DEATH OF JAMES CROW.—We received the following letter yesterday. We presume reference is had to Mr. James Crow , a former well-known citizen of Decker township, in this county, who left here several weeks ago, to avoid the draft. The letter is dated ‘Sangamon county, Ill., Nov. 15,’ and is postmarked ‘Tolono, Illinois:’
“‘Yesterday, the 14th inst., a man calling himself James Crow died here. He said he was from Knox county, Ind. He left a wagon and two horses—one black mare, about five years old, and a sorrel horse, about seven years old, with a bald face.'”

THE VINCENNES WEEKLY WESTERN SUN November 21, 1868
“The Democratic Press, at Petersburg, Pike country, has changed hands—Jas. Huck aby having disposed of it to Messrs. O. C. McDonald and Jas. M. Crow . These young gentlemen will no doubt maintain the high reputation of the Press.”

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