Guide to the Crowder Family Papers, RG 340

Reprocessed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: January 2003

Date Span:

0.10 cubic feet; 47 items.

Number of Boxes:
3 file folders.

Type of material:
Personal correspondence.

Physical condition:
Poor condition & extreme aging.

Arranged chronologically.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
The Crowder family resided in Bacon Level, Randolph County, Alabama prior to and during the American Civil War. Daniel C. Crowder (1818-1886), the patriarch of the family, was a native of North Carolina and was listed as a Mineral Doctor (druggist) in the 1860 national census. Thomas J. Jarrell (1818- ), a native of Georgia, is believed to have been married to Daniel Crowder's sister Harriet (1818-1862). The national census lists T. J. Jarrell as a farmer. No date of death has been recorded for Thomas Jarrell but Harriet died of sickness on September 27, 1862. The Crowder and Jarrell families are buried at First Fellowship Baptist Cemetery in Bacon Level.

Scope and Content:
Bulk of the material in the collection consists of correspondence from Daniel C. Crowder of Bacon Level, Alabama to Private Thomas J. Jarrell of Company K of the 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment (Confederate Army) from December of 1861 to August of 1862. Includes material concerning the Conscription Laws of 1862 and miscellaneous family papers and letters from unidentified persons dating from (1847-1865). Transcripts of the letters are available.

Item list:
SERIES I: Correspondence

SERIES 2: Miscellaneous

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