Headstone for George White Crawford at Conway United Methodist Church Cemetery

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Title

Headstone for George White Crawford at Conway United Methodist Church Cemetery

Alternative Title

Crawford Headstone at Conway United Methodist Church

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Cemeteries--Florida--Orange County
Churches--Florida
Veterans--Florida
Gravestones
Tombstones
Graves
Florida. Legislature

Description

Headstone of George White Crawford at the Conway United Methodist Church Cemetery in 2003. Crawford arrived in Orlando, Florida, from Tennessee in 1873. During the Civil War, he served as second lieutenant of the 5th Tennessee Infantry for the Confederate Army. Crawford settled in the Conway area and began raising cattle and growing citrus. He was also elected three times to the lower house of the Florida State legislature and once to the Florida State Senate. Crawford also served as the Justice of the Peace. He married Sarah Mizell, the daughter of David Mizell, Jr., who was a pioneer settler of Winter Park. The Crawfords had four children: Sarah Crawford (who married Frank Cullen), Ethel Crawford, Cora Belle  Crawford, and John Crawford.

Located at 3401 South Conway Road in Conway in Orlando, Florida, the Conway United Methodist Church (UMC) was formed in 1870 as the Prospect Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS). In 1874, Morgan Montgomery Mizell and his wife donated two acres of land to build a church for the congregation. One acre was designated for the cemetery and a log cabin-like structure was constructed on the other acre, which was located at the corner of Conway Road and Anderson Road. Reverend James D. McDonald was the first to lead the church. In 1881, a new wood-frame building was constructed and was used by the Prospect MECS until it was replaced by Callaway Hall in 1959. A new sanctuary was completed in 1973. The hall was remodeled in 1994 and currently serves as the administration building. The cemetery includes graves of several members of the English Colony, which was platted in 1892 as the East Conway Churchyard Cemetery.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color image by Thomas Cook, 2003: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2003

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

299 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Conway United Methodist Church Cemetery, Conway, Orlando, Florida
Tennessee

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"Senator George White Crawford." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21423840.
"The History of Our Church." Conway United Methodist Church. http://www.conwayumc.org/churchhistory.htm.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
Methodist Churches in Florida. [S.l.]: General Books, 2010.
Thrift, Charles T. The Trail of the Florida Circuit Rider; An Introduction to the Rise of Methodism in Middle and East Florida. Lakeland, Fla: Florida Southern college Press, 1944.

Transcript

SENATOR
GEORGE WHITE CRAWFORD
JUNE 13, 1840
AUG. 13, 1920

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