Stephen Crawford and Sarah Lampton of Concord Twp. Ohio
So far this is the information I have gathered, but I'm kind of stuck for now.
Sarah Lampton (sometimes spelled Lamton)
b. abt 1853 probably in Ohio
Married to Stephen Crawford on 7 Nov 1881
b. Jul 1854 in Ohio
She had two children with Stephen Crawford:
Jessie M. Crawford
b. 7 Apr 1883
d. 30 Mar 1919
b. 23 Feb 1886
d. 4 Jul 1957
Sarah must have died between 1886 and 1888.
Stephen Crawford married Susan Watson in 1888.
So far I haven't been able to find much beyond Sarah Lampton's parents, it looks like her parents names are Reuben (Ruben) and Ann Lampton according to the 1860 census, though in the 1850 census I find Reuben and he is married to a Nancy A. Perhaps the "A" stands for Ann. It is also possible that he is remarried between the two censuses. At that point I would have no clue which woman is Sarah's biological mother. **edit** I have found confirmation that her name is Nancy Ann.** One interesting note is that I believe Reuben was killed in the Civil War: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11695020 http://www.nps.gov/frsp/upload/ROSTER%20OF%20KNOWN%20UNION%20SOLDIERS-L.pdf (Listed on page 1) http://www.perrycountyohio.us/fphhistory/fphpart5chap15.htm
In the 1870 census Sarah is listed as a domestic servant living with the Goodman family. It also states her age as 19, which would make her birth year 1851. The birth year I have is about 1853, that would have made her only 17 at the time of the 1870 census. Perhaps she lied about her age to get the job? She is still with the Goodman family in the 1880 census and there it states her age as 27. Which gets us back to the 1853 birth year. Her last name is spelled Lamton in the 1880 census.
In a book at the local library it states that there is a will concerning Jessie and Mabel. I wonder if it has to do with their mother, Sarah Lampton. I haven't tried to locate the will yet but I'm hoping it will give me more clues.
As for the death dates of Stephen and Susan Crawford, I have yet to find those. Looking at 1920 census records it seems that they eventually end up in Kansas. At first I thought it must be a different Stephen and Susan Crawford, but after researching Stephen's daughter Jessie, it looks like her husband, children and his parents end up there as well. Jessie died in 1919 just before the 1920 census was taken. The death record I found said that she died in Springfield, Ohio but was buried in Kansas.
Jessie's husband was named Daniel Secrest Fauber, married 18 Jun 1901. They had three children Daniel Jr., Helen, and Jenevieve or Genevieve (I have seen it spelled both ways).
Here is Jessie's death information from FamilySearch, I find it curious that her marital status is single and that she has gone back to the last name, Crawford. I assume she must have gotten divorced from Daniel Fauber. It also says that her mother is Susan Watson but I believe her mother to be Sara Lampton. Jessie was born in 1883 and Stephen Crawford didn't marry Susan Watson until 1888.
Name: Jessie M Crawford
Titles & Terms:
Event Date: 30 Mar 1919
Event Place: Springfield, Clarke Co., Ohio
Death Age: 35y 11m 23d
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 07 Apr 1883
Estimated Birth Year: 1884
Burial Date: 03 Apr 1919
Burial Place: Oskaloosa, KS
Father: Stephen Crawford
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: OH
Mother: Susan Watson
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: OH
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Reference Number: fn 16156
Film Number: 1984640
Digital Folder Number: 4024452
Image Number: 1731
That's all I've been able to come up with so far, but I definitely plan on looking for more.