Erasmus Darwin Crawford
The second son of Dr. David Crawford (He was twice married. By his first wife, Miss Maria Louisa Crawford, he had two children, of whom James M. Crawford is now living in Tuscarora township. By his second wife, Miss Amanda Junk, he had four children of whom the mother and three children are living on the homestead) E. Darwin Crawford, was born in June, 1819, and located for the practice of medicine in Thompsontown, Juniata County, also in May, 1843, and continued to practice in that place until 1857, when he moved to Mifflintown and took the practice of his brother, Dr. James M. Crawford, whose health had failed. He continued at that place until his death, which occurred May 2, 1864. He was elected to the State Senate in the fall of 1859, and served in the sessions of 1860, ’61, ’62. As a physician he was deservedly held in high esteem, and wherever known, as one of the ablest, most skillful and successful practitioners of medicine and surgery. He married Miss Pamelia J. Jackson, of Liverpool, by whom he had seven children, six of whom, with their mother, are living.
Brother of Senator Dr. David M. Crawford.