The Crawfords were a prominent, Amherst County family who first moved to the region in the mid-18th century. Below are several generations of Crawfords and a demonstration of their connection to Elijah Fletcher (via his wife, Maria). The red starbursts indicate family members who owned or lived at Tusculum.

The Crawford/ Fletcher Connection

Maria Antoinette married the Vermont newcomer, Elijah Fletcher, in 1813. When Elijah's father-in-law, William Sidney Crawford, died two years later he became the administrator for the Crawford Estate (and Tusculum).





A Portion of the Crawford Family Tree (the earliest generations are on the left-hand side).