William (9 June 1871 -
14 April 1898) was the son of James Levi Crow and his first wife, Amanda Radden. William
married Dollie Mann on November 15, 1892 as indicated in the Marriage Records on file at the
Bloomfield, Missouri Court House. Dollie was a sister to Mary Ann Mann who married James
in later years.
It has been confirmed that William and Dollie had one son who was
called "Buster" (given name is unknown). Buster worked for his uncle, Charles
Augustus Crow, around 1929 or 1930 - helping to finish the levee at New Madrid, Missouri along
the Eight Mile Bend. Buster was doing the cooking and we are told he was a good
cook. but he had a weakness for the 'white mule' produced in a still on a barge near the
camp which was owned by, of all people, the Sheriff of New Madrid County! The workers
sodding the levee called Buster "Onions" because he would come back loaded with
onion breath trying to fool Uncle Charlie.
Buster later became
sort of a hobo. He would drop in on Charles at his grocery store in Caruthersville,
Missouri occasionally. Buster had two of the most beautiful daughters as stated by
Wendell Hiram Crow.
William died at the age of 27. No further information is
available on him.
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