Berrong, Verna Elizabeth. "History of Tarrant County From Its Beginning until 1875." M. A. Thesis, Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, Texas: 1938.

Connor, Seymour V. The Peters Colony of Texas. Austin, Texas: Texas State Historical Association, 1959.

Cox, James, ed. Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory, Saint Louis: Woodward & Tiernan Printing Company, 1895. pp. 390, 445.

Crowley, George T., Jr. Bear Creek Baptist Church - Church Minutes 1853-1875. Unpublished manuscript, 1996.

Crowley, H. E. "The Wife of the Pioneer - the Hardships Incident to Frontier Life." The Cattleman, Vol. 1, No. 10 (March, 1915):59.

Cushman, Evelyn D'Arcy. Cemeteries of Northeast Tarrant County Texas. Arlington, Texas: Chelle Kirk Printing, 1981.

Garrett, Julia Kathryn. Fort Worth: A Frontier Triumph. Austin, Texas: The Encino Press, 1972.

Haislet, John A., ed. Famous Trees of Texas, 3rd ed. Texas Forest Service, Texas A&M University: 1984.

Hudson, Weldon I. First Settlers of Tarrant County, Texas 1841-1859, Volume I. Fort Worth, Texas: 1983.

O'Donnell, Pearl Foster. Lonesome Dove Baptist Church. Fort Worth, Texas, 1968.

__________. Trek to Texas. Fort Worth, Texas: Branch-Smith, Inc., 1966.

Sterling, Cynthia Liddon. "Family History." Unpublished manuscript written by Mrs. Sterling ca. 1900-1915. Copied by her niece, Julianan Cowden in 1961. A copy is in the Genealogy section of the Fort Worth Public Library.


George's aunt, Archie Crowley Bird, was instrumental in awakening our interest in tracing the Crowley family history. We have been given encouragement and guidance from many friends and family members. We would particularly like to thank Jack C. Grantham, Jr. for the large volume of information he has shared with us. Jack introduced us to Alexander M. Troup, who has added another dimension to our knowledge base.

We are indebted to the many librarians and other experts who have assisted us in our research. J. Paul Davidson, Tarrant County Junior College Northeast, was extremely helpful when we first began our search into the history of George's ancestors. Before her retirement, Carol Williams, Education Coordinator of the Cattleman's Museum in Fort Worth, guided my research in the museum libary. She deserves credit for the discovery of H. E. Crowley's essay. Lionel Chambers, Director, Publication Services of The Cattleman, granted permission to quote passages from this work.

Naomi Harmon, Barrett Border, Dr. Alan Lefever, and Dr. Robert Phillips of the A. Webb Roberts Library at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary were extremely helpful to us. We appreciate their assistance in obtaining copies of the microfilmed minutes of Bear Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Also, we are indebted to Tom and Diana Williams for the generous gift of a microfilm reader.


Crowley Heritage Page

Acknowledgments & Bibliography
Bear Creek Missionary Baptist Church Charter - 1853
Civil War & Post Civil War Letters
Genealogical & Historical Web Sites
Leonard's Mill - Historical Marker
Lonesome Dove Baptist Church - Historical Marker
Pioneer Women

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