Louisa Crawford Collection, 424 WFCHS

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains an account book (1881-1890), the journal of John Peyton Clark (1862), diary of Frank B. Jones (1862), speeches of Daniel Webster (1851), and other Jones family materials (1724 – 1903).

(1 box) Last updated 1/2011.

Major Frank B. Jones was third in command of the Second Virginia Infantry Regiment of the Stonewall Brigade. Jones’ root ran deep in the Shenandoah Valley. He was the great-grandson of Gabriel Jones, Thomas Lord Fairfax’s lawyer. He married Susan Clark in 1853, and the two lived at Carysbrook, a farm located between Winchester and Stephens City of the Valley Turnpike. His diary contains a rather detailed account of his regiment’s activities (including the Battle of Kernstown) in the Northern Shenandoah Valley in 1862. Being from a prominent Frederick County family, his diary contains numerous references to local people and places. This collection contains an annotated transcript and typescript of a diary kept by Major Frank B. Jones, Confederate States of America (C.S.A.), covering March – June 1862.

John Peyton Clark (1827-1878 was the brother of Susan Clark Jones, the wife of Major Frank B. Jones. Peyton Clark, as he was known to friends, was the last principal of the Winchester Academy, the oldest school in Winchester’s history. The academy, which opened in 1786, was used as a hospital during the Civil War and never reopened. Clark built Buffalo Marsh near Stephens City just prior to the war, and lived there after 1865. At the house he operated a school for boys with the help of his widowed sister, Susan Jones. When the school closed, Clark accepted a teaching job in Rockville, Maryland where he died in 1878. He is buried in the Clark family plot in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. This collection includes the journal kept by John Peyton Clark from March 12 – September 1, 1862, and an annotated transcript and typescript of the journal.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Louisa Morrow Crawford was born on January 21, 1894 in Frederick County to C. Gratton and Louisa Peyton Jones Crawford. She attended Fort Loudoun Seminary, the Episcopal Female Institute, and the Hannah Moore Academy in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a life member of the Christ Episcopal Church. Louisa M. Crawford died on January 20, 1986.

Major Frank B. Jones was born June 14, 1828 in Frederick County, VA. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute (V.M.I.) in 1848. He was wounded in action at Gaines Mill on June 27, 1862, and died on July 9, 1962 from typhoid fever in a Richmond hospital, and was buried in Stonewall Cemetery in Winchester, VA.

John Peyton Clark was born in 1827 to William L. Clark and Louisa Peyton. Clark was an educator his entire adult life, dying in Rockville, Maryland while working as a teacher there in 1887. He is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: The Winchester Star, Jan. 21, 1986, obituary, Quarles, Garland, Some Old Homes In Frederick County, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1971; ________, Winchester, Virginia – Schools – Streets – Churches, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1996; _____ and Barton, Lewis, What I Know About Winchester, Recollections of William Greenway Russell, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1953; Colt, Margaretta Collection # 1472, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA

CITE AS: Louisa Morrow Crawford Collection, 424 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Box 1

Account book, 1881-1890, 1 item, unnumbered pages, manuscript

Clark, John Peyton - journal, March 12 to September 1, 1862, 1 item, unnumbered pages, manuscript

Clark, John Peyton - journal, March 12 to September 1, 1862, transcript by Charles Cochran, 65 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Clark, John Peyton - obituary and notes, 5 items, 6 leaves, typescript; 1 leaf, manuscript; 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)

Jones, Frank B. - diary, March 11 to June 22, 1862, 2nd Regiment, Stonewall Brigade, CSA, 1 item, unnumbered pages, manuscript, bound

Jones, Frank B. - diary, March 11 to June 27, 1862, 2nd Regiment, Stonewall Brigade, CSA, annotated transcript, 42 leaves, manuscript (photocopy); 15 leaves, typescript

Jones, Gabriel - "Gabriel Jones 'The Lawyer,'" article in The West Virginia Historical Magazine, by R. T. Barton, no date, pages 19-30, printed (photocopy)

Jones Family genealogical material, covers 1724-1903, by W. S Jones, Vaucluse, 1 item, 11 leaves, typescript

Webster, Daniel - speeches at Capon Springs, Virginia, June 28, 1851, Gideon and Company, Printers, 1 item, 16 pages, printed