US Con Crisfield Sr., John Woodland, US Congressman, MD

John Woodland Crisfield Sr.:
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Born: November 8, 1806
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Birthplace: Galena Maryland
Father: Arthur Crisfield 1768 – 1824
Mother: Elizabeth Woodland 1784 – 1841

1st​ Wife: Ellen R. Johnston 1811 – 1835
(Buried: Manokin Presbyterian Church Princess Anne Maryland)

2nd​ Wife: Julia Ethelinde Page 1809 – 1841
(Buried: Manokin Presbyterian Church Princess Anne Maryland)

3rd​ Wife: Mary Wilson Handy 1822 – 1902
(Buried: Manokin Presbyterian Church Princess Anne Maryland)

Children:
Arthur Crisfield 1839 – 1925
(Buried: Chester Cemetery Chestertown Maryland)
Julia Ethelinde Crisfield 1846 – 1865
(Buried: Manokin Presbyterian Church Princess Anne Maryland)
Woodland Crisfield 1848 – 1859
(Buried: Manokin Presbyterian Church Princess Anne Maryland)
Margaret W. J. Crisfield 1855 – 1863
(Buried: Manokin Presbyterian Church Princess Anne Maryland)
Charlotte Louisa Crisfield 1858 – 1912
(Buried: Manokin Presbyterian Church Princess Anne Maryland)
Caroline Martin Crisfield 1860 – 1947
(Buried: Manokin Presbyterian Church Princess Anne Maryland)
John Woodland Crisfield Jr. 1863 – 1932
(Buried: Manokin Presbyterian Church Princess Anne Maryland)


Political Party: Whig Party and Unionist Party
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Education:

Attended Washington College

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Princess Anne Maryland
1836: Maryland State Representative
1847 – 1849: United States Congressman from Maryland
1850: Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention

Civil War Career:
1861: Member of Washington D.C. Peace Conference
1861 – 1863: United States Congressman from Maryland
1861 – 1863: Member of House Public Lands Committee
1862: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress
1863 – 1866: Attorney in Princess Anne Maryland

Occupation after War:
1863 – 1866: Attorney in Princess Anne Maryland
1866: Maryland Delegate to Union National Convention
1866: Located and founded the town of Crisfield Maryland
Leader in building the Eastern Shore Railroad
President of Eastern Shore Railroad Company

Died:
January 12, 1897
Place of Death: Princess Anne Maryland
Age at time of Death: 88 years old
Burial Place: Manokin Presbyterian Church Princess Anne Maryland
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
The town of Crisfield had been called Somers Cove. It was a small fishing town that was rapidly growing due to the seafood industry. It became connected by his Eastern Shore Railroad and was renamed in his honor.
 
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