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John CROWELL

(1780-1846)

CROWELL, John, a Delegate from Alabama Territory and a Representative from Alabama; born in Halifax County, N.C., September 18, 1780; attended the public schools; moved to Alabama in 1815, having been appointed as agent of the Government to the Muscogees; settled in St. Stephens, Ala., in 1817; elected as a Delegate to the Fifteenth Congress and served from January 29, 1818, to March 3, 1819; upon the admission of Alabama as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress and served from December 14, 1819, until March 3, 1821; in 1821 was appointed agent for the Creek Indians, then inhabiting western Georgia and eastern Alabama, and occupied that position until they were moved to the Indian Territory in 1836; died at Fort Mitchell, Ala., June 25, 1846; interment in a private cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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