SILAS WESLEY CRAWFORDb. 1848 d. 19 Sept 1929 Scioto Co,OH
Family tradition:Silas joined the Union Army at age 14, while fighting across VA he crossed a plantation where he met Sarah Gullion.Love at 1st sight, he promised after war he'd return and marry her.
Fact:Silas was living in Gallia County, Ohio, across river was W.VA.At age 18, Silas Wesley Crawford enlisted into the 13th W.VA. Volunteer Infantry - Union Army in Company C on 26 April 1864.Silas did march/fight across VA.After war he married Sarah Gullion in Feb. 1866 in Cabell Co., W.VA.( He did marry her as promised after war.)
Thus, there sometimes are some Truth in Family Traditions but normally the facts gets a little mixed up.It pays to check 'em out!