John Crowell (Alabama)

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John Crowell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama Territory's At-large district
In office
January 29, 1818 – March 3, 1819
Preceded by none
Succeeded by none
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large district
In office
December 14, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Gabriel Moore
Personal details
Born Joseph John Crowell
(1780-09-18)September 18, 1780
Halifax County, North Carolina
Died June 25, 1846(1846-06-25) (aged 65)
Fort Mitchell, Alabama
Parents Samuel Crowell (1750-1826) (Father) Tabitha Bradford (1756-1828) (Mother)

Joseph John Crowell (September 18, 1780 – June 25, 1846) was born in Halifax County, North Carolina. He was educated locally. In the War of 1812, he helped to recruit a regiment and was commissioned as a colonel. He moved to Alabama in 1815, serving as Congressional Delegate from the Alabama Territory. In the election of 1818, he became the first member of the House of Representatives from the new state of Alabama. When he was defeated for reelection in 1820 and his term ended in 1821, President James Monroe appointed him the United States Indian agent to the Creek Indians. This almost certainly means he had a Creek wife; white husbands were coveted. He died at Fort Mitchell, Alabama in 1846.


  • United States Congress. "John Crowell (id: C000942)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama Territory

January 29, 1818 – March 4, 1819
Succeeded by
Vacant for the beginning of the 16th Congress, until Alabama was admitted into United States
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's at-large congressional district

December 14, 1819 – March 4, 1821
Succeeded by
Gabriel Moore

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