I'm not certain we have the same Robert Clay Crawford--but we can compare notes. The father of Col.R.Clay Crawford and Laura Louvinia Crawford (my husband's great grandmother) was a teacher. He was married 3 times and divorced at least twice. According to Prentiss Price a historian in Rogersville, TN. He had 6 sons and 5 daughters from these marriages but only R. Clay and Laura lived past infancy.