CROUCH, Edward
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CROUCH, EDWARD, son of Col. James Crouch, was born at Walnut Hill, Paxtang, November 9, 1764. He was a merchant by occupation. At the age of seventeen he enlisted in the army of the revolution, and commanded a company in the Whiskey Insurrection in 1794. He served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1804 to 1806, and was a presidential elector in 1813. Governor Snyder appointed him one of the associate judges of the county in Dauphin April 16, 1813, but he resigned upon his election to the Thirteenth United States Congress. He died on the 2d day of February, 1827, and is buried in Paxtang graveyard. "In private life he was an able and an honest man," wrote one of his contemporaries, and the record of his life shows him to have been a gentleman of uprightness of character, and as honorable as he was influential. Mr. Crouch married, first, Margaret Potter, born 1775; died February 7, 1797; daughter of Gen. James Potter, of the Revolution. Their only daughter Mary, born October 23, 1791; died October 27, 1846; married Benjamin Jordan, who succeeded to the estate of Walnut Hill. He married, secondly, Rachel Bailey, born April 16, 1782, died March 2, 1857.