Crawford, Elijah a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in New York in 1812, Trained in a pious household, his youth was virtuous, and at seventeen he united with the Church. His early manhood was spent in trade, but in 1835 he entered the itinerant ministry in the New York Conference. His steadfast piety, manliness or character, and diligence, both in study and labor, in a few years gained him the confidence of the Church, and he filled with great acceptance a number of important pastoral charges. His last station was Hartford, Conn., where he died of dysentery September, 1849. — Min. of Conferences, 4:454.