Elizabeth Craw diary
This collection consists of the personal diary of Elizabeth Craw, which records her journey from Ohio to see her fiancé in Texas.
Elizabeth Craw (1809-ca.1909) grew up on a farm near Cleveland, Ohio, near her childhood friend, sweetheart, and eventual fiancé, Samuel Evans. Evans was educated as a soldier, and upon graduation was immediately assigned to the unsettled Mexican border. In 1833, his parents decided to make the long horseback and boat journey to visit him, and invited Craw, his fiancée, to accompany them. After her arrival in Texas, her fiancé, Lt. Samuel Evans, was killed at the Alamo. She opened a small school in her Saint Augustine home in 1837, and had returned to Cleveland by 1841.