Ancestors of Samuel Craig
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John Craig
John Burns
(Abt 1740-Bef 1790)
Mary McCOY
Samuel Craig
(Abt 1760-1807)
Jane Innis Burns
(Abt 1768-1858)
Samuel Craig


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1. Eliza Nancy Harlan

2. Julia Welch

Samuel Craig 1

  • Born: 21 Apr 1805, Cne, Honey Creek, GA Or TN 1
  • Marriage (1): Eliza Nancy Harlan before 1833 in Cne, GA Or TN
  • Marriage (2): Julia Welch after 1868
  • Died: Mar 1871, Warrensburg, Johnson, MO at age 65 1
  • Buried: 1871, Warrensburg, Johnson, MO 1

bullet   Ancestral File Number: 9.


bullet  General Notes:

Samuel and Eliza made the Trail of Tears in 1838. There is a great number of documents in both the Cherokee records and Congressional Records showing their trip West. Year of birth may not be right. Buried Craig Cemetery (their old farm) located Johnson County, MO, Jefferson Township, Section 32, Township 45, Range 24. It is abandoned today. Located on a hill on the northside of a gravel road. Samuel received this land in 1851. He is also listed in 1860 census residing on this land. Samuel brought a wagon train of indians and whites via the "Trail of Tears", then some settled in Oklahoma on reservations. Samuel later went on to Johnson County, Missouri. Birth and Death of children number 2 & 5 came from tombstonesfound on property owned by Samuel in 1851. The other dates came from 1850 census of Jefferson Township, in Johnson County, Missouri. John O's birth may be wrong, or by a first marriage. We have found nothing to suggest that Samuel was married prior to Eliza Harlan. He did remarry after Eliza died to a Julia, last name unknown.
Julia (Welch) who was the second wife of Samuel Craig, after Samuel died she married a James W. Sanders in 1873. It is possible that he is buried in the Samuel Craig plot as she may have received Samuel's land. The father to Pattie (Sanders) Craig was Thomas.

Monday evening----took them to the Samuel Craig burial site. While there, Ardel discovered another stone. It is larger and heavier than those you and I found. It has the normal flordilia
(spelling) across the top----is blank in the center, but at the bottom lower right in very small letters is the inscription "In memory J Sanders". I believe my great grandmother was a Sanders. I remember my mother referring to her grandmother Patty, but don't know who J Sanders is-------just an interesting observation to which I know there is an answer. Know you are busy and really appreciate your efforts.

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Samuel married Eliza Nancy Harlan, daughter of Ezekiel Harlan and Hannah Lewis, before 1833 in Cne, GA Or TN. (Eliza Nancy Harlan was born on 5 Aug 1812 in Cne, GA Or TN,1 died on 6 Aug 1868 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO 1 and was buried in 1868 in Warrensburg, Johnson, MO 1.)


Samuel next married Julia Welch after 1868.

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