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Mary M. CRAIG3,413 was born in 1852.3,413 She died WFT Est 1883-1946.3,413 She is reference number 93798. Parents: Wilson CRAIG and Sallie CONRAD.

Spouse: Levi SHAFFER. Levi SHAFFER and Mary M. CRAIG were married WFT Est 1881-1915.3,413 Reference Number:1494228 Children were: Gillis Elsworth SHAFFER, Orthello J. SHAFFER.

Oliver CRAIG3,413 was born in 1871.3,413 He died WFT Est 1872-1961.3,413 He is reference number 93809. Parents: Wilson CRAIG and Sallie CONRAD.

Rebecca Jane CRAIG3,413 was born in 1867.3,413 She died about 1867.3,413 She is reference number 93807. Parents: Wilson CRAIG and Sallie CONRAD.

Robert CRAIG3,717,1231 was born about 1750.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 40082.

Spouse: ELIZABETH. Robert CRAIG and ELIZABETH were married on 10 Apr 1774 in Ballycloph, Gracehill, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Ni.3,717,1231 Reference Number:724181 Children were: Margaret CRAIG.

Robert E. CRAIG7,188 was born in 1900. He died in 1941. Parents: H. Ed CRAIG and Alice JOHNSON.

Sally CRAIG3,468 died Unknown.3 She is reference number 49684.

Spouse: Robert KNOX. Robert KNOX and Sally CRAIG were married. Reference Number:873317 Children were: Margaret C. KNOX.

Samuel CRAIG3,88 was born WFT Est 1724-1779.3,88 He died WFT Est 1749-1856.3,88 He is reference number 69688.

Spouse: Ann BROWNFIELD. Samuel CRAIG and Ann BROWNFIELD were married WFT Est 1749-1811.3,88 Reference Number:1148252

Samuel CRAIG3,686,1579 was born in 1731.3 He died in 1777.3 He is reference number 39111. [boyd-trees.ged]

Craig Family

Posted By: Biography
Date: December 30 2000


The Craigs came from Scotland in 1684, settling in New Jersey. Andrew, born
in 1662, died in 1739 was the first generation to immigrate. His son, John,
born 1695, died in 1778, had a son, Samuel, born in early 1700's, married
Elizabeth McDonald first, and second, Jane Boyd and started to Western
Pennsylvania from New Jersey in 1766. In 1769, Samuel Craig bought a tract
of land on the eastern side of the Loyalhanna, of three hundred acres.

The people then were in constant dread of the Indians and in 1774, petitions
were sent to Governor Penn from Westmoreland County asking for protection,
one of them signed by John Shields, Arthur Denniston, John Denniston, Samuel
Craig, John Craig, Alexander Craig, Thomas Burbridge and others. A small
fort was erected on a hill on the Shields tract of land.

When colonies were beginning to resist the excessive taxation of the mother
country, a group of local men met at hannastown in 1775 and drew up
"Westmoreland's Declaration of Independence" and organized a militia to
drill for service. Colonel John Proctor was Commander of the 1st Battalion
Wetmoreland County Provincials. All the Craig men who were old enough to
bear arms were a part of this Battalion. Samuel was a Lieutenant and was
taken prisoner on Chestnut Ridge, his beautiful bay mare was found dead, and
the Lieutenant never returned.

John, the oldest son of Samuel Craig, was born in 1753, married Martha Clark
and was a Captain. They migrated to Freeport and Armstrong County. The
Giffens in this community are descendants of John Craig.

Alexander Craig, born 1755, a Brigadier-General, died in 1832 and was buried
in Congruity. He was with the Army of General Washington when they crossed
the Delaware, participating in the battles of Trenton, Princeton and others.
They waded rivers, water breast-high, ice floating, no tents, only a blanket
at night, and in the mornings their hair was often frozen to the ground.
After the Revolution, he served in State Militia and was presented the
Rattlesnake Flag, (story of which appears separately). He married Jane
Clark and lived on land later known as the Edward Craig and Machesney farms,
and were parents of James, Samuel, Alexander, Elizabeth who married Major
James Moorhead, who obtained an appropriation from the State to aid in
building the bridge in 1832 across the Loyalhanna. One member of State
Legislature opposed, saying the Loyalhanna was nothing but a "frog pond".
Major Moorhead, stated, "he had lately rescued from drowning something that
bore a much stronger resemblance to the gentleman who had been speaking than
it did a frog," and he secured the appropriation.

Other children of General Craig were: Sarah, Maria, Margaret Campbell Craig,
who wrote much of the Craig history which was continued by her
granddaughter, Jane Maria Craig.

Samuel Craig Jr., born in 1759, buried in Congruity Cemetery was 1st
Lieutenant in Co. of Captain Robert Orr in the Lochrey expedition in which
all of our soldiers were killed or taken prisoner by the Indians. It is
said that Samuel Jr. at one time owned a thousand acres in Derry Township,
part of which was later farms of Brinker, Rugh and Patterson. He married
Elizabeth Shields and they were parents of John who married Mary Kirkpatrick
who were the parents of Edward S. and Elizabeth S. (Bessie), whom many of us
knew; Martha, Jane, Alexander married Rebecca Moorhead; Samuel married
Sallie Hogg.

Rose Craig married William Elliott, a merchant of Franklin Co. and were
parents of nine children, most of whom lived in Ohio.

Elizabeth Craig, born 1757, died 1826, married Joseph Thom and were parents
of thirteen children and settled in Armstrong and Jefferson Counties. Three
of their grandsons died in the Civil War.

Esther Craig married William McClelland and lived near Craig's Mill on the
Loyalhanna and were parents of seven children.

Mary married a Mr. Wills.

Andrew married Elizabeth Freeman, who had been captured by the Indians after
the burning of Hannastown and kept for two years. She had red hair which
the Indians disliked and was nearly killed when she "ran the gauntlet."
They were the owners of land later known as the J. C. Caldwell and David
McKowen farms.

Jane, born 1767 and died 1833, married Peter Wallace and their children
were: Jane, married James Patterson, whose daughter Rebecca Jane married
Robert J. Patterson, whose son, Thomas Sproul, married Rachel Binkey and two
of their children reside in this community. A daughter, Anna Rebecca,
married William R. Beattie, some of whose family reside in New Alexandria.

Other children of Jane and Peter Wallace were: Richard, Mary, Nancy,
Rebecca, Rachel who married John Cunningham (one of the founders of
Blairsville), and two of their great granddaughters now live in Greensburg:
Anna C. Silsley, and Jane (Mrs. Henry Seidel), daughters of the late
Attorney John C. Silsley. Two of the Wallace sons married daughters of Rev.
Adam Torrance, the first pastor of the Presbyterian Church of New

Joseph Craig, born 1770, died 1842, married Nancy Moorhead and owned part of
his father's farm, later known as the J. C. Giffen farm. He had a grist
mill and was one of three men who built the first bridge at New Alexandria.
Their children were: William, Elizabeth, Jane, Samuel, Joseph, John, Rebecca
who married John Shields and lived in Armstrong County; and Josiah Moorhead
Craig who married Jane Craig, whose only child was Jane Maria Craig, born
1848, died 1914 and continued compilation of the Craig history.

Agnes or Nancy Craig, born 1773, died 1817, married Samuel Moorhead and were
parents of ten children. Their son, Samuel married Martha Bell and their
children were: Nancy, Martha, Elizabeth, who married James M. Shields, whose
daughter, Margaret Alice, married James G. Cook, (well known pharmacist),
whose daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. Jesse Caldwell), her son and family are
residents of New Alexandria. A granddaughter of James G. Cook, Miss
Margaret McDivitt also resides in New Alexandria.

The other children of Samuel Craig, were: Rebecca who married Joseph Shields
and lived in Armstrong County; William married Esther McConahy.

>From the pioneer Craigs, have come military men, ministers, doctors,
missionaries, attorneys, business men, some migrating to other counties and

200 Years of History in New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

The Bicentennial History Committee

Published by the New Alexandria Bicentennial Committee
in Cooperation with the Community of New Alexandria, Pennsylvania

Spouse: Elizabeth MCDONALD. Samuel CRAIG and Elizabeth MCDONALD were married about 1750.3 Reference Number:452709 Children were: John CRAIG.

Spouse: Jane BOYD. Samuel CRAIG and Jane BOYD were married after 1757.3 Reference Number:711946 Children were: Agnes Nancy CRAIG.

Samuel CRAIG3,413 was born about 1830.3,413 He died WFT Est 1851-1921.3,413 He is reference number 93901.

Spouse: Mary Jane GUTHRIE. Samuel CRAIG and Mary Jane GUTHRIE were married on 16 Nov 1845 in Coshocton County, OH.3,413,1939 Reference Number:1495882

Sarah CRAIG3,413 was born before 1825.3,413 She died WFT Est 1866-1919.3,413 She is reference number 93923. Parents: William CRAIG and Margaret DAVIDSON.

Spouse: Robert WILSON. Robert WILSON and Sarah CRAIG were married WFT Est 1866-1900.3,413 Reference Number:1496306

Sarah A CRAIG.5,94,126,127

Spouse: David HATHAWAY.

Sarah Catherine CRAIG3,413 was born on 16 Aug 1857.3,413 She died on 10 May 1938.3,413 She is reference number 93800. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Locations]3,413,2135 Parents: Wilson CRAIG and Sallie CONRAD.

Spouse: John Thomas MITCHELL. John Thomas MITCHELL and Sarah Catherine CRAIG were married WFT Est 1885-1918.3,413 Reference Number:1494264

Sarah Ellen CRAIG3,413 was born on 26 Sep 1867 in Clark Township, Coshocton County, OH.3,413,1939 She died on 12 Nov 1956 in Coshocton.3,413 She is reference number 94545. [boyd-trees.ged]


November 12, 1956
Died. Don Guthrie reports that she died at he home of her daughter, Mable Guthrie Swope.

Spouse: Franklin Pierce GUTHRIE. Franklin Pierce GUTHRIE and Sarah Ellen CRAIG were married on 20 Sep 1888 in Presbyterian Manse Coshocton, Ohio.3,413,1939 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Marriage fact]3,413 Reference Number:1506985 Children were: Myrtle May GUTHRIE, Mabel Christa GUTHRIE, Amanda Jane GUTHRIE.

Susanna CRAIG2,3 died Unknown.3 She is reference number 30328.

Spouse: Andrew Finley HANNAH. Andrew Finley HANNAH and Susanna CRAIG were married in 1835.2,3 Reference Number:570452

Susannah CRAIG3,38 was born before 1785.3,38 She was also known as Susanna Craig.2,3 She died Unknown.3,38 She is reference number 23841.

Spouse: David BRADBURY. David BRADBURY and Susannah CRAIG were married. Reference Number:471823 Children were: Abner Marshall BRADBURY.

Thomas CRAIG3 was born before 1680.3 He was also known as Craig.2,3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 46368.

Children were: Janet CRAIG, Col. Thomas CRAIG.

Col. Thomas CRAIG2,3 was born about 1700.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 46367. [boyd-trees.ged]


! (1) "Genealogies, Necrology, and Reminiscences of the 'Irish Settlement'," by John Clyde ( 1879) p.18. FHL book 974.822 D3c.

! Birth: (1) Brother of Jane CRAIG BOYD.

(1) 1728: Moved with sister Jane BOYD and her husband John BOYD and other families to wha t was afterweards known as the Irish Settlement in Northampton Co., PA. Parents: Thomas CRAIG.

William CRAIG2,3 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 29510.

Spouse: Mary. William CRAIG and Mary were married. Reference Number:552885 Children were: Joanna CRAIG.

Spouse: Mary. William CRAIG and Mary were married. Reference Number:552886 Children were: Joanna CRAIG.

William CRAIG3 was born before 1750 in Northern Ireland.3 He died Unknown in Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.3 He is reference number 39335.

Children were: John CRAIG.

William CRAIG3,413 was born on 3 Jul 1785 in Washington County.3,413,2203 He died on 17 Aug 1853 in Buried Clark, OH Cemetery.3,413 He is reference number 92683. He was in Farmer.3,413 [boyd-trees.ged]


Received no education. His house was a stopping place for teamsters going between Coshocton and Wooster. There are 12 children.

Mrs. M Hunter wrote a book on Coshocton County schools and she reports that a William Craig was treasurer of Clark Township district #1 in 1833-35-38. Page 477 of the History of Coshocton County mentions William Craig as a Justice of the Peace.
The book "The Horn Papers" Vol. III lists early land purchases in the Pennsylvania Counties of Fayette, Greene and Washington. There is a William Craig listed on page 43.
The Holmes county history book, "The Silent Streams" by Harry Logsdon reports that Wm. Craig was born in Conneticutt - page 25. The book also states that Wm was a blacksmith and owned a saw mill below Clark.
_________________________________________________ Parents: John CRAIG and Mary PATTERSON.

Spouse: Margaret DAVIDSON. William CRAIG and Margaret DAVIDSON were married WFT Est 1818-1845.3,413 Reference Number:1473856 Children were: Charles CRAIG, Margaret CRAIG, John CRAIG, George CRAIG, Sarah CRAIG, Wilson CRAIG.

William H. CRAIG3,413 was born in 1853.3,413 He died WFT Est 1854-1943.3,413 He is reference number 93799. Parents: Wilson CRAIG and Sallie CONRAD.

William Walter CRAIG19 was born on 29 Jan 1889.19 He died on 28 Dec 1975 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas.19 He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Ft. Smith, Sebastian County, Arkanasa.19

Spouse: Minnie Diamond HOOD. William Walter CRAIG and Minnie Diamond HOOD were married.

Wilson CRAIG3,413 was born on 10 Jun 1826 in Pittsburgh, PA.3,413,2135 He died WFT Est 1879-1918.3,413 He is reference number 93922. He was in Blacksmith.3,413 [boyd-trees.ged]


Beers 1899 Biography of Wayne and Holmes County Ohio citizens has a on pages 673-4 the Wilson Craig story. This starts with his grandfather, John Craig who was a native of Londonderry, Ireland, immigrated to the USA and participated in the War of the Revolution. He then settled in Washington County, PA and maried Mary Patterson who was also of Ireland birth and Washington County resident. In 1817 John Craig came to Ohio and purchased 500 acres in Coshocton County, and he moved his family there in 1818. He was a prominent member of the Democratic party and served as justice of the peace for many years. They had two children and only William is reported. John died at about age 62 in 1824
The report says Wm received no formal education. He married Margaret Davidson of Jefferson County, PA and moved with his parents to Ohio. He is described as a prominent farmer and their house was frequently used as an overnight stop for teamsters going from Coshocton to Wooster. He was a Democrat and held several township offices. Twelve children were born but the sketch only includes those living, John, Charles, George, Wilson, Margaret (wife of George Murray) and Sarah wife of Robert Wilson.

May 7, 1851
Moved to 170 acres in Holmes County, Ohio Parents: William CRAIG and Margaret DAVIDSON.

Spouse: Sallie CONRAD. Wilson CRAIG and Sallie CONRAD were married on 16 Jan 1851 in Holmes County, OH--John M. Boggs.3,413 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,413,2135 Reference Number:1491355 Children were: Mary M. CRAIG, William H. CRAIG, Sarah Catherine CRAIG, John W. CRAIG, Martha A. CRAIG, Barbara Ellen CRAIG, James W. CRAIG, Elizabeth E. CRAIG, George A. CRAIG, Rebecca Jane CRAIG, Charles C. CRAIG, Oliver CRAIG, Emma CRAIG, Clamensa CRAIG, Clifford CRAIG.


Spouse: Living SPENCER (PRIVATE).


Spouse: Living DOUGLAS.

Elizabeth CRAIGHEAD2,3 was born in 1740 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]2,3 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 1819. [boyd-trees.ged]


! (1) "Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book." (a) Vol. 48, p.318. Lineage of Mi ss Mamie E. Wood 47678.

! Birth: (1a) 1740. Parents: John CRAIGHEAD and Rachel MONTGOMERY.

Spouse: William GILSON. William GILSON and Elizabeth CRAIGHEAD were married in 1764.2,3 Reference Number:40880 Children were: Thomas GILSON.

Jane CRAIGHEAD2,3,38,237,309,686 was born about 1700.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,686 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]2,3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]2,3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,686 She was also known as Janet Craighead.3 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 472. [boyd-trees.ged]

!(1) Daughters of the American Colonists Lineage Book, Vol. X1 (1957) p.225.
Lineage of Miss Anna Mildred Black #10584, born West Liberty, IA.
(2) "The History of Chester Co., PA," by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope
(Philadelphia, 1881) p.250.

!Birth: (2) d/o Rev. Thomas Craighead.
Death: (1) 1779.[alice-boyd.FTW]

! (1) Daughters of the American Colonists Lineage Book, Vol. X1 (1957) p.225. Lineage of Mis s Anna Mildred Black #10584, born West Liberty, IA.
(2) "The History of Chester Co., PA," by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope (Philadelphia, 18 81) p.250.
(3) "The Boyds of Boyds Tank, Chambers County, Alabama," by Frank Ewell Boyd and William Ta ylor Boyd (1970) p.15-16. FHL book 929.273 B692 bf.

! Birth: (2,3) d/o Rev. Thomas Craighead.
Death: (1) 1779. Parents: ,Rev. Thomas CRAIGHEAD.

Spouse: ,Rev. Adam BOYD. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]2,3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]2,3 They were married on 23 Oct 1725 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.3,237 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,38,237 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,38,237 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,38,237 Reference Number:16904 Children were: Margaret BOYD, Rev John BOYD, Janet BOYD, Agnes BOYD, Thomas BOYD, Mary BOYD, Adam BOYD, Col. Andrew BOYD, Hannah BOYD, Elizabeth BOYD, Samuel BOYD.

John CRAIGHEAD3 was born in Ireland.3 He died Unknown in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.3 He is reference number 1820.

Spouse: Rachel MONTGOMERY. John CRAIGHEAD and Rachel MONTGOMERY were married. Reference Number:40917 Children were: Elizabeth CRAIGHEAD.

Rev John CRAIGHEAD2,3 was born about 1720.3 He died on 20 Apr 1779 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]2,3 He is reference number 16024. [boyd-trees.ged]


! (1) "The Descendants of the Robert Boyd and the Charles Boyd Families of Chester County, S outh Carolina," by Max Perry (1987) p.1. FHL 929.273 B692.

! Death: (1) 20 Apr 1779, Rock Springs, Franklin Co., PA.

Spouse: Jane BOYD. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3 They were married about 1751 in Of, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.3,237 Reference Number:345896


Spouse: Living BROWN. Children were: Living BROWN.

Rev. Thomas CRAIGHEAD3,206,802 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 819.

Spouse: Janet BOYD. Rev. Thomas CRAIGHEAD and Janet BOYD were married. Reference Number:22752

,Rev. Thomas CRAIGHEAD2,3 died in Jun 1739 in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.2,3 He was buried Unknown in Pequea Church, Salisbury Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.2,3 He is reference number 43811. [boyd-trees.ged]


! (1) "History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of it s Pioneers and Prominent Men" (, 2000). Chapter LXXV, Salisbury Township, by Joh n C. Linvill.

! Death: (1) Jun 1739.
Burial: (1) Buried where the Pequea Church now stands, Salisbury Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.

(1) 1733, fall: Rev. Adam BOYD was the first minister of Pequea Church, which was probabl y organized in 1724. Mr. BOYD was succeeded in the fall of 1733 by his father-in-law, Rev. Th omas CRAIGHEAD. It is thought the first meeting house was built about this time.

Children were: Jane CRAIGHEAD.

Harry CRAIGHILL2,3 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 32123.

Spouse: Margaret HANNAH. Harry CRAIGHILL and Margaret HANNAH were married on 21 Sep 1792 in , Berkeley Co., West Virginia.2,3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]2,3 Reference Number:602248

David Lee CRAIN3,403 was born on 2 Apr 1935.3,403 He died on 21 May 1936 in Laurens County, South Carolina.3,403 He is reference number 106833. Parents: Living CRAIN and Mamie Imogene PITTS.

Elizabeth CRAIN3,87 died Unknown.3 She is reference number 47125. [boyd-trees.ged]



!FAMILY-HISTORY: by Betty CATHCART; Elizabeth CRAIN wife of Joshua Peter COFFER the 1st.

Spouse: First Joshua Peter COFER. First Joshua Peter COFER and Elizabeth CRAIN were married. Reference Number:813754 Children were: William COFER, Second Joshua Peter COFER, Marena COFER, George Thomas COFER, Elliot Benjamin COFER.

Living CRAIN.3

Spouse: Living BOYD. Children were: Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD.

Living CRAIN.3

Spouse: Mamie Imogene PITTS. Children were: Living CRAIN, Living CRAIN, Living CRAIN, David Lee CRAIN.

Living CRAIN.3 Parents: Living CRAIN and Mamie Imogene PITTS.

Living CRAIN.3 Parents: Living CRAIN and Mamie Imogene PITTS.

Spouse: Living ROBERTSON. Children were: Living ROBERTSON, Living ROBERTSON.

Living CRAIN.3 Parents: Living CRAIN and Mamie Imogene PITTS.

Spouse: Living GREER. Children were: Living GREER.

Mr. CRAIN.395,783

Spouse: Living GRANT.

Martha CRALLE.355 Parents: .

Spouse: James DE NORTHWOOD. Children were: John NORWOOD.

Agusta Rachel CRAM7,234 was born before 1857.

Spouse: Ira LEASON. Ira LEASON and Agusta Rachel CRAM were married. Children were: Harriet Abigal LEASON.

Gladys May CRAMBLET.5,128

Spouse: Glenn Ward HALSTEAD.

Julia Ann CRAMER3,41 was born in .3,41 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 86606.

Spouse: Pierson YOUNG. Pierson YOUNG and Julia Ann CRAMER were married on 22 Feb 1844 in Troy, Ohio.3,41 Reference Number:1390954 Children were: Susan Ruhamah YOUNG, Mary Katherine YOUNG, Phebe YOUNG.

Margaret CRAMER.5,94,409

Spouse: Edward ATER.

Charles J CRAMPTON.234

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Minnie TACKABERRY.

Dorothy CRANAGE7,95,850 was born about 1559 in Of, Pitchford, Shropshire, England. Ancestral File Number:<AFN> GD2S-HD Parents: Lawrence CRANAGE.

Spouse: Richard MACKWORTH. Richard MACKWORTH and Dorothy CRANAGE were married. Children were: Agnes MACKWORTH.

Lawrence CRANAGE7,95,850 was born about 1533 in . Ancestral File Number:<AFN> GD2V-8G

Children were: Dorothy CRANAGE.

Asa H. Or Asa Azariah CRANDALL.377

Spouse: Abigail Pamela KELSEY.

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