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susanna craig

pwilson7974 (View posts)
Posted: 6 Oct 2000 12:39PM GMT
Edited: 16 Nov 2006 4:57PM GMT
Susan Craig may have been my gr gr grandfather's sister who he took into his house (on the 1850 Benton County TN census). It has been reported to me by a Kyle Greer out of MS that my gr gr grandfather's father was a James Craig who married Susanna Cottingim (Cottingham?) in Stewart County TN in 1804. He has never provided proof positive on this but I know there are 2 James Craig's on the 1820 Humphreys county TN census, one who left the fall of 1820 for South AL (traced this Craig family into AL and eliminated them) and the other James also. Both had sons who would have been my gr gr grandfathers age (born in 1806). On the 1850 census the Charles Craig who married a Susan, well, she was Susan Presson born 1827 NC aand they married 12-13-1849 in Benton County and had 8 children. I have a GEDCOM on this particular family. According to the Kyle Greer in MS, Charles Craig, Eli and Asa Craig were brothers to my Thomas Craig so possibly Susan Craig is my Thomas's sister who he took in his home recorded on the 1850 Benton County TN census. If John A. Spires and Susanna A. Craig were married in 1854 well my gr gr grandfather, Thomas Craig b. abt. 1806 TN, he died in 1854 leaving his wife Sarah (Allen) Craig and 4 daughters Martha, M. Elizabeth (my gr grandmother), Angeline and Charlotte plus Susan Craig (listed this way on 1850 census). They sold off their belongings and Sarah but none of the girls, was on the 1860 Benton County census in the home of James Nance listed in the poorhouse and on the 1870 census as a pauper in the house of a Stagner. I don't know exactly what happened to the daughters and Susan Craig. My gr grandmother, M. Elizabeth married Thomas A. Watson in 1863. I suspect her older sister Martha married W. Harrison Haskins (Hoskins) on 10-21-1861 and lived right next door to her sister M. Elizabeth and Thomas A. Watson there in Benton County TN. One of the Craig's, Asa left TN in 1860 and died and was buried in Fayette County IL that December. He is supposedly a brother to my gr gr Thomas Craig according to Greer. The earlier Craig's, Thomas Sr. etc., on the early census of Stewart, Humphreys County all went to IL around Montgomery, Bond and Fayette counties and were buried there. Please let me know what you think and I will be glad to share what data I have with you concerning this and I also have a book from IL called "Craig's of the Craig Cemetery in Fayette County IL by Audrey Probst. I believe there may be a connection to those Craig's who moved up there but have not found it yet. I want to thank you for your time to discuss this with me and hope to hear your feedback on it. Penny
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jpspires31 5 Oct 2000 9:05PM GMT 
pwilson7974 6 Oct 2000 6:39PM GMT 
jpspires31 5 Oct 2000 9:09PM GMT 
Lavella Cassinelli 7 Oct 2000 4:42PM GMT 
elizabethmccameron 7 Oct 2000 9:40PM GMT 
Lavella Cassinelli 9 Oct 2000 5:57AM GMT 10 Oct 2003 5:49PM GMT 
lavella09 5 Jan 2010 5:41PM GMT 
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