Person:Alexander Craig (10)

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Alexander Craig, Sr., of Middle River
  • HAlexander Craig, Sr., of Middle River1685 - Abt 1764
  • WMargaret Unknownest 1695-1700 - bef 1769
  1. Alexander Craig, Jr.1723 - 1801
  2. William Craigest 1727-1737 -
  3. Samuel Craig, of Middle Riverest 1730 - bef 1790
  4. Thomas Craigabt 1745 -
  5. John Craigabt 1748 - 1822
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Name Alexander Craig, Sr., of Middle River
Gender Male
Birth? 1685 prob. Ireland
Death? Abt. 1764 Augusta County, Virginia

Alexander Craig was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Alexander Craig received a patent of 335 acres, 10th September, 1755; on a small branch of Middle River of Shanandoe, cor. James Gamble's land, (as listed in the dispositions below).
  • Alexander Craig received a patent of 144 acres in March, 1756, on Middle River of Shanandoe, corner James Patterson; corner Young's line (in 1766), (as listed in the dispositions below).
  • Alexander Craig received a patent of 45 acres, 5th June, 1765, on a small branch of Middle River of Shanandoe, Tract of 45 adjoins above (335 acre patent acquired in 1755), hill near Craig's old house; corner to Alexander Blays; William Frame's line, (as listed in the dispositions below).


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 494.--18th May, 1762. Alex. Craig and Margrett ( ) to James Patterson, £5, 47 acres, part of 144 acres patented to Alexander, March, 1756, on Middle River of Shanandoe.
  • Page 498.--18th May, 1762. Alex. Craig and Margrett ( ) to Alex. Craig, his son, £5, 132 acres on a small branch of Middle River of Shanandoe, part of 335 acres patented to Alex., 10th September, 1755; cor. James Gamble's land. Delivered: Alex. Craig, January, 1764.
  • Page 502.--28th February, 1764. Alex. Craig, Jr., ( ) and Elizabeth ( ) to James Gamble, £25, 138 acres on a small branch of Middle River of Shanandoe, part of 335 acres patented to Alex Craig, Sr., and conveyed by him to Alex. Craig, Jr., 18th May, 1762; corner James Gamble. Teste: Alex. and Jno. Blair. Delivered: Jas. Raebum by your order, April, 1766"
  • Page 459.--20th May, 1766. Samuel Craig and Margrett to James Gamble, £__, 97 acres, part of 144 acres patented to Alex. Craig, 10th March, 1756, corner James Patterson; corner Young's line. Delivered: John Archer, Esq., January, 1768.
  • Page 104.---24th July, 1769. William, John and Samuel Craig to James Gamble, £45, 247 acres in 2 tracts; 202 acres is part of 335 acres patented to Alexander Craig, 10th September, 1765, the other 45 acres patented to Alexander 5th June, 1765, which he devised by will dated 1st May, 1764, to wife Margaret and sons William and John; but Margaret has since deceased, the sole property descended to William and John, on a branch of Middle River, said Gamble's old corner. Tract of 45 adjoins above, hill near Craig's old house; corner to Alexander Blays; William Frame's line. Teste: John Archer, Rebecca ( ) Archer, William Frame. Delivered: James Gamwell, December, 1770. (Signed in this order, Samuel, William, John.)"


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - Muster List (as of 1742): No. 1 - Captain John Smith's List: John Smith, Captain; John Moffet, Lieutenant; William Anderson, Ensign; Daniel Daniston, Sergeant; Sam Hogshead, John Hogshead, Will Hogshead, Dan. McAnear, Math. Edmeston, John Finley, Walter Trimble, John Francis, Robert Ralston, John Young, Alex. Blair, Alex. Craig, Thomas Gillespy, And. Erwine, Benj. Erwine, John Erwine, Edw. Erwine, John Trimble, James Trimble, Rob. Moffett, James Wright, Rob. King, Jam. Armstrong, John Pattison, Jas. Lesley, Felix Kanady, Thomas Gordon, And. Mitchell, Jas. Robertson, Gabrl. Pickins, Rob. Leeper, Sam. Moore, John Miller, James Miller, Patr. Quine, Mat. Armstrong, John Ramsey, Dan. Daniston, Sam Northward, Rob. Renick, John Archer, Sampn. Archer, Jam.'s Sayers, Thos. McCulough, George Anderson, John Anderson, Rob. Poage, Rob. Patterson, Jas. Craford, Will Baskins.