Alexander Craig, Jr.
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||Alexander Craig, Jr.
Alexander Craig, Jr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- 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.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- 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.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Insolvents and Delinquents, 1790; In Vances District: Alex. Craig, Sr., removed to French Broad; Henry Gay, removed to French Broad; William Gay, removed to French Broad.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1790--October 9, Samuel Crawford and Elizabeth Craig, daughter of Margaret Craig (consent); witnesses, Alexander Craig, James Craig; surety, Wm. Crawford.
- Page 166.--14th July, 1776. James Gamble's will--To wife, Agness, tract cor. Alex. Blair; cor. the land that was Alex. Craig, Sr.'s; the spring house that belonged to Alex. Craig, Jr.; cor. John Young; cor. James Anderson; to son, Robert, tract cor. Alex. Blair, cor. Alex Craig, Sr.; to son, John, land on both sides Middle River; to daughters, Sarah, Agness, Elizabeth, Esther. Executors, John Poage and beloved brother Thomas Bell and son Robert Gamble. Teste: James Bell, William Frame, William Young. Proved, 15th May, 1781, by the witnesses, and Robert Gamble qualifies."
Information on Alexander Craig, Jr.
Alexander Craig removed to French Broad (Tennessee) prior to 1790.
There are a lot of other references to Craig's in these books. There was also another pair of Alexander Craig's. [One of these Alex's m. Martha Crawford. He could be an Alex. III, son of Alex Jr., but there is also an Elizabeth Craig m. Samuel Crawford who might be his sister and she is dau. of Margaret, so prob. not son of Alex Jr. unless he had another wife]:
- Page 23.--2d October, 1792. William Crawford's will--To wife, Rachel, land adjoining Robert Rennock's line, James Elliot's line, Samuel Gardner's line; to son, Alexander, land above, and to give George Crawford learning; to sons, James, John, and William; to son, George; to daughter, Polly Armstrong, £5; to Nancy Tolman, £5; to daughters, Jenny and Rachel; house to be finished and painted. Executors, wife Rachel, John Crawford, Samuel Crawford, Alex. Craig, and son Alexander. Teste: Joseph Thompson, Hannah Sawyers, Rachel Crawford, Rebecca Sawyers. Proved, December Court, 1792, by Hannah and Rebecca Sawyers and Joseph Thompson. Alexander and Rachel Crawford qualified. Alex. Craig expressly refused to qualify. Other executors have leave to qualify hereafter."
- Page 41.--On Brown Hill on little Calf pasture patented to Alexander Craig 16th April, 1789." [this looks like the Alexander Craig who m. Martha Crawford?]
Do you have any information the first pair of Alexander Craig's? Do you know the wives' maiden names?
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Message Board Post:
I was doing some research in Augusta County and came across a deed from John, William and Samuel Craig to James Gamble dated August 16, 1769 (Deed book 16, pages 102 & 104). John and William inherited two parcels of property, according to the will of Alexander Craig dated May 1, 1764, along with their mother, Margaret. She was deceased by the time of this transaction. The two parcels were originally granted to Alexander in 1755 & 1765. One parcel was purchased from James Patterson. The two parcels were sold to James Gamble. I also found another deed dated Nov. 19, 1766 with Thomas Craig of Charlotte County, Virginia as grantor and John Craig, his brother, of Augusta County, as grantee. This was for 128 acres in Beverley Manor by the Middle River, Augusta County. The deed was witnessed by John Patterson, Robert and Seth Rodgers. I was looking at John Craig, son of Alexander, thinking he might be the same as my John Craig ancestor. However, I noticed that your John Craig died in Indiana. My John Craig died in Wythe County, Virginia, and was married to Mary Cox. Are you sure that John Craig, son of Alexander, died in Indiana?