m. bet. 1710-1712
m. BEF 1742
Facts and Events
James Craig was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:
Page 335 - - 3rd February, 1791. James Craig's will (Sr.) - - To sons, James and William, lands on Middle River; also tract adjoining James Crawford, John Craig and Henderson's land; to son, George Craig, home tract and that purchased of Jno. Davison, and all lands on east side of South River; to daughter Sarah Ely, or Sarah Throp; to son, Samuel; frees slaves; to son, James' daughter, Mary; to each grandson named for testator, viz: James Craig's son, James; William Craig's son, James; Samuel Craig's son, James(if he have one); James Ely's son, James; James Anderson's son, James; to heirs of daughter, Mary Cirig, deceased; to daughter Agnes Anderson, and her husband James Anderson. Executors, James, George, William. Teste: John and Anne Craig, James Patterson. Proved, 15th February, 1791, by John Craig and Patterson. James and George Craig qualify, leave reserved for other executor to qualify.
From "Papers read before the Lancaster County Historical Society, Volume 25", by Lancaster County Historical Society:
"I. James Craige, in London Grove and County of Chester and Province of Pennsylvania" executed his bond to William Hartley, merchant, for 221b., dated 25 Feb. 1736-37, signed James Craig. (See Hartley vs. Craig, Court Papers 391.)
James Craig was a second son of William Craig and Janet Craig. The Craig family resided at or near Kennett Square, Chester County, and removed to Augusta County, Virginia in 1740. James Craig was one of the largest owners of land in Augusta County, Virginia, a member of the County Court of Augusta County, Virginia, 1771 to 1779, and two of his sons, George and William Craig, were soldiers of the Revolution.
"Gleanings of History" by Boogher, pg. 294:
James Craig (1715-1791) was a militiaman in Capt. John Given's Company during the American Revolution. He was enlisted for the entire period of the Revolutionary War, but because he was far beyond military age, he may not have seen action. His bible was in the possession of the late Rev. J.N. Craig, Atlanta, Georgia.
James CRAIG BIRTH: ABT 1715 DEATH: 7 Feb 1791, Augusta Co., VA Father: William CRAIG Mother: JEAN\JANET
Family 1: Mary LAIRD
Sarah CRAIG James CRAIG , Jr. Samuel CRAIG John CRAIG George CRAIG William CRAIG Mary CRAIG Agnes CRAIG