Person:James Craig (10)

James Craig, of the Shenandoah River, Augusta County, VA
b.DEC 1715 Northern Ireland
m. bet. 1710-1712
  1. Sarah CraigBet 1710 - 1723 - 1743-1809
  2. Robert Craig1713 - 1788
  3. James Craig, of the Shenandoah River, Augusta County, VA1715 - 1791
  4. John Craig, of Cub Run, Augusta County, VAabt 1718 - bef 1802
  • HJames Craig, of the Shenandoah River, Augusta County, VA1715 - 1791
  • WMary Laird1716 - 1785
m. BEF 1742
  1. Sarah Craig1742/43 - AFT 1807
  2. James Craig, Jr.1745 - 1807
  3. Samuel Craig1746 - 1795
  4. John Craig1747 - 1772
  5. George Craig1749 - 1801
  6. William Craig1749/50 - 1829
  7. Mary Craig1752 - 1778
  8. Agnes Craig1754 - 1841
Facts and Events
Name[3][4][5][6][7] James Craig, of the Shenandoah River, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth[1] DEC 1715 Northern Ireland
Alt Marriage WFT Est 1731-1762 to Mary Laird
Marriage BEF 1742 to Mary Laird
Other[2] 1744 Augusta Co., VASettled
Alt Death[8] 2 FEB 1791 Augusta County, Virginia
Death? 7 FEB 1791 Augusta County, Virginia

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



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Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

Page 31.--11th February, 1745-6. William Thompson to James Craig, £30 Virginia currency; 305 acres on north side Middle River, Shanandoe, Hugh Thompson's land. Witnesses, Thomas Lewis, Robert Craig, Wm. Thompson. Acknowledged, 11th February, 1745-6.


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.


"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:

  • Page 177.-- 1756: Processioned by Robert Hook and Pat. Frazier, viz: For Edward Beard, for Margt. Laburn, for James Craig, for Gasper Vought, for James Craig (same as above), for Henry Pirkey, for Mathew Thompson, for Andrew Leeper, for Henry Leaburn, for John Bell Vought, for John Stevenson, for Wm. Beard, for Archibald Huston.


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

  1. Gleanings of Virginia History, 294.
  2. Gleanings of Virginia History, 292-294.

    2. James [Craig], second son of William and Janet, was born in the latter part of 1714, or in 1715, probably the latter year, in the north of Ireland, and came as a mere boy with his parents to America in 1721-2. His Bible is now in the possession of the family of the late Rev. J.N. Craig, of Atlanta, Ga. The family record states that James Craig died Feb. 7, 1791, in his 76th year, and according to family tradition his death resulted from an accident at his mill on South River. He married Mary Laird, who died Feb. 20, 1785, in her 70th year. Her family were also among the pioneer settlers of Augusta.
    As previously stated, James Craig acquired his first lands on Middle River, opposite the present village of Mount Meridian, and there he probably resided for some years. At a later period he removed to a tract of land on South River which he had acquired, and resided there until his death. A portion of this tract is now owned by Charles S. Patterson, his great-grandson, who lives where his ancestor died.
    James Craig led a busy life among his Scotch-Irish neighbors. He built, at an early date, the flouring and sawmill on South River, in which he finally met with the accident that caused his death. Some of his account books have been preserved, and the entries therein indicate that none of his business sagacity of his race was lacking in him. He acquired a large landed estate, by patent and purchase, lying in the forks of Middle and North Rivers, on South River, and between Middle River and the last named stream.
    He appears, from the court-marshall record now in the office of the Hustings court clerk of Staunton, to have been a private militiaman in Captain John Givens' company of militia during the entire period of the Revolutionary War. But he was far beyond military age when the Revolution began, and is not believed to have seen active service to any extent, if at all. His sons and daughters were given the best education obtainable in Augusta at that period, and his memory is preserved among his great-grandchildren who still survive as a man of strong conviction as to the right or wrong of things and uncompromising in his opinions when formed with reference to any subject.
    His children were:
    1. Sarah, born Feb. 1, 1743, probably in Pennsylvania. Married, first, to Mr. Thorpe, of Augusta, and second to James Ely, having one son by each marriage. She removed to Kentucky shortly after her second marriage and settled in Lincoln County. Some of her descendants live in the vicinity of Frankfort, among them being Dr. James Ely, a prominent physician of that place.
    A daughter of Jas. Ely and Sarah Craig, his wife, named Chloe, married her cousin, Harry Cowan, and had two sons, one of whom was named John. He was a graduate of Centre College, a lawyer by profession, a member of the Kentucky legislature, colonel of the 19th Kentucky volunteers (Union) in the Civil War, and was distinguished for gallantry. His first wife was Carrie Anderson, granddaughter of Governor Owsley, of Kentucky, and his second wife was Mrs. Davis; both dead; no issue.
    The youngest son of Harry Cowan and Chloe Ely, his wife, is Dr. George Cowan, of Danville, Ky. He married, first, his cousin, Letitia Craig, who died young, leaving one son, Dr. Harry J. Cowan, of Danville, Ky., who was one of the finest surgeons and physicians of his state. He died in 1900, at the untimely age of 38, universally regretted by all who knew his worth as a man and skill in his chosen profession.
    2. James, born July 23, 1745; married Jean Stuart, of Augusta. His will was probated June 22, 1807, at Staunton, and in it he names his wife, Jean, and the following children: John, James, Samuel, George, William, Elijah, Robert, Sarah, Betsy, Agnes, Jane and Mary, wife of John McGill. This James Craig, along with his brother William, inherited that portion of their father's estate, which lay between the forks of Middle and North Rivers. He lived on the northwest side of the former stream, a short distance below Mount Meridian. Comparatively little is known at this time of his descendants, but most of them are believed to have gone west.
    John, the eldest son, died in 1840 near Weyer's Cave, Augusta county, Va. If he left issue they are unknown to the writer.
    Samuel, the third son of James, resided for many years at Craigville, in the western part of Augusta, and his descendants are still in that vicinity.
    William, his fifth son, is believed to have married in Augusta, Elizabeth Mills, in 1804, and to have removed to Kentucky, where his descendants are probably to be found.
    Elijah, the sixth son, removed to Richmond Virginia, and his descendants reside in that city and Manchester, Virginia.
    Sarah married John C. Hamilton, of Christian's Creek, and the will of Jean Craig, nee Stuart, wife of this second James, which was probated in Augusta county, Va., January 27, 1817, refers to her daughter, Nancy Hamilton. This daughter is not specifically named in the will of her father, and it is probable that one of the daughters bore a double name, which was not mentioned by him in his will. Andrew Hamilton, of Christian's Creek, married this Nancy Craig, who was, beyond question, the daughter of James and Jean Stuart Craig. These Hamiltons were brothers and grandsons of the Rev. John Craig, the Pioneer Presbyterian minister of Augusta.
    3. Samuel, born June 26, 1746, removed to Kentucky in 1778 or 1779, and acquired a large tract of land in the Hanging Fork of Dick's River, in Lincoln county. The name of his wife is not known to the writer. He had, among other children, a son named Samuel, who married Miss Gaines, daughter of Richard Gaines, of Lincoln county, Va., and a daughter who married a Masterson. Samuel Craig and his wife, Miss Gaines, had a large family of children, among them being Dr. John Craig, the most celebrated physician of his day in central Kentucky, and Richard Gaines Craig, a captain in the Mexican War. Samuel Craig, Sr., died Sept. 25, 1795.
    4. John, born Nov. 21, 1747, and died on his 25th birthday, Nov. 21, 1772; unmarried.
    5. George, was born Jan. 4, 1749, and died Nov. 26, 1801. He married, Dec. 16, 1790, Elizabeth Evans, of Augusta, who died April 29, 1801. George inherited the home place of his father on South River, directly opposite the railroad station known as Harriston, on the Norfolk & Western Railroad. The children of George Craig and Elizabeth Evans, his wife, who reached maturity were:
    (a) James, who married a Miss Crawford, of Augusta, and removed to Missouri early in the nineteenth century. Three of his sous served as soldiers in the Confederate Army.
    (6) Mary, married John A. Patterson, of Augusta, who was long a member of the county court of that county under the old system. Among their children are Messrs. Chas. S. Patterson, who married Miss Hopkins, of Rockingham, and resides at the old homestead of James Craig, Sr.; James A. Patterson, who married Miss Poague, sister of Mrs. Gen. James A. Walker; and Benjamin G. Patterson, deceased, of Harrisonburg, Va., who served as a captain of cavalry in the Confederate Army, and as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.
    (c) Margaret, who married Samuel Patterson and lived a long and honored life in Augusta. Among her children were the late Samuel Patterson, of Fisherville, John A. Patterson, who resides in New Hope, Va., and Wm. Patterson, who was one of the most successful and prosperous business men of Augusta.
    (d) George, youngest child of George Craig and Elizabeth Evans, his wife, was born April 29, 1801, at the old homestead of James Craig, senior, and died in Pocahontas county, West Virginia, Oct. 9, 1846. He married, in 1824, Matilda Guthrie, and had issue as follows:
    (1) Margaret Ann, married Robert I. Crawford, and lived for many years in Louisville, Ky., where she died March 19, 1892, leaving issue as follows: George M., Newton G., Hugh Brown Craig, and Rev. Alexander W. Crawford.
    (2) Caroline Elizabeth, married Mr. John W. Warwick, of Pocahontas county, West Virginia. Issue.
    (3) John Newton Craig, a Presbyterian minister and Doctor of Divinity, chaplain in the Confederate army, and for many years secretary of the home mission work of the Southern Presbyterian Church. He spent the last years of his life in Atlanta, Ga., and died suddenly in the month of October, 1900, while addressing the Virginia Synod at Newport News, Va., in reference to the work under his charge. He married Miss Lydia Brevard Harris, of Cabarrus county, N. C. Her grefet-grandfather was Col. Robert Harris, a signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, who lost an arm at Guilford Court House. Issue, who live in Atlanta, Ga.
    (4) Hugh Brown Craig was born in 1837, and graduated from Washington College in 1858. He served as adjutant of Edgar's 26th Virginia Battalion in the Civil War. His command was placed on Gen. Lee's extreme right at the battle of Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864. In the assault made that day upon Gen. Lee, this portion of his line was temporarily broken and Adjutant Craig was killed with the battalion colors in his hand while rallying the men, the color guard having all been killed or wounded. He is buried at old Tinkling Spring Church, in Augusta.
    6. William, was born Jan. 8, 1750, and died Sept. 8. 1829. He married, in 1778, Jean Anderson, daughter of John Anderson, who was among the first settlers of Augusta and a member of the first county court upon the organization of that county in 1745. John Anderson was also one of the first elders of the old Stone Church. Jean was born in 1744, and was baptized April 29th of that year by the Rev. John Craig, and died June 9, 1811. This William Craig, who preserved the record of his family mentioned previously, was a man of much solid worth and great integrity of character. He did not seek public position, although well qualified by education to take a leading part in the affairs of his county. He inherited one-half of his father's estate, which lay between the junction of Middle and North rivers, and his home was on the former stream, directly opposite the present village of Mount Meridian. A portion of his estate has been owned in more recent years by the late Robert S. Harnsberger. The records of the courts-martial of Augusta, previously referred to, show that William Craig served during the War of the Revolution as a private militiaman from 1778 to 1781, in the company of Captain John Givens, who lived on Middle river immediately adjoining his home. This company saw active service during the Revolution, especially in the year 1781, when it was marched to lower Virginia, and was in the battle of Jamestown. The courts-martial record referred to also shows that Captain Givens' company was ordered to rendezvous September 20, 1781, under Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Vance, of Augusta. Palmer's Calendar of Virginia State Papers, volume 1, page 514, shows that Colonel Vance (incorrectly spelled Varn) was, on October 1, 1781, encamped four miles below Williamsburg, in lower Virginia. This command was then on its way to Yorktown, in the siege of which it participated.
    George and James, Jr., brothers of William, were also soldiers in the same company, and it is fair to assume that all of them, being of military age, saw full service in the company to which they belonged.
    Jean Anderson, the wife of William Craig, was the widow Allen when she married him, her first husband, Lieutenant Hugh Allen, having been killed in the Indian battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. By her first marriage she had three sons, John, William and Hugh Allen, who removed to Kentucky in 1784 with their kinspeople, the Trimbles and others, and their descendants are numerous in that State to this day.
    The children of William Craig and Jean Anderson were (four):
    (1) Jean, born April 17,1779, and died June 6,1850. She married, June 25, 1799, James Patterson, of South River, born Sept. 18, 1772, and died Dec. 29, 1845. Issue, ten children, as follows:
    Anne, born March 28, 1800; died in infancy; Nancy, born Nov. 7, 1802; Jean, born March 15, 1805; William, born July 3, 1807; Martha Allen, born Dec. 26, 1809; Margaret, born April 14, 1812; James, born July 11, 1814; John, born Jan. 12, 1816; Mary, born August 20, 1819; and Samuel, born August 18, 1821. The descendants of James and Jean Craig Patterson are numerous in Augusta and Rockingham counties, Virginia, while some are to be found in the West.
    (2) James, born April 17, 1781; died March 27, 1863; married, first, his cousin, Susan Bell, daughter of Major Wm. Bell, of Augusta. One child of this marriage reached maturity, the late Jos. Davis Craig, of Mount Meridian, who was a member of the county court of Augusta under the old system, and later a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. His wife was Elizabeth Walker, daughter of Alexander Walker, of Mt. Meridian, and sister of Gen. James A. Walker, commander of the Stonewall Brigade during the Civil War. Two sons were born to Jos. D. and Elizabeth Walker Craig, his wife; James Alexander, who married Susan Kemper Butler and represented Rockbridge county for several consecutive terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, and Wm. Bell, who married a Miss Brownlee and died without issue.
    James Craig married, second, Sept. 29, 1825, Martha Burton, born May 31, 1794, and died Jan. 1, 1851. She was the daughter of May Burton, Jr., of Orange county, Va., captain in the war of the Revolution, lay reader of old Orange Episcopal Church for many years, and member of the county court of Orange, and high sheriff of the county in 1810-12. May Burton, Jr., married Sarah Head, daughter of Benjamin Head, of Orange, who was likewise a captain in the Revolution. The following children were born to James and Martha (Burton) Craig:
    1. May Burton, born Oct. 7, 1826; died in Los Angeles, Cal., in 1901. Married, first, Martha Jane McCue, Oct. 25, 1848, daughter of Col. Franklin McCue, of Augusta county, Va. Issue, Franklin McCue, born Jan. 24, 1856; died July 17, 1856. He married, second, Susan Smith Lewis, daughter of Major W. H. Lewis, born June 19, 1837. Issue as follows:
    (a) Martha May, born Dec. 16,1860; married Robert Craig Borthwick, Aug. 16, 1882; died Oct . 19, 1885.
    (6) Margaret Lewis, born July 18, 1862; married March 24, 1897, Charles H. Fisk.
    (c) Elizabeth Lewis, born Jan. 1, 1865; died Sept. 8, 1865.
    (d) Bessie Bell, born July 26,1866; married Feb. 27,1886, O. L. Boring.
    (e) Virginia Estill, born July 6, 1869; married Nov. 11, 1896, Allen A. Irish.
    (f) Lee, born Sept. 14, 1871; married June 24, 1896, Fannie Neal.
    (g) William Lewis, born May 5, 1873. (h) James Burton, born Nov. 18, 1875. (i) A son or daughter, name unknown.
    2. Benjamin James, married Elizabeth McChesney, of Rockbridge county, Va. issue, five children, as follows:
    (a) George McChesney, married Miss Johnson, of Florida, and resides near Waynesboro, Va. (1902), and has issue.
    (b) Martha Burton, married, 1901, Mr. Moffett, of Shenandoah county, Va.
    (c) James, married Miss Loth, of Waynesboro, Va., 1900, and resides at that place.
    (d) Evelyn, married Rev. Alexander F. Laird, Presbyterian minister, and now resides in Mississippi (1902).
    (e) William Brown, unmarried (1902).
    3. Susan Martha, born Nov. 25, 1830; died March 6,1872; married Sept. 25, 1854, Edward Stevens Kemper, of Cross Keys, Rockingham county, Va., born Jan. 18, 1829; died Dec. 26, 1882. She was a woman of rare excellence of character; a christened child of the old Stone Church of Augusta when Rev. Conrad Speece was its pastor; a devoted member of the'Presbyterian church from her youth; and left to her children a memory of all that is to be reverenced in the name of mother. Her husband was for many years a prominent business man and farmer in Rockingham county; one of the pioneers in the organization of Mutual Fire Insurance companies in the state of Virginia, and county surveyor of Rockingham county. She sleeps in the cemetery at Cross Keys, Virginia, and he at Harrisonburg, Virginia. Issue:
    (a) James Rodham, born June 10, 1855; married, Feb. 27, 1878, Laura Cordelia Coiner, of Rockingham county, Virginia.
    He is a prominent farmer, residing (1902) at Fishersville, Augusta county, Virginia; also organized the Virginia-Long Distance Telephone Company, of Virginia, the pioneer corporation of its kind in the State, and was its first president. Issue: Ethel May, born Jan. 26, 1880; Grace, born Dec. 28, 1882.
    (b) Martha Ann, born Aug. 19, 1857; died Dec. 23, 1857.
    (c) Charles Edward, born June 5, 1859; married, Dec. 17, 1885, Mary Allen Crawford, of Augusta county, Virginia, born Jan. 8, 1866. He was educated at private schools and academies; graduated from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, in the law class of 1882; practiced law in Staunton, Virginia, for ten years; was appointed Assistant Supervising-Architect by Secretary Carlisle in 1893; was made chief executive officer of the Supervising-Architect's office of the Treasury Department Jan. 1, 1895; represented his department on the U. S. Boards of Management for the Expositions held at Atlanta, Georgia (1895), Nashville, Tenn. (1897), and Omaha, Neb. (1898); is a member of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution, the Virginia Historical Society, of Richmond, Va., and the National Geographical Society, of Washington, D. C. Issue: Edward Crawford, born Oct. 1, 1886; William Holbrook, born Jan. 12, 1889.
    (d) William Whitfield, born July 23, 1863; died Feb. 25, 1865.
    (e) Arthur Lee, born Jan. 14, 1866; married, Oct. 6, 1887, Laura Bell Hooke; is an active business man, residing (1902) in Wytheville, Va. Issue: Audrey Lee, born Aug. 15, 1888; Bertha Hooke, born Nov. 25, 1889; died Sept. 23, 1893; Arthur Walker, born Oct. 23, 1891; Harvey Ribble, born June 29, 1893; Laura Marie, born March 13, 1897.
    (f) Aubrey Craig, born Jan. 23, 1868: died May 30, 1884.
    4. Sarah Jane Cornelia, married Dr. Joseph B. Webb, of Cross Keys, Rockingham county, Va., member of the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate. Issue: James Warfield, died in infancy; Fleta Hope, died young; Iota Joy, married Thomas P. Yager, of Madison county, Va., who now resides at Cross Keys, Virginia.
    James Craig, like his father, had no fondness for public life, although in politics he was an uncompromising Whig. He served for many years as an elder of the Old Stone Church, which is situated about seven miles from his residence. His beautiful estate lay directly in the forks of Middle and North rivers, and his home was always the seat of gracious hospitality. He lived a long and honored life, and died with the regret of all who knew him, especially the poor, to whom he had always given freely of the bounty with which the Lord had blessed him. He is buried in the old cemetery of the Old Stone Church with the two women who called him husband.
    (3) Sarah, daughter of William and Jean (Anderson) Craig, born March 13, 1783, and died Nov. 30, 1849. She married James G. Laird, her cousin, who was born NOV. 1, 1781, and died July 28,1857. They are both buried in the cemetery at Cross Keys, Virginia.
    James G. Laird was the son of David Laird and Margaret Craig, who is believed to have been the daughter of Robert Craig. She was baptized April 7, 1745, by the Rev. John Craig. If this assumption is correct, the descendants of James G. Laird and Sarah Craig, his wife, are doubly descended from Wm. Craig, the immigrant, and Jean, his wife. David Laird was a captain of one of the first companies of regulars organized in Augusta for service in the Revolution. He was a captain of militia in 1777, and was also at Point Pleasant as a lieutenant in 1774. The relationship between the Mount Meridian Craigs and James, who married Sarah Craig, has always been recognized by the two families, but the degree of kinship is not now known.
    James G. and Sarah Craig Laird had two children, both daughters: Sarah, who married Mr. Thurmond, and died in Harrisonburg some years ago, and Margaret, who married Mr. Andrew Irick.
    James G. Laird lived and died about two and one-half miles from Keezletown, near the foot of Laird's Knob, which takes its name from his family.
    (4) Margaret, daughter of William and Jean (Anderson) Craig, born Dec. 25, 1785, and died Feb. 27, 1856, was the last wife of James Bell, of Augusta, who descended from one of the old pioneer families of that county. He was for many years the senior presiding justice of the Augusta county court, and one of the most active and enterprising men in that section. He was born in 1772 and died in 1856, and is buried along with his wife in the old cemetery of the old Stone Church. Their children were: John J., who married and died without issue; David S., who married Miss McCue, and had issue; J. Wayt, who married, first, Sarah, daughter of Col. James Crawford, of Augusta, and had issue; and second, her sister Eliza, who died without issue; Henderson M., of Staunton, a lawyer and member of the Virginia House of Delegates, married Miss Kinney and had issue; Jane, who married Mr. Arbuckle, of Greenbrier county, Va.; Elizabeth, who married Chesley Kinney, of Staunton, and had issue; Margaret, who married Frank M. Young, of Staunton, and had issue. David S. Bell, son of James and Margaret, was with his father, a member of the old county court of Augusta. Issue.
    7. Mary, daughter of James and Mary Laird Craig, was born May 10, 1752, and died Jan. 16, 1778. She married William Anderson, of Augusta, who is believed to have been the son of John, father of Jean, who married William Craig, brother of Mary. James Craig, the elder, in his will, probated at Staunton in 1791, refers to the heirs of his daughter Mary, > but does not name them. William Anderson was a captain in the War of the Revolution and removed to Kentucky in 1784, where his descendants are doubtless to be found.
    8. Agnes, youngest child of James and Mary Laird Craig, was born in Augusta, April 10, 1754. • She married James Anderson, brother of Jean and William referred to, and removed to South Carolina, settling in what is now Anderson county. James Anderson served as a captain in the Revolution, and the following children were born to them: Robert, removed to Mississippi and died there; George, who went to Missouri and afterwards to Texas, leaving seven sons and two daughters; James, who was accidentally killed in Alabama, leaving a family; Dr. William Anderson, who lived and died at the old Anderson homestead in South Carolina in 1853, aged 63 years; Mary, who married James Watson, leaving issue; Sarah, married Wm. Orr, of South Carolina, and left issue; Anne, married James Orr, of South Carolina, and left issue; Jane, married Mr. McKenzie, and upon the death of her husband removed to Mississippi, issue; Ann married John James Mathews, both dead, no issue living; Elizabeth, the youngest child of James and Agnes Craig Anderson, married Saxon Anderson, not related to her. They removed to Alabama and have issue living in that state.
    Captain James Anderson was baptized by the Rev. John Craig at the old Stone Church in Augusta, March 6, 1748, and died in South Carolina, Sept. 9, 1813. His wife Agnes died in the same state in 1841-42, aged about 88 years. She is buried in the family graveyard on the estate of Dr. Wm. Anderson. Her husband is buried in the old Carmel Church graveyard. The descendants of Agnes Craig and James Anderson are numerous throughout the South, and are highly respectable.

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