Person:James Craig (25)

James Craig
b.17 April 1781
d.27 March 1863 Augusta County, Virginia
m. ABT 1777
  1. Mary Jane "Jean" Craig1777 - 1850
  2. James Craig1781 - 1863
  3. Sarah "Sally" Craig1783 - 1849
  4. Margaret "Peggy" Craig1788 - 1856
  • HJames Craig1781 - 1863
  • WSusan Bellabt 1801 - 1821
m. 4 June 1816
  1. William Bell Craigabt 1817 - 1818
  2. Joseph Davies Craig1819 - 1894
m. 29 September 1825
  1. May Burton Craig1826 - 1901
  2. Benjamin James Craig1829 - 1914
  3. Susan Martha Craig1830 - 1872
  4. Sarah Jane Cornelia Craig1832 - 1900
Facts and Events
Name James Craig
Gender Male
Birth[1] 17 April 1781
Marriage 4 June 1816 Augusta County, Virginiato Susan Bell
Marriage 29 September 1825 Madison County, Virginiato Martha 'Patsy' Burton
Burial? 1863 Stone Church Cemetery, Augusta, Virginia, United States
Death[1] 27 March 1863 Augusta County, Virginia

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

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ebeling, Charlene Reeds - e-mail:
  2.   Boogher, William F. (William Fletcher). Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965), pg. 300.

    (2) James [Craig], bom 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 bom 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, 1826, Martha Burton, bom 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 bom to James and Martha (Burton) Craig: " 1. May Burton, bom 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, bom 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, bom Dec. 16, 1860; married Robert Craig Borthwick, Aug. 16, 1882; died Oct 19, 1885.