Person:John Craig (31)

John Craig, of Cub Run, Augusta County, VA
b.abt 1718 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
  • HJohn Craig, of Cub Run, Augusta County, VAabt 1718 - bef 1802
  • WSarah LairdABT 1725 - 1790
m. 1745
  1. Lt. William Craig1746 - aft 1800
  2. Capt. James Craig1747/48 - aft 1800
  3. John Craig, Jr1748 - 1807
  4. Mary Craigabt 1752 - 1837
  5. Margaret Craig1760 - bef 1800
  6. Sarah "Sally" Craigabt 1762 - 1820
  7. David Craig - aft 1800
  8. Charles Craig - aft 1800
Facts and Events
Name John Craig, of Cub Run, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1718 Ireland
Marriage 1745 Virginiato Sarah Laird
Alt Marriage BEF 1746 to Sarah Laird
Death[1] bef 8 Nov 1802 Lincoln, Kentucky, United States[probate]

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


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Advisory on John Craig

There was another John Craig that lived in early Augusta County that could be easily confused. There is no apparent relationship with this other John Craig, known as "Rev. John Craig", who lived in Beverley Manor.

There was also a third John Craig, wife Jennett, who died in Staunton, Augusta VA around 1758. See Chalkeys.

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's

  • Page 723.--8th February, 1749-50. Same (Christopher Franciscus, Sr., of Lancaster County, Pa. (and Anna Margaret)), to John Craig, 225 acres, part of same (On Shannadore and Cub Run, part of Christopher's 3,000-acre tract, mouth of Cub Run)., hiccory near Null's house.
  • Page 230.--14th May, 1754. Nicholas Null and Margaret, his wife to John Craig, 415 acres on Cub Run, a branch of Shanando, part of Stover's large tract of 5,000 acres, cor. William Pierce and Henry Dooley; line of Nicholas Null's land; line of Stover's 5,000 acre tract.
  • Page 525.--__ _____, 1758. Henry ( ) Duley, of Bedford, yeoman, and Martha to John Craige, yeoman, £30, 171 acres, part of 225 acres bought by Henry from Christopher Francisco, and part of Christopher's 3000 acres on Cub Run, cor. Frederick Harmantrout.
  • Page 189.--6th February, 1768. James Patton's executors to John Craig, £65, 400 acres patented to James 22d August, 1753, on Crab Creek, a branch of New River.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 410.--26th October, 1769. John Craig and Sarah ( ) to George Null, eldest son and heir of Nicholas Null, deceased, £15, 400 acres on Shanandore between river and Peaked Mountain patented to said John Craige, 16th May, 1765, Boone's Run; this tract was formerly patented to James Wood, but was forfeited for non-payment of quit rents and cultivation. Page 413.--26th October, 1769. Commission for privy examination of Sarah to above. Executed 17th March, 1770.

Processioning List of 1767-8

"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 448.--1767-68: Processioned by Augustine Price and Frederick Armontrout, viz: For Peter Teasler, for Peter Seller, for Michael Shurle, for John Coutts, for Jacob Man, for John Man, for Jacob Herman, for Henry Long for George Mellow, for Anthony Aeiler, for Jacob Nicholas, for John Hetrick, for Henry Seller, for Alveness Roy(g)ers, for Christopher Deter for George Man, for Peter Miller, for George Miller, for George Fridle, for Peter Herman, Jr.; for Augustine Price, Anthony Aeiler present; for Jacob Arcebright, for Adam Heterick, for Adam Pens, for Jacob Miller, for James Fraiser, for Thomas Burke, for Peachey Gilmore for Charles Rush, for Fredk. Armentrout, for David Fraizer, for Jno. Craige.

Records of John Craig in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 17, 1748. - (100) John Craig, son of Jane Craig, late a hired servt. of John Oliphant, an infant, allowed his wages out of Oliphant's estate.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1748. - (58) Saml. Lockhart to be added to list of tithables, Robt. Smith to be added to list of tithables, Wm. Craig to be added to list of tithables, also Robert Craig, James Craig, and John Craig.
  • Vol. 1 - Petition, 18th May, 1749, of inhabitants of North River and Picot (peaked) Mountain for a road beginning at John Man's smithshop on the south side of the Peaked Mountain, thence eastward to John M(W)igard's joining to the mountain road and from the smithshop westward to the Stone Meeting House, joining to the Court House Road, and that Jacob Rodger, Robert Scot and James Berd be appointed to lay it out. Jacob Herman, Feldy Pence, Mathew Shope, Jacob Maler, John Bomgardner, John Lynn, Jacob Rodgers, James Berd, Jacob Perer, Mathew Sharp, ____ Man, Jacob Man, William Milburn, Jared Chambers, Robert Scot, Robert Hooks, George Scot, William Craig, John Craig, Mathew Thomson, Mathew Thomson, Jr.
  • Page 431.--2d July, 1752. Same to same (Christophel Francisco by Stophel Francisco,his son and attorney, to Valentine Pence), 168 acres. As above. Cub Run, corner John Craige: corner land said Pence lives on. Teste: Patrick Wilson.
  • Page 198.--__ April, 1755. Valentine Pence and Catherine ( ) to Christian Crup, £20, 100 acres on branch of Cub Run, part of 3100 acres 338 formerly Christopher Francisco's. Cor. said Valentine and John Craig. Delivered Jacob Auchenbright, 31st July, 1764.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1764 (A). - John Madison vs. John Craig.--Trespass writ, 22d November, 1764. Defendant lives on New River.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1765 (B). - Henry Smith vs. John Craig.--Qui Tam. Writ, 28th June, 1763. Roanoke; (or Hance's) Meadow, near New River.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 23, 1767. - (378) Nicholas Noll vs. John Craig.--Plaintiff's death abates suit. (Note: John Craig had acquired land from Nicholas Null in 1754).
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER 21, 1769. - (59) George Null, eldest son and heir of Nicholas Null, vs. John Craig. Decree in chancery for plaintiff for 400 acres.
  • Vol. 1 - OCTOBER, 1769 (B). Nicholas Null vs. John Craig.--Chancery. Bill filed, 1767. Revived, 1768, November. Nicholas Null, orator. Revived by George Null, eldest son and heir. Nicholas Null, late of Pennsylvania, but now of this Colony, came to Virginia, 1750. Applied to William Burk for a piece of land which Burk had bought of James Wood of Frederick. John Craig had a claim on the land. Null was a German. Valentine Pence was brother-in-law of Nicholas Null.
  • Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1770 & 1771: page 28, John Craig, New River; page 9, John Craig, New River.

Notes on John Craig

John Craig bought land on Cub Run, Augusta Co., VA., in 1748 in what became Rockingham Co. Source needed.

Scotch-Irish in Virginia, Augusta County Court Records, Vol II:

  • FEBRUARY 17, 1748. - 
(86) William Elliott intends to leave the Colony; John Ramsey intends to leave the Colony; Philip Walker intends to leave the Colony; Thomas Thompson intends to leave the Colony; Saml. Gay intends to leave the Colony; James Gay intends to leave the Colony.
(87) Robert Gay intends to leave the Colony.
(100) John Craig, son of Jane Craig, late a hired servt. of John Oliphant, an infant, allowed his wages out of Oliphant's estate.
(100) The Sheriff ordered to arrest all such as have behaved in a riotous manner and bring them before the Court tomorrow.
  1. Will Abstract, in Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather, comp. Lincoln County, Kentucky. Marriage Records, 1793-1800, Will Records 1801-07. Vol. 2. Chillicothe, MO, USA: Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry, c1965., Secondary quality.

    Name: John Craig , page 60
    To William Craig, son of John Craig
    To his brother, John Craig
    To William Craig, son of James Criag when of age
    To sons: David Craig, James Craig, Charles Craig, Youngest son, John Craig, William Craig
    To daughters: Sarah Beard and Mary Cowan
    Written: January 22, 1800
    Probated: November 8, 1802
    Executors: Son, John Craig and son in law, Samuel Beard
    Witnesses: George Weatherford, and Andrew Shanklin