My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

CRAIG, HENRY C., farmer and banker; residence, Clayton; born July 2, 1818, in Scott county, Ind. His parents were John and Priscilla (Crafton) Craig, both of Kentucky. He removed with his parents to Adams county, Ill., and settled in Liberty township, in 1829. They had only one neighbor on the east for twenty miles, and three on the west for the same distance. There was but one store in Quincy, kept by a Mr. Anderson, in a log cabin 14x16 feet in size. Mr. Craig has always lived on a farm except the years 1867 and 1868, when he held the office of Sheriff, and resided in Quincy. He has also filled the office of Supervisor and other local offices for many years. He married Virginia Farmer, March 12, 1837. They have had twelve children, five living: Margaret A., Emily S., Lucinda N., Lizzie and Warren F. Mrs. Craig was born in Alabama, Sept. 2, 1819. They removed to Clayton in 1869. Mr. Craig is a member of the Masonic Order. He started in life with no capital but a good head and willing hands, and now owns a joint interest in the Clayton bank and 500 acres of farming lands.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

View additional Adams County, Illinois family biographies here: Adams County, Illinois Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.