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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. 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.

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GEORGE CRAIG, farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 9; P. O. Hudson; born at Temple, near Edinburgh, Scotland, April 4, 1827; at the age of 22, he came to the United States, and located at Rochester, N. Y., where he resided nine years; in December, 1857, he removed to Illinois, locating at Bloomington, and, in the fall of 1868, located on the farm where he now resides. He has served as School Director two terms, and Commissioner of Highways one term. Owns 365 acres of land in Hudson Township. Married in 1852 to Miss Janet Ferguson, who was born in Chapel Knowe, Dumfrieshire, Scotland; she died in 1858; one child by this union—Maggie B. Was again married in 1863 to Miss Dora Ropp, who was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio; four children by this union — John, George, Mary and Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Craig are members of the Oneida Christian Church.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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