|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1755|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1832|
(thanks to Meliss Strobel), from "History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1"
By John Newton Boucher pp.541-542:
He was married to Jane Clark the second daughter of James Clark The marriage ceremony was performed by the noted pioneer minister Rev Power. The bride was arrayed in a home grown and home spun linen dress bleached until it was perfectly white. General Craig was commissioned lieutenant colonel of militia in 1793 and a brigadier general in 1807 and again in 1811. When the war of 1812 broke out he was greatly excited and at length said I have but one son and he is too delicate to perform military duties but if I can be of any use though growing old I am willing to enlist. The farm upon which he lived had been purchased in 1773 from Samuel Wallace a merchant of Philadelphia who had purchased it in 1769 from Loveday Allen. After the trouble with the Indians was over, General Craig often met with them for he was a surveyor and did much outside work. He often visited camps and displayed such skill in shooting at a mark that they thought there must be some charm or witchery about his gun. The whites in Derry township as elsewhere were always prejudiced against the Indians, but General Craig sympathized with them as far as possible and treated them kindly. He was for several years agent of Governor Mifflin for lands which he owned in this section which was then called "the backwoods". He did not have the advantage of as liberal an education as many of his day but he had good judgment, was fond of reading, and had a retentive memory. In his old age, therefore, his mind was well stored with useful knowledge. He was about six feet tall and very muscular.
Additionally, from a 1983 booklet about Congruity Church and Burials from collection of Marianne McNair of Jacksonville FL:
General Alexander Craig attended Congruity Church for about 40 years. He served in the Revolutionary war as Lt. in Capt. William Love's Company, Westmoreland County Associators and Militia in 1778; as Capt. in Westmoreland County Militia Col John Pomroy's Regiment in 1786; Co. Third Regiment 1790; Brigadier General in 1811. His wife, seeing an umbrella for the first time, asked, "Is that the thing ye survey land wie?"
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Record added: Jul 24, 2013
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