|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1787|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1863|
Gospel preacher. Is buried in Craig-Berry Cemetery.
Footstone with A.C. (There is a record of a large marked stone for Andrew Craig located here. --- PERRY COUNTY CEMETERY RECORD...VOL II, PAGE 10.
...Anderson's associate in the work at Leiper's Fork and at Franklin, Andrew David Craig II, had a background similar to those of many settlers in the area. His father, David, came from Pennsylvania and married Mary Duncan in 1776 in Washington County, VA. Andrew, the son, was said to have been the first male white child born between the Holston and the Cumberland Rivers. David and family, however, migrated westward and acquired large land holdings along the Big Harpeth River. Among other large bequests in his will was one to his son Andrew: "the tract of land whereon I now live, which shall remain to him and his heirs forever." Andrew married Jemina Crafton in Williamson Co., TN in 1810. After her death, he married Martha, grand daughter of the famous Thomas Hardeman. After figuring prominently in the churches at Leiper's Fork and Franklin, he moved with his family to Perry Co., in 1843. He had received a land grant there- for service in the War of 1812 – of 535 acres. They settled in the Chestnut Grove community. He continued his work of preaching and establishing churches in Perry Co. He reared a large family as did most of his descendents. J. Howard Trull in two articles in Buffalo River Review (October 1 and October 8, 1980) lists several families with children numbering in the teens. He mentions several families in the town of Linden and the surrounding area as being Craig descendents. Additionally, there are Vaughns, Godwins, Kittrells, Beasleys, Dentons and Headys, among others. One son, Andrew III, served in the War Between the States as a commissioned officer in the Tenth Tennessee Cavalry under Nathan Bedford Forest. He was the father of sixteen children, many of whom settled in Texas along with their father, who moved there in 1891. (14) Brevard files, Williamson County Historical Society. (15) Louise King Scivally Graves. --- (This story was taken from the book, Landmarks - The Restoration Movement And The Franklin Area by Mary Trim Anderson - pgs. 43-44.(Edited for correctness)).
Eleazar Hardeman Craig (1836 - 1896)*
Sarah Elizabeth Craig Berry (1839 - 1902)*
Maintained by: Wayne Craig
Originally Created by: Tom Childers
Record added: Aug 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56985978