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Greek Crafton
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Birth: Jan. 31, 1836
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1859
Pleasant Plains
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

killed in a knife fight with Peachy Quinn Harrison in the Short's Drug Store at Pleasant Plains. Abe Lincoln was the lawyer who defended Peachy Q. Harrison who was found not guilty. Greek Crafton was a clerk in the law office of Abe Lincoln. The body of Greek Crafton was removed to Oak Ridge in 1866 from Pleasant Plains Cemetery. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Wiley Crafton (1801 - 1884)
  Agnes Crafton (1797 - 1870)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas S Crafton*
  William P Crafton (1826 - 1901)*
  Amanda Crafton Purvines (1833 - 1865)*
  Greek Crafton (1836 - 1859)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: ChiFly
Record added: Aug 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57407481
Greek Crafton
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Added by: BjJ
 
 
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~ EUREKA! ~ You and I Greek, are indeed related! We are cousins. I haven't figured out as to what degree, but I will. God Bless you, Greek, dear cousin.
- Barbara Voight Kaiser
 Added: Nov. 13, 2014
~ Sir, I have read and re-read the court transcripts. How you were done is not right. It should've been different. Rest In Peace, Greek.
- Crafton Connection Kin
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014
~ For you Greek Crafton ... still researching but, fairly sure we are related ~ May this light forever shine.
- Crafton Connection Kin
 Added: Mar. 22, 2014
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