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Francis Burton Craige
Birth: Mar. 13, 1811, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1875, USA

U.S. Congressman. Born near Salisbury, North Carolina, he graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1829, and then was editor and proprietor of the Western Carolinian, (1829-31). He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1832, commenced to law practice in Salisbury, North Carolina and was a member of the North Carolina State House of Representatives, (1832-34). In 1853, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1861. Shortly after his term, he introduced the ordinance of secession from the Union in the form in which it was adopted and was delegate to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States in July 1861. He died at age 64 in Concord, North Carolina. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Phifer Erwin Craige (1815 - 1881)*
 
 Children:
  James A Craige (1841 - 1914)*
  Kerr Craige (1843 - 1904)*
  Margaret Erwin Craige (1844 - 1845)*
  Francis Burton Craige (1846 - 1913)*
  Mary Elizabeth Craige Young (1848 - 1916)*
  John William Craige (1850 - 1851)*
  Annie Erwin Craige Allison (1852 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old English Cemetery
Salisbury
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Nov 11, 2003
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Francis Burton Craige
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