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Annie VanArsdale Craig
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Birth: 1846
Death: Jan. 17, 1880
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA

Page 3 Deaths
Craig - Mrs. Annie VanArsdale Craig at her home in Stanford, Ky., Jan. 17th, 1880, in the 34th year of her age.
Mrs. Craig was the wife of John H. Craig, and daughter of B. VanArsdale and the late Eliza J. VanArsdale (formerly Eliza J. Briggs, who was the daughter of Capt. Ben Briggs, deceased). Mrs. Craig was a descendant of the Logan family so famous in the early settlement of this part of the State of Kentucky. She was the great granddaughter of Col. (Bernard? unreadable) Briggs, who was the brother-in-law of General Ben Logan, who came to this State from Virginia, and made his settlement and erected his fort at what is known as the "Buffalo Spring," near this place. She was the daughter of pious parents, and was carefully reared and educated. She had all the necessary application for refinement and culture, but inherited a feeble constitution and never grew up to robust health. Her disease was a chronic affection of the stomach and liver, from which, at times, she had been a great sufferer. She had recently moved into an elegant brick house, built for her by her father, and was not fully settled in her new home when she was called away to occupy that home, "whose builder and maker is God." She leaves two little boys, Barney and Willie, aged eight and eleven years, in sorrow, with their father, the loss of a true, affectionate mother.
In her youth she united herself with the Presbyterian Church, and lived true to her profession. She was always interested in the prosperity of the Church, and ever ready to do her part for its welfare. When the final summons came, she was not unprepared. She knew in whom she had believed, and had no fear about the future. She was calm and composed, fully aware of her condition. She gave directions for the distribution of articles and little keepsakes among her children and other relatives. After which, she requested that the undersigned and intimate and old family friend, should preach her funeral sermon and that she be laid beside her mother, to whom she had been very strongly attached during her life. Accordingly her remains were carried to the Presbyterian Church, and after appropriate funeral services, they were conveyed to the Buffalo Cemetery followed by a long procession of friends, and placed beside her mother and other loved ones, with many of her ancestors, some of whom had been buried over a century or more, perhaps.
S. McRoberts, Stanford, KY, Jan. 1880
(Kentuckiana Digital Library) 
Family links: 
  Barney VanArsdale (1805 - 1892)
  Eliza Jane Briggs VanArsdale (1810 - 1861)
  John Henry Craig (1844 - 1893)*
  Barney VanArsdale Craig (1868 - 1884)*
  William Newton Craig (1871 - 1959)*
  Sallie VanArsdale Engleman (1840 - 1863)*
  Benjamin VanArsdale (1842 - 1842)*
  Ann Mariah VanArsdale (1843 - 1845)*
  Annie VanArsdale Craig (1846 - 1880)
  Isabella VanArsdale (1847 - 1848)*
  Belle VanArsdale Dunn (1865 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Mar 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106790887

- Joyce Tinsley
 Added: Mar. 16, 2013

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