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Eli Craig
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1841
Henry County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1924
Mercer County
Missouri, USA

82 year old pioneer died at home of son W. A. Craig near Cainsville Wed., June 25, 1924. Seven children survive. Came to Mercer County in 1859 with ox team and covered wagon, a 30 day trip. Born Indiana Sept 22 1841, there until Sept 15 1859. Came with parents to Mercer County, MO at age 18.

"I can remember well the hard times my parents had in Indiana. They made all of our clothes. I have pulled flax many a day and my mother had to spin the thread on a wheel and weave the cloth by hand. People lived in log houses with puncheon floors. No sawed lumber but split logs to make boards for doors. Used wooden pins to fasten boards together. Fire started by striking flint rocks.

When we landed in Princeton back in 1859, there were a few stores, the old court house and a jail. When we arrived in Cainsville it was a rough place."

Married 4 Jan., 1862, to Miss Sarah E. Brunton, ten children, WA, AL Craig, Minnie Carrington, Laura Barrett of May, Okla, Anna Thompson of Washington, Ona Bowman of Wakita, Okla., Nora Holmes of Laclede MO, Lucy Craig *, deceased and two children died in infancy. Wife died 7 years ago. Buried Fairview Cemetery, north of Cainsville. (*Likely the inclusion of Lucy is a mistake, as no other record of her exists. The 1900 census states had 9 children, 7 survive.)
Family links: 
  Andrew Craig (1808 - 1876)
  Mary Heston Craig (1810 - 1881)
  Sarah E. Brunton Craig (1842 - 1916)
  William Alexander Craig (1864 - 1939)*
  Alva L. Craig (1867 - 1939)*
  Anna Frances Craig Thomason (1869 - 1954)*
  Minnie Effie Craig Moorman (1873 - 1960)*
  Iona Pearl Craig Bowman (1885 - 1952)*
  Sarah Craig Redenbaugh (1826 - 1924)*
  Louisa Craig Showalter (1836 - 1923)*
  Lucinda C Craig Hart (1839 - ____)*
  Eli Craig (1841 - 1924)
  Alexander Craig (1843 - 1909)*
  Mary Jane Craig Robertson (1848 - 1944)*
  Amanda Craig LeFollett (1851 - 1893)*
  Mary Craig Brush (1858 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Same stone with Sarah Craig
Fairview Cemetery
Harrison County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: JudyJDM
Originally Created by: ctaz
Record added: Jul 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14890596
Eli Craig
Added by: JudyJDM
Eli Craig
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- Kathi
 Added: Jul. 26, 2006

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