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John Craig
Birth: 1764
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 1852
Limestone County
Alabama, USA

VA MILITIA
REVOLUTIONARY WAR
BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN


John was in the Battle of King's Mountain at the age of 16. He is mentioned in several books that contain the history of "The Battle of King's Mountain."

He went to Blount County, Tennessee where he built a Fort, (Fort Craig) by the city of Maryville, Tennessee. He withheld several attacks from Indians there and was very successful because of the location of his fort.

Today the city of Maryville, Tennessee sits on the site of land that once belonged to John Craig.
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John was one of three sons born to James Craig, Sr. The other children were: David and James Craig Jr.

He was the spouse of Martha Craig. After her death he married Jane Benham.

John and Martha had the following children: Adam Hall, Nancy, James, John P., William E., David, Harvey and Alfred C. Craig.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Craig (1735 - 1803)
 
 Spouses:
  Jane Benham Craig (1789 - ____)
  Martha Craig (1765 - 1832)*
 
 Children:
  Adam Hall Craig (____ - 1863)*
  Nancy Craig Harrison (1789 - 1855)*
  James Craig (1797 - 1863)*
  John P. Craig (1799 - ____)*
  William E. Craig (1800 - 1839)*
  David Craig (1801 - ____)*
  Harvey Craig (1803 - ____)*
  Alfred C. Craig (1810 - ____)*
  Miles Sanderson Asbury Craig (1811 - 1874)*
 
 Siblings:
  David Craig (1758 - 1825)*
  James Craig (1760 - 1828)*
  John Craig (1764 - 1852)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Athens Old Town Cemetery
Athens
Limestone County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: WSalmond
Originally Created by: SFC Frank Irons Sr. Reti...
Record added: Jul 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11428466
John Craig
Added by: Sherry Craig Retzler
 
John Craig
Added by: Culex
 
John Craig
Added by: SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
 
 
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4X great grandfather from family line of Nolah Craig Nelon her father was John Houston Craig. I was given the name Craig and also named my son Travis Craig Nelon. Thank You Grandfather for fighting for our Independence that we still Honor and Respect toda...(Read more)
- Craig Nelon
 Added: Mar. 27, 2015
Honoring John Craig: he and his brother, James Craig, Jr., were two of the Heroes who fought at the Battle of King's Mountain
- Vonnie L Cantrell
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015
4th Great Grandfather thru William E.,John Newton,James Franklin,Charles Robert,Quinton Lee{my daddy] Loved the memorial in Maryville,Tenn.Rest in Peace
- Allen Craig
 Added: Jan. 25, 2014
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