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 David Craig

David Craig

Armstrong, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Death 10 Apr 1882 (aged 36)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 2-8-B-7
Memorial ID 121675 · View Source
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Son of Joseph Craig Sr. and Hannah Hutchinson of Indiana.

Married Elizabeth Criddle, 27 December 1870, Salt Lake City LDS Endowment House, Salt Lake, Utah.

Children - John David Craig (md. Laura Maria Harris), Lizzie May Craig (died young), and Ada Jane Craig (died an infant).

The Death Certificate of his son gives a birth place for David Craig as "Woodport, Idaho"; but that is incorrect. He migrated to the Teton County area after leaving his birth place of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, as inscribed on his stone.

He worked in the Tetonia, Teton, Idaho region for a time before settling in Davis County, Utah, where he met and married Elizabeth Criddle.

He built a home, which still stands in 2017, on the lane of the Old Indian Fort in Layton, and took up a homestead there. He and his family farmed in addition to his work as a stock trader and brand inspector. He was a hard worker, often searching for missing stock for his neighbors and boarding lost animals.

His brand was still registered in the archives of Utah Division of Animal Industry Brand & Marks Books, - Dec 1874-Dec 1884, Jan 23, 1877 by David Craig, Kaysville, Davis Co. Description: "CIRCLE with Vertical Line across Center, on right Hip or Thigh"

They also raised crops of barley & barley straw, alfalfa hay, and sugar beets.

Letters from his wife to his brother, Joseph Jr., in Indiana state that David was gravely injured from a fall between his wagon and a runaway horse team.

He was taken to Salt Lake City for surgery, anticipating that his broken leg would need amputation. He never recovered and a following letter from Elizabeth indicated David had died of his injuries.

Elizabeth was left with a 9 year old son and a six year old daughter, who died 4 years later. At Lizzie May's death, Elizabeth and her 13 year old son, John David, worked their farm, which was over several sections in size.

The DC of his son, John David Craig:
Utah Death Certificate

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  • Maintained by: history4sure
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 121675
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for David Craig (7 Apr 1846–10 Apr 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121675, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by history4sure (contributor 46997739) .