Rev Lewis Craig

Rev Lewis Craig

Birth
Orange County, Virginia, USA
Death 1825 (aged 87–88)
Mason County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Dover, Mason County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 5895755 · View Source
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Rev. Lewis Craig was the most influential of the preaching Craig brothers. They were pioneer Baptist ministers in early Virginia, when preaching without the license of the Church of Virginia was illegal, and Craig and his brothers were occassionally jailed. Lewis is most famous as the leader of "The Travelling Church," when he and much of his Upper Spotsylvania Church congregation made up the largest mass-immigration into frontier Kentucky -- a caravan of some 600 people. He settled at Gilbert's Creek in Garrard County, Kentucky, then moved to South Elkhorn in Fayette County, and finally he settled in Mason County, where he died. His grave remained unmarked for many years but Kentucky Baptists finally succeeded in marking his grave, though there is some reason to believe they may have marked the wrong grave. He appears to be buried in an enclosure with that of the wife of his son, Lewis Craig Jr.

Bio by: Bill Davis


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Davis
  • Added: 26 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5895755
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Lewis Craig (1737–1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5895755, citing Ambruster Farm Cemetery, Dover, Mason County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .