Richard Craig

  • Birth 28 Feb 1795 Kentucky, USA
  • Death 28 Jan 1886 Industry, McDonough County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Industry, McDonough County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 74016155

As per notes from McDonough County Genealogy Dept.: Richard Craig was born in Kentucky, Feb. 28, 1795; served as a private, with Captain Allen Hamilton's Co., Col Richard H. Johnson's regiment. Kentucky mounted volunteers, during the War of 1812; he received a government pension after his service.
Richard Craig appears as #432 on the 1840 McDonough County tax list; he owned 174 acres in section 34, New Salem Twp. and 160 acres in Industry Twp., (section 1); his residence was on the SW ¼ of secton 34, New Salem Twp.; he also owned $275.00 worth of horses, $245.00 cattle, $10.00 clocks and watches $75.00 wagons, and $473.00 in other property; his total taxes were $14.00.
(Death notice, in part, from the Macomb Journal), Thurs. Jan. 28, 1886); "Richard Craig, an old settler of McDonough County, died at his home in Industry on Monday aged about 90 years. He had lived in this county for 40 years or more."
Richard Craig md. Harriett McAllary in this County on Nov. 10, 1840.

Info. below from member Ten4jhawks (#47802586)
Richard was first married to Mary R. Wright on October 21, 1817. They had a daughter, Lucy Ann 1819-1881. Mary died in 1822 in Todd County, Kentucky.

Info. below from member linda rosenthal (#47117309)
War of 1812-Richard Craig Pvt. Capt. Allen A Hamilton's Co Col Richard M Johnson's Mtd. Inf. KY...Battle of the Thames Oct 5, 1813 served from Aug 15, 1813 until discharged after the battle upon returning to KY

Richard is the s/o Revolutionary War-Jeremiah Craig Capt. Siege of Byran's Station and Battle of Blue Licks KY Aug 15-17,1782;Richard Craig 1753 Spotsylvania VA-1827 Carroll KY and Lucy Hawkins 1751 Spotsylvania VA-1796 Ghent KY


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  • Created by: labs2006
  • Added: 27 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74016155
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Craig (28 Feb 1795–28 Jan 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74016155, citing Craig Cemetery, Industry, McDonough County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by labs2006 (contributor 47500545) .