Birth: 9 Jun 1809, Scott Co, KY
Death: 15 Aug 1872, Ghent, KY- age 63
Burial: Craig Cemetery
Mother: Judith Wilhoit
Marriage: 31 Jul 1828, Scott Co, KY
Spouse: Walton CRAIG
Birth: 29 Jul 1803, Gallatin Co, KY
Death: 6 Aug 1892, Carroll Co, Ky- age 89
Burial: Craig Cemetery #2
Occupation: River Pilot, Farmer, Merchant
Father: Benjamin Jr Craig (1777-1847)
Mother: Elizabeth Walton Morris (1782-1857)
CHILDREN: Laurinda and Walton had nine children: [from obituary]
07-----EVALINDA CRAIG [b. about 1832, KY], m. ___ FRANK;
07-----ELIZABETH "BETTIE" CRAIG [b. about 1835, KY], m. ___ FISHER, lived in Covington, KY;
07-----DUDLEY PRESLEY CRAIG [b. 26 Nov 1836; d. 20 Sep 1923- age 86, bur. Ghent Masonic Cemetery];
07-----WALTON E CRAIG [b. about 1841, KY];
07-----ALBERT G CRAIG, Dr [b. 14 Feb 1844, KY; d. 23 Feb 1908- age 64, bur. Vevay Cemetery], m. Laura Elizabeth HOUSTON [b. 22 Oct 1857, Middletown, Jefferson Co, KY; d. 26 Dec 1937, Vevay, Switzerland Co, IN- age 80, bur. Vevay Cemetery], had two children:
08----FRANK CRAIG [b. Apr 1870, KY; d. 14 Jul 1926, McAlester, Pittsburg Co, OK- age 56, m. Florence WASHBURN [b. 1873; d. 1950- age 77,bur. Oak Hill Memorial Park]; and
08----EVELYN MAE CRAIG [b. 4 Feb 1875; d. 10 Aug 1963- age 88, bur. Vevay Cemetery];
07-----BENJAMIN CRAIG [b. about 1848, KY]; and
07-----LEONIDAS CRAIG [b. about 1849, KY].
1850 District 1, Carroll Co, KY census: has (all b. KY) Walton Craig 46, Farmer w/ $21,250 RE; Lucinda Craig 40; Evolinda Craig 18; Elizabeth Craig 15; Dudley P Craig 13; Walton Craig 9; Albert G Craig 6; Benjamin Craig 2; and Leonidas Craig 5/12.
1860 Ghent, Carroll Co, KY census: has (all but Emily b. KY) Walton Craig 56, Farmer w/ $60,100 RE; Laurinda Craig 50; Walton Jr Craig 18; Albert G Craig 16; Benj Craig 12; Leonidas Craig 11; Dudley P Craig 25, Dry Goods Store w/ $10,000 RE; and Emily L Craig 20, b. Ireland.
1860 Ghent, Carroll Co, KY Slave Schedule Census: has 15 unnamed slaves: 11 Male (age 2-60); and 4 Female (age 5-35), some owned by others.
1870 Ghent, Carroll Co, KY census: has Albert G Craig 26, Physician w/ $1,500 RE; Laura Craig 21, Keeping House; James F Craig 1; Dudley P Craig 38, Ret Merchant w/ $3,500 RE; Hanah Queen Craig 15; Margaret Dean 35, Home Servant; Sandy Dean 14 (B), Farm Hand; Lewis Dean 10 (B), Laborer; Katie Dean 6 (B); and Alice Dean 3 (B).
1880 Ghent, Carroll Co, KY census: has Walton Craig 76, Farmer; Cmete Craig 63; Web Craig 20 (B), Laborer; Mary Brown Craig 21 (B), Cook; Katte Craig 18 (B)(Daughter), House Girl; and Trivas Craig 18 (B), Laborer.
1880 Vevay, Switzerland Co, IN census: has (all b. KY) AG Craig 36, Physician; Laura H Craig 32, Keeping House; J Frank Craig 10; Eva M Craig 5; and E Kirtley 32, Minister-Baptist (Boarder).
1900 Jefferson, Switzerland Co, IN census: has (all b. KY) Albert G Craig 56, Cashier-Bank; Laura H Craig 51,(2 children-2 living); and Evelyn M Craig 25.
1910 Vevay Ward 2, Switzerland Co, IN census: has (both b. KY) Laura H Craig 61, Own Income (Widow)(2 children-2 living); and Evalyn M Craig 35.
1920 Jefferson, Switzerland Co, IN census: has (both b. KY) Laura Craig 71 (Widow); and Evelyn Craig 44 (Single).
1930 Vevay, Switzerland Co, IN census: has (both b. KY) Laura H Craig 82 (Widow) w. $2,000 RE; and Evelyn M Craig 55 (Single).
1847 DEATH OF FATHER: Walton's father, Benjamin Sr Craig, built Riverview on the Ohio River. Walton's brother, Silas, and their father drowned in the river and the father's body was never recovered. Letters from his sons said:
"Gentlemen: Six men started from Vevay Island last night about 8 o'clock, in a skiff, for the Kentucky shore. The wind was very high. They have not been heard of since. The names and descriptions of the men are as follows: Benj Craig, senior, aged near seventy; had on a black box coat of pilot cloth, a cloth vest with red flannel sleeves other clothing not recollected; his son, Silas L Craig, aged near twenty one, had on a suit of blue mixed jeans, the coat a frock, and had a small pocket book with papers which would indentify him; Charles Howard, jeans clothes, roundabout coat, and light complexion; a fisherman, discription not known; a negro man, twenty five years old, copper complexion, jeans clothes; the other a black boy, same complexion, fifteen years old, same clothing, and brother to the former. We suppose that these persons are all drowned, and the object of this is to request any person, who may find either of the two first mentioned bodies, to come immediately to this place and bring the information and he will be rewarded. If practicable, we wish the bodies not to be buried till we can arrive. Walton Craig, Albert G Craig, BF Craig."
[Louisville Journal, 4 Jan 1847]
Benjamin Sr Craig was a lieutenant in Capt Allen A Hamilton's Company in the war of 1812. [Carroll Co, KY USGenWeb]
1892 OBITUARY: Mr (Walton) Craig was born in Gallatin County, now Carroll County, KY, July 29, 1803. He united with the Baptist Church in Ghent when fourteen years of age. He married Miss Laurinda Peak, of Scott County, KY, who died August 15, 1872. Nine children blessed this union, two of whom died in childhood. The surviving children are: Bettie, (Mrs Fisher), of Covington, KY; Eva (Mrs Frank), Benjamin and Leonidas; in Missouri; Dudley P, Ghent; Walton E, Cincinnati; Dr Albert G, Vevay. His second wife was Mrs CM Eaton, who died several years ago.
In early life Mr Craig was a flatboat and steamboat pilot, and afterwards a merchant and a farmer. He was successful in all his business undertakings. No man ever questioned his integrity and he faithfully discharged every duty as a business man and citizen. He was liberal in his donations for religious, educational and benevolent purposes. He was a very charitable man.
Mr Craig was by instinct and education a gentleman. His life was as pure and honorable as it was long.
Funeral services were held at the family residence, near Ghent, last Sunday afternoon; conducted by the pastor of the Ghent Baptist Church, of which he was a member, assisted by the pastor of the Christian Church. A large number of neighbors and friends, many from Vevay being among them, were present to pay their last tribute of affection and esteem to the memory of this venerable and good man.
1926 OBITUARY: Frank Craig, Oklahoma Masonic Worker, Dies. McAlester, OK, July 14--Frank Craig of McAlester, one of the leading figures in Oklahoma Masonic circles, died at a hospital here Wednesday afternoon after a brief attack of acute appendicitis. He had been in apparent excellent health until Sunday. Craig was sovereign grand inspector general of Oklahoma and was head of the two consistory organizations in the State. He was formerly a lawyer here, later becoming a banker. He had been active in Masonic work for more than fifteen years, having held many high offices in the order. He was a 33* Mason.
[The Dallas Morning News, Thursday, July 15, 1926]
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