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Most of information I have on my Craig line comes from census and vital records from the Fayette County Virginia/West Virginia region. James Craig, born 1797 Virginia, is the first verified Craig ancestor – he is settled in Fayette County at least by 1840. Earlier census records do not adequately prove his presence.
In the 1850 Fayette County, James is lively near William Craig and his wife, Catherine. William actually shows up in two places in 1850 – he can also be found in Floyd County, Virginia. Also in 1850 Fayette County is John Creigh and his wife, Deliah. According to John’s 1874 death record in Fayette County, he is the son of Thomas and Margaret Creigh of Greenbrier County. Thomas Creigh is reported in Greenbrier County at least from the time of the birth of his son, Doctor Thomas Creigh. I have concentrated a lot of effort trying to prove a connection between James, William, and John and the senior Thomas Creigh.
Around 1827, James Craig married Sarah. I found a James Craig marriage to Sarah Blake on 15 December 1825 Kanawha County, Virginia - but do not know if this is them. In the 1850 Kanawha County census there is another James Craig, 63 years old, with a 21 year old daughter named Caroline and a 16 year old son named Nicholas - his wife had not been listed with him so I was unable to verify her name. If my James Craig is the one that married Sarah Blake then there is information available through the LDS Church that puts the Blake line back to the 1600's - beginning with Sarah's parents, James (b. 1780 Greenbrier County, VA, d. 9 Sep 1833 Kanawha County, VA) and Jane Arthur Blake (m: 31 Jul 1805 Greenbrier County, VA). I continued to track James and Sarah Craig in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census reports:
Thanks to my cousin, Joyce Grigsby, I have pictures of the grave stones of James and Sarah M. Craig, from the Craig Cemetery in Fayette County, W.VA. James died 23 February, 1887 (aged 90 years - a soldier of the war of 1812), and Sarah M. Craig died 30 July, 1892 (aged 83 years). My 3rd great-grandmother, Sarah Frances Craig, is buried with them.
In 1858, Sarah F. Craig married Benjamin Franklin Darlington. Benjamin was the son of William and Ann Holliday Darlington. Benjamin and Sarah were the parents of nine children - their son, James William Franklin "Frank" Darlington, was my great-great-grandfather.
Frank Darlington married Josephine Quillen on 4 September 1900, in Fayette County, W.VA. Josephine's parents were James and "Maggie" Biggins Quillen. Frank and Josephine had four children - their daughter, Carmen Pearl Darlington, was my great-grandmother.
Males to 10 10-16 16-18 16-26 to 45 45+ Females to 10 10-16 16-18 16-26 to 45 45+
Robert Craig Males 101111 Females 00011
Thomas Creigh Males 311301 Females 20022
Under 5 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89
Thomas Creigh pg. 167 Males 001220001 Females 02400010011
Robert Craig pg. 171 Males 001000010 Females 10100100001
Robert Craig pg. 187 Males 110001000 Females 10001000000
George Crage pg. 187 Males 110010000 Females 20001000000
James Craig pg. 187 Males 011001000 Females 21100100100
Under 5 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89
James Craig pg. 145 Males 10101100 Females 1110010
John Creigh pg. 159 Males 01100100 Females 2100100
David Craig pg. 46 Males 00010010 Females 0001001
Robert Craig pg. 46 Males 22210000 Females 1010010
Geo Craig pg. 46 Males 31210010 Females 1111001
Jas Craig pg. 53 Males 12001101 Females 0111101
Jas B. Craig pg. 4 Males 20000101 Females 0111101
Robert Craig 56 b. VA William Craig 26 b. VA
Nancy 51 b. VA Mary 29 b. VA
Samuel 19 b. VA Sarah D. 3 b. VA
David 24 b. VA
Robert 17 b. VA James B. Craig 63 b. VA Carpenter
John 14 b. VA Nicholas 16 b. VA
Nancy 12 b. VA Caroline Watson 21 b. VA
William Craig 44 b. Floyd
Catherine E. 42
Nancy 17 b. Floyd
J. H. (male) 13 b. Floyd
J. D. (male) 13 b. Floyd
J. T. (male) 5 b. Floyd
M. M. (female) 1 b. Floyd
14th Dist - 12 Aug pg. 352 W. Dist - pg. 379 14th Dist - 22 Aug pg. 364
James Craig 50 William Craig 44 John Creigh 46
Sarah 42 Catherine E. 42 Delitha 40
Wm 23 Nancy 17 Thomas 19
Susan 20 J. H. (male) 13 Margaret 17
Mary E. 18 J. D. (male) 13 Lewis 15
James M. 16 J. S. (male) 5 Elizabeth 13
Sarah F. 12 M. M. (female) 1 Catherine 11
Charles H. 10 Wm H. 8
Margaret 7 Joseph 5
John 4 Emily J. 3
C. C. (male) 1 Saml W. 1
District 2 District 4
James Craig, Sr. 62 b. VA John Creigh 57 b. VA
Sarah 54 b. VA Delilah 47 b. VA
William 33 b. VA Lewis 25 b. VA
Mary E. Huffman 28 b. VA Elizabeth 21 b. VA
William Huffman 25 b. VA Catherine 20 b. VA
Charles 19 b. VA Wm H. H. 19 b. VA
Martha 25 b. VA Joseph 17 b. VA
Margaret 15 b. VA Emily 14 b. VA
John 13 b. VA Samuel W. 10 b. VA
Christopher C. 11 b. VA John C. 9 b. VA
Felix H. 9 b. VA Sabinah 7 b. VA
Tomsey E. Huffman (f) 5 b. VA (grandchild) Augustus 5 b. VA
James Huffman 6/12 b. VA (grandchild)
James 1 b. VA
"unnamed" 4/12 b. VA
17 Aug 1870, Gauley Bridge, pg. 101 Sewell, pg. 180
James Craig 73 b. VA John Creigh 65 b. VA
Sarah 62 b. VA Delilah 59 b. VA
Margaret 25 b. VA Elizabeth 31
Columbus 21 b. VA Joseph 23
Felix H. 19 b. VA Emily 21
William Craig 43 b. VA Christopher 17
Martha 35 b. VA Sabina 15
James 12 b. VA Augustus 13
Sarah 10 b. VA
Wm Huffman 35 b. VA
Mary 38 b. VA
Thompsy 14 b. VA
James 13 b. VA
Sallie 10 b. VA
Mittie 5/12 b. W.VA
Blue Sulpher Fort Spring
Delilah Creigh 70 b. W.VA Lewis S. Creigh 65
Joseph A. 35 b. W.VA Elizabeth A. 45
Samuel 32 b. W.VA Allen E. 17
Emily J. 27 b. W.VA John L. Duff 48
Sabina L. 24 b. W.VA Louisa E. 41
Augustus 23 b. W.VA
Sarah E. Creigh 63 b. VA
Charles Craig 35 miner William Craig 53
Louisa 26 Martha 46
Anna 4 James 21
Lee 3 Sarah 20
C. C. (male) 1 Lori 7
Payne, James 25 boarder John 4
Huffman, James 22 boarder
Stockton, Wm 40 boarder James Craig 83 b. VA fath VA moth VA
Scott, Chris 21 boarder Sarah 74 b. VA fath VA moth VA
Brewer, Thom 26 boarder Columbus 30 b. WV
Felix Craig 29 b. W.VA William Huffman 47 b. WVA
Ellen 21 b. W.VA Mary 49 b. WVA
Henry 2 b. W.VA Araminta 10 b. WVA
Oma 1/12 (May) b. W.VA
Bessie 1/12 (May) b. W.VA
Entries: 7780 Updated: Mon Aug 27 11:13:05 2001 Contact: Robert J Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
· ID: I1812
· Name: James CRAIG
· Sex: M
· Birth: ABT 1797 in VA
Marriage 1 Sarah BLAKE b: ABT 1808 in VA Kanawha Co, VA 15 Dec 1825
1. William CRAIG b: ABT 1827 in VA
2. Susan CRAIG b: ABT 1830 in VA
3. Mary E. CRAIG b: ABT 1832 in VA
4. James M. CRAIG b: ABT 1834 in VA
5. Sarah F. CRAIG b: ABT 1838 in VA
6. Margaret CRAIG b: ABT 1843 in Fayette,WV
7. Charles H. CRAIG b: ABT 1845 in Fayette,WV
8. John CRAIG b: ABT 1846 in Fayette,WV
9. Columbus Christopher CRAIG b: ABT 1850 in Fayette,WV
10. Felix W. CRAIG b: ABT 1851 in Fayette,WV
· Name: William CRAIG
· Sex: M
1. James CRAIG b: ABT 1859 in Fayette,WV
2. Sarah CRAIG b: ABT 1860 in Fayette,WV
3. Loni CRAIG b: ABT 1873 in Fayette,WV
4. John CRAIG b: ABT 1876 in Fayette,WV
· Name: Charles H. CRAIG
· Sex: M
· Birth: ABT 1845 in Fayette,WV
1. Ann CRAIG b: ABT 1877 in Fayette,WV
2. Lee CRAIG b: ABT 1877 in Fayette,WV
3. C.C. CRAIG b: ABT 1879 in Fayette,WV
· Name: Felix W. CRAIG
· Sex: M
1. Henry CRAIG b: ABT 1878 in Fayette,WV
2. Oma CRAIG b: MAY 1879 in Fayette,WV
3. Bessie CRAIG b: MAY 1879 in Fayette,WV
HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN GREENBRIER COUNTY 1750-1938
Then as now members of the profession in Greenbrier desired after graduation to keep abreast of the advances being made by the profession and endeavored he promotion and dissemination of medical knowledge by study, and writing for medical journals of the day.
Among these pioneer physicians was Doctor Thomas CREIGH, born July 1812. He graduated with an academic degree from what is now Ohio University at Athens, Ohio. he received his medical degree from one of the most outstanding medical schools of America, and the oldest, the University of Pennsylvania, founded by Benjamin FRANKLIN.
He had as his medical preceptor in Lewisburg another outstanding and distinguished member of the profession, Doctor SIMPKINS.
Dr. CREIGH was a public-spirited citizen and as such represented the county of Greenbrier for several sessions in the Legislature of Virginia. He was a contributor to medical journals and the first president of the Greenbrier Medical Society.
JOHN A. PRESTON
While his home was always in his native community, and the place he loved best in all the world, Greenbrier County, the late John A. Preston was in every sense a man of commanding importance and influence through West Virginia. He was a, great lawyer, and was the favorite son of his native county. People respected, trusted, admired and loved him because they knew him to be worthy of all and that he was true to his high ideals, ideals that he translated into action and conduct that fully earned him his high place in county and state.
His father was David R. Preston, a native of Southwestern Virginia, a minister of the Presbyterian faith, who completed his theological studies in Princeton University. David R. Preston probably came to Greenbrier County from Kentucky in the decade of the '30s. He had a charge at Union in Monroe County, but for many years his home was near Lewisburg in Greenbrier County. He married Jeanette Creigh, who represented one of the oldest and best known families in Greenbrier County. The Creighs were prominent Confederates during the Civil war. Rev. David R. Preston died when a comparatively young man. He and his wife had six children, the late John A. Preston being next to the youngest.
Adam Blake m: Jemima Burgess 3 Jul 1831
Alex Blake m: Jane Blake 11 Jun 1840
Elizabeth Blake m: Isaac Arthur 25 Jan 1830
Elizabeth Blake m: Mann Keaton 2 Jul 1848
Huldah Blake m: Charles Wilson 14 Jan 1841
James Blake (26) m: Sarah Harvey 10 Jan 1867
James A. Blake (21) m: Eliza J. Marrs 4 Jun 1867
Martha Blake m: Zacharia Wood 12 Oct 1849
Mary Modina Blake (24) m: James Wisley Settle (24) 25 Feb 1866
McDowell Blake m: Hannah Johnson 23 Aug 1838
Richard Blake m: Isabella Summerfield 21 Dec 1865
Sarah Blake m: Astin Burgess 25 Jul 1830
Sarah Blake m: Andrew Wilson 18 May 1848
William W. Blake m: Mary Tredaway 23 Apr 1848
William Edward Blake (21) m: Mary V. Tabor 28 Feb 1867
Alexr Craig (27) m: Susan Deal (22) 1872
Annie Belle Craig (17) m: Thos. J. Vandergriff (22) 17 Aug 1888
Elizabeth Creigh (35) m: John A. Fleshman (45) 5 May 1874
F.H. Craig (25) m: Ellen Brewer (17) 14 Jun 1877
James Madison Craig (32) m: Jannetta Bays (29) 16 Aug 1866
Jno. Craig (28) m: Sarah Ann Bays 2 Dec 1874
Margret J. Craig (27) m: Parris Tottan (25) 23 Jan 1872
Robert E. Craig (27) m: Mary A. Davis (16) 25 Dec 1899
Albert Craig b: 5 Jun 1888 par: Wm and Mary Craig
Charles Blake (65 yrs old) d: 30 Jan 1873 par: Geo & Nancy Blake (b: Fayette Co)
McD. Blake (52 yrs old) d. 25 Apr 1882 par: Adam and Jeminia Blake (b. Fayette Co)
William Blake (72 yrs old) d: 23 Sep 1873 par: Geo & Nancy Blake (b: Greenbrier Co)
Annie M. Creig (11 mo. old) d: Mar 1867 par: Wm & Martha Creig (b. Falls TWP)
J. C. Criegh (27 yrs old) d: Dec 1874 par: John and Deliah Criegh (b: Fayette Co)
John Criegh (71 yrs old) d. Dec 1874 par: Thos & Margaret Criegh (b: Greenbrier Co)
Myrtle Craig (31 yrs old) d: 14 Aug 1916 loc: Powellton
Craig, Daniel F. married Malinda Dawson 2/1830
Craig, Robert - Jenny Dawson 5/15/1822 (she was daughter of John Dawson & Eleanor WILLIAMS)
Generation No. 1
1. JAMES3 CRAIG (THOMAS2 CREIGH, THOMAS1) was born 1797 in VIRGINIA, and died 23 Feb 1887 in FAYETTE CO, W.VA. He married SARAH (SALLIE) M. BLAKE 15 Dec 1825 in KANAWHA CO, VA. She was born 1809 in VIRGINIA, and died 30 Jul 1892 in FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
Children of JAMES CRAIG and SARAH BLAKE are:
2. i. WILLIAM4 CRAIG, b. 1827, VIRGINIA; d. 16 Feb 1898, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
ii. SUSAN CRAIG, b. 1830.
3. iii. MARY E. CRAIG, b. 1832, VIRGINIA; d. Aft. 1880, res. FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
iv. JAMES MADISON CRAIG, b. Nov 1833, FAYETTE CO, VA; m. JANETTA BAYS, 16 Aug 1866, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; b. 1837.
4. v. SARAH FRANCES CRAIG, b. 22 Mar 1838, FAYETTE CO, VA (Cannelton); d. 19 Jan 1902, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
5. vi. CHARLES H. CRAIG, b. 1840, FAYETTE CO, VA; d. Aft. 1880, res. FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
vii. MARGARET J. CRAIG, b. 1843, FAYETTE CO, VA; m. PARRIS TOTTAN, 23 Jan 1872, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; b. Abt. 1847.
viii. JOHN L. CRAIG, b. Dec 1846, FAYETTE CO, VA; m. SARAH ANN BAYS, 2 Dec 1874, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; b. Jan 1847, WEST VIRGINIA.
ix. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS CRAIG, b. 1849, FAYETTE CO, VA.
6. x. FELIX H. CRAIG, b. 1851, FAYETTE CO, VA.
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM4 CRAIG (JAMES3, THOMAS2 CREIGH, THOMAS1) was born 1827 in VIRGINIA, and died 16 Feb 1898 in FAYETTE CO, W.VA. He married MARTHA CRAIG* Abt. 1857 in VIRGINIA. She was born 1835 in VIRGINIA, and died Aft. 1880 in res. FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
Children of WILLIAM CRAIG and MARTHA CRAIG* are:
i. JAMES5 CRAIG, b. 1858, FAYETTE CO, VA.
ii. SARAH CRAIG, b. 1860, FAYETTE CO, VA.
iii. ANNIE M. CRAIG, b. Apr 1866, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; d. Mar 1867, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
iv. LORI CRAIG, b. 1873, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
v. JOHN CRAIG, b. 1877, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
3. MARY E.4 CRAIG (JAMES3, THOMAS2 CREIGH, THOMAS1) was born 1832 in VIRGINIA, and died Aft. 1880 in res. FAYETTE CO, W.VA. She married WILLIAM HUFFMAN Abt. 1854 in VIRGINIA. He was born 1835 in VIRGINIA, and died Aft. 1880 in res. FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
Children of MARY CRAIG and WILLIAM HUFFMAN are:
i. TOMSEY E.5 HUFFMAN, b. 1855, FAYETTE CO, VA.
ii. JAMES HUFFMAN, b. 1857, FAYETTE CO, VA; d. 25 Apr 1885, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
iii. SARAH (SALLIE) HUFFMAN, b. 1860, FAYETTE CO, VA.
iv. ARIMINTA HUFFMAN, b. 1870, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
4. SARAH FRANCES4 CRAIG (JAMES3, THOMAS2 CREIGH, THOMAS1) was born 22 Mar 1838 in FAYETTE CO, VA (Cannelton), and died 19 Jan 1902 in FAYETTE CO, W.VA. She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DARLINGTON 16 Nov 1858 in VIRGINIA, son of WILLIAM DARLINGTON and ANNA HOLLIDAY. He was born 26 Feb 1838 in FAYETTE CO, VA (Cotton Hill Mt.), and died Dec 1918 in res. FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
Children of SARAH CRAIG and BENJAMIN DARLINGTON are:
i. EMMA MARGARET5 DARLINGTON, b. 8 Dec 1859, FAYETTE CO, VA; d. 2 Aug 1899, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; m. GEORGE W. SIMMS, 29 Aug 1883, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; b. 1858, KANAWHA CO, VA.
ii. NANCY J. DARLINGTON, b. 27 Jul 1861, FAYETTE CO, VA; d. 1932; m. WILLIAM H. PAYNE, 26 Oct 1887, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; b. 1865; d. 1932.
iii. CHARLES JEFFERSON DARLINGTON, b. 15 Aug 1863, FAYETTE CO, VA; d. 3 Dec 1926, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; m. HATTIE D. ALSTED, 16 Jan 1893, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; b. 31 May 1865, BLAND CO, VA; d. 16 Oct 1947, KANAWHA CO, W.VA.
iv. SARAH A. DARLINGTON, b. 23 Jan 1866, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; d. 19 Jan 1902; m. EDWARD SAY, 24 Dec 1884, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; b. 1860.
v. MARY (MOLLY) L. DARLINGTON, b. 1 Mar 1869, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; d. 20 May 1915; m. ISAAC (IKE) E. MCCORMICK, 26 Oct 1887, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; b. 1855.
vi. SUSAN ELLEN DARLINGTON, b. 1 Mar 1870, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; d. 2 Nov 1956; m. EDWARD BAILEY.
vii. JAS WM FRANKLIN DARLINGTON, b. 28 Dec 1873, FAYETTE CO, W.VA (Columbia); d. 7 Mar 1917, KANAWHA CO, W.VA; m. JOSEPHINE STARK QUILLEN, 4 Sep 1900, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; b. 13 Mar 1882, HOCKING CO, OH (Carbon Hill); d. 8 Jan 1946, KANAWHA CO, W.VA.
viii. GEORGE MADISON DARLINGTON, b. 21 Sep 1876, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; d. 28 Jan 1943; m. MAY (NELLIE) WORKMAN, 1902, WEST VIRGINIA; b. 1887, WEST VIRGINIA.
ix. THOMAS J. DARLINGTON, b. 26 May 1879, FAYETTE CO, W.VA (Armstrong Creek); d. 23 Apr 1926, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; m. EFFIE D. PERCIVAL, 11 May 1904, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; b. 21 Nov 1880, WEST VIRGINIA; d. 5 Nov 1914, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
5. CHARLES H.4 CRAIG (JAMES3, THOMAS2 CREIGH, THOMAS1) was born 1840 in FAYETTE CO, VA, and died Aft. 1880 in res. FAYETTE CO, W.VA. He married LOUISA CRAIG* Abt. 1875 in WEST VIRGINIA. She was born Abt. 1854 in WEST VIRGINIA, and died Aft. 1880 in res. FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
Children of CHARLES CRAIG and LOUISA CRAIG* are:
i. ANN5 CRAIG, b. Abt. 1876, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
ii. LEE CRAIG, b. Abt. 1877, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
iii. C. C. CRAIG, b. Abt. 1879, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
6. FELIX H.4 CRAIG (JAMES3, THOMAS2 CREIGH, THOMAS1) was born 1851 in FAYETTE CO, VA. He married ELLEN BREWER 14 Jun 1877 in FAYETTE CO, W.VA. She was born 1859.
Children of FELIX CRAIG and ELLEN BREWER are:
i. HENRY5 CRAIG, b. 1878, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
ii. OMA CRAIG, b. May 1880, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
iii. BESSIE CRAIG, b. May 1880, FAYETTE CO, W.VA; d. 6 Jul 1882, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
iv. MYRTLE CRAIG, b. 4 May 1886, FAYETTE CO, W.VA.
 According to the Greenbrier County 1938 Historical Booklet 160th Anniversary 1778 – 1938 “The Old Lewisburg Academy” – Thomas Creigh participated in the Jan 29, 1812 act that incorporated the Lewisburg Academy. According to the 1874 death record of John Creigh in Fayette Co, W. Virginia – John was the son of Thomas and Margaret Creigh and he was born in Greenbrier County (1803). I am trying to confirm or deny John Creigh as the brother of James Craig of Fayette County.
 No connection made to John Creigh - his death was recorded December 1874 (71 yrs old) in
Fayette County death records. Parents reported to be Thos. and Margaret; wife, Deliah. John
Creigh married Delila McClung 24 March 1830 in Nicholas County, VA.
 Sarah F. Creigh is the widow of Doctor Thomas Creigh, son of Thomas and Margaret Creigh.
 Believe to be the son of Thomas Creigh of same county – and possible brother of James Craig (b. 1797).
 Reported by son, Lewis Blake.
 Reported by O.C. Blake, son.
 Reported by son, William Blake.
 Reported by grandfather James Creigh.
 J.C. and John Creigh deaths reported by Deliah Creigh.