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Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Captain1 Taliaferro Craig He married Jane

 

Notes for Captain Taliaferro Craig:

I found this story in the History of Callaway County Missouri, published in 1884 by the St. Louis National Historical Company, Chapter X, pages 217 - 230.  According to the story, this person is not a true Craig in the sense that they did not know who his parents were and he was named after a drowned sailor.

 

One day, a great many years ago, as a ship was sailing from an Irish port to America, a sailor, named Toliver Craig, fell overboard and was drowned. The next morning a boy baby was found on the deck of the vessel, with no one to claim him or take care of him. The ship was loaded with emigrants, among whom were his parents, who doubtless felt too poor to assume the care of the little fellow in the new country to which they were going; so they took that method of throwing him upon the charities of the ship’s crew. After some consultation it was decided to name the little waif for the lost sailor, and he was accordingly christened Toliver Craig. He grew to be a man, married and had a son, whom he also named Toliver. The latter also grew to man’s estate, married and had a son, whom he named Toliver, Jr. The latter married Elizabeth Johnson, of Virginia, and removed to Scott county, Kentucky, during the early settlement of that State. The Indians were very hostile at the time, and they lived three years in a fort.

       

Child of Captain Taliaferro Craig and Jane is:

+      2                 i.               Taliaferro "Toliver"2 Craig, born in VA; died 1795 in Woodford County, Kentucky.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Taliaferro "Toliver"2 Craig (Captain1 Taliaferro) was born in VA, and died 1795 in Woodford County, Kentucky.  He married Mary "Polly" Hawkins 1730 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, daughter of John Hawkins and Mary.  She was born 1716 in King William County, Virginia, and died January 06, 1804 in Craigs Settlement, Clear Creek, KY.

 

More About Mary "Polly" Hawkins:

Burial: DESTROYED CEM., Great Crossings Bapt.Church, Scott Co

       

Children of Taliaferro Craig and Mary Hawkins are:

+      3                 i.               Toliver3 Craig, born 1736 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia; died March 20, 1819 in Scott County, Kentucky.

        4                ii.               John Craig.

        5               iii.               Joyce (Or Jossie) Craig.

        6               iv.               Lewis Craig.

        7                v.               Elijah Craig.

        8               vi.               Joseph Craig.

        9              vii.               Jane Craig.

        10           viii.               Sarah (Sally) Davis Craig.

        11              ix.               Benjamin Craig.

        12               x.               Elizabeth (Betsy) Craig.

        13              xi.               Jeremiah Craig.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        3.  Toliver3 Craig (Taliaferro "Toliver"2, Captain1 Taliaferro) was born 1736 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and died March 20, 1819 in Scott County, Kentucky.  He married Elizabeth Johnson 1760 in VA.  She was born 1738 in Orange (now Culpepper) Co., Va.

       

Children of Toliver Craig and Elizabeth Johnson are:

+      14               i.               Toliver4 Craig, born July 10, 1764 in Orange County, Virginia; died Abt. 1832 in Callaway County, Missouri.

        15              ii.               Johnson Craig.

        16             iii.               Mary "Polly" Craig.

        17             iv.               William Craig.

        18              v.               John Craig.

        19             vi.               Nancy Craig.

        20            vii.               Elijah Craig.

+      21           viii.               Nathaniel Craig.

        22              ix.               Margaret "Betsy" Craig.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        14.  Toliver4 Craig (Toliver3, Taliaferro "Toliver"2, Captain1 Taliaferro) was born July 10, 1764 in Orange County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1832 in Callaway County, Missouri.  He married Patsy Wright September 24, 1768 in VA, daughter of David Wright.  She was born September 24, 1768 in VA or England?, and died March 22, 1823 in Scott County, Kentucky.

 

More About Toliver Craig:

Burial: Craig cemetery, Callaway Co., Missouri

       

Children of Toliver Craig and Patsy Wright are:

+      23               i.               Nathanial T5 Craig, born March 16, 1801 in Woodford county, KY; died September 03, 1856 in Fulton, Callaway county, MO.

+      24              ii.               Mary "Polly" Craig, born September 28, 1789 in Fayette County, Va (now KY); died September 10, 1815 in Scott County, Kentucky.

        25             iii.               Larkin Craig, born August 27, 1791 in Fayette County, Kentucky; died March 10, 1861 in Callaway County, Missouri.  He married Frances "Fanny" Ficklin June 07, 1814 in KY; born in KY.

+      26             iv.               Pamelia Craig, born February 27, 1793 in Woodford County, Kentucky; died November 26, 1822 in Scott County, Kentucky.

        27              v.               Catherine Craig, born February 10, 1795 in Scott County, Kentucky; died February 13, 1829 in Mokane, Calloway County, Missouri.  She married (1) Levi Craig August 29, 1811 in Scott County, Kentucky.  She married (2) Colonel Thomas Smith January 29, 1828 in Callaway county, MO.

        28             vi.               Elizabeth Craig, born January 04, 1797.

        29            vii.               Martha "Patsy" Wright Craig, born January 04, 1797 in Scott County, Kentucky.  She married Gideon Games February 21, 1821 in Woodford County, Kentucky; born March 02, 1789 in MD.

        30           viii.               Sarah Or Sally Craig, born September 11, 1798 in KY; died February 04, 1820 in KY.  She married George Branham.

        31              ix.               Margaret "Peggy" Craig, born February 27, 1803 in Scott County, Kentucky; died 1833 in Scott County, Kentucky.  She married Samuel Todd Craig September 16, 1823 in Scott County, Kentucky; born December 16, 1796 in Scott County, Kentucky.

        32               x.               Frances "Fanny" Cleveland Craig, born March 08, 1805 in Scott County, Kentucky; died October 11, 1848 in Callaway County, Missouri.  She married Henry Cave September 08, 1824 in Callaway county, MO; born 1800 in Scott County, Kentucky; died 1857 in MO.

 

More About Frances "Fanny" Cleveland Craig:

Burial: Cave Private Cemetery

 

        33              xi.               Carter Tarrant Craig, born January 06, 1807 in KY; died March 18, 1880 in Hatton, Callaway Co., Mo..  He married Mary Sawyer "Sally" Gaines October 14, 1836 in Callaway County, Missouri; born March 17, 1813 in KY; died April 24, 1875.

 

More About Carter Tarrant Craig:

Burial: Pleasant Grove Methodist, Hatton, Mo

 

        34             xii.               Berrywick Craig, born in KY.

        35            xiii.               Charles Craig, born in KY.

        36            xiv.               John "Jack" Tolliver Craig, born May 07, 1809 in Scott County, Kentucky; died March 03, 1885 in Carthage, Jasper Co., Mo.  He married Adelia Barger April 12, 1832 in Boone County, Missouri; born April 21, 1812 in near Sparta, White Co., Tennessee.

 

More About John "Jack" Tolliver Craig:

Burial: Old Stone Cemetery near Carthage, Mo

 

        37             xv.               Ellen Craig.

 

 

        21.  Nathaniel4 Craig (Toliver3, Taliaferro "Toliver"2, Captain1 Taliaferro)  He married Polly Ealer

       

Children of Nathaniel Craig and Polly Ealer are:

        38               i.               William5 Craig.

        39              ii.               Nancy Craig.

        40             iii.               Martha Craig.

        41             iv.               Robert Craig.

        42              v.               Ann Craig.

        43             vi.               Mary Craig.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

        23.  Nathanial T5 Craig (Toliver4, Toliver3, Taliaferro "Toliver"2, Captain1 Taliaferro) was born March 16, 1801 in Woodford county, KY, and died September 03, 1856 in Fulton, Callaway county, MO.  He married Esther Lewis McKinney, daughter of James Mckinney and Levisa Whitney.  She was born September 08, 1806, and died April 24, 1873 in Fulton, Calloway Co., Mo.

 

Notes for Nathanial T Craig:

Nathaniel was one of the founders of the First Baptist Church in Fulton.

He and his wife deeded the land for the Richland Baptist Church. They are

both buried in the adjoining cemetery.

 

 

More About Nathanial T Craig:

Burial: Richland Baptist Church

 

More About Esther Lewis McKinney:

Burial: Richland Baptist Church Cemetery

       

Children of Nathanial Craig and Esther McKinney are:

        44               i.               America Ann6 Craig, born September 30, 1827 in KY; died November 1897 in Wichita Falls, TX.  She married Thomas Anthony Ficklen October 30, 1845 in Callaway county, MO.

 

More About America Ann Craig:

Burial: Wichita Falls Cemetay, TX

 

        45              ii.               James Tolliver Craig, born December 26, 1828 in Callaway County, Missouri; died December 28, 1898 in Callaway County, Missouri.  He married Martha Belle Carter August 23, 1854 in Callaway County, Missouri; born July 24, 1831.

 

More About James Tolliver Craig:

Burial: Richland Baptist Church Cemetery

 

        46             iii.               Samuel Craig, born November 26, 1830 in Callaway County, Missouri; died December 30, 1831 in Callaway County, Missouri.

        47             iv.               William Whitley Craig, born December 05, 1832 in Callaway County, Missouri; died August 21, 1888.  He married Elizabeth Buffington March 26, 1866 in Buffington, Missouri; born April 11, 1840; died February 13, 1935.

        48              v.               Sophronia C. Craig, born June 20, 1835 in Callaway County, Missouri; died April 09, 1845 in Callaway County, Missouri.

        49             vi.               George M. Craig, born September 11, 1837 in Callaway County, Missouri; died October 16, 1866 in Callaway County, Missouri.  He married Nancy Jane "Jenny" Ford January 01, 1861 in Callaway County, Missouri; born 1831.

 

More About George M. Craig:

Burial: Richland Baptist Church Cemetery

 

        50            vii.               Larkin F. Craig, born April 18, 1840 in Callaway County, Missouri; died March 04, 1843 in Callaway County, Missouri.

        51           viii.               Mary Bledsoe Craig, born May 22, 1842 in Callaway County, Missouri; died May 20, 1866 in Callaway County, Missouri.

        52              ix.               Charles F. Craig, born March 25, 1845 in Callaway County, Missouri; died April 23, 1845 in Callaway County, Missouri.

        53               x.               Levisa Whitley Craig, born March 25, 1845 in Callaway County, Missouri; died March 05, 1879 in Callaway County, Missouri.

        54              xi.               Nancy E. Craig, born October 06, 1849 in Callaway County, Missouri; died August 01, 1850 in Callaway County, Missouri.

 

More About Nancy E. Craig:

Burial: Richland Baptist Church Cemetery

 

        55             xii.               Davis Liberty Craig, born January 19, 1851 in Callaway County, Missouri; died October 05, 1852 in Callaway County, Missouri.

 

More About Davis Liberty Craig:

Burial: Richland Baptist Church Cemetery

 

For more about the McKinneys, see Descendants of William McKinney

 

        24.  Mary "Polly"5 Craig (Toliver4, Toliver3, Taliaferro "Toliver"2, Captain1 Taliaferro) was born September 28, 1789 in Fayette County, Va (now KY), and died September 10, 1815 in Scott County, Kentucky.  She married Travers Branham February 23, 1808 in KY. 

       

Children of Mary Craig and Travers Branham are:

        56               i.               Cleveland6 Branham, born December 17, 1808 in Scott County, Kentucky.

        57              ii.               Drusilla Branham, born August 06, 1810 in Scott County, Kentucky.

        58             iii.               Jo T. Branham, born March 27, 1814 in Scott County, Kentucky.

 

 

        26.  Pamelia5 Craig (Toliver4, Toliver3, Taliaferro "Toliver"2, Captain1 Taliaferro) was born February 27, 1793 in Woodford County, Kentucky, and died November 26, 1822 in Scott County, Kentucky.  She married Berrywick Johnson.  He was born January 17, 1821 in Scott County, Kentucky.

       

Child of Pamelia Craig and Berrywick Johnson is:

        59               i.               unnamed6 Johnson, born 1822.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

        43.  America Ann6 Craig (Nathanial T5, Toliver4, Toliver3, Taliaferro "Toliver"2, Captain1 Taliaferro) was born September 30, 1827 in KY, and died November 1897 in Wichita Falls, TX.  She married Thomas Anthony Ficklen October 30, 1845 in Callaway county, MO, son of Asa F. Ficklin. 

 

More About America Ann Craig:

Burial: Wichita Falls Cemetay, TX

       

Children of America Craig and Thomas Ficklen are:

+      59               i.       Nathanial Craig7 Ficklin, born January 29, 1852.

        60              ii.       Sarah Ficklin.

        61             iii.       Lute Whitely Ficklin.

        62             iv.       Asa Warren or Ace Whitely Ficklin, born 1856.

 

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

        59.  Nathanial Craig7 Ficklin (America Ann6 Craig, Nathanial T5, Toliver4, Toliver3, Taliaferro "Toliver"2, Captain1 Taliaferro) was born January 29, 1852.  He married Sallie Lewis Bryan December 21, 1875, daughter of William Bryan and Juliet Smith.  She was born July 15, 1860, and died December 28, 1913 in the State hospital at Fulton, MO.

       

Children of Nathanial Ficklin and Sallie Bryan are:

        63               i.       Lena8 Ficklin.

        64              ii.       Thomas Ficklin.

        65             iii.       Julia America Ficklin.  She married Kelly.

 

For more about the Bryan line, see Descendants of William Bryan