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JOHN CRAIG (b abt 1787) d near Red Clay TN, the seat of the Cherokee government from 1832 until the forced removal of the Cherokee in 1838. 

While we have not yet established beyond a doubt the name of John's wife and the mother of his seven children, numerous descendents continue to research this in hopes of finding the answers that have been so elusive thus far.

While not identified, in several affidavits, John's wife is said to have died near Red Clay prior to the removal, while John died along the way.  One possibility for his wife's identity is Modare Harlen, according to descendents of Jencie Jane Craig.  Another possibility is Margaret Stonecipher, who is found living with some of the Craig children according to census records.  It should also be noted that John's son Samuel's middle name is Stonecipher.   Another unanswered question is whether John Craig's full name is Thomas John Craig, or John Thomas Craig, or something else.

What is known is that we have found some of the children made their home in or near Washington County, Arkansas.

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Generation 1



1  GEORGE C. CRAIG

1  JAMES GRANVILLE CRAIG
        b Dec 8 1819 near Red Clay TN
        d July 25 1860 Washington Co AR
   +m AMERICA SPEARS on Jan 16 1838
        b Apr 10 1820 Arkansas
        d Apr 3 1909 Maud, Pottawatomie Co OK
         (America was married 3 more times:
           #2 James Phipps, #3 Cyris Card, and #4 James Rose)

1  JENCIE "CYNTHIA" JANE CRAIG
        b abt 1820 near Red Clay TN
        d 1863, Batesville, Independence Co AR
   +m CALEB BALES on Jan 1 1834 Batesville, Independence Co AR
        b bet 1806 and 1807 Loudoun Co VA
        d Sept 15 1862, Batesville, Independence Co AR

1  MARY "POLLY" CRAIG
    +m JEFFERSON CLARY on Oct 11 1846 Washington Co AR


1  SARAH/SALLY ANN CRAIG



NOTES REGARDING GENERATION 1

In an affidavit of America Spears-Craig, she states that James G. Craig's father is John Craig, and that she is personally acquainted with James' siblings:  George, Jane, Polly and Sally.  She does not mention Edward Henry Craig (b 1825 TN) who married Mary Ann Womack in 1826 Washington County AR, or Samuel Stonecipher Craig (b 1826 TN).  For this reason, I took Edward and Samuel off the list of children, above.



Generation 2



Children of (1) James Granville Craig & America Spears:

2   CRAIG,
ELLENDER "ELLEN" MATILDA (James/America)

    b 1839 Washington Co., AR
    d 1867 Washington Co., AR
    2+ m Weldon, Thomas Fielder  in Washington County AR
     b Oct 20 1824  d Nov 1884



2   CRAIG, WILLIAM M.  (James/America)
    b 1841 Washington Co., AR

    (was married to "Mary" in Wash Co AR Land Records Book R P 151)
   2+ m Luttrell, Alvina Viney  on 19 MAY 1860 in Washington Co., AR
    b 1841 Missouri


2   CRAIG, MARY "POLLY" (James/America)
    b abt 1842 Washington Co., AR
    d bet 1875 - 1876 Washington Co., AR
    2+ m Phipps, Thomas Jefferson on 24 OCT 1861 in Washington Co., AR

     b Sept 5 1838 Bond Co IL  d July 23 1916 Wheeler Twp, Washington Co AR
         buried White Oak Cemetery, Washington Co AR
         (parents James Phipps & Sarah Weldon, Sarah's mother was Elizabeth Greene Weldon)


2   CRAIG, (MARY) ELIZABETH (James/America)
    b 1844 Washington Co., AR
    d 1883 Palo Pinto Co., TX
    2+ m Weldon, Thomas Fielder, abt. May 1868 in Washington Co., AR
     b Oct 20 1824  d Nov 1884


2   CRAIG
, GEORGE WASHINGTON (James/America)
    b 15 Oct 1849 Washington Co., AR
    d 5 March 1901 Maud, Pottawatomie Co, OK
    2+ m Runnels, Sarah Alice abt 6 Dec 1868 in Washington Co., AR
       b 1851 d Dec 7 1892


2   CRAIG, JOHN W. (James/America)
    b 15 Oct 1850 Washington Co AR
    d 31 Oct 1930 Washington Co AR
    2+ m Magness, Martha Ellen in 1869 Washington Co Ark   
     b 1854  d 1924


2   CRAIG, JAMES EDWARD (James/America)
    b Jan 15 1855 Washington Co AR
    d 14 Apr 1928 Spavinaw, Mayes Co OK
    buried Spavinaw Cemetery
    2+ m Luttrell, Elvira "Virey" Jane b abt 1858


2   CRAIG, CALEB B. (James/America)
    b 1857 Washington Co., AR
    d April 8 1919 Johnson Co, TX (per death certificate)
        (buried in Graford, Palo Pinto TX)


2   CRAIG, NANCY ISOBELL (James/America)
    b Aug 9 1859 Washington Co AR
    d Jun 3 1935 Maud, Pottawatomie Co OK
    2+ m Drennon, William
    2++ m Null, Richard Wesley in 1885 AR

     b February 1 1862
     d June 21 1935 Maud, Pottawatomie Co OK


Children of (1) Jincey "Cynthia" Jane Craig and Caleb Bales:


2  BALES, SUSAN E.  (Jincey/Caleb)
    b abt 1832 AR

  
2  BALES, JAMES ALLEN  (Jincey/Caleb)
    b April 1839 Batesville, Independence Co AR
    d May 16 1915 Independence Co AR
    (buried Johnson Cemetery,Ruddell Twp Independece Co AR)
   2+ Lewis, Mary Ellen on April 18 1861 Independence Co AR
    b May 1840 Mississippi Co or Sharp Co AR


2  BALES, DAVID BAILEY  (Jincey/Caleb)
     b March 8 1840 Independence Co AR
     d May 16 1898 Indian Territory (OK)
   2+   COMER, Mary Elenor on March 11 1862 Independence Co AR
   2++ DEW, Matilda Caroline on Oct 21 1869 Independence Co AR
 
   
2  BALES, FRANCIS M.  (Jincey/Caleb)
    b abt 1841 Independence Co AR
    d abt Nov 1897 Indian Territory (OK)
  
2+ COMER, Nancy E. (sister to Mary above)

  
2  BALES, DIANNA MASON (Jincey/Caleb)
    b abt 1843 Independence Co AR
    d Dec 18 1861 Independence Co AR
   2+  COMER, Matthew Raiford on Dec 18 1861 Independence Co AR
     (brother to Mary and Nancy above)
 
   
2  BALES, MANERVA J. (Jincey/Caleb)
    b abt 1845 Independence Co AR
    d abt 1872 Independence Co AR

  
2  BALES, WILLIS BRUER (Jincey/Caleb)
    b Aug 7 1849 Independence Co AR
    d July 10 1893 Webbers Falls, Muskogee Co OK
   2+ ELLIS, Margaret Jane on April 8 1868 Independence Co AR
   

2  BALES, CELIA ISABELL (Jincey/Caleb)
    b April 16 1851 Independence Co AR
    d Dec 6 1914 Locust Grove, Mayes Co OK
   2+ COMER, Isaac Samuel on April 20 1869 Independence CoAR
    (brother to Mary, Nancy, and Matthew above)


2  BALES, JOHN BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (Jincey/Caleb)
    b Dec 21 1855 Independence Co AR
    d Dec 23 1948 Locust Grove, Mayes Co OK
   2+ BAXTER, Margaret M. on Sept 12 1875 Howell Co MO


2  BALES, MILLARD FILLMORE (Jincey/Caleb)
    b 1857 Independence Co AR
    d 1889

   



Generation 3



Children of (2) Elender Craig & Thomas Fielder/Fielding Weldon:

        3 Weldon, William Monroe b abt 1860
 

        3 Weldon, Mary Elizabeth b abt 1862

        3 Weldon, Frances "Fannie" b Dec 11 1862 Mo/Ar d Jan 30 1943 Benton Co AR
               (13 children)
           3+ m Roberts, Thomas William in 1880,
                b Jan 14 1853 Washington Co AR
                d Sept 17 1919 Benton Co AR


        3 Weldon, Robert b abt 1865

        3 Weldon, Joseph Green b Oct 1867 d 1904
            3+ m Elliot, Nannie  b abt 1870

Children of (2) William M. Craig & Alvina Viney Luttrell:



Children of (2) Mary "Polly" Craig & Thomas Jefferson Phipps:

        3 Phipps, William Henry Harrison
                 b Feb 14 1863, Wheeler Twp, Washington Co, AR
                 d Jun 13 1934 Selma CA
           3+ m Hudson, Nancy Jane on Dec 21 1882 Wheeler AR
                 b Sept 28 1865
                 d May 12 1947 Fresno CA


        3 Phipps, John Marion b Oct 19 1868, Washington Co, AR  d Sept 18 1937 Burton, McIntosh, OK
           3+ m Henry, Sabrina, Texas
           3++ m Stewart, Sarah Elizabeth on Mar 22 1907 Washington Co AR
                 b Jan 5 1889 Fayetteville, Washington Co AR
                 d Aug 12 1959 Strang, Mayes Co OK
                 buried Strang-Spavinaw Cemetery (parents Daniel Augustus Stewart & Anne Wright)

        3 Phipps, James Silas b May 14 1868, Wheeler Twp, Washington Co, AR
d Jun 10 1945
           3+ m Speare, Mary Anna "Annie" on Sept 8 1899 Whitebead, Garvin Co OK
               b Mar 26 1874 Stowford, Devon England d Mar 10 1963 Pauls Valley, Garvin Co OK
                     (daughter of William Mason Speare and Eliza Jago)

        3 Phipps, Andrew b May 1870, Washington Co, AR d after 1945 Longmont CO

           3+ m Rightsell, Lou Ella on Oct 4 1891 Washington Co AR

        3 Phipps, Caledonia "Callie" b June 14 1873, Washington Co, AR  d May 31 1912

           3+ m Rightsell, Thomas Henry on Dec 6 1891 b 1873 d 1940 Adair OK
           3++ m (?) Adcock

        3 Phipps, Mary Ann b May 4 1875, Mars Hill, Washington Co, AR
           3+ m Adcock, John

           3+ m Caldwell, John on March 12 1893 Washington Co AR

        3 Phipps, Sarah J b abt 1878, Mars Hill Twp, Washington Co, AR
               (half sister, mother was Melinda Richardson)

        3 Phipps, Luella "Lou Allie" b abt 1879, Mars Hill Twp, Washington Co, AR
               (half sister, mother was Melinda Richardson)
           3+ m Luttrell, Jacob "Jake" Cue (son of Shelton Luttrell)

Children of (2) Elizabeth "Mary" Craig & Thomas Fielder Weldon:

        3
Weldon, Joseph Green
            3+ m Elliott, Nancy "Nannie"

        3
Weldon,  Washington
            3+ m Boswell, Jenny

        3
Weldon, John Kennedy b 1871
            3+ m Costello, Margaret Teresa


        3 Weldon, Sarah Belle b 1873

        3 Weldon, Nancy Matilda
            b Oct 30 1876 DeQueen, Sevier Co AR
            d Nov 28 1933 Sudan, Lamb Co TX
          3+ m Elliott, Spence Patton  on Dec 17 1896 Palo Pinto Co TX
            b Jul 11 1876 Paintsville, Johnson Co KY
            d Jul 28 1930 Enoch, Bailey Co TX
              (son of Jonathan Walker Elliott and Martha Jane Caldonia Hill)

        3 Weldon, America b Nov 1879 d 1899

Children of (2) George Washington Craig & Sarah Alice Runnels:

        3 Craig, James William "Jim Willie" 
            b Oct 8 1867  Wedington, Washington Co AR d Nov 22 1947 Weslaco, Hidalgo TX
          3+ m Stuckey, Mary Nancy on Mar 13 1897 Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co IT 
            b May 14 1876 Bright Star, Miller Co AR  d Aug 19 1944 Weslaco, Hidalgo TX
               (Daughter of Stephen John Stuckey and Nancy Katherine Goins)

        3 Craig, Matthew  b Dec 13 1869 Wedington, Washington Co AR d Aug 25 1899 Muskogee IT
          3+ m Neugen, Thursey (#14736 on Cherokee Rolls)
              
        3 Craig, Joseph Caleb b Nov 8 1872 Washington Co AR
           3+ m Hensen, Ollie

        3 Craig, George C b Aug 8 1874 d 1904 buried close to Maud, OK

        3 Craig, Alice b Sept 8 1877 d Aug 15 1942 died in Pryor OK
           3+ m Coats, Samuel B.  (Sam & 3 children on Dawes Rolls)
           3++ m Sanders, "unknown"

        3 Craig, Walty Waymon b July 11 1888 Mayes Co IT d April 7 1947 Austin, Travis Co TX
           3+ m Rose, Helena Caledonia "Callie" on April 12 1908

        3 Craig, Leninia "Linnie" b May 10 1891 Mayes Co OK, died in Vinita, Craig Co OK
           3+ Davis, Joe

Children of (2) John W. Craig & Martha Ellen Magness:

         3 Craig, Mary Elizabeth  b Apr 18 1870 d Aug 27 1894

         3 Craig, Calip b Apr 15 1872

         3 Craig, Dorothy b Mar 30 1874

         3 Craig, William M. b Aug 25 1877 d June 12, 1952

         3 Craig, Lee Noah b May 29 1878

         3 Craig, Lou America  b Sept 5 1881
          3+ m (unknown)

         3 Craig, Samuel  b May 20 1883


Children of (2) James Edward Craig & Elvira "Virey" Jane Luttrell:

         3 Craig, Brazillai b May 1880 Mars Hill, Washington Co AR

         3 Craig, David B. b abt 1883

         3 Craig, Granville, b abt 1891 Arkansas

         3 Craig, Nellie Jane b abt 1895
           3+ Goins, Thomas Straley b 1888 TN d 1932 Strang, Mayes Co OK

Children of (2) Nancy Isobell Craig & "unknown" Drennon:

         3 Drennon, Rozetta           
           3+ m Cherry, John (John Cherry and 3 children on Dawes Rolls)





Generation 4




Children of (3) Joseph Green Weldon & Nannie Elliot:


             4 Weldon, Lonnie b 1887

             4 Weldon, Elsie b 1889

             4 Weldon, Martha b 1891

             4 Weldon, Elizabeth b Dec 1892

             4 Weldon, James R b March 1894

             4 Weldon, Georgia L. b May 1896

             4 Weldon, John E b Dec 1898

Children of (3) John Marion Phipps & Sabrina Henry:


             4 Phipps, John d Palo Pinto, TX

             4 Phipps, Fred T. b July 16 1900

             4 Phipps, Roy Clarence
                b March 17 1893  d June 21 1982 Denton TX
                buried Swisher Cemetery June 23 1982, Lake Dallas TX
                4+ m Hoots, Sarah Ellen b Tx d Denton TX

Children of (3) John Marion Phipps & Sarah Elizabeth Stewart:

             4 Phipps, Elmer Lee
                   b Nov 9 1909 Maysville, Garvin Co OK
                   d Aug 12 1980 McAlester, OK (buried White Oak Cemetery, McAlester)
               4+ m Pullum, Mary Bell on  Oct 31 1929  Hanna, MacIntosh Co OK
                   b Dec 5 1907 Featherston, Indian Territory
                   d Apr 22 1995 Locust Grove OK (buried White Oak Cemetery, McAlester)


             4 Phipps, Allie Irene
                   b May 16 1915 Maysville, Garvin Co OK
                   d aft 1995
               4+ m Cox, Dewey Colombus d Aug 16 1988


             4 Phipps, Dan Marion
                  b Dec 24 1917 Maysville, Garvin Co OK
                  d Nov 29 1976 Tulsa OK  (buried Spavinaw Cemetery, Strang OK)
               4+ m Allen, Jeanette (buried Spavinaw Cemetery, Strang OK)


             4 Phipps, Elba Ray
                  b May 26 1920 Maysville, Garvin Co OK
                  d Aug 9 1987
               4+ m Oakley, Sarah

             4 Phipps, Alvin Fay
                  b Aug 11 1923 Maysville, Garvin Co OK
                  d May 1997 Strang, Mayes Co OK
               4+ m  Smith, Ruby

             4 Phipps, Callie May
                 b April 5 1926 Maysville, Garvin Co OK
                 d Nov 23 1991 Pryor OK, Spavinaw Cemetery

               4+ m Brown, James Henry


Children of (3) Nancy Matilda Weldon & Spencer "Spence" Patton Elliott:

             4 Elliott, Lillie America
                b Jan 6 1898  Pickwick, Palo Pinto Co TX
                d July 1 1985 Midland, Midland Co TX
                m Kirkpatrick, Earl on June 29 1914

             4 Elliott, Geogia Callie Donie
                b Sep 16 1899 Pickwick, Palo Pinto Co TX
                d Sep 1984 Big Spring, Howard Co TX
                m Williams, Jesse James on Sept 12 1920 Elbert, Haskell Co TX

             4 Elliott, Nettie Lee
                b Jan 23 1901 Pickwick, Palo Pinto Co TX
                d Jan 21 1978 Wichita Falls, Wichita Falls Co TX
                m McAda, Floyd
                m Woodall, Marvin Francis in 1924

             4 Elliott, Ella Mae
                b Mar 10 1904 Pickwick, Palo Pinto TX
                d Apr 27 1981 Abilene, Taylor Co TX
                m Brown, Ralph Lanthus on May 8 1923 Weinhert, Haskell Co TX

             4 Elliott, Alvin Gilbert
                b Apr 29 1906 Pickwick, Palo Pinto TX
                d Jul 1983 Midland, Midland Co TX
                m Skipper, Mary Lucille on Nov 9 1930 Clovis, Curry Co NM

             4 Elliott, Tessie Caldona
                b Apr 16 1908 Packwick, Palo Pinto Co TX
                d Mar 1993 Weslaco, Taylor Co TX
                m Brown, Odie on Dec 20 1925

             4 Elliott, Johnnie Spencer "Spence"
                b Jun 25 1911 Graham, Young Co TX
                d Nov 20 1983 Farmington, San Juan Co NM
                m ? abt 1930
                m Weed, Lula on Feb 26 1933 Portales in Roosevelt Co NM

             4 Elliott, Ruthie Lorene
                b Oct 20 1913 in Olney, Young Co TX
                d Jan 26 1991 in Tx
                m Weed, Velmer on Jan 19 1932 in Portales, Roosevelt Co NM
                m Birdwell, Howard on April 15 1967

             4 Elliott, L Z Vernon
                b Mar 28 1915 in Paggett, Young County TX
                d Dec 22 1981 in Bakersfield CA
                m King, Fannie Cornelia on Oct 4 1934

             4 Elliott, Dovie Eunice
                b Feb 16 1917 Throckmorton, Throckmorton Co TX
                d March 10 2001, Sacramento CA
                m Anderson, James Edward on June 23 1933
                m Dallas, Phillip on April 12 1947

             4 Elliott, G W Dewey
                b Oct 7 1919 Palo Pinto Co TX
                d Aug 19 1988 California
                m ?
                m ?, Polly
               

Children of (3) James William "Jim Willie" Craig & Pharbia Stuckey:


             4 "unkown" (possibly Minnie Stuckey)

Children of (3) James William "Jim Willie" Craig & Mary Nancy Stuckey:

             4 Craig, Winnie b Aug 5 1897 Marsden, Love Co IT
                m Copeland, Harris F.

             4 Craig, Bessie b Oct 13 1899 IT d Jan 3 1902 Maud IT

             4 Craig, Jessie Ann b Oct 25 1901 Maud, Pottawotomie Co IT
                m Rose, Austin Leander "Lee" on July 30 1922 in Alex, Grady Co OK

             4 Craig, Audry Willie b Aug 24 1904 d Dec 24 1949 Hidalgo TX
                m McCamey, James

             4 Craig, Ethel Mae b April 27 1907 Marietta, Love Co OK
                m Holder, Joe

             4 Craig, George Calvin
                b Aug 27 1910 Konawa, Seminole Co OK
                d April 27 1915 Bentley, Atoka OK

             4 Craig, Bonnie Lee b Mar 24 1914 Bennington, Bryan Co OK
                m Duffield, Nathan

             4 Craig, Gracie Ruth b May 14 1917 Mansville, Marshall OK
                m VonAllman, Doug

             4 Craig, Berl Hoyt b July 30 1920 Chickasha, Grady Co OK
                m ?, Dorothy

Children of (3) Matthew Craig & Thursey Neugin:

             4 Craig, Coleman (#14737 on Cherokee Rolls)


Children of (3) Alice Craig & Sam Coats:

             4 Coats,

             4 Coats,

             4 Coats,


Children of (3) Nellie Jane Craig & Thomas Straley Goins:

              4 Goins, Corda Mae b 1917 Strang, Mayes Co OK
                4+ Fisher, Lloyd Byrl (a blacksmith, son of Manford Fisher & Stella Blair)