William Craig

1728–18 October 1806 (Age 78)
Monmouth, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of William

When William Craig was born in 1728, in Monmouth, New Jersey, British Colonial America, his father, Archibald Craig, was 50 and his mother, Mary Millar, was 45. He married Eleanor Rhea on 28 May 1753, in Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 18 October 1806, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Old Tennent Churchyard, Tennent, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Craig
1728–1806
Eleanor Rhea
1733–1807
Marriage: 28 May 1753
James Craig
1754–1839
David Craig
1754–1841
Anne Craig
1767–
Samuel Craig
1758–1815
Mary Craig
1760–1869
John Craig
1762–1840
Anne Craige
1763–
Margaret Craig
1765–
Ursula Craige
1765–
Redford Craig
1770–1854
Eleanor Craig
1774–
William Craig
1776–
Mary Craig
1779–
Joseph Craig
1781–1814

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 May 1753Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1775
    Age 47
    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
    1776
    Age 48
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1789
    Age 61
    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, Older Scots crag, craig. Compare the synonymous English Cragg .Manx: either a shortened form of Gaelic Mac Concharraige ‘son of Cu Charraige (‘hound of the rock’) or possibly of Mac Thorveig ‘son of Thorveig’, from the Old Norse personal name Thórveig (from the god's name Thórr + veig ‘pith, strength’).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Cragg
    Craige
    Kraig

    Sources (20)

    • William Craige in entry for John Craige, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
    • William Craig, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
    • William Craig, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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