William Craig

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

The Life 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 1753
Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
children

(14)

    Male1754–1839Male

    Male1754–1841Male

    Samuel Craig

    Male1758–1815Male

    Mary Craig

    Female1760–1869Female

    Male1762–1840Male

+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, from Gaelic creag, a word that has been borrowed in Middle English as crag(g).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Crage, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • William Craig, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • William Craig, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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