William Craig

Male1728–18 October 1806

Brief Life History 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 46. 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
Eleanor Rhea
Marriage: 28 May 1753
James Craig
David Craig
Anne Craig
Samuel Craig
Mary Craig
John Craig
Anne Craige
Margaret Craig
Ursula Craige
Redford Craig
Eleanor Craig
William Craig
Mary Craig
Joseph Craig

Sources (22)

  • William Craig, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • William Craig, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Craig, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 May 1753Freehold Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (4)


    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."


    Age 48

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    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.

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