Benjamin Franklin Craig

25 May 1831–23 March 1892 (Age 60)
Jackson, Ohio, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Craig was born on 25 May 1831, in Jackson, Ohio, United States. He married Vilena Deline I Cooper on 10 December 1856, in Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 23 March 1892, in Villisca, Montgomery, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Craig
1831–1892
Vilena Deline I Cooper
1841–1871
Marriage: 10 December 1856
Charles Evans Craig
1855–1918
Anna Craig
Rhoda Craig
Mary Craig
1858–
Franklin Curtis Craig
1861–1932
Jane Craig
1865–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 December 1856
Scott, Iowa, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 29

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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)

  • Benjamin F Craig, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Benjamin Craig, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Franklin Craig in entry for Franklin Curtis Craig, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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