Frances Craig

Brief Life History of Frances

When Frances Craig was born in April 1776, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Rev. Lewis Craig, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Sanders, was 45. She married David Chiles on 10 February 1791. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 11 April 1834, at the age of 58, and was buried in Chiles Cemetery, Minerva, Mason, Kentucky, United States.

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David Chiles
Frances Craig
Marriage: 10 February 1791
James Chiles
John Lewis Chiles
Lewis Craig Chiles
David Chiles
Elizabeth Chiles

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  • Frances Craig Chiles, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1792 · Becomes the 15th State

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains

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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