James Mccraw

Brief Life History of James

When James Mccraw was born about 1780, in Virginia, United States, his father, Edward C McCraw, was 43 and his mother, Mrs. Mary McCraw, was 41. He married Agetha Williams on 6 January 1806, in Bedford, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died about 1833, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

James Mccraw
1780–1833
Agetha Williams
1783–
Marriage: 6 January 1806
Alexander McCraw
1806–1887
James Mccraw
1808–
Juliett McCraw
1809–
William Mccraw
1810–
Edward Mccraw
1814–
Marvel F McCraw
1813–1869

Sources (6)

  • 1830 Census
  • James McCraw, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • 1820 Census

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.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of McGrath .

Scottish: variant of McRae .

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

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