Mary Jane Craig

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Craig was born on 5 March 1835, in Dubois, Indiana, United States, her father, Robert Mitchell Craig, was 30 and her mother, Rachel Payne, was 24. She married Richard Calvin Weedman on 29 September 1860, in Pike, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson Township, Pike, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Bainbridge Township, Dubois, Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 5 July 1918, in Otwell, Pike, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in IOOF Cemetery, Otwell, Pike, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Calvin Weedman
1838–1883
Mary Jane Craig
1835–1918
Marriage: 29 September 1860
Richard M. Weedman
1862–1886
Elisha Franklin Weedman
1864–1943
Mary Ann Weedman
1869–1926

Sources (15)

  • Mary J Weldon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary J Welden, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Mary Jane Craig Weedman, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1855

Historical Boundaries: 1855: Pike, Indiana, United States

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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