James Craig

1 June 1821–2 March 1868 (Age 46)
Ennistimon, County Clare, Ireland

The Life Summary of James

When James Craig was born on 1 June 1821, in Ennistimon, County Clare, Ireland, his father, David Creagh, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth MacNamara, was 28. He married Margaret Ann McMulkin on 28 August 1844, in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 2 March 1868, in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Craig
Margaret Ann McMulkin
Marriage: 28 August 1844
Daniel Craig
Margaret Ann Craig
James Mormon Craig
Joseph Hiram Craig
Eliza Jane Craig
Ephraim Heber Craig
Manassa Craig

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1844Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 9
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 15
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    James Craig Bugler of the Pioneers

    JAMES CRAIG, one of the original pioneers of Utah, and known as the "Bugler of the Pioneers", was born in Ireland in 1821, a son of David and Elizabeth Craig. After his arrival in the Salt Lake Valley …

    Sources (11)

    • James Craig, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Hiram Craig in entry for Joseph Hiram Craig, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • James Craig, "United States Census, 1850"

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