James Cragun

26 July 1814–13 February 1887 (Age 72)
Connersville, Connersville Township, Fayette, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Cragun was born on 26 July 1814, in Connersville, Connersville Township, Fayette, Indiana, United States, his father, Elisha Cragun, was 28 and his mother, Mary Osborne, was 23. He married Eleanor Lane on 30 March 1837, in Boone, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He registered for military service in 1879. He died on 13 February 1887, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Cragun
Eleanor Lane
Marriage: 30 March 1837
Lydia Margaret Cragun
James Hyrum Cragun
Thomas Calvin Cragun
Mary Ellen Cragun
Melvina Cragun
Elisha Cragun
Martha James Cragun
Sarah Jane Cragun
Tyresha Cragun

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  • Marriage
    30 March 1837Boone, Indiana, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Indiana is the 19th state.
    Age 18
    Historical Information: 1832: Boone, Indiana, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    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

    Altered form of Scottish Craigen . Compare Cragin .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Elisha Cragun and Mary Osborn (Cragun)

    ELISHA CRAGUN AND MARY OSBORN CRAGUN by Eva Cragun Heiner in 1966 Elisha Cragun was the second son of Patrick Cragun (Cregan, Crogan, etc.), born 22 February 1786, either in Russell County, V …

    Sources (64)

    • James Cragin, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Cragan, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
    • James H Cragun, "Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879-1934"

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