Posted By:Debra
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Subject:Craig Family of Darke County
Post Date:August 16, 2003 at 17:04:45
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Forum:Darke County, OH Genealogy Forum
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I am looking for information on my ancestor, Joseph Craig from Preble County, Ohio and later in Indiana. I have found some information in Preble County that mentions Joseph Seymour Craig and his sister Harriet Jane Craig in a guardianship as the heirs of Matilda Craig. I have found that Matilda Craig was married to James Craig of Darke County. There is a Seymour Craig also mentioned in some information from Darke County. Does anyone know who this Joseph Craig married or what happened to him? I am hoping that he is the Joseph I am looking for. I have only one census where he is named and that is the 1860 census where he is married to Mary Jane Newton and living in Preble County. I have not been able to find him in the 1850 census. Since he died about 1861 or 1862 (again, I have no actual date), I have very little knowledge of his family. I do know that family lore says his brother, James Craig, married the sister of Mary Jane Newton. Interesting that two brothers married two sisters. I guess that happened quite a bit back then. No one knows the parents of the Craigs at this point. I was hoping that someone would need to match up a name and that this Joseph from Darke County would be the one I am looking for. If you have any information on the above family, I would love to hear from you. Thanks!