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Henry Craston, Crafton, Jeremiah Pierce
Posted by: Sharon Pearce (ID *****3544) Date: May 09, 2014 at 21:01:25
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I have recently learned the genealogy of Jeremiah Pierce who seems to have a parallel migration trail at time of Revolution and after with my Henry Crafton (Craston), b. about 1755, who served with the VA 8th, was given bounty land in Boutetourt Co., but the area was later carved into Montgomery Co. by the time he left for KY, as did Jeremiah Pierce, some Grahams and others, between 1789 and 1793 or 1794. The actual land can be located adjacent to Floyd, VA in Floyd Co. later carved out of Montgomery Co.

Of course, I am trying to determine from whence Henry Craston came. Jeremiah Pierce was out of a line of Pierces previously in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ, which seem to descendant from Richard Pierce and Susannah Wright of Long Island tracing back to the Mayflower Pearces through one avenue or another.

Henry's name suggests he was Irish or Scots/Irish. His spouse may have been a Graham, my guess, as they also lived in Montgomery Co. and became his neighbors in Fleming Co., KY, not far from where Jeremiah Pierce settled.

There were Craftons in Lunenberg, VA but that seems to be an unrelated family to Henry.

Any ideas or help appreciated. He might well have been linked with the Presbyterians back then; no way to know. Half of his children born in VA, the remainder in KY.

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