Scots who came to America
Our ancestor William Craig born 1705 in Scotland came to America on the
ship called the ‘George and Ann.” It sailed from Ireland May 4, 1729 and
landed in present day Newcastle, Delaware on September 9, 1729.
Passengers listed were the Craig, Mitchell, McClean, Logan, and Long
families. Margaret Logan Long born in Annandale, Scotland, was a widow on
board with her son George Long. William Craig met Margaret Logan Long on
board and they were married on the ship “George and Ann in 1729. They
settled first in Pennsylvania. Then moved to North Carolina to the Old
Hawfields area in 1740. Their children included George Long who was
brought up with the Craig children.
John Craig born 1731, David Craig born 1733, James Craig born 1735, Isabel
Craig born 1737, and Samuel Craig, born 1739. This is according to
CRAIG-LINKS, VOLUME VI No. l, January-February 1985.
Our line is traced through David Craig who married Eleanor Johnston 1768
in Orange County North Carolina.
Johnston Craig Senior and Martha Blackwood New Hope, NC
Johnston Craig Jr. and Angeline Bybee Warren,
James Edward Craig and Caroline Dotson,
Josephine Craig who married Clement BeVier,
Mayme Caroline BeVier who married Ivan C. Snyder
Mary L. Snyder who married Bryce Corman
Charlene Corman who married Burl Ray May
Julie May who married David K. Johnston
Children: Curtis, Steven, and Kaleb Johnston
The burial place of Johnston Craig Jr. is unknown.
The story goes that he was ill and he wanted to return home to North
Carolina from Missouri. However, he did not make it home. It’s believed
that he died in Oregon County Missouri in an unmarked grave. Any
information concerning his burial place would be appreciated.
Why did they come to America?
They came seeking a better life than they had in
Scotland and Ireland. They came to America to escape religious
persecution and to a country, where they could worship as they chose.