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William Craig

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. 

Charlene Corman Brooks

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