Name: Thomas Craig
Birth: 28 JUN 1752 in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: 24 AUG 1832 in Hamilton Township, Jackson County, Ohio
Thomas Craig (1752-1832) - Born in Scotland. Enlisted in 1776 in MD. Taken prisoner at Fort Washington & exchanged 9 months later. Served until 1784. Filed for & granted pension in Jackson county in 1818. Buried in what became Vinton County in 1850. Married to Elizabeth Fleming & raised large family. Children were Thomas, Daniel, John, Fleming, Samuel, Messer & at least one daughter, no name, born ca 1808.
Rev War soldier w Maryland Line 2 terms of service 1776-1783. Rank Sargent. Married possibly 2nd Elizabeth Fleming in Westmoreland Co, Pa 9 Nov 1786. Dates put birth c 1753. He was in Ohio in 1818, applied for Rev Pension for service w/ Col Rawlings (Rollins) Reg. says he is 65 yr. Capt Davis Co. Later in Capt Spurriers Co. Prisoner in Fort Washington x9m. Discharged at Pittsburgh as a Sgt; obtained land grant in Ohio. ? Warrant No 1187 issued Ohio Aub 24, 1826. Unable to write as he makes his mark as does his wife. On declaration of need he gives property value of $90 all in animals. His children are "orphaned out" as he is unable to provide for them, Daniel 15, John 11, Fleming 9 yr, Meeper? (maybe Meyer) 7 yr, a dtr unnamed a 13. He resides in Jackson Co Ohio. Pension granted ?15 May 1819.
Elizabeth was to receive a pension but --Morris who she entrusted the
papers to obtain her money absconded; many letters in files regarding her efforts to receive her pension. At time of application living w/her son Thomas Craig 20 May 1839.
Resident of Hamilton Township of Jackson aged 68 yr.
Later noted in Morgan CO, Ohio, (?same county, new county created). 1844 aged 73 yrs and living in OHIO for 30 yr.
Family letter in Mil files from desc. saying he came to colonies from Scotland bef Rev w/5 brothers and settled in Virginia.
THE DAR PATRIOT LIST INCLUDES THOMAS CRAIG:
CRAIG, THOMAS Ancestor #: A027273 Service: MARYLAND Rank: SERGEANT Birth: 1754 SCOTLAND Death: 8-24-1832 JACKSON CO OHIO Pension Number: S*W5225 Service Source: S*W5225 Service Description: 1) ALSO PVT CAPTS DAVIS,LYNN,SPURRIER,
2) COL RAWLINGS
1) County: FREDERICK CO PROB - State: MARYLAND
Father: George Craig b: ABT 1717
Mother: Agnes Sterling
Elizabeth Flemming b: 1771 in Westmorland, Pennsylvania
9 NOV 1786
in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
- William Sr Craig b: 4 JUL 1769 in Adams County, Pennsylvania
- Thomas Jr Craig b: ABT 1794
- Samuel Lewis Craig b: 1796 in Maryland Junction, West Virginia
- Daniel Craig b: ABT 1806
- Mary Elilzabeth Craig b: 1808
- John Craig b: ABT 1810
- Fleming Craig b: ABT 1812
- Moses Craig b: ABT 1814