Alexander County

Biography - Sarah Craig

MRS. SARAH J. CRAIG, farmer, P. O. Clear Creek Landing. The husband of this lady was John Craig, a native of Tennessee. He was born July 29, 1828, and was a son of Leon and Letitia Craig. From that State he came to this county when he was about seventeen, and commenced life as a farm hand for Washington McRaven. Our subject's maiden name was Sarah J. Palmer, and is a native of Buncombe County, N. C. She was a daughter of John Palmer, and was born January 14, 1833. When young her parents brought her to Illinois and first settled in Alton. From there they came to this county and settled near Clear Creek. Mr. Craig, in 1854, on his twenty-fourth birthday, was united in marriage to our subject, and the next year after they came to the farm upon which Mrs. Craig now resides. The original purchase was forty acres in Section 16, Town 14, Range 3 west. This has since been increased to 360 acres, of which 185 acres are in cultivation. To the twain were born four children; one only, W. S., is now living. He was born June 12, 1864. Mr. Craig died March 13, 1877, and our subject now carries on the farm, assisted by her son. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church North.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 243.

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