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James Craig
Born 1824
JAMES CRAIG, farmer, Richland Twp., Sec. 6; P.O. Bowen's Prairie; was born in 1822, on the British brig Bartley, on the Banks of Newfoundland, his parents being then on their way from England to this country. His parents settled in Philadelphia. Mr. Craig has resided in that part of Philadelphia known as East Kensington nearly all his life; he learned the trade of a carpenter, which business he followed for some years; he was engaged in the machine-shops of I. P. Morris, of Philadelphia, for twenty-six years. He was married to Fanny J. Hayes, a native of Ireland, born in 1829. Mr. Craig purchased his present farm in the spring of 1877. He has four sons and two daughters—Jared, Margaret J., Charles, William J., Laura L. and, Robert; the first two mentioned are twins. His farm contains 178; acres; he also owns a house and lot adjoining his farm.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 689.
Submitted by: Lori J. Mentzel


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