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Craig - Robert A.


Source: 1881 H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill)p 540

Robert A. Craig, farmer and stock raiser, Darlington. Among the early settlers of this part of the County the Craig family ranks among the first. the father of the subject of this biography having arrived here with his parents in 1823, from Kentucky, settled on the Noblesville road, and endured all the privations of pioneer life. R. r. A. Craig's parents, Hugh N. and Lucy (BROCKMAN) Craig, were both born in Kentucky, and married in this County in 1826, their family consisting of three children: Marshall H. (now deceased), Elizabeth A., now living in Iowa, and Robert A. Mr. Craig received his education at the old log school-house, and during his liefe has been engaged principally in agricultural puruits (sic) and is now one of the most enterprising and extensive farmers in this township. During the war he was conscripted and went into camp for ten days, when he hired a substitute. On January 8, 1853, he married Miss Lydia MARTZ, whose parents were old settlers in this part of the County, the result of this union being a family of six children: Vincent E., Alma C., Isaac W., Johnny W., Mary E. and Eva A. Mr. Craig was born June 1, 1833, in this township, and for the last five years has been a member of the democratic party. His farm residence is beautifully situated, and is 32 x 38 feet, with an L 15 x 52 feet, in height, one and a half stories. His barn, one of the largest in the township, is 40 x 75 feet.  -- kbz
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