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Craig - Robert C.


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Robert C. Craig, farmer and stock raiser, Mace, came to this county in 1825, from Kentucky, when six years old, having been born in Harrison county, that sate, on June 11, 1819. His parents, Robert and Ann (NEWELL) Craig, on coming here, settled in Franklin township on the farm now owned by John Hutchings. His father was born in South Carolina, and was of Irish descent, while his mother, who has of Welsh parentage, was a native of Pennsylvania. Mr. Craig received the rudiments of is education at one of the early schools, his teachers being Ben. Ristine and Robert Gordon. In 1843 he made a trip to Lynn county, Iowa, after a wife, and there married Miss Mary E DOWNING, a young lady with whom he had become acquainted in this county. They have had nine children, only four of whom are now alive: Robert S., Armenia, Franklin T. and Henry A. His farm of 200 acres, which he improved and worked for, he has divided among his children, leaving himself 70 acres. He is a prominent man in the township, and has filled the office of trustee for several terms, and at present is candidate on the independent ticket for sheriff, he being on of the leading members of that party in the county. He is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellow, and throughout life has been a consistent member of the Methodist church.

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