Home of Capt. Robert Craig at Abingdon, Virginia

Robert Craig home

Captain Robert CRAIG b. 1744 Donegal Township, Lancaser County, PA, d. 1834 Abingdon, VA m. Jane DENNY b. 1750 Brandywine PA, d. 1809 Abingdon VA.

The back of the upper photo reads, “Captain Robert CRAIG’s home, Abingdon, VA. About 1808, Robert CRAIG built the west half of the brick home, which he called Mount Pleasant. This house had five rooms. It is said that the kitchen was entirely separate from the house. In 1857, Judge FULKERSON, then the owner, added three rooms to the west with his law office upstairs. After the home was no longer in the CRAIG family it waas called ‘Retirement.'”

The back of the second photo reads, “This is the rear view of this lovely home. When we visited Abingdon in 1969 we were shown the downstairs. We were told that the frame addition was very old. I think it was most likely part of the original house, perhaps where the kitchen was located. The present owners keep it in beautiful shape. It is furnished with lovely antiques.”

Obtained from Dorothy MITCHELL McCLURE, who had visited the CRAIG home

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5 Responses to “Home of Capt. Robert Craig at Abingdon, Virginia”
  1. Rebecca Halaska says:

    I have just put together a family tree from Grandmother Richardson’s Bible. It dates back to Robert Craig. Is there any place I can post it as to possibly gather more information?

  2. jmk says:

    There are different genealogy sites on the web where you could post it. Rootsweb is one.

  3. MARILYN PARKER COX says:

    CAPT. ROBERT CRAIG WAS MY FIFTH GREAT GRANDFATHER ON MY MATERNAL LINE. I HAVE BEEN TO THE RETIREMENT A COUPLE OF TIMES SINCE 2002.

  4. Lars Eighner says:

    All other sources I have consulted including the DAR put Capt. Robert Craig’s birthplace as Donegal Township, Lancaster Co. PA, not Donegal Co., Ireland.

  5. jmk says:

    Thanks, Lars. I’ve had that bit of info in my record for many years, don’t recollect from where it came, and am glad to have the correction.

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