Robert Craig, Robert Craig Jr. and John Mitchell Given as Securities in Will of William King

“Be it remembered that at a Court opened and held by the justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Roane at the Courthouse in Kingston on the 3rd Monday of March 1809 The following Probate of the last Will and Testament of WILLIAM KING deceased with the attestation of […]

Obituary of Capt. Robert Craig, February 8, 1834, Abingdon

Capt. ROBERT CRAIG departed this life in this County on the morning of the 4th last in the 90th year of his age. The deceased had resided in this county about 46 years; whither he removed about the year ’87, from the state of Pennsylvania. In the various spheres in which he was called to […]

Last Will and Testament of Robert Craig b. 1744, d. 1834 in Abingdon, Virginia

In the name of God, Amen! I Robert Craig of the county of Washington in the State of Virginia, being of sound mind and memory notwithstanding my advanced age, blessed be God for all his goodwill and mercies toward me, do make, ordain and declare this instrument which is written with my own hand and […]

1898 Letter from Robert Chambers Craig to John Thompson Mitchell with Recollections on Robert Craig

Thank you to Jim Mitchell for the photocopy of the below letter from Robert Chambers Craig to John Thompson Craig. The photocopy is of a typewritten copy of the original. Below is my transcription and following it some notes. Benham, March 26, 1898 Dear Cousin; — Your letter of March 18th is to hand, and […]

James Bourne Mitchell and Family

Dorothy Mitchell McClure gave this to me when I was young. I didn’t make a note who had written it and am unsure who it was. Dorothy added that the below mentioned Missouri Valley College was her Alma Mater. * * * * * James Bourne Mitchell and family by a descendant of J. B. […]

Home of Capt. Robert Craig at Abingdon, Virginia

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. […]