Kentuckiana Genealogy: Biographies: Craig, Robert Marion
|By Dee Pavey (Dee) on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 - 07:12 pm:|
Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison,
Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott and Washington
John M. Gresham & Co. Chicago 1889
ROBERT MARION CRAIG was born in Harrison county, Ind., July 28, 1833, and is a son of
William and Elizabeth (Meyers) Craig, natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively.
William Craig was the son of Jesse Craig, who emigrated from Pennsylvania about the year 1811,
and settled in Harrison county, on Blue River. Elizabeth Meyers Craig was a daughter of John
Meyers, a native of Virginia. The subject of this sketch was raised on a farm and educated
in the common schools.
He enlisted November 7, 1861, in Co. F, Forty-ninth Indiana Vol. Infantry, and served until
Nov. 29, 1864, when, his time having expired, he was honorably discharged. He was in all
the battles in which his regiment took part, including the siege of Vicksburg. He entered
the service as a private and was mustered out as a first lieutenant, which is a guarantee
of his good service as a soldier. After his term of service had expired he returned home
and settled down to the quiet life of a farmer, and was married January 5, 1865, to Sarah C.
Breeden, daughter of Bryant Breeden, a native of Harrison county. They have three children,
viz: Dora, Alta and Robert M. Mr. Craig commenced clerking in l875, continuing the same
until 1887, when he engaged in the mercantile business for himself in Leavenworth.
He carries a good stock, worth about $3,000, and is an energetic and active business man.
He has filled several township offices with great acceptability. He is a G. A. R. member.