Joseph Craft and
Martha Irby Bates

Joseph B Craft b 7 Dec 1816 Letcher Co KY d 5 Dec 1886 Laurel Co KY; buried Clay Co KY, (1850 Letcher Co KY Census and Letcher Co KY 1860 Census); s/o James Craft and Drusilla Hammonds. Joseph Craft m. 20 Mar 1834 Perry Co KY to Martha Irby Bates b 11 Dec 1816 VA d 18 Apr 1895 London, Laurel Co KY buried Clay Co KY; d/o John Wallis Bates and Sarah Ann Walthrop. Joseph Craft was an Old Regular Baptist preacher. Children of Joseph Craft and Martha Irby Bates;

1. John Henderson Craft b 20 Dec 1834 Perry Co KY d 13 Sept 1920; m. 11 Oct 1855 to Nancy Jane Caudill b 5 Nov 1840 d 5 Nov 1922; d/o John A Caudill and Rachel Cornett.

2. Sarah Craft b 10 Feb 1837 d 31 Aug 1898; m. 12 Oct 1854 to Smith Crittenden Mullins b 13 Dec 1831 d 26 Jun 1898; s/o Booker Mullins and Mary Polly Newsome.

3. Drusilla "Siller" Craft b 7 Apr 1839 Perry Co KY d 27 Aug 1876; m. Stephen Nathaniel Reynolds b 1838 d Jun 1877 Letcher Co KY; s/o Noah Milburn Reynolds and Mary Chaney Stone. Stephen Nathaniel Reynolds is buried in the Reynolds Cemetery with a Civil War Military stone. He and his brother William Henry Reynolds were in the 39th KY Mounted Infantry as Union soldiers.

4. James W Craft b 26 Jul 1841.

5. William Richardson Craft b 24 Nov 1843 Letcher Co KY d 12 May 1928 m. 21 Jun 1868 Letcher Co KY  to Emily Jane Sergent b 1850 Harlan Co KY d 1906, d/o Andrew Jackson Sergent and Elizabeth "Betsy" Nolan.  William Richardson Craft m. (2) Laura Phillips.

6. Martha Manerva Craft b 7 Dec 1845 Letcher Co KY d 25 Aug 1936; m. 8 Jul 1869 to Joe Fouts.

7. Mary Craft b 4 Jan 1848 Letcher Co KY d 17 Sept 1938; m. 19 Apr 1872 to James Mullins b 4 Jan 1847 d 1897.

8. Joseph A Craft b 6 Mar 1850 Letcher Co KY d 1929 m. (1) to Samantha Smith. Joseph A Craft m. (2) to Julia Tapp. Joseph A Craft m. (3) to Mary Mullins.

9. Eliza Craft b 9 Nov 1853 Letcher Co KY; m. 4 Jan 1871 to John Christopher Reynolds, b 1851 Scott Co VA d Seco, Letcher Co KY; s/o Noah Milburn Reynolds and Mary Chaney Stone. Eliza Craft m. Henry Hensley.

10. Nancy J Craft b 12 Mar 1856 Letcher Co KY d 18 Jan 1950; m. 1875 to Wilburn Green.

11. Robert B Craft b 30 Mar 1860 Letcher Co KY. Unmarried.

12. Elizabeth "Eliza" Craft b 30 Mar 1860 d 30 Mar 1860. (Other accounts say she was born Feb 1855 Letcher Co KY d 1 Apr 1855).

Morgan T Craft b 4 Feb 1862 Letcher Co KY; m. Sallie Pearl.


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