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Archelious Craft
and Elizabeth Adams

Archelious Craft b 23 Dec 1749 Roaring River Wilkes Co NC d 8 Nov 1853 Craft's Colly, KY; buried Colly, KY; Rev War Vet, NC Continental Line; s/o James Craft and Sarah Hammonds. Archelious Craft m. 1 Dec 1785 Wilkes Co NC to Elizabeth Betsy Adams b about 1770 Louden Co VA d Floyd Co KY; d/o John Adams Jr and Nancy Ann Caudill.  Archelous Craft m. Scena Wright a widow from VA. Archelous Craft and Scena Wright had no children. Children of Archelious Craft and Elizabeth Betsy Adams;

1. Nancy Craft b 1787 NC; m. about Apr 1803 to William Caudill b about 1779 NC d 27 Jul 1880; s/o James Caudill Jr and Mary A Unknown.

2. Ezekiel Craft b about 1788 d in infancy.

3. James Craft b 25 Nov 1790 d 12 Jan 1867 (some say d about Dec 1879 in Wayne Co KY); m. 17 Feb 1812 to Drusilla Hammons b 1790 Perry Co KY d 12 Jan 1867 Wayne Co KY; d/o Joseph Ambrose Hammons and Sarah Collins.

4. Sarah Sally Craft b about 1794 Harris Creek, Wilkes Co NC; m. 12 Apr 1812 to William Hammons b about 1790.

5. John W Craft b about 1796 Harris Creek, Wilkes Co NC; m. 2 Aug 1818 Floyd Co KY to Susanna Hagins b about 1798 NC; d/o William R Hagins and Mary Linville.

6. Stephen Craft b 1798 in KY; m. Elizabeth Unknown b about 1810. Children of Stephen Craft and Elizabeth Unknown;

i. Mary Craft b 1822 KY m. John Simon?

ii. Archillus Craft b 1827 KY; m. Loucinda ??

iii. Sarah Craft b 1830 in AL

iv. Sintha Craft b 1837 AL

v. Mattie? Craft b 1840 AL

vi. Absalom Craft b 1841 AL

vii. John Craft b 1844 AL

7. Simon Craft b 1800.

8. Archelous Cheed Craft Jr b about 1802 Wilkes Co NC d 7 Oct 1853 at Colly Creek, Letcher Co KY m. 23 Aug 1822 Perry Co KY to Nancy Jane Polly b 1805 TN, d/o Edward Polly (Rev War Vet) and Mary Agnes Mullins.

9. Malinda Craft b 1804.

10. William Craft b 1807 in Floyd Co KY d 1898; m. 26 May 1826 to Rachel Parker b about 1812 TN. William Craft built spinning wheels.

11. Charity Craft b 1810 Floyd Co KY; m. Sept 1824 to Harvey Pritchard (aka Pritchet)


Thanks to Gary Kahler for submitting the John N Craft Ancestors PDF file containing this family and many others of the Craft lineage.


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