Archelious Craft 1749
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. (1850 Letcher Co KY Census). 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; 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 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 Unknown
iii. Sarah Craft b 1830 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 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.