Biography: CRAIG, James F.

JAMES F. CRAIG, a native of Tennessee and well-to-do farmer, was born in Maury County May 1. 1836. His father, Robert Craig, was a native of North Carolina, where he married Mary Sellers, also of that, state, and came to Tennessee. He now resides in Maury County and is a widower, his wife having died October 4. 1864. Our subject is a graduate of Erskine College, South Carolina. He took an active part in the late war, serving in Company B, Thirty-second Mississippi Infantry, from March, 1862, to March, 1864. At that time he was transferred to the Third Tennessee and served in this capacity until the close of the war. He is a member of the Old School Presbyterian Church, and is a strong Democrat in politics.

Source: History of Tennessee: From the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford and Marshall Counties. Nashville, Tenn: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1886.


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