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From: "Penny Wilson" <>
Subject: Re: [CRAIG-L] Craig Connections to the Albemarle Co., VA Declaration Of Independence
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 22:48:58 -0600

I have been at a loss as to my Craig's. My Thomas Craig b. abt. 1760-70 in
MD was in Stewart County TN in 1803. Also Ellender Craig(possibly a sister)
b. abt. 1778 in MD & d. July 1868 in Henry Co. TN. She married a James
Poyner b. abt. 1774 NC d. abt. 1848on White Oak Creek in Humphreys Co TN.
James & Ellender were married and had one daughter, Elizabeth, when they
came to TN. There was also a William Craig who married a Jain McCannon in
Stewart County 12-18-1804. All these folks lived in Stewart Co., Humphreys
Co., Benton Co., TN during the 1800's and possibly some of them and their
children moved into other surrounding states. One set of the Humphreys
County TN Craig's came to Humphreys Co. TN around 1809-10 and left for
Alabama the fall of 1820: James Craig, John Craig and two left for Alabama
abt. 1817: Robert & Thomas Craig. I have some info but not enough to tie my
Craig's completely together but I did manage to eliminate this family on
info received.
In Benton Co. TN Census is Thomas Craig b. abt. 1806 TN married to Sarah
Allen (2nd wife) (1st wife unknown, possibly a Cottingham?) He had two girls
by his 1st unknown wife: Martha and M. Elizabeth and two girls by 2nd wife,
Sarah Allen: Charlotte and Angeline. There was also a Susan Craige age 21
living in his house. M. Elizabeth married Thomas A. Watson in 1863. Their
son Thomas Jefferson Watson is my Grandfather. Does any of this tie in with
any information you might have or anyone else on the Craig List? Any help
would be wonderful.

Best regards,
Penny Wilson

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From: Jim Bailey <>
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Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2000 9:10 PM
Subject: [CRAIG-L] Craig Connections to the Albemarle Co., VA Declaration Of

I was going through some files today and was reminded about the Craig
connection to the Albemarle, VA "Declaration of Independence". According to
the book "History of Albemarle" by Rev. Edgar Woods, on pages 365-367 it
shows the names of the people who signed this document in Albemarle County
on April 21, 1779. The most famous signer was Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Craig was a signer. Also I noticed that Samuel and Francis Taliaferro
were signatories. Is there a connection between these people and the
Taliaferro Craig branch of the family?

At least two more Craig family members are possible signers as well. They
are Samuel and William L. Bing. I have seen claims on the Bing-L list as
well as in a couple of books published by the Gallia County, Ohio Historical
Society that these men, descended from a Craig(e) family, did sign this
document. I have seen the name spelled with and without an "e".

This is what I have on that Craig connection:

Samuel and William were sons of:

.John Bing, s/o John & Frances (Shortyng) Byng

B. 1704 at St. Bride Fleet, London
D. August, 1780 in Cecil County, MD
married: Esther or Hester Craig about 1741, probably in Chester, PA
B. 1718??? in London, England
D. 1765 in Cecil Co, MD? (LDS# AFN: GW9M-S1)
John & Esther migrated to Philadelphia where he became a sea captain. His
daughters married Nolan, Thompson, Craig and Scholes. (DAR Library in
Washington, DC from a paper entitled "Partial record of the Bing Family,
from George Bing to J.J. Bing"). In 1742, John bought property at Northeast
in old Chester Co., PA. (Per family history on pg. 34 of the 1980 Gallia
Co., OH History.)

Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 11:13:19 -0700
From: "lotswife" <>
A nice lady in Cecil Co. searched for a John Bing earlier than the one born
1704. I've been trying to find out if the one in Dr. JPBing's research, John
b. 1666 d. 1703 in Cecil Co., left any trails.


Note that one of John & Hester's daughters apparently married a Craig. I
don't know that daughter's name.

This is what I have on Samuel & William Bing:

William Bing (William L. Bing, signer of the Albemale Co., VA Declaration of
B. 1730 (calculation from gravestone)
D. April 15, 1821 age 91 per his gravestone
Buried in Bing I Cemetery in Addison Twp., Gallia Co., OH. William went to
Gallia Co., OH about 1800. Note that William had a nephew, William L. Bing,
who was too young to have signed the document. It is possible that the
nephew was named for the uncle and both had "L" as a middle initail.

Samuel C. (Craig?) Bing - Revolutionary War Veteran - Served in the Maryland
Flying Camp Militia Corps from July 25 to December 1, 1776. He moved to
Gallia 1800-1804.
B. September 3, 1755, Chester, PA or Cecil Co, MD
D. December 27, 1827, Addison Township, Gallia Co, OH
He is buried in the Bing I Cemetery, Addison Twp, Gallia Co, OH
Married: Mary Ann Fulton on August 3, 1797 in Augusta Co,VA by Rev. John
pastor of Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church, on the Great Calf Pasture River.
Mary was the daughter of James R. & Jane (Matthews) Fulton. James Fulton
served in the Revolution and was awarded Ohio lands for his service.
B. September 16, 1777 or October 16, 1776 in Augusta Co, VA
D. August 26, 1855 in Gallia Co, OH at her son-in-law's home, James Blake,
not far from the mouth of Campaign Creek. She is buried in the Bing I
Cemetery, Addison Twp, Gallia Co., OH

I am a direct descendent from Samuel and Mary (Fulton) Bing and thus my
connection to an unknown Craig family.
Does any of this fit with someone out there?


Jim Bailey

Kinston, NC

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