Family of William H. Crago
Generation No. 2
WILLIAM H. CRAGO (GEORGE CRAGO) was born 24 August 1832, and died 30 December 1904. He married EMILY JANE KING 30 May 1854 in Putnam Co, WV, daughter of MARTIN KING and FRANCES WILKERSON. She was born 11 November 1835, and died 20 January 1919.
Children of WILLIAM CRAGO and EMILY KING are
i. EMMER CRAGO.
ii. MILDRED CRAIGO, b. 1852.
iii. FERDISTA CRAGO, b. Abt. 1856, Putnam County, VA.
iv. GEORGE MARTIN CRAIGO, b. 16 November 1858, Putnam County, VA; d. 04 November 1918, Putnam
v. JAMES FRANKLIN CRAGO, b. 27 June 1860, Putnam County, VA.
vi. WILLA E. CRAGO, b. Abt. 1863, Putnam County, VA.
vii.SARAH FRANCES CRAGO, b. 02 November 1865, Putnam Co, WV; d. 10 April 1953.
viii. WILLIAM PHILLIP SHERATON CRAGO, b. 12 August 1868, Putnam Co, WV.
ix. MILLIE A. CRAGO, b. 05 April 1872; d. 09 May 1875.
William’s sister Sarah was married to Emily Jane King’s brother Rhoderick.
William & Emily are buried in Old Antioch Cemetery – Confidence, Putnam County, W.Va.
There is not much known about William.
However, the following is quoted from the research of William Earnest Craigo Jr.
“William (Bill) I have found out very little about him other than he served in the Union Army during
the Civil War. My dad told me that he always attended the GAR meetings in Charleston
And that he always drank too much.”
GAR stood for Grand Army of the Republic and was a veteran’s organization for Union Soldiers of the Civil War.