The Descendants of William Craig and Kennedy Copeland


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This file produced with assistance from "Remember Yesterday - A History of North Tryon, PEI." N. Tryon Hist. Soc., J. Robert A. Lemieux, and Dave Hunter - dhunter@islandregister.com

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The Descendants of William Craig and Kennedy Copeland

1. William Craig born Ireland., Occupation: Teacher/MLA., married Kennedy Copeland, born ___ 1753, died Nov 29 1828, Shipyard(now Hamilton), Malpeque, PEI., Note: Resided, Bedeque, PEI. William died BEF 1828, Bedeque, PEI.., Note: Resided, Bedeque, PEI. William Craig, and his wife Kennedy Copeland, arrived on the Island with the family of Gov. Walter Patterson. He was to be the tutor for Patterson's children. They arrived on Aug. 20, 1770. He became involved in politics, in 1773, a member of the first council and Leg. Assy. In CA. 1790, he moved to Bedeque, where he taught school till he died. From "Remember Yesterday - A History of North Tryon, PEI." N. Tryon Hist. Soc. pg. 38

Children:

2. i Elizabeth Craig born ___ 1780.

3. ii Robert Craig born ___ 1782.

iii Jane Craig born ___ 1785, Charlottetown, PEI., married Robert Stewart. Jane died ___ 1846.

iv Alexander Craig born Sep 24 1786, Charlottetown, PEI., Baptised: Nov 02 1794.

4. v John Craig born Mar 19 1788.

vi William Craig born Jan 28 1791, Charlottetown, PEI., Baptised: Nov 02 1794.

vii Ann Craig born ___ 1791, Bedeque, PEI., married John M'Gougan.

Second Generation

2. Elizabeth Craig (1.William1 ) born ___ 1780, Charlottetown, PEI., married Dec 21 1797, Dugald Stewart, born ___ 1759, died Aug 05 1842, Interred: Malpeque People's Cem., PEI., Note: Resided, Shipyard, Princetown, PEI. Elizabeth died Nov 09 1851, Interred: Malpeque People's Cem., PEI., Note: Resided, Shipyard, Princetown, PEI.

Children:

5. i Mary Stewart born Apr 09 1805.

3. Robert Craig (1.William1 ) born ___ 1782, Charlottetown, PEI., Occupation: Farmer/Teacher, married Jan 1802, Mary Wightman, Note: Resided, Princetown Royalty (Malpeque), PEI. Robert Note: Resided, Princetown Royalty (Malpeque), PEI.

Children:

i Sarah Craig born Oct 21 1802, Malpeque, PEI.

ii Henrietta Craig born Aug 08 1804, Malpeque, PEI.

6. iii John Craig born Oct 03 1806.

iv Robert Craig born Oct 10 1808, Malpeque, PEI.

v James Craig born Feb 08 1811, Malpeque, PEI., died Nov 26 1884, Interred: Malpeque Presb. Cem., PEI.

vi Agnes Craig born Jun 05 1815, Malpeque, PEI.

vii Mary Craig born Apr 01 1819, Malpeque, PEI. Mary possibly married, Feb 20 1851, Archibald McGougan.

viii William Craig born Feb 01 1820, Malpeque, PEI.

ix Jannet (Jane) Craig born Aug 14 1822, Malpeque, PEI. Jane possibly married on Sep 29, 1858, Jonathan Vernon Rogers. From "Remember Yesterday - A History of North Tryon, PEI." N. Tryon Hist. Soc.

4. John Craig (1.William1 ) born Mar 19 1788, Charlottetown, PEI., Baptised: Nov 02 1794, Occupation: Farmer/Store Keeper, married (1) Jan 10 1810, Ann Robins, born ___ 1789, (daughter of John Robins and Mary Hooper) died ___ 1827, Note: Resided, Lower Bedeque, PEI., married (2) Elizabeth Lee Owen, born Apr 22 1802, Malpeque, PEI., (daughter of Arthur Owen and Elizabeth Lee) died ___ 1874, Note: Resided, Lower Bedeque, PEI. John died Jan 25 1852, Interred: North Bedeque Cem., PEI., Note: Resided, Lower Bedeque, PEI. Ann and John had 6 sons and 2 daughters. John ran a general store. He married Elizabeth following Ann's death.

Children by Ann Robins:

i William Craig Occupation: Farmer., married Mar 1840, Jane Hooper, born ___ 1814, Bedeque, PEI., (daughter of Major Hooper and Catherine Urquhart) died ___ 1890, Note: Resided, Middleton, PEI. William Note: Resided, Middleton, PEI. William and Jane had 6 sons and two daughters. He was a member of the house of legislature and remained in office after 1774. He was the son of John and Ann Robins Craig of Lower Bedeque. On October 1, 1774, [Gov. Walter] Patterson called a second election. He and his council decided that the present house should be dissolved since the "respectable people who were expected to arrive in the summer of 1774 would give a greater choice of men"(Patterson to Dartmouth, May 1, 1774, C. O. 226, Vol 1, pg. 45) The new house met on October 4th, 1974 with eight members in attendance: John White, Robert Watson, Samuel Braddock, Benjamin Chappell, Adrian Van Brankle, James Richardson, John Webster and Cornelius Higgins. THe ten returning members were: Robert Stewart, John Budd, George Burns, Alexander Farquhar, Elisha Coffin, David Lawson, William Lawson, John Lord, William Craig, and William Warren.(Journal of the House of Assembly, St. John's Island, 1774, vol. 2, pp 1-2) Above from Canada's Smallest Province, Deyell, 1983, pg50.

Children by Elizabeth Lee Owen:

ii Arthur Craig born ___ 1833, Lower Bedeque, PEI., married (1) Sarah Green, married (2) Sarah Clarke.

iii Martha Craig born ___ 1834, Lower Bedeque, PEI., married Mr. Gardiner.

iv Elizabeth Craig born ___ 1836, Lower Bedeque, PEI.

v Jane Craig born ___ 1839, Lower Bedeque, PEI., married Mr. Dixon.

vi Eliza Matilda Craig born ___ 1841, Lower Bedeque, PEI., married William M'Neill.

vii Margaret Ellen Craig born ___ 1844, Lower Bedeque, PEI., married (1) Mr. M'Callum, married (2) Mr. Linkletter.

viii Alfred John Craig born ___ 1847, Lower Bedeque, PEI., married Flora Owen, born ___ 1836, Malpeque, PEI., (daughter of John Owen and Mary Ramsay) died ___ 1920, Interred: Malpeque People's Cem., PEI.

Third Generation

5. Mary Stewart (2.Elizabeth2 , 1.William1 ) born Apr 09 1805, Shipyard, Princetown, PEI., married Nov 16 1831, John M. Wright, born ___ 1789, (son of Nathaniel Wright and Ann NANCY Lord) Occupation: Farmer, died Dec 02 1875, Note: Resided, Birch Grove, Searleton, PEI. Mary died ___ 1877, Note: Resided, Searleton, PEI. John: John was a Justice of the Peace, and a High Sheriff for Prince County. He was also a member of the Legislative Council. He was one of the first settlers at Searleton. He and Elizabeth had 5 sons and 2 daughters. He and Mary had 1 son and 1 daughter.

Children:

i John Stewart Wright born ___ 1835, Searletown, PEI., Occupation: Farmer., married Jan 28 1863, in "Willow Cottage", Searletown, PEI., Beria Stewart Black, born Sep 30 1837, (daughter of Joseph Black and Sarah Canfield) died Feb 27 1910, Interred: Searletown Cem., PEI., Note: Resided, Birch Grove, Searletown, PEI. John died ___ 1912, Interred: Searletown Cem., PEI., Note: Resided, Birch Grove, Searletown, PEI. John and Beria had 2 sons and 2 daughters.

6. John Craig (3.Robert2 , 1.William1 ) born Oct 03 1806, Malpeque, PEI., Occupation: Farmer and poss. Teacher., married Jane Ramsay, born ___ 1801, (daughter of Neil Ramsay and Mary Cole) died Jun 13 1863, Interred: Malpeque People's Cem., PEI., Note: Resided, Princetown Royalty till 1850/Margate,PEI. John Note: Resided, Princetown Royalty till 1850/Margate,PEI.

Children:

i William Craig born ___ 1828, Malpeque, (Princetown Royalty), PEI., died ___ 1863.

ii Jane Craig born ___ 1829, Malpeque, (Princetown Royalty), PEI., died ___ 1879.

iii James Craig born ___ 1831, Malpeque, (Princetown Royalty), PEI. James possibly married Jun 5 1866, Bridget Wall. From "Remember Yesterday - A History of North Tryon, PEI." N. Tryon Hist. Soc.

7. iv Robert Craig born ___ 1833.

v Thomas Craig born Malpeque, (Princetown Royalty), PEI.

vi Neil Craig born ___ 1840, Malpeque, (Princetown Royalty), PEI., married Dec 10 1869, Mary Ramsay.

Fourth Generation

7. Robert Craig (6.John3 , 3.Robert2 , 1.William1 ) born ___ 1833, Malpeque, (Princetown Royalty), PEI., Occupation: Farmer., married Apr 05 1853, Ann (Annie) Tuplin, born ___ 1838, PEI., Note: Resided, Margate, PEI. Robert Note: Resided, Margate, PEI. Robert is the son of John Craig and Jane Ramsay. From "Remember Yesterday - A History of North Tryon, PEI." N. Tryon Hist. Soc. Pg.39 Ann: Ann is the daughter of Reuben Tuplin and Rebecca Folland. Her father owned a carriage shop, store and forge where Robert apprenticed. Reuben was considered one of the richest men on the Island.

Children:

8. i Grace Craig born ___ 1854.

9. ii William Craig born ___ 1857.

10. iii Lemuel Craig born ___ 1860.

iv Rebecca Craig born ___ 1861, Margate, PEI., married Jedidiah Seavey. Jedidiah: Jedidiah and Rebecca had no children. From "Remember Yesterday - A History of North Tryon, PEI." N. Tryon Hist. Soc.

v Thersa Harriet Craig born Jan 08 1865, Margate, PEI., married Feb 10 1886, in Berwick, ME., Frank Chadbourne Hayes. Thersa died Feb 01 1936. Complete info on Thersa updated by J. Robert A. Lemieux, rlemieux@ma.ultranet.com.... Thanks, Bob!

vi Lucinda Craig born ___ 1868, Margate, PEI., married Peter Warren Leard, born ___ 1868, Occupation: Miller., died ___ 1955, Note: Resided, Coleman, PEI. Lucinda died ___ 1946, Interred: Elmsdale Ch. of the Nazarene Cem., PEI., Note: Resided, Coleman, PEI. Peter: Peter and Lucinda had 10 children.

11. vii John Russell Craig born Jun 20 1871.

viii Ida Craig born ___ 1878, Margate, PEI., died Young.

Fifth Generation

8. Grace Craig (7.Robert4 , 6.John3 , 3.Robert2 , 1.William1 ) born ___ 1854, Margate, PEI., married James Adams.

Children:

i Robert Adams.

9. William Craig (7.Robert4 , 6.John3 , 3.Robert2 , 1.William1 ) born ___ 1857, Margate, PEI., Occupation: Carpenter., married Anne Hickey. William died ___ 1945.

Children:

i Amy Craig born ___ 1881, married Ambrose M'Innis. Amy died ___ 1963.

ii Alice Craig born ___ 1884, married William Gay. Alice died ___ 1970.

iii Ada Craig married Max Steel.

10. Lemuel Craig (7.Robert4 , 6.John3 , 3.Robert2 , 1.William1 ) born ___ 1860, Margate, PEI., Occupation: Carriage Maker., married Jul 11 1883, Isabell BELLE Mobbs, born ___ 1863, died Nov 19 1962, Interred: Lower Bedeque Cem., PEI., Note: Resided, Kensington/Bedeque, PEI. Lemuel died Oct 1929, Interred: Lower Bedeque Cem., PEI., Note: Resided, Kensington/Bedeque, PEI. Lemuel and Belle lived in Kensington where Lemuel started a carriage making business, later moving it to Summerside. In 1905, he moved his family to the Brae, then in 1916 took up residence in Bedeque. He died after being trampled by a horse. From "Remember Yesterday - A History of North Tryon, PEI." N. Tryon Hist. Soc. Isabell: Belle was the daughter of Robert Mobbs and Margaret Muttart. From "Remember Yesterday - A History of North Tryon, PEI." N. Tryon Hist. Soc.

Children:

12. i Harry Lester Craig born May 17 1884.

ii Maude Anna Craig born ___ 1890, married Ernest Miller, born Sweden. Maude died ___ 1972, Interred: Burlington, Mass. Ernest: Ernest and Maude had at least 1 child.

iii R. Melbourne Craig born Aug 17 1892, married Ruby Murray. R. Melbourne died Mar 06 1970, Interred: Lower Bedeque Cem., PEI.

iv Walter Craig born ___ 1903, married Pearl Milner. Walter died ___ 1960.

13. v Mildred Craig born ___ 1903.

11. John Russell Craig (7.Robert4 , 6.John3 , 3.Robert2 , 1.William1 ) born Jun 20 1871, Margate, PEI., Occupation: Carriage Painter, married Aug 17 1898, Mary Ellen Howatt, born ___ 1879, Cape Traverse Prince Edward Island, (daughter of Thomas Howatt and Elizabeth Campbell Muttart) died Nov 11 1931, Chelton Prince Edward Island, Interred: Kensington Prince Edward Island. John died Jan 20 1950, Interred: Kensington People's Cem., PEI.

Children:

14. i Stella Beryl Craig born Mar 05 1899.

15. ii Orenna Blanche Craig born Dec 06 1900.

16. iii Heath Borden Craig born Sep 02 1904.

17. iv Sadie Elizabeth Craig born Nov 25 1907.

18. v Harrison William Craig born Jan 03 1909.

19. vi Verda Matilda Craig born February 5 1913.

20. vii Vera ESTHER Craig born Mar 26 1917.

viii Velda Craig died infancy, Interred: Kensington Prince Edward Island.

ix Thomas Craig died infancy, Interred: Kensington Prince Edward Island. Thomas was only a day old when he died.


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