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Descendants of Thomas Craigs (ca 1770 - 30 Sep 1860)
and first wife Ann Crosby (ca 1770 - 1811)
and second wife Margaret Patterson (ca 1780 - 10 Sep 1843)

Second Immigrant Generation

13. Luke F. Craig . Son of Thomas Craigs & Margaret Patterson. Born 1 Jul 1821 in Milfield, England. Died 23 Oct 1911 in Thorne Centre, Pontiac Co., Que. Buried in Presbyterian Buring Ground, Campbell's Bay. Occupation Farmer.


    (Not sure if Luke was born on 1 or 11 Jul 1821.)

     Luke emigrated to Harvey Settlement with his parents and sister in 1841.   Little is known about him for the next 20 years.   He is not listed anywhere in the 1851 Census for York County, NB, nor can any record of marriages be found.   In 1861, he owned land,   which he and his wife "Christina Johnston" sold to Christina's son, Christopher Johnston on 16 Feb 1861. (NB Land Registry, York Co. 1849-73 v.41 (L2) Reel #5632 PANB).   At the time of the 1861 Census, Christina Johnston was living with her son Christopher and Luke was a farmer and lodger in the household of Ann Roe.


    Luke moved to Thorne Centre, Pontiac County, Quebec about 1861 where he received grants for lots #43 and 44 in Range 3 and 44A in Range 4.   He dropped the "s" on Craig when he left NB.


    Obituary from The Equity (Shawville, Quebec) 2 Nov 1911:

    Died, at his home in Greermount on October 23rd, Mr Luke F. Craig, aged 90 years.   He leaves to mourn his loss his sorrowing wife, two sons and five daughters, as follows:   Thomas of Michigan; Mrs Alex Smiley, Bryson; Mrs Edward Gibson, Campbell's Bay; Mrs John Carson, North Bay; Mrs Wilmot Speck, Cobalt, and Agnes and William on the homestead.   Another son, Robert, was laid to rest six years ago.   He was buried by the Orange Order, four lodges being in attendance.   The funeral took place on Thursday, October 26th, a large number of friends and acquaintances following his remains to Campbell's Bay where they were laid to rest in the Presbyterian burial ground.   The Revs. Mr Booy and Mr Brown conducted the funeral services.


    From Folio 60, Burial No. 6, Mission of the Congregation of Litchfield (Campbell's Bay) and Masfield (Fort Coulonge) Reel #M-2520:

    "On this twenth sixthe day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven, I the undersigned Deacon of the Church of England in Canada, Incumbent of the Parish of Campbell's Bay, Province of Quebec, Interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Campbell's Bay, the body of "Luke" laconder Craig farmer of the Township of Thorne aged ninety.   Deceased on the twenty Third day of the present month and year.   This act having been read I have signed in the presence of:

Witnesses William Henry Craig, Alex Smiley

R.S.Booy (Incumbent)


    Information on the descendants of Luke are in the book, "The Craigs of Harvey Settlement, Red Rock and the Pontiac" by Helen C. Craig.


    He first married Christina A. Heughan, daughter of William Heughan & Agnes Beattie. Born Approx 1803 in Scotland. Died 22 Feb 1875 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    Christina emigrated to Harvey Settlement as a widow with three children in 1841.


    Christina is buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery and her name is on the same stone as Agnes, wife of William Heughan.   She is listed as C. A. Craig on the gravestone, and was 72 years old when she died.


    He second married Agnes "Nancy" Rooney, 1862 in Quebec. Born 1 Jul 1847 in Bristol Ridge, Que. Died 16 Feb 1937 in Campbell's Bay, Que.


    Nancy ws the daughter of Thomas Rooney and Margaret Sparling.


    From newspaper obituary:


    The funeral of Mrs Luke F. Craig, one of the oldest residents of Campbell's Bay, who died Tuesday, Feb 16, was held on Friday, Feb 19, from St. Andrew's United Church, Campbell's Bay.   Rev. E. G. Warren conducted the service.   Interment was in the Union Cemetery.   She was 90 years old July 1, 1936.


    The deceased woman was formerly Miss Nancy Rooney, daughter of the late Thomas Rooney and Margaret Sparling, pioneer settlers of Thorne.   She was active until the time of her death.   Her husband predeceased her 26 years ago.


    Surviving are five daughters, Mrs Edward Gibson and Miss Agnes Craig, Campbell's Bay; Mrs John Carson, North Bay; Mrs Alex Smiley, Shawville and Mrs W. Speck, Flint, Mich.; and one son, William, Greemount, Que.; 35 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.   Two other sons, Thomas Walter and Robert John predeceased the mother.


    They had the following children:

  56   i.   Thomas "Walter" Craig

  57   ii.   Robert John Craig

  58   iii.   Margaret Ann "Maggie Ann" Craig

  59   iv.   Eliza "Jane" Craig

  60   v.   Isabella Catherine "Kate" Craig

  61   vi.   Sarah "Agnes" Craig

  62   vii.   William Henry Luke Craig

  63   viii.   Emma "Mary" Craig