Individual Report for William Samuel Craig
Father: Craig, Robert
Mother: Dotson, Mary
Birth: 08 Jan 1832 in Nicholas County, KY
Picture at left of William Samuel is from Joyce Kohls
(see * below)
Military Service: Bet. 1862–1865
Private, Civil War, Union
Illinois Infantry Volunteers on August 11, 1862 at Cheny's Grove and was mustered in on September 6, 1862 at
Decatur, IL as a private in Captain Bishop's Company, 116 Reg't Il Inf. which subsequently became Co. F, 116
Reg't Il Inf. Was in several battles, wounded below the knee, in the hip, (Vicksburg, Mississippi) his shoulder and
eye (Atlanta, Georgia July & August, 1864). Returned to service March 1865. Applied for pension June 19, 1880.
Lived from 1909-1913 in National Military Home in Leavenworth, Kansas
Death: 13 Mar 1913 in Leavenworth County, KS
Cause of Death: Acute Gastritis (Inflammation of the Stomach) Mo Death Cert. #8391.
Burial: Old Stemple Cemetery, Norborne, MO
Genealogist Joyce Kohl wrote a paper (May, 1998) on Civil War Ancestors that includes information on William
Samuel Craig. Kohl was able to interview Jerry Craig and view what she called "genealogical gold" in a box Jerry
had. In the box were letters, notebooks, and church records on the Craig family. You can find this work on the
web at: http://goinside.com/98/5/cw.html. (*Kohl, J. (1998). "Go Inside" is a David Boles Trademark. Downloaded
Shared Facts: Payne, Levica
Marriage to Levica: 11 Jul 1858 in McLean County, IL
Levica is the daughter of James Payne and Harriet Ridgell.
She was born about Fed 25, 1835 in Knox County KY.
She died on Sept 16 1893 in Carroll County MO and
is buried in the Old Stemple Cemetery north of Norborne, MO.
Craig, James Robert - click this link
Craig, Mary - b. abt. 1863
John Craig - b. 1871 d. 1871
Craig, Ella Sue - b. Sep 2, 1873 d. March 10, 1961. She married a man with a last name Underwood. (Joyce
1880 United States Census
Name: William Craig
Home in 1880: Norborne, Carroll (County), Missouri
Age: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Lou
Father's birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Montgomery Jackson 25 (Farm Laborer)
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Norborne, Carroll, Missouri; Roll: T9_679; Family History Film:
1254679; Page: 430.1000; Enumeration District: 149; Image: 0101.
Family notes, obituary, U.S. Census Reports
William S. Craig
Jan, 8 1832
Mar. 14, 1913
Our Father has gone
To a mansion of rest
To the glorious land
By the deity blest.
Dec 16, 1893
59 Yrs 11M
She crossed the trou
That lies 'twixt us &
To her a robe of white
A golden crown is given
Note: Lvicy was the name
used, Livica is legal name.
Stones located in the Stemple
Cemetery, a few miles north northwest
of Norborne, MO.
Reported by Joyce Kohls to be home
of James Samuel Craig. I am not sure
where this home is located but guess it
to be in the Norborne area.