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William Craighead

Born Baptized 10 May 1796 in Tillymaud, Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died Died 07 Jan 1832 in Teuchan, Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Married Married 29 May 1819 to Barbara King in Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Parents and Family of William Craighead:

  1. William Craighead; b. 1796, d. 07 Jan 1832

Parents and Family of Barbara King:

  • Father: George King
  • Mother: unknown
  1. Barbara was baptized on 09 aug 1795 in the Parish of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.

Children of William Craighead and Barbara King:

  1. William Craighead; b. 10 May 1821, d. 13 Sep 1903
  2. Sylvester Craighead; b. 02 Nov 1822, d. 1884
  3. Margaret Craighead; b. 31 Aug 1824, d. 07Jan 1832
  4. John Craighead; b. 14 Apr 1826, d. 07 Jan 1832
  5. Matthew Craighead; b. 16 Sep 1828, d. 07 Jan 1832
  6. George Craighead; b. 01 Dec 1831, d. unknown

William and Barbara

William Craighead married Barbara King on 29 May 1819 in the Parish of Cruden. They had a family of six children when a great epidemic of cholera spread through Scotland in 1831/1832. Burial records show that the father, William, and three children Margaret, John and Matthew were all buried in the same grave on 07 Jan 1832. Barbara, the mother survived and raised the remaining young family during those very difficult times. The eldest child, William born in 1821 emigrated to Canada in 1844. The second child, Sylvester born in 1822 remained in Scotland, married Jane (or Jean) Johnston on 22 Nov 1846, and lived in the Parish of Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, where he died in 1884. The youngest child, George was born on 01 Dec 1831, baptized on 06 Dec 1831. There is no further information on George who was only a month old when his father and three siblings all died. It is questionable that he would survive such a time.


Ref.1 - Old Parochial Registers for the Parish of Cruden in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. These were reviewed on microfilm through the Family History Centre of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.
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