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John Hawkins Craig

John Hawkins Craig, the son of John and Sarah “Sally” (Page) Craig, was born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia on 14 Mar 1763. He served in the Revolutionary War as a Private and Quartermaster General, before moving to Boone County. On 17 March 1802 Craig married Sallie Snelling (1767?-30 November 1859) in Woodford County. Craig died on 8 April 1852 and was buried in the Craig Graveyard at East Bend. There is a D.A.R. marker on his gravesite.

Craig and Robert Johnson donated the seventy-four acre site for the county seat of Burlington. The town was originally named for him, and was called Craig's Camp.

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