1747 Anthony Crafton is born in King William County VA. The son of James and Karrenhapprich CRAFTON.
In the late 1760s or the early 1770s Anthony married Mary (surname unknown, possibly TATUM)
1771 Anthony moved to Lunenburg County VA.
1774 in Lunenburg Co VA Anthony paid tithes on one. (Tithes were paid on all white males and slaves over 16 in the household.)
1775 in Lunenburg County VA Anthony paid tithes on one in Lunenburg County VA.
1778 May and year of 1778 and Served the same at Portsmouth and Hampton under Josiah Morton as Captain and was discharged in the month of September in the year of 1778.
CHECKING ON THIS ONE Anthony volunteered for a three months tour in the County of Lunenburg & State of Virginia in the month of January 1787? (1777or 78), under Sylvester Walker as his captain & James Speed as his Ensign, was marched toward the South, was in battle of Guilford courthouse fought on the 15 of March 1787? (1777 or 78) under General Greene as Commander in Chief (wasn't the war over in 83? maybe he meant 1777 or 78)
1783 Anthony paid tithes on two in Lunenburg County VA.
1784 Anthony and family moved to South Carolina.
1785 The Craftons moved to Charlotte County Virginia.
1796-7 Anthony and the Crafton Family moved to Kentucky. They lived in Lincoln, Nelson, Shelby.
March 1832 Anthony moved to Spencer County Kentucky.
10 Sept 1832 Anthony applied for a pension and appeared in court to make his statement.
Anthony Crafton’s pension affidavit
10 Sept 1832
State of Kentucky
County of Spencer
On the 10th day of September 1832, personally appearing in open Court before Justices of the County Court of Spencer County now sitting Anthony Crafton a resident in the County of Spencer and State of Kentucky. Aged Eighty five years who being first duly sworn according to Law doeth on his oath make the following Declarations in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June the 7th 1832, that he was drafted for a three months tour of duty in the County of Lunenburg and State of Virginia in the month of May and year of 1778 and Served the same at Portsmouth and Hampton under Josiah Morton as Captain and was discharged in the month of September in the year of 1778. He does not recollect the names of any of the officers in Service during the aforesaid expedition; also that he volunteered for a three months tour in the County of Lunenburg & State of Virginia in the month of January 1787, under Sylvester Walker as his captain & James Speed as his Ensign, was marched toward the South, was in battle of Guilford courthouse fought on the 15 of March 1787 under General Greene as Commander in Chief. Recollects that General Lawson and Colonels, Lee and Washington were in command while he was in service, and was discharged in the month of April 1787, but can't say the day nor the place. He states that he recollects written discharge from the service foresaid, but that they are destroyed by time and accident and that he knows of no person whose testimony he can procure, who can testify to his services He states he was born the county of King William in the State of Virginia in the year 1747, the month not recollected. He had a record of his age, but it has been destroyed some years since. Moved from the county of King William to the County of Lunenburg in the year 1771. In the year 1784, he moved to the State of South Carolina and then moved back to the County of Charlotte State of Virginia in the year 1785, where he lived until about the year 1796 or 1797. He moved from thence to the State of Kentucky, settled in the County of Lincoln, since which time he has resided in the Counties of Lincoln, Nelson, Shelby in said state and about five months since moved into Spencer County where he now resides. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares his name is not on the pension rolls of the agency of any state.
Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year foresaid. ANTHONY CRAFTON
16 Feb 1833 "Anthony Crafton of Spencer in the State of Ky who was private in the company commanded by Captain Morton of the regiment commanded by the Colonel Lee in the Virginia line for six months from 1778. Inscribed on the eh Roll of Kentucky at the rate of 20 dollars per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1831. Certificate of Pension issued the 16th day of February 1833 and sent __ on RM Johnson. …Arrears to the 4th of Sept 1832 $30 and Semi-annual allowance ending 4 Mar 1833 $10 totaled $40 Revolutionary Claim Act June 7, 1832 Recorded by Nathan Rice Clerk Book D Vol. 9 Page 34"
Anthony Crafton is listed in the Revolutionary Soldiers in Kentucky on page 229, 268. He was at first denied a federal pension but qualified to receive $20 each year under the Pensioners Act of June 7, 1832. 16 Feb 1833 he was 87 years old.
Anthony's wife is Mary (surname unknown, possibly TATUM)
She was probably born in the 1750s and they probably married in Virginia maybe King William or Lunenburg Counties. We have no exact birth dates or places for Anthony’s and Mary’s children. If you have this info please send it to us.
Their children include:
Son James CRAFTON probably born in the 1770s in Virginia.
James married Mary McKennery widow of John McKennery married 8 Nov. 1796 in Nelson County KY.
James CRAFTON is found on the 1810 census Shelby County KY page 238.
James CRAFTON is found on the 1820 census Warren County KY page 65.
Son Anthony CRAFTON probably born in the 1770s in Virginia.
Anthony married Christina Snider (daughter of Harmon Snider) 27 Nov. 1805 in Shelby County KY.
Shelby County marriage records delightfully lists the fathers of the brides in most marriage records.
Anthony CRAFTON was listed on the 1820 census in Shelby County KY. His father is also listed in a separate household.
Daughter Jane (Jinsey) CRAFTON probably born in the late 1770s in Virginia. Jane married GEORGE MILAM 20 Nov. 1795 in Charlotte County VA. Their children include Jane, William MILAM, Anthony, John, George R., James, Mary, Thomas, Thompson and Armon.
Daughter Tempy CRAFTON probably born in the late 1770s or early 1780s in Virginia. Tempy married Thomas Storms 4 Sept 1797 in Lincoln County KY.
Daughter Dosha CRAFTON probably born in the mid-1780s in Virginia. Dosha married Jesse Martin 15 Mar 1805 in Shelby County KY. Shelby County marriage records list Dosha as the daughter of Anthony Crafton, bondsman Anthony Crafton.
Daughter Delilah CRAFTON probably born in the late 1780s or early 1790s in Virginia. Delilah married John Phegley (son of Simon Phegley) 19 Apr 1809 in Shelby County KY. Shelby County Marriage records list Delilah as the daughter of Anthony Crafton, bondsman Joseph Robinson.
Son Bennett CRAFTON probably born in the 1790s in Virginia. Bennett married Alice Linderman 15 Sept 1817 in Nelson County KY. (George Bennett Milam the grandson of Jane Crafton may have been named for this Bennett. There is also a record of a Bennett Crafton in early Virginia Newspapers.)
Daughter Patsey CRAFTON probably born mid 1790s in Virginia or Kentucky. Patsey married John Vanderventer 25 Dec 1817 in Shelby County KY. Shelby County marriage records list her as the daughter of Anthony Crafton, bondsman Bennett Crafton. Crafton/Vandeventer Researcher, Sue Wilcox, can be contacted by clicking here.
Polly Crafton is listed on the 1820 census in Shelby County KY.
Please compare this to what I have on James Crafton's Web Page. James, Thomas, Michael and Bennett Crafton pages contain information taken from Norman Park's book entitled OLE MAN RIVER. If you have documentation verifying Norman's information, please e-mail me, Mike Milam email@example.com THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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