CS Con -Craige, Francis Burton Sr. - C.S. Delegate, NC

Francis Burton Craige:
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Born: March 13, 1811
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Birthplace: Salisbury North Carolina
Father: David Craige 1780 –
Mother: Mary Foster 1782 –
Wife:
Elizabeth Phifer Erwin 1815 – 1881
(Buried: Old English Cemetery Salisbury North Carolina)
Married: September 15, 1836 in Burke County North Carolina

Children:
Major James Alexander Craige 1841 – 1914
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery Columbia Tennessee)
Kerr Craige 1843 – 1904
(Buried: Old English Cemetery Salisbury North Carolina)
Margaret Erwin Craige 1844 – 1845
(Buried: Old English Cemetery Salisbury North Carolina)
Francis Burton Craige Jr. 1846 – 1913
(Buried: Arlington Cemetery Mount Pleasant Tennessee)
Mary Elizabeth Craige Young 1848 – 1916
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Concord North Carolina)
John William Craige 1850 – 1851
(Buried: Old English Cemetery Salisbury North Carolina)
Annie Erwin Craige Allison 1852 – 1941
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Concord North Carolina)

Political Party: Democratic Political Party

Education:

1829: Graduated from University of North Carolina
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Occupation before War:
1829 – 1831: Editor and Proprietor of Western Carolinian Newspaper
1832 – 1853: Attorney in Salisbury North Carolina
1832 – 1834: North Carolina borough State Representative
1853 – 1861: United States Congressman from North Carolina
1853 – 1855: Chairman of House Public Buildings Committee
1855 – 1857: Member of House Revolutionary Pensions Committee
1857 – 1859: Member of House Judiciary Committee
1859 – 1861: Member of House Revolutionary Pensions Committee

Civil War Career:
1861: Delegate to North Carolina State Secession Convention
1861: Author of North Carolina Ordnance of Secession
1861 – 1862: North Carolina Delegate Confederate Provisional Congress
1861 – 1862: Supporter of Strengthening the Central Government.
1861 – 1862: Advocate of higher taxes
1861 – 1862: Opposed the Produce loan.
1861 – 1862: Didn’t support controls on State Militias.
1862: Declined to be a candidate for regular Confederate Congress.
1862 – 1875: Attorney in Salisbury North Carolina

Occupation after War:
1862 – 1875: Attorney in Salisbury North Carolina


Died: December 30, 1875
Place of Death: Getting ready to attend Court in Concord North Carolina
Age at time of Death: 64 years old
Burial Place: Old English Cemetery Salisbury North Carolina
 
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