US Con Cravens, James Addison, US Congressman, IN

James Addison Cravens:
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Born: November 4, 1818
Birthplace: Rockingham County Virginia
Father: John Cravens 1796 – 1879
(Buried: Hardin Cemetery Hardinsburg Indiana)
Mother: Ann Newman 1794 – 1861
(Buried: Cravens – Shanks – Graves Cemetery Salem Indiana)

Wife: Susan E. Hardin 1823 – 1892
(Buried: Hardin Cemetery Hardinsburg Indiana)

Children:
Aaron Asbury Cravens 1844 – 1926
(Buried: Hardinsburg Cemetery Hardinsburg Indiana)
Benjamin H. Cravens 1848 – 1932
(Buried: Hardinsburg Cemetery Hardinsburg Indiana)
Virginia Ella "Jennie" Cravens Davis 1850 – 1938
(Buried: Hardinsburg Cemetery Hardinsburg Indiana)
John Robert Cravens 1853 – 1940
(Buried: Hardinsburg Cemetery Hardinsburg Indiana)
Ella Harriett Cravens Hammond 1861 – 1936
(Buried: Hardinsburg Cemetery Hardinsburg Indiana)


Political Party: Democratic Party


Occupation before War:

Farmer and Stock Raiser in Hardinsburg Indiana
1846 – 1847: Major of 2nd​ Indiana Volunteers Mexican American War
1848 – 1849: Indiana State Representative
1850 – 1853: Indiana State Senator
Brigadier General of Indiana State Militia

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1865: United States Congressman from Indiana
1861 – 1863: Member of House Territories Committee
1863 – 1865: Ranking Member of House Territories Committee
1864: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Congressman
1865: Voted against the 13th​ amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1893: Farmer and Stock Raiser in Hardinsburg Indiana
1866: Indiana Delegate to Union National Convention
1868: Indiana Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention


Died:
June 20, 1893
Place of Death: Hardinsburg Indiana
Age at time of Death: 74 years old
Burial Place: Hardin Cemetery Hardinsburg Indiana

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