Willis Craft

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Willis Craft
Born in Craftsville, Elbert, GAmap [uncertain]
Son of and
Brother of
Husband of — married in , Morgan, GAmap
Died in Elbert, GAmap
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Family

Willis was the son of John Craft and Mary Moss of North Carolina. He married Martha Franklin on 26 Nov 1832 in Morgan County, Georgia.[1]

Politics

Willis served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1857-1858 as a Democrat[2][3] Upon his death, a note in the Atlanta Constitution read: "Hon. Willis Craft who was much respected by his people and who frquently represented his county and district in the general assembly of the state." [4]


Burial

Willis is buried on his land, which is now in the woods in the Northern corner of Elbert County. There is a map in the Elbert County Library that shows the location of the cemetery, though there are no roads that lead directly to it.


Census

1840 - Craft Dist 199, Elbert, Georgia
1850 - The Elbert District, Elbert, Georgia
1860 - Page No. 84, Elberton, Elbert, Georgia
1870 - Page 38, Moss, Elbert, Georgia


Sources

  1. 59. Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997 (Ancestry.com). Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgia.
  2. McIntosh, J.H. (1939). The Official History of Elbert County 1790 - 1935 [With a Supplement for 1935 - 1939 by the Stephen Heard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution]. Elberton, GA: Daughters of the American Revolution, Stephen Heard Chapter. From the Quintin Publications Collection.
  3. "Members of the Legislature." The Southern Banner, Athens, Georgia. 22 Oct 1857. Pg 3
  4. The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia. 29 Aug 1885


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