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When Sylvester Amos Craig and his twin sister Adelia E. were born on May 12, 1844, in Burlington, Vermont, their adopted father, Stephen, was 30 and their adopted mother, Miranda, was 19. There is no known record of the names of the biological parents. He married Emily Maude Taylor on March 14, 1870. They had six children in 18 years. He died on August 23, 1906, in Burleigh, Michigan, at the age of 62.
Ancestry.com, New York, State Census, 1865 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;), Ancestry.com, "New York State Census, 1865," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNN-YFLP : accessed 29 January 2018), Sylvester K Craig in household of Stephen B Craig, , Hamlin, Monroe, New York, United States; citing source p. 7, line 15, household ID 47, county clerk, board of supervisors and surrogate court offices from various counties. Utica and East Hampton Public Libraries, New York; FHL microfilm 833,776. Name: Sylvester A Craig Event Type: Census Event Year: 1865 Event Place:, Hamlin, Monroe, New York, United States Relationship to Head of Household: Adopted son Birth Year (Estimated): 1844 Page: 7 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace Stephen B Craig Father Male 46 Sylvester A Craig Adopted son Male 21 .https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVNN-YFLP.
New York, State Census, 1865
Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010), Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Hartland, Niagara, New York; Roll: 900; Page: 49B; Enumeration District: 178. Record for Sylvester A. Craig Age: 36; Occupation: Farm Laborer; Enumeration District: 178; Marital Status: Married; Relation To Head: Self. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6742&h=3253883&indiv=try.
1880 United States Federal Census
Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Gilford, Tuscola, Michigan; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0117; FHL microfilm: 1240744. Record for Sylvester A Cragg. Age: 56; Occupation: Farmer; Able To Speak English: Yes; CanRead: Yes; CanWrite: Yes; Enumeration District: 0117; Home Mortgaged: F; HomeOwnership: O; Owns Farm: F; Years Married: 30; Marital Status: Married; Relation To Head: Headhttp://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7602&h=25660485&indiv=try.
1900 United States Federal Census
Ancestry.com, Michigan, Death Records, 1897-1920 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.;), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Record for Sylvester A Craig.Father: Stephen B Craig , Mother" Miranda Carpenter. Birth: 12 May 1844 Death: 23 Aug 1906
Michigan, Death Records, 1897-1920
Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Record for Sylvester Amos Craig. Sylvester Amos Craig BIRTH 12 May 1844 DEATH 23 Aug 1906 (aged 62) Iosco County, Michigan, USA Burial Burleigh Cemetery Whittemore, Iosco County, Michigan, USA MEMORIAL ID 95355479http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60525&h=50340103&indiv=try.
Adventist Digital Library, Advent Review and Sabbath Herald | October 18, 1906 page 23 Obituaries Sylvester A Craig died 23 Aug 1906 in Whittemore, MI
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