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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


J. N. CRAGO, teacher and carriage manufacturer, Carmichaels, Penn., was born in Cumberland Township October 10, 1832.  He is a son of Thomas and Cassandra Crago.  His ancestors, who were of English descent, were among the early pioneers of this county.  His father, who died in 1884, spent his life in farming.  Mr. Crago is the oldest of five children, all of whom were born and reared in Cumberland township.  He attended the common schools and Greene Academy.  He learned the cabinet-maker’s trade, serving the regular apprenticeship.  Early in life he began to teach school, and has been identified with the teachers of Greene County for thirty years.  About the close of the war he began the manufacture of carriages at Carmichaels, and has devoted much of the time since to that business, in which he has made a reputation for good style and fine workmanship.  In 1861 he married Permelia, daughter of William Spencer.  Mrs. Crago is of English descent.  They have a family of five children—Richard, Thomas, Samuel, Bertie and Mary.  Mr. and Mrs. Crago are zealous members of the Carmichaels Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Crago is trustee of the church, and served for many years as superintendent of the Sabbath-school.  He is a Republican and is a member of t he I. O. O. F.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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