History of Greene County,
J. N. CRAGO, teacher and carriage manufacturer,
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
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
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.
History of Greene
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County,
Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007
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