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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

T. J. CRAGO, surveyor and school teacher, was born near Carmichaels, this county, July 16, 1843.  His ancestors were among the pioneer farmers of the county.  His parents, Thomas and Cassandra (Hughes) Crago, were of Irish and English descent.  His father, who was a farmer and teacher, died in 1884.  Mr. Crago is the fourth in a family of five children.  He was reared in this county, attended Greene Academy, and became a teacher early in life.  In 1862 he enlisted in Company C, in what was know as the Ringold Cavalry, which was consolidated with the Twenty-second Pennsylvania Cavalry in 1864, his company then being Company D.  He was in many engagements—among others the battles of Winchester and Lynchburg.  He was discharged May 28, 1865, at the close of the war, and has since taught school in Greene County, with the exception of two winters.  He has also engaged to some extent in farming and surveying.  Mr. Crago was united in marriage June 23, 1868, with Fannie J., daughter of James Wright, and is the father of three children—Mary, Albert and James.  Mrs. Crago’s parents were natives of Westmoreland County, and of Irish and Dutch descent.  She died March 26, 1887, a faithful member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Mr. Crago is also one of the leading members of that denomination.  In politics he is a Republican; he is a member of the G. A. R., and commander of Post 265 of Cumberland Township.

 

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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 – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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