Biography - James Craver
JAMES CRAVER, farmer, P. O. Jonesboro, was born March 4, 1822, in Davidson County, N. C, and is the third oldest son of Michael Craver, also a native of that State, who married Susannah Sowers in the same State and then came to this county, where he resided until his death, which occurred in 1838. Here he first followed farming, but during the latter part of his life he shipped pork South to New Orleans, and was at one time the Captain of a company of State militia. He was the father of ten children, of whom seven are living, viz., Christina Ury, Mary Cover, James, David, Malinda, Daniel and Anna Hileman. David is now in Florida. Daniel is a miner of 1849 in California, and the rest are in this county. Our subject, James Craver, came to this county with his parents in 1827, and has lived here ever since. He attended the schools of this county in an early day, and has since made farming his occupation. He now has a farm of 116 acres inside of the corporation of Jonesboro and 560 acres on the Cape Girardeau road, six miles southwest of Jonesboro. At present, his sister Malinda is keeping house for him. He is now identified with the Democratic party, and will, he says, stick to that party as long as he lives.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 95.