EARLY SETTLER 
(State Historical Marker# 1700 - 2 Mi. E. of Whitesburg at Ermine, Jct. KY 119 & 2034)

Signs of History

 

Archelous Craft of Wilkes Co., N.C. was with small band or pioneers who immigrated to upper Ky. River Valley in 1804.  Born Dec. 25, 1749, in Roanoke River area.  Craft was a veteran of Revolutionary War: he fought in battles of Hanging Rock and Eutaw Springs.  He died Nov. *, 1853.  His unmarked grave is three miles north on Crafts Colly.

Photograph courtesy of Brian & Pam McKnight. (Posted March 2010)

Brian D. McKnight
Department of History and Philosophy
The University of Virginia's College at Wise
Book Review Editor, H-Appalachia
 

Editorial Comment:  Brian and Pam McKnight have made many contributions to The Signs of History project.   Through their contributions, visitors to this project learn much about the history of eastern Kentucky, western Virginia, and early America.

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