Pedigree of:
Thomas Craighead
1664-1739


Agnes
BAXTER
___?-___?
= John
HART
___?-___?
Janet
FERGUSON
___?-___?
= Thomas
CRAIGHEAD
1607-___?

Agnes
HART
1648-___?
= Robert
CRAIGHEAD

c1633-1711

Thomas
CRAIGHEAD
1664-1739


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Thomas Craighead* (1664-1739). Thomas was born and educated in Scotland. He received his degree as a physician from Edinburgh in 1691, and in about 1701, married Margaret ____? (1664-1738), the daughter of a "Scottish Laird", in Scotland. After practicing medicine for a while he then studied divinity and entered trial for the ministry in the Presbytery of Stabane in 1698. He was a Pastor for several years in Donegal, Ireland. Thomas and his family emigrated to Boston, arriving in the first week of Oct., 1714 (some say 1715) on the ship Thomas & Jane (William Wilson, Master), accompanied by his wife and family, including his brother-in-law, the Rev. William Homes, who was married to his sister, Katherine Craighead, who was also aboard.

Rev. Thomas began preaching in America at Freetown MA. He moved to New Castle DE in the spring of 1723 and joined the Presbytery there. He was installed as the Pastor of the Presbyterian Church at White Clay Creek DE on Sep. 22, 1724 and preached for 7 years. He was Moderator of the Synod in 1726. He moved to Lancaster County PA in 1731 and became the Pastor of the Church at Pequea on Oct. 31, 1733. He died on Apr. 26, 1739 in his pulpit at the Big Spring Presbyterian Church at Newville, Cumberland County PA. He was the first Pastor of this Church and also the Rocky Spring and Middle Spring Presbyterian Churches. His remains are said to be placed under the cornerstone of the present house of worship at Newville.

A line of descent from Hannah Alexander and William Dewoody

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