I am trying to find obituaries and wills for John Wilkie Craig and Elizabeth Mary Gillespie who are probably my 2nd great grandparents. They lived and died in McDowell County in Marion Township. I believe they lived about 4 miles northwest of Marion near Tom’s Creek. They are buried in the Craig Family Cemetery that is (at least in 1995) located near where their farm was located on Tom’s Creek. Following is info about them:
John Wilkie Craig (b. 8 May 1797 in Burke (now McDowell), Co. — d. 23 Nov 1884 in McDowell, Co)
Elizabeth Mary Gillespie (b. 6 May 1799 in Burke (now McDowell) Co. – d. 3 Sep 1877 in McDowell County, Co.)
I am also trying to prove that Martha Caroline Craig (b. 1820 in McDowell County – d. 27 Dec 1892 in Fremont County, CO) was their daughter.
I would appreciate any information about how to obtain obituaries and wills or other information about this family. If I can arrange it, my wife and I may travel to McDowell County in the next year or so for research, but for now I was hoping I could obtain this information on the Internet or by mail. Thanks for any help.
Thank you, Stan Walker Walnut Creek, CA