Jane Francis Herring was my great grandaunt, daughter of George Washington Herring Sr. and Lucy Simco|
Jane was born Dec. 9, 1838 in Callaway Co., Missouri. She married John G. Conger, on October 22 1857 in Callaway Co., Missouri. John G. Conger was born in 1838 in Callaway Co., Missouri. John's parents were Stephen D. Conger and Lucy J. Gordon.
Jane Herring's brother, James E. Herring, married John Conger's sister, Eliza Conger in 1857, the same year that Jane and John were married.
Jane Francis Herring and John G. Conger had two children:
On December 22, 1864, Jane married Benjamin D. Suggett in Callaway County. Her name was listed as Francis Jane Conger on the marriage record.
Benjamin D. Suggett was born in 1811 in Kentucky. He was quite a bit older than Jane and already had several children by his first wife, Elizabeth F. Branham. Elizabeth was born in 1831 in Callaway County. They were married November 1, 1848. I do not have an exact date of death for Elizabeth Suggett, but it was between 1857 and 1863. They had 5 children, Napoleon (born 1850), Marion (born 1852), Edward (born 1855), Sarah (born 1857), and Benjamin (born 1860).
Benjamin and Jane Herring Conger Suggett had three children:
In 1878 Jane married Cal Craighead. (other names found for Cal Craighead are B. F., Calvin, Calhoun, T.W., Benj. W. S. C. and Craghead). Cra(i)ghead researchers say his full name was: Benjamin Wadkins See Calhoun Craghead.
He was previously married on Oct 21, 1857 to Margaret Ann Douglas. She died before 1878. He had several children still at home when he married Jane. He was a son of William Craghead and Nancy P. Craighead, which would make him my 2nd cousin 4 times removed. His grandparents were Robert Maxey Craghead and Nancy Powell, and, Isaiah Walter Craghead and Feminina Robinson. Robert Maxey Craghead and Isaiah Walter Craghead were both my 4th great granduncles, their parents John Craghead and Jane Elizabeth Leodicea Maxey were my 5th great grandparents.
Jane and Cal Craighead had two children:
This extended family is a bit complicated. I am listing who was living in their household on the 1880 census here.
B.F. Craghead age 43, this is Cal Craghead/Craighead
Francis J. Craghead age 41, this is Jane Francis Herring
Clyde Craghead age 17, this is William Clyde, Cal's son by Margaret Ann Douglas
Edward Craghead age 16, this is Edward P., Cal's son by Margaret Ann Douglas
Henry Craghead age 15, this is Henry R., Cal's son by Margaret Ann Douglas
Lester Craghead age 12, this is Thomas Lester, Cal's son by Margaret Ann Douglas
William Scrogham, listed as son, 7 years old, black, and servant. Scrogham is an interesting name because there are ties to an old Scrogham family in Virginia to the Benjamin Herring side of my family. Some of that family came to Missouri. However, who this child is, why he is listed as a son and a servant, and his history... I don't have a clue.
Felix Craghead age 8, this is Cal's son by Margaret Ann Douglas
Gertrude Craghead age 1, this is Cal and Jane's daughter
Mary S. Suggett age 13 sdau, this is Jane and Benjamin Suggett's daughter
Other Suggett age 9 gson, this is Otho suggett, Jane and Benjamin Suggett's son
Wm. N. Creacy age 4 nephew, and Edgar Creacy age 4 nephew. William and Edward Creacy, were twin sons of Lindsay Creacy and Mary Fannie Craghead. Mary Fannie was a sister of Cal Craghead. She died in December of 1879 and all her children were living with various relatives in the 1880 census. Mary Fannie Craghead was my 2nd cousin 4 times removed.
Jane Francis Herring Conger Suggett Craighead (sometimes refered to as Jennie) died February 24, 1929, and is buried in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Callaway County Missouri, next to Cal Craighead. Cal Craighead died 15 Nov 1915.
Obit, Dec. 2, 1915, Fulton Gazette.
E.W. Craighead Dead
E.W. (Cal) Craighead, 82 years old, died at his home in Calwood early Tuesday morning as a result of paralysis and the infirmities of old age. He had a stroke of paralysis about three years ago and was attacked with another recently. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Ebenezer Baptist Church by the reverend J.A. Taylor, pastor of the Fulton Baptist Church. Burial was in the cemetery of the church.
Mr. Craighead was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Craighead, who settled south of Fulton in 1820. He was born south of this city and lived there until he was married to Miss Margaret Douglass, who died about forty five years ago. Later he moved to Calwood vicinity. Seven sons, two of whom are dead, were born to the first union. Those living are: Samuel E. Craighead, of Audrain County, Clyde W. and Edward of Calwood vicinity, and Felix of Utica Kansas. About five years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Craighead was married to Mrs. Jennie Suggett. To this union two daughters were born, one of whom is dead. The living daughter is Mrs. Albert Graves, near Calwood. A sister, Mrs. James May of Pettis county, is also living. Mr. Craighead was a survivor of the Civil War, being a soldier in the Confederate Army under Price.
He was a member of the Christian church, and his life was in keeping with his church relations. Many friends of the family sympathize with them in their bereavement.
obit - I don't have the newspaper name or date, this was a clipping from the files of Chic Herring.
Nonogenarian Died Suddenly
Mrs. Jennie Craghead Passed Away at Home of Daughter, Mrs. A. G. Graves, Sunday.
Mrs. Virginia Jennie Craghead, 90 years old a native of Callaway County, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Graves, of Bluff street, at 10:00 o'clock Sunday morning. Her death came unexpectedly as she had not been ill. She had been active, both mentally and physically, until a week ago, when she suffered a fall and had been confined to her bed since that time.
A funeral service was conducted at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Ebenezer Baptist church, northeast of Fulton, by the Rev. S.S. Keith, and burial was in the cemetery at that church.
Mrs. Craghead's maiden name was Virginia Herring. (this is not correct, her name was Jane Frances Herring) She was a daughter of the late George Washington and Lucy Herring who came to Missouri from Virginia in 1835. She was born in November, 1838, three years after the arrival of her parents in Callaway County.
Mrs. Craghead was first married to John Congo (Conger) and to this union two children were born. They are: Lee Congo (Conger) and Mrs. Matthew Wright, both living east of Fulton. Her first husband was killed at Kenesaw Mountain, Tenn., (it's in Georgia) in 1863 (June of 1864) while serving as a soldier of the Confederacy.
Mrs. Craghead was married a second time to Benjamin Suggett, who died in 1875 (1877). To this union, three children were born. They are: Benjamin Suggett Jr. of California, Mrs. S.P. Beaven of Kirksville, and O.B. Suggett of Fulton.
The last marriage of Mrs. Craghead was to Calvin C. Craghead who preceeded her in death by ten years. (fifteen years) To this union, two children were born. They are: Gertrude Craghead, who died in young womanhood (she died at age 5), and Mrs. A.G. Graves, with whom Mrs. Craghead has made her home the last few years.
Mrs. Craghead was a member of a family of twelve children, (I only have records of ten and no evidence that there were twelve...) three of whom are left to mourn her passing, They are: George W. Herring, and Dabney W. Herring, both living south of Fulton, and Mrs. Mary Gannaway of St. Louis.