Missouri Telegraph, Friday Aug 19, 1881,
Died, at the residence of her son, I. O. Craghead, Esq., on Hams Prairie, August 13, 1881, Mrs. Sarah J. Craghead, widow of the late John R. Craghead, Esq.
She was born in Franklin county, Virginia, Feb. 18th, 1800; her maiden name was Hale and she was married to John R. Craghead (who died in September, 1866) in Virginia in 1824. She had seven children, five sons and two daughters. Three of the sons, I. O., J. W. and M. A. now reside in this county. Patrick, the youngest was in the Confederate army and fell defending Vicksburg. The others died in the county. She had been a faithful member of the Methodist church for about 50 years.
Callaway Weekly Gazette, Aug 19, 1881,
At the residence of her son, Oliver Craghead, Esq. on Hams Prarie, August 12, 1881, Mrs. Sarah Craghead, widow of the late John R. Craghead, Esq.. She was born in Frankln county, Va. Feb 18, 1800 and removed to Misouri in the fall of 1829. Her maiden name was Hale and married John R. Craghead in Virginia in 1824. She had seven children, I.O., I.W., and M.A. Craghead, who reside in this county. Patrick, the youngest son was killed at Vicksburg. The others died in this county, two of whom were daughters.