Saturday, September 20, 2014

George Washington Craik

James Craik, 1730-1814, elected to 4th, 5th, 6th Congress
George Washington Craik had a home with fifty acres on the Potomac River at the mouth of Hunting Creek in Alexander (City), Virginia.  The property adjoined that of his father, James Craik of Alexander City who married a daughter of William Fitzhugh.

James Craik of Arbigland, Scotland,  served as a delegate to Congress and represented Maryland from 1761 to 1814.  He also served as the Physician General to George Washington who was his close friend.  One of his three daughters attended the last illness of George Washington in 1799.  It was Washington who persuaded him to remove to Alexandria City where he built a plantation called "Vaucluse". He also owned houses at 117 S. Fairfax Street, 209 Prince Street and 210 Duke Street.  He was a friend of Mrs. Mary Custis.  The last will and testament of George Washington Craik is available to members of Virginia Pioneers and discloses many interesting facts concerning his friends and relatives in Alexandria. Genealogists and Historians: Become a member of Virginia PioneersVirginia Pioneers now and enjoy extra details concerning your ancestors!   Subscribe here

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