ARE YOU A DECENDENT OF PATRICK CRAGUN'S CHILDREN
THAT DID NOT JOIN THE MORMONS AND GO WEST?
WE I WANT YOU!
One of the main reasons I blog for genealogy is to connect with unknown relatives. This happens a little bit already. As more people start researching and as the blog gets stronger with Google it will happen more often.
Patrick Cragun was not a Mormon, some might think he was due to the number of children he had, 13 it seems. Actually, some of them died young, and many families in the 1700 - 1800's had large families.
Three of Patricks children found the Mormons and joined them. One was my 4th great grandfather Elisha. Elisha and two of his siblings went west with the Mormon Pioneers. Elijah Cragun died on the way in Winter Quarters.
Utah has many descendants of the Cragun pioneers. Simeon Cragun, Elisha's son being the grandfather to most of them, including myself.
There are many things we would like to know about our grandfathers Patrick and Elisha. We have stories which we would like to verify with written backup. We would like to know more about Patricks father.
There are non mormom Cragun's with rootes in Indiana, Virginia, and Kentucky we would like to connect with. Hopefully some of you will discover this blog and connect. It could be fun and valuable in knowing more about our Cragun legacy.
Larry Cragun: larry@Cragun.net