Monday, December 3, 2012

Patrick Cragun and His Son Elisha Cragun

Where Oh Where Was Our Patrick Born, Oh Where Oh Where Was He Born?
Patrick Cragun (Cragon, Creaghan, Creegin, ???) is a tough genealogy research project. Was he really born in Ireland? If so, what County? Knowing the County of an Irishman persons birth, marriage, or death is a big big help. We don't know what County do we? We don't know how his name was spelled, not C R A G U N we are sure. His parents names are uncertain to us, Caleb and Mrs. won't do. He was supposedly in the Boston Tea Party, but the names we are sure of aren't his, boo hoo.

I have spent numerous days at the FamilySearch Salt Lake City Family History Library searching forf Patrick. Finally felt I should move my efforts down to his son, my 2nd great grandfather Elisha Cragun.

We know more about Elisha. I and others are attaching sources, stories and documents to Elisha in the FamilySearch Family Tree. At the current time there are 9 attached including a link out to an online book with much about Elisha and his wife Mary Polly Osborne. I encourage you to go to Family Tree and see what is already attached to your ancestor, be it Elisha or another.

The FamilySearch Family Tree is not officially launched to the world, but I think you can get it by registering with FamilySearch: follow these instructions.

1. Go to

2. Enter the required information in the fields provided.
Important: When you enter your user name and password, enter the same user name and password that you use on and This lets you see your FamilySearch Family Tree and all of your changes as they appear in in the FamilySearch Family Tree.

3. Click Register.
The FamilySearch FamilySearch Family Tree appears. You are in the main position on the screen.
To get to the FamilySearch Family Tree from now on, go to, and sign in. The link to the Family Tree appears in the upper-left corner of the screen, next to the FamilySearch logo.

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