I am seeking info on a John William Craig b: abt 1843 in Marion Co.IL (per d/c) His father was Robert Craig-mother unknown. He married Martha Emma Lou Dotson 05-12-1872 in Henderson Co., NC. Family tale is that he murdered a man in Springfield or Williamson County, IL. I am trying to find out about this murder with no luck. The older generations were very tight lipped. He was in Johnson City, Washington Co., TN in 1873 & 1874 since two of his children were born there. In 1875 he was in Buncombe & McDowell Counties NC and it is said that he jumped from county to county when the law came looking for him. Tale also has it that he had a sister (name unknown) who lived in Johnson City, TN. John William "Billy" Craig died 12-26-1931 in Buncombe Co.NC and it's also said two unknown men in gray came to make sure it was really John Wm. who had died.
Does anyone have any ideas or clues to where I can locate info on this man?