My 3 gr grandfather was James Craft eariiest I can find him is in 1830 in Lycoming County PA. On Dec 9 1838 he married there Mary Stout. They had 2 children Francis C who died in the Civil War and Allene Celestine my 2 Gr grandmother. Sometime after 1842 and bef 1847 James with his wifes moved to Freeport Illinois, Before1860 they in Iowa.
Census always said James birth place was Maryland. I believe he ties into the Craft of Lycoming County . My grandmother zlways said teh family was of French Jewish ancestry.For this reason I believe James maybe a descendent of Zother Craft, whgo was a descendewnt pf Francis and Sarah Youngman. . Anything at all would be much welcomed. Yesca_L@yahoo.com