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Katherine Craighead

Female Abt 1673 - 1754  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name Katherine Craighead  [1, 2
    Alternate birth Abt 1672  [3
    Born Abt 1673  Donoughmore, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Apr 1754  Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Buried Abel Hill Cemetery, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID I20495  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2021 

    Father Rev. Robert Craighead,   b. Abt 1633,   d. 22 Aug 1711, Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Agnes Heart,   b. Bef 17 Dec 1648 
    Married Abt 1668  [4
    Family ID F12324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. William Homes,   b. Abt 1663, Donaghmore, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1746, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1693  Londonderry, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Capt. Robert Homes,   b. 23 Jul 1694, Stragolan, Fermanagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Oct 1727  (Age < 33 years)
    +2. Margaret Homes,   b. 28 Feb 1696, Strabane, Donacavey, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1778, Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F12321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of TWK's twelve proven "gateway ancestors." She arrived, with her brother Thomas (also an ancestor of TWK), at Boston in October 1714, on the Thomas and Jane out of Londonderry, William Wilson, master.

      There are several places in Ireland called Donaghmore, Donoughmore, or Domhnach Mór -- the latter is simply Irish for "big church." Notwithstanding some online sources that give her birthplace as Donoughmore in county Cork, she was clearly born in Donoughmore in county Donegal, where her father was the Presbyterian minister from 1658 to 1688.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2647] Charles Edward Banks, "Diary of Reverend William Homes." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 48:446, 1894; 49:413, 1895; 50:155, 1896.

    2. [S1579] The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States, Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History by Gary Boyd Roberts. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2018.

    3. [S2649] Vital Records of Chilmark, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 ed. Henry Ernest Woods. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904.

    4. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.

    5. [S4303] Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut by Edward Augustus Bowen. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1897.

    6. [S3968] Find a Grave page for Katherine Craighead Homes.

    7. [S4303] Lineage of the Bowens of Woodstock, Connecticut by Edward Augustus Bowen. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1897., town only.