Craiglow Family

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Craiglow/Creiglow Family

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It is believed that Johannes "John" Creiglow married Maria Catherine Hepperly and had at least 2 sons.  According to the 1840 and 1850 U.S. Federal Census, the two sons, David and Solomon, lived in Fairfield County, Ohio. The surname is found with various spellings. David and his descendants are found using the CRAIGLOW spelling most often. Solomon and his descendants are found using the CREIGLOW and CRAIGLOW spellings. Other spellings used include: Creglow, Creglo, Kreglo, Cragelow, and Creaglow.

Solomon Creiglow was born about 1796 in Pennsylvnia. He lived in Ohio as early as 1828, when his first child, Carlisle Jackson, was born. Solomon married Elizabeth 'Betsey' Buzzard (Bussart) in 1826.  Solomon and Betsey Creiglow are known to have 7 children.  They are: 


David Craiglow, Sr. was born about 1802 in Virginia and died between 1850 and 1860, presumably in Ohio. He lived in Ohio as early as 1828, when his second child, Daniel, was born.  David Craiglow married Mary "Polly" McKlaskey. She was born in Pennsylvania about 1804. Polly lived in Fairfield County, Ohio with her son, William, in 1860 but does not appear living there in 1870. It is assumed she died between 1860 and 1870.  David and Polly Craiglow are known to have 6 children. They are: 


David Craiglow, Jr., the son of David Craiglow, Sr., enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War. According to the Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio, David enlisted, at age 27, on 12 Apr 1861. On 6 Feb 1862, he served with Company I, Ohio 43rd Infantry Regiment and mustered out on 13 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY.

David married Adaline M. "Adele" Vagnier in 1856 and are known to have 10 children.


William Henry Harrison "Bill" Craiglow, the son of David Craiglow, Sr., married Mary Ann Nininger in 1867 and are known to have 5 children. They are:


James Franklin "Frank" Craiglow, the son of William Henry Harrison "Bill" Craiglow, married Jennie Maybell Mason, the daughter of Thomas Mason and Emma Moss, in 1901.

They are known to have 3

  • Mary Violet Craiglow Priebe

  • Tracy Edward Craiglow

  • Emma Frances Craiglow Reed 

L-R: Emma Craiglow Reed, Mary Craiglow Priebe,
James Franklin "Frank" Craiglow (son of Bill Craiglow),
Jennie Mason Craiglow, Tracy Craiglow - 1919


Click on the following link to view information on the descendants of John Creiglow to the present. This report is generated by the Legacy Genealogy program. (Report with documentation also available)

Johannes "John" Creiglow Family Descendant Book (1763-Present) - a privatized (dates & places of living people omitted) 9 Generation Descendant Book (PDF), starting with John Creiglow - 56 pages plus index

David Craiglow, Jr. Find A Grave - Burial information with links to descendants

Solomon Creiglow Find A Grave - Burial information with links to descendants

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Last modified: October 12, 2022