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Roger Craine 1762-1841

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Roger Craine was born in Mansfield, Conn., May 4, 1762. He enlisted in the Revolutionary War from Medway, Mass., in May 1781, and served until Dec. 1783 as private under Capt. John Fuller and Col. Shepherd, and was in the battle at White Plains.

He married Sarah Whiton May 20, 1784 at Ashford, Conn. Their children were Abigail, Cyrus, Ahira, Eleazer, Tower, Horace, Alvin, Samuel, Alexis and Ruth.

They were living in Groton, N.Y. in May 1818 when he applied for a pension which he received.

Later they moved to Painesville, Ohio, where he died June 3, 1841 and in 1857 was removed to the cemetery in Mentor, Ohio.

This story is told by his descendants:

"Grandfather Craine had repeatedly refused to sign the temperance pledge, saying, he was not a drinking man, and didn't care to sign away his liberty. One training day an old drunkard cried out 'Here comes Roger Craine, he is one of our set, for he will not sign his liberty away either!' Grandfather signed the pledge that day."

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