Family records recorded in the Craig Family Bible, provided by a Sallie Attaway Craig descendent, have been a great help to those of us researching the Attaway family. I have tried to be precise in transcribing the contents as they were generously provided to me.
There is a wealth of information that is invaluable in helping sort out the ancestry of John William Attaway and Sallie Attaway Craig. The Bolding family branch and other information from John’s father’s other marriages, as well as his own death are recorded as well.
Family Record Marriages: Joe Craig was married to Sallie Attaway Feb 6, 1881. Births: Joe Craig was borned October 15 1855. Sallie Attaway was borned December the 4 1860. Walter Craig was borned December the 1 1881. Hattie Bell Craig was borned Feb the 6 1884 William S Craig was borned October the 25 1886 Charlie C Craig was borned Feb 1 1889 Louis Craig was borned Feb the 16 1892 Lonie Craig was borned November the 9 1894 Ann Elizabeth Craig was borned March the 11 1898 Alice Craig was borned October the 15th 1902 Alice Henderson was borned May 13, 1906 Cora Henderson was borned Nov, 16 1908 Zella Henderson was borned April 4, 1911 Thelma Henderson was borned Sept 9, 1914 (under the last entry, in pencil is the word "written", Mother thought the entries for the Henderson girls, while in a hand similar to Grandma's was someone elses writing and that they intended to say whose but didn't) John T C Attaway was married to Georgia Ann Bryant february the 3 1867 his second wife "P" Hattie Bell Craig died Jan 9 1915 Leander Sisly Attaway was borned Fevruary the 24 1868 Eula Bella Attaway was borned June the 4 1871 John T C Attaway was married to Eliza C Janes December the 6 1874 Russel Rudolphus Attway was borned June the 5 1878 James Holland Attaway was borned December the 20 1879 Jeffie Attaway was borned December the 2 1882 "P" Elizabeth Craig was born March the 11 1898 Joseph Craig was borned Octo 15 1855 Joseph Craig was married to Sallie A R Attaway February the 6 1881 Walter Craig was borned December the 1 1881 Hattie Bell Craig was borned february the 6 1884 Nancy Emmer Barnett departed this life Apr the 25 1886 age 31 years Seven months and 29 days Leander Sicly Attaway was married to S.C. Bolding May the 26 1885 Eula Bella Attaway was married to John Dobbs Oct the 14 1886 "P" William Smith Craig was borned Oct the 25 1880 "P" Charley Coen Craig was borned February the 1 1889 "P" this entry is upside down at the top/bottom(?) of the last page Deaths: Walter Craig departed this life July the 30 1884 age 2 years and 8 months Hattie Henderson departed this life January 9 1915 age 30 years 11 months, 28 days The above entries are in the Craig family bible on the "Family Records" section pages. All entries except where noted are in ink and appear to be bt the same hand. Transcription is exact as to spelling, abbreviations and punctuation used bt the writer, or writers. On both sides of two smaller pages found loose in the Bible are the following entries They are in no particular order and where marked "P" for pencil seem to have been inserted at a later date and written by a hand different from the entries made in ink. "P" John Louis Craig was borned february the 16 1892 John T. C Attaway was borned September the 11, 1832 "P" Alice Craig was born Oct 15, 1902 Belinda Ann Beck was borned April the 11 1832 "P" Hattie Belle Craig was borned(this entry is incomplete and partially erased) John T C Attaway was married to belinda ann beck November the 16 1853 Sallie Ann Rebecca Attaway was Borned December the 4 1860 "P" Loney H. Craig was borned November 9, 1894 "P" 1931, this stands alone at the top right hand side of the page Walter Craig departed this life July the 30 1884 age 2 years and 8months Sisly Attaway departed this life July the 4 1856 age 51 years and 8 months Belinda Ann Attaway departed this life April the 23 1866 age 34 years and 11 days Georgia Ann Attaway departed this life March the 12 1874 35 years 5 months and 11 days James Holland Attaway departed this life September the 23 1880 age 9 months and 2 days Eliza C Attaway departed this life February the 13 1885 39 years and 10 months John T C Attaway departed this life April the 25 1885 age 52 years and 7 months