Wayne County Biographies

Part of the Indiana Biographies Project

Joseph B. Craighead

Joseph B. Craighead, son of Dr. John Boyd and Rebecca (Dodds) Craighead, was born in Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1845, where he resided until eighteen years of age. In the spring of 1863 he came to Richmond and for two years was employed in the freight office of the Columbus & Indiana Central Railway Company, under H. S. Kates, agent. He then went South and was in the cotton commission and wholesale grocery and liquor business. In 1866 he returned North and went into business in Dayton, Ohio, manufacturing threshing machines. In 1872 he went to St. Louis, Mo., and engaged in selling agricultural implements, but in 1874 returned to Richmond and took the position of bookkeeper for Gaar, Scott & Co., and afterward purchased stock in the company. Dec. 30, 1869, he was married to Hannah Ann Gaar, who was born in Richmond, Ind., May 26, 1849.

History of Wayne County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884. Volume 2