|actual 1790 PA census form - click on image for full page|
John Vandola and Sarah Craig married just four years ago, and their family (113) is comprised of 1 adult male over 16, 1 male under 16, and three females -ó which is one more girl than we know of at this time. John is about 25, Sarah is 23, and there should be only two children at home: Peter 3 and newborn Elizabeth; perhaps there was another daughter who died, or it could be a mother or sister of Sarah's. Johnís father Peterís family was comprised of 3 men and one female (it is unknown where Johnís other three brothers are). The Vandolahs moved from New Jersey in 1771/72, just after the birth of their sixth sonó -- in 1772 they lived in Bedford, PA (which encompassed all of SW PA) and in 1783 in Westmoreland, PA, buying 207.75 acres in Fayette, PA in 1787.
---There were five Craig families in Fayette County in 1790: John (133) in Washington township, Thomas (101) and James (112) in Tyrone township, and Thomas (203) and John (100) in Union Township.
---In the surrounding counties there were: in Greene and Somerset Counties: none; in Allegheny County: Alexr (403), Isaac (13208), and Jno (142) in Washington township; In Washington County: Daniel (121), James (123), Jno (123), Jno (202), John (111), Robert (111) and William (121) in "not stated" township; in Westmoreland County: Andrew (102), John (143), Saml (213) and Wm (102) in Derry, John (121) in Mount Pleasant (this is close to Fayette-Washington), and John (14303) in Unity township
---(No Crego, 3 Crago - in Washington County, "not stated township" - James (111), Robert (122) and Thos (134), no Cragg (1 in Allegheny County), Alex Crage (211) in Washington county-Armstrong township, and no Cregg).
---Without more detailed ages, and with such a common name, there is no way to be sure which, if any, are relatives to Sarah. In 1800 the only Craig family in Fayette County-Washington township will be Rebecka (11200 12001) - it is possible, but totally unsubstantiated, that John Craig was Sarahís father and Rebecka her mother (she did name a daughter Rebecca).
In 1790 in Bullskin township there were no free non-whites or slaves.