Dear Ms. Burgess,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1840 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1850 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1860 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1870 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1880 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about John & Agnes Cragg and family in Mazon, Illinois. For more information about these non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com.
You may wish to search Ancestry or FamilySearch for the U.S. Census. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.
You may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.
For records about the tavern, we searched online and located the following information:
We suggest that you also contact Grundy County for deeds, wills, etc. and the Grundy County Historical Society for information about local history. Lastly, the FamilySearch Research wiki for Grundy County, Illinois Genealogy for resources to assist with Cragg family research.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!
Thank you so much for all of this -!- what I am mostly interested in is to see if there was any documented stories from people who actually stopped by and stayed at the Cabin when they were traveling through to other destinations - during the years when any of the Cragg family members still lived in it -
thank you for your help!