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Descendants of Richard Ashcraft

First Generation

1. Richard Ashcraft was born in 1575 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England. Richard married Dorothy Towers . Dorothy was born in 1575 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England.

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i. Richard Ashcraft was born in 1590. He died on 4 Jul 1630.


Second Generation

2. Richard Ashcraft (Richard) was born in 1590 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England. He died on 4 Jul 1630. Richard married Alice Towers daughter of Thomas Towers and Alice Hawley. Alice was born in 1600 in Hinton Hall, Haddenham, Isle of Ely, England. She died in 1702 in probably in England. Alice is reported to have been the neice of Sir John Jolles, not documented except that he left her £50 in his will. Her own will reportedly was probated January 1703 (in England); John Jr. administered his grandmother's estate [Neal, Ashcraft Family, p. 1-2].

Richard and Alice had the following children:

+ 3 M i. John Ashcraft was born on 12 Jul 1618. He died on 28 Apr 1666.

4 F ii. Dorothy Ashcraft was born on 13 Jan 1613 in St. Mary's, Stockport, Cheshire, England. Dorothy married (1) Agmundesham Muschanp on 21 Dec 1634 in Saint Vedost Church Foster LN, St Michael, London. Dorothy married (2) Joseph Howe on 20 Nov 1651 in St. Margaret Pattens, London, England.

5 M iii. Edward Ashcraft was born on 11 Feb 1615 in St James, London, England.

+ 6 M iv. Richard Ashcraft was born in 1624. He died about 8 May 1670.

7 F v. Elizabeth Ashcraft was christened in St. James Church, London, England.

8 F vi. Mary Ashcraft was christened in St. James Church, London, England.

9 F vii. Ann Ashcraft was christened in St. James Church, London, England.


Third Generation

3. John Ashcraft (Richard, Richard) was born on 12 Jul 1618 in England. He died on 28 Apr 1666 in St. Michael Parish, Barbados. John married Elizabeth Peers.

John and Elizabeth had the following children:

+ 10 M i. John Ashcraft was born in 1644. He died on 15 Sep 1680.

11 M ii. Richard Ashcraft .

12 M iii. Edward Ashcraft .

13 F iv. Susanna Ashcraft .

14 F v. Elizabeth Ashcraft .

15 F vi. Peers Ashcraft .


6. Richard Ashcraft (Richard, Richard) was born in 1624 in St. James, London, England. He died about 8 May 1670 in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England. He was buried in Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire, England. Richard married (1) Mary Towers daughter of John Towers before 1668.

They had the following children:

16 M i. John Ashcraft .


Richard married (2) Elizabeth Reading daughter of Reverend William Reading on 13 Dec 1668 in Southoe, Hampshire, England. Richard Jr. was four years old when his father died placing his birth about 1624. He married twice first to his first cousin, Mary Towers, daughter of John Towers and secondly to Elizabeth Reading on 13 Dec 1668 in Southoe. She was the daughter of William Reading, Vicar of Southoe, Hants. Richard Jr. was buried 10 March 1670 at Little Paxton. His son, Richard Jr. apparently moved back to Stockport, Cheshire County as an adult as a number of his children were christened there.


Fourth Generation

10. John Ashcraft (John, Richard, Richard) was born in 1644 in Barbados or England. He died on 15 Sep 1680 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. John married Hannah Osborne daughter of John Osborne and Anne Oldage on 12 Sep 1670 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. Hannah was born on 18 Dec 1651 in Windsor, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. She died in Windsor, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

+ 17 M i. John Ashcraft was born on 14 Aug 1671. He died on 5 Jun 1732.

18 F ii. Hannah Ashcraft was born on 5 Jan 1673 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. She died on 11 Jan 1673 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.

19 F iii. Hannah Ashcraft was born on 8 Jan 1675 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. She died in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.

20 M iv. Ephriam Ashcraft was born on 11 Dec 1677 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.

21 F v. Mary Ashcraft was born on 22 Jul 1680 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.


Fifth Generation

17. John Ashcraft (John, John, Richard, Richard) was born on 14 Aug 1671 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut. He died on 5 Jun 1732 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut. He was buried in Burrows Cemetery, Groton, New London County, Connecticut. John married Mary Burrows daughter of John Burrows and Hannah Mary Culver on 12 Sep 1690 in Groton, New London County, Connecticut. Mary was born on 14 Dec 1672 in New London County, Connecticut. She died in 1750.

They had the following children:

+ 22 M i. Daniel Ashcraft was born on 14 Aug 1698. He died on 9 Oct 1755.

23 M ii. John Ashcraft was born on 14 Sep 1696 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. He died in 1745 in Connecticut. John married (1) Margaret Hurd on 25 May 1719. John married (2) Mary Keeney. Father: Joseph KEENEY(1666 -) Mother: Hannah HILLS(1676 -)

24 M iii. Ephriam Ashcraft was born on 17 Sep 1701 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.

25 M iv. Jediah Ashcraft was born on 22 Jan 1703 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. On 19 Jan 1734, at Stonington, Connecticut, he had to make bail for an unknown offense. Jediah married Margaret Fanny Avery .

26 F v. Mary Ashcraft was born on 22 Nov 1705 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. Mary married William Willis on 2 Sep 1725 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut.

27 M vi. Uriah Ashcraft was born on 17 Jan 1708 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. He died in 1791. Twin of Hannah. On 15 Mar 1734, at Stonington, Connecticut, he was tried for his life for the murder of a stranger, Dennis Wilkenson, and was acquitted.

28 F vii. Hannah Ashcraft was born on 17 Jan 1708. Twin of Uriah. Believed To Have Died Young


Sixth Generation

22. Daniel Ashcraft (John, John, John, Richard, Richard) was born on 14 Aug 1698 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. He died on 9 Oct 1755 in Conococheague Manor, Town Creek, West Virginia. He was Killed By Indians. Daniel married Elizabeth in 1723 in NJ? or PA?. Elizabeth was born in 1702 in West Virginia. She died in 1790 in West Virginia.

Daniel and Elizabeth had the following children:

+ 29 M i. Richard Ashcraft was born in 1746. He died in Feb 1792.

30 M ii. Ephriam Ashcraft was born in 1724 in Virginia. He died in 1791 in Killed by Indians at Little Bingaman. Ephriam married Elizabeth . Elizabeth was born in 1724. She died in 1791.

31 M iii. Felix Ashcraft was born in 1726. He died before Nov 1770. Apparently unmarried.

32 M iv. Jacob Ashcraft was born on 18 Feb 1733 probably in Pennsylvania. He died in 1756 in Pennsylvania. He was Killed by Indians. Married Mary Johnson, daughter of Peter Johnson, c1750 (her 1st husband); died c1756 probably in Berkeley County, Virginia [now West Virginia].

33 M v. Jediah Ashcraft was born in 1735 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1793 in Clifty Hollow, LaRue County, Kentucky. Jediah married Nancy Ann Friend in 1765.

34 M vi. Daniel Ashcraft was born in 1736 in Pennsylvania. He died on 11 Oct 1774 in Battle of Point Pleasant, Virginia. (According to family tradition, he supposedly died 11 Oct 1774 in the Battle of Point Pleasant, Virginia, but there is no evidence whatever to support this....)

35 M vii. Ichabod Ashcraft was born in 1737 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. He died in 1804 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

36 M viii. John Ashcraft was born in 1737/9 in Pennsylvania. He died in 1832 in Shinnston, Harrison County, West Virginia. Married Charity Evans, daughter of John Evans and Sarah Denny, 1763-1764? probably in Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 1832 at Shinntown, Harrison County, Virginia [now West Virginia]. John received Revolutionary War Pension #S-6537.

37 F ix. Elizabeth Ashcraft was born in 1739. Elizabeth married Robert Boyce .

38 F x. Rachel Ashcraft was born in 1741.

39 F xi. Margaret Ashcraft was born in 1743.


Seventh Generation

29. Richard Ashcraft (Daniel, John, John, John, Richard, Richard) was born in 1746 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He died in Feb 1792 in Chamber Mills, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Richard married Elizabeth Carr daughter of John Carr and Elizabeth Cross on 6 Oct 1766. Elizabeth was born in 1748 in Maryland. She died on 15 Sep 1846 in Meade County, Kentucky.

Richard and Elizabeth had the following children:

40 F i. Elizabeth Ashcraft was born on 2 Aug 1773 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She died on 27 Mar 1839 in Meade County, Kentucky.

41 F ii. Mary Ashcraft was born on 22 Aug 1771 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She died in 1857 in Indiana. Mary married James Dotson on 26 Apr 1791 in Pennsylvania. James died in Indiana.

42 F iii. Delilah Ashcraft was born in 1778 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She died in 1846 in Corydon, Harrison County, Kentucky . Married 1st James J. Ross, 26 March 1799 Shelby County, Kentucky [Shelby County, Kentucky Marriage Records]; married 2nd Benjamin Stillwell after 1800; died before 1846 at Corydon, Harrison County, Kentucky [Neal, Ashcraft Family, p. 506].

43 M iv. Abisha/Abijah Ashcraft was born in 1780 in Pennsylvania. He died in 1839 in Indiana. Abisha married Hannah Denton on 6 Nov 1800 in Hardin County, Kentucky.

44 M v. Abner Ashcraft was born in 1782. Abner married Ruth Carr on 8 Jun 1826.


45 M vi. Elijah Ashcraft was born on 1 Oct 1784 in Chamber Mills, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He died on 6or10 Jan 1829 in Meade County, Kentucky. He was buried in Hill Grove Cemetery, Meade County, Kentucky. Elijah married Elizabeth Mc Williams on 12 Jan 1810 in Hardin County, Kentucky.

46 M vii. Elisha Ashcraft was born in 1786 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1839 in Orange County, Indiana. Elisha married Rebecca Bowman on 8 Sep 1816 in Bullit County, Kentucky. Daughter of Thomas Bowman, migrated to Perry County, Indiana, in 1829. [Neal, Ashcraft Family, p. 506]. He appeared on the 1830 census in Union Township, Perry County, Indiana: Ashcraft, Elisha Males: under 5 - 2 Females: under 5 - 1 5 - 10 - 1 5 - 10 - 1
40 - 50 - 1 10 - 15 - 1 15 - 20 - 1 30 - 40 - 1

47 F viii. Rachel Ashcraft was born on 12 Apr 1789 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She died on 29 Dec 1861 in Meade County, Kentucky. She was buried in Hill Grove Cemetery, Meade County, Kentucky. Rachel married Blancett Shacklett son of John Shacklett and Barbara Quick on 6 Jun 1807 in Hardin County, Kentucky. Blancett was born on 18 Mar 1787 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He died on 5 Dec 1859 in Meade County, Kentucky. She was described as possessing great force of character and a strong determination [Neal, Ashcraft Family, p. 500, 506].

48 M ix. Absalom Ashcraft was born in 1791 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1841 in Meade County, Kentucky. Absalom married Delilah Allen daughter of Benjamin Allen, 6 August 1818 Meade County, Kentucky; married 2nd Harriet Wimp after 1819 Meade County, Kentucky; died 1841 Meade County, Kentucky [Neal, Ashcraft Family, p. 506]. He was said to have been like his brother Elijah, quiet and peaceable.


Eighth Generation

40. Elizabeth Ashcraft (Richard, Daniel, John, John, John, Richard, Richard) was born 02 August 1773 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and died 27 March 1839 in Meade County, Kentucky. She married Benjamin Woodbridge Shacklett 09 October 1792 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, son of John Shacklett and Barbara Quick. He was born 21 January 1774 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and died 24 May 1838 in Meade County, Kentucky.




45. ELIJAH8 ASHCRAFT (RICHARD7, DANIEL6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born 01 October 1784 in Chamber Mills, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and died 06 January 1829 in Meade County, Kentucky. He married ELIZABETH MC WILLIAMS 12 January 1810 in Hardin County, Kentucky. Children of ELIJAH ASHCRAFT and ELIZABETH MC WILLIAMS are:
i. HANNAH9 ASHCRAFT, m. GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH.
ii. JAMES ASHCRAFT.
iii. POLLY ASHCRAFT.
iv. ELISHA ASHCRAFT.
v. ELIZABETH ASHCRAFT.


47. RACHEL8 ASHCRAFT (RICHARD7, DANIEL6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, RICHARD1) was born 12 April 1789 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and died 29 December 1861 in Meade County, Kentucky. She married BLANCETT SHACKLETT 06 June 1807 in Hardin County, Kentucky, son of JOHN SHACKLETT and BARBARA QUICK. He was born 18 March 1787 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and died 05 December 1859 in Meade County, Kentucky. Children of RACHEL ASHCRAFT and BLANCETT SHACKLETT are:
i. MAHALIA9 SHACKLETT, b. 04 January 1824; d. 01 May 1865, Meade County, Kentucky; m. JESSE DOC SHACKLETT; b. 08 June 1822, Meade County,Kentucky.
ii. MALINDA I SHACKLETT, b. Abt. 1824, Meade County, Kentucky; d. 11 March 1856, Meade County, Kentucky.
iii. JOHN B. SHACKLETT, b. 11 April 1810, Kentucky; d. 28 March 1867; m. ELIZA SHACKLETT, 21 July 1831; b. 12 May 1812, Kentucky; d. 04 August 1866.

Sources:


Caulkins, Frances Manwaring. History of New London, Connecticut. From the first survey of the coast in 1612, to 1852. New London, The author [Hartford, Ct., Press of Case, Tiffany and company] 1852.

McClure, Daniel E. Jr. Two Centuries in Elizabethtown and Hardin County, Kentucky: Including Biographical Sketches of Some of Their Prominent Citizens of Past and Present Times. Published by The Hardin County Historical Society Et. Al. (1979).


Mather,
Judge Otis "Notes on the Ashcraft Family" (Unpublished)

Minor, Thomas, The Diary of Thomas Minor of Stonington, Connecticut, 1653–1684 (New London, CT: The Day Publishing Co., 1899).

Neal, Martha Ashcraft. The Ashcraft Family - Descendants of Daniel. Baltimore: Gateway Press (1994).

Nichols, Mrs. Charles L (Edna Bloyd) of Hodgenville from a prepared brochure on the Ashcraft Family.

Ridenour, George L. Early Times in Meade County, Kentucky. Louisville: Western Recorder (1929).


Ashcraft Information:

Meade County Messenger - Ashcraft Article from 1900



Ashcraft-Peers English Settlers in Barbados Various Records.pdf

Ashcraft-John English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800 Barbados Wills and Administrations, Vol I Wills and Administrations.jpg

Ashcraft-John English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800 Barbados Wills and Administrations, Vol II Wills and Administrations.jpg

Ashcraft-John and Piers, Elizabeth - English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800 Barbados Baptisms, 1637-1800 Christ Church Parish.jpg

Ashcraft-Peers English Settlers in Barbados, 1637-1800 Barbados Marriages, Vol I, 1643-1800 St Michael Parish.jpg




Ashcraft Family Various Files.pdf

Ashcraft-Connecticut Vital Records Barbour Collection.pdf

Ashcraft-Connecticut Vital Records Groton BMD 1704-1853 Barbour Collection.pdf