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Elizabeth Carr


39. Elizabeth6 Carr (John, #78). Born c1748 Fayette County, Pennsylvania (or Frederick County, Maryland?). Married Richard Ashcraft (see #38), son of Daniel Ashcraft and Elizabeth Lewis (?), 16 October 1766 Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Died 15 September 1846 in Meade County, Kentucky. Buried in Hill Grove Cemetery, Meade County, Kentucky. [Neal, Ashcraft Family, p. 506; Leaves of Time web site, 3 May 2001.]


She was one of the earliest members of the Mt. Moriah congregation [Neal, Ashcraft Family, p. 39].


She appeared on the 1793 tax list (as a widow) in Georges Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, with 50 acres, 1 horse, & 1 cow [Neal, Ashcraft Family, p. 507].


After she moved her family to Kentucky, a petition to the Hardin County Court, c1795, for a road from the Ohio River via "Flippins Run" to Elizabethtown bears signatures of Abner & Abisha Ashcraft (Richard & Elizabeth's sons), as well as that of Thomas Lincoln, father of Abraham Lincoln (who was born near Hodgenville, in then Hardin County) [Neal, Ashcraft Family, p. 34].


The Kentucky "Census" of 1800 [i.e., the reconstructed tax lists], which is the first to list Hardin County as a separate entity, includes Elizabeth Ashcraft, Daniel Ashcraft, Ann Ashcraft, John Carr, John Carr Jr., Thomas Carr, Bejamin Shacklett, Isaac Friend, & Jesse Friend. I haven't found Elizabeth in the censuses for 1810-1840. Was she living with her children?