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Notes on Benjamin Woodbridge Shacklett born 1774

Benjamin Woodbridge Shacklett born January 21, 1774 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania died May 24, 1838 in Meade County, Kentucky married Elizabeth Ashcraft born August 02, 1773 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania on October 09, 1792 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania she died March 27, 1839 in Meade County, Kentucky.

War of 1812 Service Records - Shacklett, Benjamin 3 Reg't (Miller's) Kentucky Militia. Major 186 602 

Children of Benjamin Shacklett and Elizabeth "Ashcroft"

Taken from birth records of the old Shacklett Bible in possession of Mrs. Ann Shacklett Wiegner Memphis, Missouri in 1973 and transcribed by her. Marriage records taken from Mrs. John Wolan of Louisville, Kentucky.

Barbara b. April 26, 1794 m. James Dowoll February 8, 1812
John b. March 6, 1796 m. 1st Susan Chalfin October 8, 1823 2nd Elizabeth Chalfon April 10, 1845
Richard b. February 12, 1798 m. Allen
Elizaboth b. January 22, 1800 m. John Shacklott Mills
Daniel b. April 3, 1802 m. Sallie Kendall July 16, 1825
Sarah (Sallie) b. January 21, 1804 m. Richard Payne
Ben Wooley b. October 15, 1805 m 1st Mary Kendall August 9, 1826 Mary died 1833 2nd Harriott Kendall October 9, 1838.
Mary(Polly) b. August 31, 1807 m. 1st John Roberts 2nd O.C. Richardson
Jessie b. September 18, 1809 m. Robocca Kendall July 22, 1830
Elijah b. September 13, 1813 m. 1st Polly Sanders september 1, 1841 2nd Widow Elizaboth Porcival
David H b. August 29, 1815 m. Mary Roberts June 12, 1838 d. September 3, 1895 - 9 Children
Absalom b. October 29, 1817 m. Sallie Hayden January 26, 1837
George Washington b. April 9, 1820 d. unmarried in Missouri at the home of nephew Elijah Dowoll & Polly Haydon
Page 3 of old Shacklett Bible of Ann Shacklett Wiegner of Memphis, MO August, 1975
Benjamin Shacklett departed this life on the 24th May 1838 age 64 years 4 months 3 days 
Elizabeth (Ashcroft) Shacklett departed this life 29th March 1839 aged 65 years 7 months 25 days
John Shacklett son of Benjamin and Elizabeth was born 9th March 1796
Susanna R Shacklett wife of John Shacklett was born on the ninth May, 1800
Benjamin Downs Shacklett son of John and Susan Shacklett was born 19 February 1828
Aaron Shacklett was born 17 March 1829
John Chalffin Shacklett was born 8 February 1834
Richard Mays Shacklett was born 23 March 1836
Richard Mays Shacklett departed this life 16 September 1878 age 42 years 4 months 13 days

Georges Creek, Uniontown Fayette County Pennsylvania: Shacklett, Carr, Ashcraft Families

The Rev. Samuel Woodbridge, the old 7th Day Baptist Preacher, came with them [the Shacklett family]. Tradition is that they were a part of Penns Colony and did not like the religion so they formed their own denomination and called it the 7th Day Baptist. A history of them has been written and is located in a library in Marietta, Georgia. It is a badly worn, 500 page copy. The Rev Samuel Woodbridge joined in marriage Benjamin Shacklett and Elizabeth Ashcraft in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Most of the land in Pennsylvania was granted to these families as warrants and were patented about 1785-86 to Revolutionary War Soldiers as pay for their service in the Revolution.

Meadeville Cemetery near Hill Grove Church

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These marks appear on the Gravestones of Benjamin Shacklett and wife Elizabeth Ashcraft Shacklett. Benjamin was born January 21, 1774 and died May 24, 1838. He was the son of Barbara Quick and John Shacklett. He was a Major in the War of 1812 and was buried with military honors. On October 9, 1792 he married Elizabeth Ashcraft born August 2, 1773 and died March 27, 1839. She was the daughter of Richard Ashcraft and Elizabeth Carr Ashcraft. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord For by Grace are you saved through faith"