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
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"
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