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Ashcraft History


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The following oral history of Richard's children was transcribed about 1920 by Dr. David Smith, who was the son of Hannah Ashcraft and George Washington Smith. It was copied verbatim and included here because it tells something of the character of the early Ashcrafts.


Abisha was the most powerful man of all the older Asherafts. In fact, was regarded as physically the most powerful man in Meade County, and fully the equal of any man in any of the adjoining counties. His courage was equal to his strength. Fighting with nature's weapons was at that time the chief pastime of the people of Meade County, and something their neighbors enjoyed also. Not by any means that everybody took part, for the great majority were only interested spectators.

     It was the custom of the noted fighters of the time to go the rounds of the towns during court terms and to visit musters, three day elections and the like, and after warming up a little with stimulants they would walk up and down the public thoroughfares, cry out their ability to rout all comers generally, capping the climax by declaring they could whip their weight in wildcats.

It was a rare thing to find Abisha Ashcraft absent from one of these gatherings in his territory.

To use knives or pistols on such occasions was regarded as cowardly, and an attempt to draw either was a signal for all parties to combine against the offender, who seldom got off without a good beating.

On a certain occasion a suit was being tried in Brandenburg, in which Rachael Shacklette, Abisha's sister, was a witness, and Judge Ben Toben, of Bardstown, was one of the lawyers of the opposite side. In the course of the argument he accused Rachael of swearing falsely. Abisha seized him at once and pitched him out of the courthouse door, giving him a kick as he did so. Soon others became engaged until the combatants probably amounted to thirty. Judge Churchill, of Elizabethtown, interposed to keep the peace, but some of the combatants thinking he was taking a part, struck him in the eye, inflicting an injury which lasted for life. Judge Toben was so badly hurt that he lingered along

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for a few years as an invalid and then died, as was thought, from his injuries.

Many stories are told of Abisha's daring and recklessness. On one occasion, in response to a banter, and with a jug of whiskey for a wagon, he rode naked in a time of deep snow and bitter cold three miles to a cabin. Stripping himself completely, he mounted his horse and rode the distance at full gallop. When his comrades came up a little later, bringing his clothes, they found him rolling over in the snow to keep from freezing.

Once he was called on for a return of thanks at a dinner where there had been provided a large stack of mashed potatoes, a proportionately large mass of gravy and a small piece of meat. The grace was: "Lord enable us to swim this ocean of gravy and climb this mountain of potatoes to get to this wee bit of meat."

On another occasion he insisted, successfully, on occupying the bed with a groom and his bride on the wedding night. Innumerable other stories are told of him, many of them in the way of practical jokes, but as the case commonly is when a man gains a reputation of a particular kind, many things in that line that he never thought of are attributed to him.

Next younger than Abisha, married General Blancet Shacklette, of near Hill Grove, in Meade County. She was a woman of the greatest positiveness of character and unsurpassed determination. She had a keen eye and a voice like the ring of steel. She did not know the meaning of fear, and though, doubtless to her sorrow, she could not participate in the pitched battles of the day, she looked on the fiercest of them unblanched and was always ready to encourage the side that had her sympathies.

It is told of her, that once a traveler was passing and stopped for the night at General Shacklette's house. In the morning the two got into a quarrel that resulted in a fight. The traveler was a large man, while General Shacklette was a small man, but game to the core. The traveler got the best start and got General Shacklette under him. Aunt Rachael got the heavy iron shovel, such as were in use in those days. and holding it in readiness, kept repeating: "General, you must whip him; if you give up I will kill you." After a long struggle the stranger was turned under by the General and

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he then helloed "enough." A negro man was then made to saddle his horse for him and he was sent on his way.

On another occasion one of her sons became very disobedient and disrespectful to her in his language. Watching her opportunity she sewed him up in a sheet while he was asleep and then whipped him until she conquered him, although he was virtually a grown man.


Elijah was born near Chambers Mills, Fayette County, PA in 1784 and in 1810 was married to Elizabeth McWilliams. My grandmother in her moments of unbending used to tell how he popped the question. She was in the field barefooted, hoeing corn. He came to the field where she was at work, and going up to her asked her if she did not think he and she could make a living. She answered; "I think we can," and the bargain was struck. They were soon married, and he took her to his home in Meade County.

Her welcome was a trying one. There were gathered into the affair all the fighting Shacklettes and all the fighting Ashcrafts, besides many others, both peaceable and warlike. It was all democracy in those days; introductions were scarcely known, and everyone went to public functions who chose.

On this occasion invited and uninvited guests alike were soon merry, then happy, but a little later reached the inevitable fighting mood for those whose fists worked almost automatically when in the right humor. The groom and his brother, Absalom, were then, as always, peaceably disposed, but Abner was there willing, and 'Bisha able and ready. A general fight was brought on and the struggle of the peaceable ones to separate the combatants was hardly more than equaled by the combatants themselves. A big log fire was burning in a broad old fashioned fire place and into this one of the stronger Shacklettes tried to throw Abner Ashcraft. The next time they met they were as friendly as if nothing had happened.

Not long after they were married my grandfather allowed my grandmother to go to Brandenburg along with some of these brothers. As they came back they were joined by Joe Roberts, some of the Wimps and Shacklettes and Ashcrafts, to make the party up to eight. I think James Ross, too was with them. On the road home they got to quarreling and

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finally hitched their horses and got into a fight about equally divided. What was unusual, they used clubs and rocks and blood flowed freely. My grandmother took her position by the roadside, and as one got a wound she would bind it up for him. Two or three of them, after their wounds were hastily dressed, went back to fighting. Joe Roberts had his eye gouged out and it hung down on his cheek. she put it back and tied a handkerchief over it and he went back into the fight. The sight never came into the eye again, however.

Elijah Ashcraft, like his brother Absalom and his sister Betsy, was quiet and peaceable, though cowardice did not belong to any of them. His children spoke of him as kind and indulgent and much less severe than their mother in family government. He was of medium size, about five feet, ten inches in height and weighed in the neighborhood of one hundred and fifty pounds. He was industrious and was making a good start when he died of quinsy at the age of 36 years.

James, son of Elijah

James Ashcraft, the oldest child of Elijah, was of an investigating turn of mind, of good information and good business judgment and of rather exuberant fancy. By his sisters he was not remembered as a kind brother, but when he grew to manhood he stood well as a neighbor and a public spirited citizen. He was plain spoken and had an easy, a fearless way of telling people of wrong-doing. A good manager, he took a lively interest in the welfare of his children, and considering their number, did well for them.

His first wife was Sallie Humphrey, by whom he had two children, Rachael Ashcraft and Elijah Ashcraft.

By his second wife, Lucinda Powell, he had ten children.

In advanced years he bought a farm on the Ohio river, some three miles below Brandenburg and resided there until his death on Mar 11, 1898. Up to the last he preserved his mental faculties in the greatest fullness, and it was always a treat to hear him relate reminiscences of the early days of that section of the country.

Polly, daughter of Elijah

Polly Asheraft Smith was born in 1813 and died 1894. In 1831, she married her cousin (their mothers were McWilliams sisters), David Smith.

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She was a very active, energetic woman in her earlier life, hardly knowing the meaning of fatigue. Like her mother, she seemed actually to rest while riding horseback. It is hard to realize at this time what many women in those days went through, and especially as I saw it closest in the case of Aunt Polly and her sister, my mother. the jeans and linen they would weave for market, the care to look after butter and eggs, the attention to garden, the knitting and sewing, almost staggers one to think of.

Aunt Polly had a keen sense of humor, yet she did not take as charitable a view of life as she should and the later years of her life especially were none too happy.

Elisha, son of Elijah
     Elisha Ashcraft, the second son and fourth child was born in 1818. He married Elizabeth Ann Jolly of Breckinridge County.

He was a man of fine physique, of a high order of intelligence and with a high sense of humor; had also great courage. To his mother and sisters he was a kind and devoted son and brother as he was later a husband. He had very decided ingenuity and inventive genius, and whatever could be done in the neighborhood with either wood, iron or leather he could do.

Hannah Ashcraft Smith, daughter of Elijah

Hannah married her cousin George Washington Smith (their mothers were McWilliams sisters). They first made their home on Mill Creek in Hardin County, KY.

    Hannah was above the average height and weighed from 120 to as high as 156 pounds, gaining in flesh as she grew older. In her movements she was rapid. She seemed to find a handle to everything she was required to touch and always to take hold of it by the handle. She was highly ingenious and whether it was weaving a basket, bottoming a chair or weaving figured cloths she was equally apt. I have now a figured coverlet which she wove, after designing the pattern.

She was warm hearted and charitable, except to declared opposition, for she had too much will, courage and resolution to submit to defeat until she had exhausted every fair means and effort for success.

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As an evidence of her charitable spirit, I have known her to accompany a poor widow, whose children had been at work on the farm, down to the skiff in which the mill pond had to be crossed, and there stripping off her apron and her bonnet gave them to the widow and walked back bareheaded.

As already mentioned, her mother had been required to work on the farm in early life, as being one of a family chiefly daughters, and after she became a widow she took to it again and trained her daughters also in farm work. So when my mother married she did not hesitate, but insisted on being allowed to take part in the lighter parts of the farmwork. In the spring, when work was pressing, she would be in the field with her hoe to aid in clearing, cleaning and thinning corn, in setting plants and the like, and when the noon hour come she would uncover the coals and have the dinner ready by the time my father had unharnessed and fed his horse.

On one occasion my father found that owing to a wet spring he had over-cropped himself and suggested that he would have to let a ten acre field of creek bottom go to weeds. They had helping them a young negro girl of my grandfather's and a bound boy, by the name of Steve DeWitt. She answered that if he would attend to the rest of the crop she and Gillie, the negro girl, and Steve could clear out the bottom. She set Steve to work plowing and she and Gillie began with their hoes and fingers, for the grass had to be pulled out of every hill. When he got over the ground in one direction Steve was set to cross plowing and in a brief time the field was as clean as a public highway.

It turned out to be a very dry season and there was a general failure in crops, but this particular field being in low, damp ground yielded a cop of forty bushels to the acre, which was sold for a dollar a bushel, a sum of money which was no little help in these days of low prices.

Her disposition was a cheerful one, though she was capable of deep feeling. Her presence was inspiring and she was seldom in company where she was not to a full share the light of it. Her courage and determination were remarkable.

For several years, about 1860, she had a cow that was an unusually good milker, both as to ease of milking and quantity and quality of the milk she gave, but so vicious when rounded up that she would attack anyone coming into the pen. None of the family help could be induced to try to

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milk her unless some of the men would stand by and control her. My mother, however, having had her horns sawed off pretty blunt, was accustomed to take a club into the pen with her and whenever the cow would attempt to hook her, she would beat her over the horns so rapidly that she could not open her eyes, and would keep this up until the cow was conquered. Then she would begin the milking and if the cow kicked she got it over the shins. The cow after a while became duly submissive to her, though never gentle for others.

On another occasion Mrs. Thomas, the mother-in-law of my brother James, was visiting at my father's and had hitched her horse, still attached to their carriage, on the opposite side of the fence from a hive of bees. A hog got into the yard through the open gate, and as the dogs were chasing it out the bee hive was knocked over. The bees swarmed out, covering and stinging the horse, which began a violent plunging and kicking. My mother caught the reins near the horse's mouth and held to him, thus lunging and struggling until she guided it to the barn. She herself got so many stings they were not to be counted but estimated at more than a hundred.

With tender devotion to her children, a devotion that will doubtless last all through their lives as a living force, she was yet truly a spartan mother, who could have said to the last one of her sons if it had been her lot to present him a shield, with the spartan of old, "Return with this or on it."

She died of an affection of the liver, probably of obstruction of the gall bladder, on June 7, 1893. In the notice of her death the "Elizabethtown News" spoke of her as a woman whom everybody in Hardin County loved. So much courage, energy, determination and tenderness have rarely been found combined in the same individual.

Husband's Name:  Richard4 ASHCRAFT
           Born: Ca. 1740; Place: Pennsylvania
           Mar: Ca. 1769; Place: Chambers Hill. Fayette Co.. PA
           Died: Feb 1792; Place: Chambers Mill. Pennsylvania
Father: Daniel ASHCRAFT (1698 - 1755)
Mother: Elizabeth LEWIS(?) (1702 - )
Wife's Name: Elizabeth [Betsy) CARR
           Born: Ca. 1748; Place: Fayette Co.. PA
           Died: 15 Sept 1846; Place: Meade Co.. KY
           Bur Place: Highland Of Hill Grove Cemetery. Meade Co.

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Father: John CARR
Mother: Elizabeth CROSS?

i. F: Mary B. ASHCRAFT; Spouse: Johnthan (John) James DODSON
   Born: 22 Aug 1771; Place: Fayette Co., PA
   Mar: 26Apr 1791; Place: Pennsylvania
   Died: 1857; Place: Indiana

ii. F: Elizabeth ASHCRAFT, Spouse: Benjamin SHACKLETT
    Born: 2 Aug 1773; Place: Fayette Co., PA
    Mar: 8 Oct 1792; Place: Fayette Co., PA
    Died: 27 Mar 1839; Place: Meade Co., KY
iii. F: Delilah ASHCRAFT; Spouse: James R. ROSS
    Born: 1 778
    Mar: 19 Dec 1814; Place: Harrison Co., Indiana
    Died: Before 1846
    Bur Place: Corydon, Indiana
iv. M: Abisha B ASHCRAFT: Spouse: Hannah DENTON
    Born: 1780; Place: Pennsylvania
    Mar: 6 Nov 1800; Place: Hardin Co., KY
    Died: 1839; Place: Indiana
v. M: Abner ASHCRAFT; Spouse: Ruth CARR
   Born: 1782
   Mar: 8 June 1826
   Died: 1816
vi. M: Elijah B. ASHCRAFT; Spouse: Elizabeth MCWILLIAMS
    Born: 7 Oct 1784; Place: Chambers Mills, Fayette Co., PA
    Mar: 12 Jan 1810; Place: Hardin Co., KY
   Died: 10 Jan 1829; Place: Meade Co.. KY
   Bur Place: Hill Grove Cemetery, Meade Co., KY
vii. M: Elisha ASHCRAFT: Spouse: Rebecca (Becky) BOWMAN
    Born: 1786; Place: Fayette Co., PA
    Mar: 8 Sept 1816; Place: Bullit Co., KY
    Died: Ca. 1839; Place: Orange Co., Indiana I .
viii. F: Rachel ASHCRAFT; Spouse: Blancet SHACKLETT         "General"
     Born: 12 Apr 1789; Place: Fayette Co., PA
     Mar: 6 June 1807; Place: Hardin Co., KY
     Died: 29 Dec 1861; Place: Meade Co, KY
     Bur Place: Hill Grove Cemetery, Meade Co.. KY
x. M: Absolom ASHCRAFT; Spouse: Delilah ALLEN
    Born: 1791; Place: Fayette Co., PA
    Mar: 6 Aug 1818; Place: Meade Co., KY
    Died: 1841; Place: Meade Co., KY
Husband Notes:
1767 Court Record "sells 333 acres land on banks of Monongahela"
Deed book (#A-244) Deed for a tract of land dated 2 May 1767 Richard
Ashcraft of Redstone Settlement, 330 acre opposite mouth of Ten Mile
Creek to George Teagarden and William Teagarden of Monongalia Co., VA
1773 - Bedford Co., PA, Springhill Twp. (later Fayette Co.) taxables 1.0
1782 - Monongalia Co., VA, listed with 7 white children
1788 - May 12 - Richard Ashcraft of Redstone Settlement - 330 acre
opposite mouth of Ten Mile Creek to George Teagarden and William
Teagarden of Monongalia Co., VA.

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(Washington County, PA Deed Book 1-A, Pages 62-63 - On April 15, 1782
George Teagarden filed a deed of the original purchase of Richard Ashcraft
on April 20, 1769 for land on Ten Mile Creek)
1786 -1793 Richard was on the tax lists of Georges Twp., Fayette Co., PA
1787 Georges Township landowners - Ichabod, Daniel, Richard, Riah Ashcraft. From History of Fayette Co.. Ellis
1787 - Richard had 5 horses and 3 cows.
1790 - Fayette Co., Georges Twp., PA, 7 free whites
         Fayette Co., PA, I free white male over 16. 4 males under 16, 5 free white females
1791- 5 horses and 2 cows
From History of Fayette Co., Ellis, Page 655 - Richard Ashcraft lived on George's Creek near Geneva, PA, served as an Indian Spy under Major Chew in Monongalia County, VA in Revolution. 1786 - Fayette Co., Georges Twp., State Tax. v.3 LAND TRANSFERS............
Monongalia co., Unpatented land, pg 82 - Richard Ashcraft, 400 acres adjoining Richard Powell, Ashcraft assignee of Abraham Carter, settled 1775 - dated May 1,1781.
Richard Ashcraft - assee to Abraham Carter is entitled to 400 acres of land in Monongalia County, VA at the Monongalia Glades adjoining the land of Richard Powell, to include his settlement made by the said Powell in the year 1775 (near present Reedsville- Preston Co., WV)
1785, 86 - Georges Twp Tax Lists
1790 - Georges Twp. Richard listed with 5 males, 5 females
Husband Veterans:
Scout and Spy in American Revolutionary War
Husband Research:
Revolutionary War Pension Applications DAR cemetery records, p. 315
Marriage Bonds of Kentucky by Stancliff PA Archives, 3rd Ser., Vol. 22
D.A.R. papers #203286
Wife Notes:
Betsy outlived all of her children but two daughters. Mary Dotson and Rachel Shacklett.
After Richard died in 1792, Betsy and her children came Lo Meade Co., Kentucky in 1799.
Tax Assessors Rolls, Georges Twp., PA - 1788 - Richard had 100 acres, 4 horses, 4 cows.
1791 - Richard had 5 horses. 2 cows. 150 acres.
1793 - Elizabeth had I horse, cow and 50 acres

Husband's Name: Johnthan (John) James DODSON
      Born: 4 Apr 1772
      Mar: 26 Apr 1791; Place: Pennsylvania
      Died: 1 Nov 1830
      Bur Place: Moved To Indiana
Wife's Name: Mary B.5 ASHCRAFT
     Born: 22 Aug 1771; Place: Fayette Co.. PA
     Died: 1857; Place: Indiana
Father: Richard ASHCRAFT ( 1740 - 1792)

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Mother: Elizabeth (Betsy) CARR (1748 - 1846)
i. F: Elizabeth DODSON: Spouse: John (Jack) FRAKES
   Born: 21 Apr 1792
   Mar: 7 Feb 1808
ii. F: Sarah DODSON; Spouse: Jesse SHACKLETT
   Born: 21 Sept 1793
   Mar: 1811
iii. F: Jane DODSON: Spouse: James HOWE
    Born: 16 Feb 1796
iv. F: Rhoda DODSON; Spouse: Isaac KELLAMS
    Born: 13 Dec 1797 Other Spouse: John CARR, Jr.
v. M: Abisha DODSON; Spouse: Eunice WALKER
    Born: 4 Apr 1800
vi. M: Jonathan DODSON; Spouse: Rebecca WEST
    Born: 23 Nov 1802
vii. M: John DODSON; Spouse: Elizabeth STAPLETON
     Born: 6 Mar 1805
viii. F: Mary (folly) DODSON: Spouse: Daniel HAMMACK
      Born: 16 Apr 1807
ix. F: Jane Delilah DODSON: Spouse: William LYNCH
     Born: 29 Jan 1812

Husband's Name: John (Jack) FRAKES
      Born: 5 Mar 1786 Place: Nelson Co.. KY
      Mar. 7 Feb 1808
Wife's Name: Elizabeth- DODSON
      Born: 21 Apr 1792
Father: Johnthan (John) James DODSON (1772 - 1830)
Mother: Mary B. ASHCRAFT (1771 1857)

i. F: Milissa Ann FRAKES: Spouse: Thomas Jefferson GlBSON
Husband's Name: Jesse SHACKLETT
      Born: 1791
      Mar: 1811
Father: John SHACKLETT
Mother: Barbara QUICK
Wife's Name: Sarah6  DODSON
       Born: 21 Sept 1793
Father: Johnthan (John) James DODSON (1772 - 1830)
Mother: Mary B. ASHCRAFT (1771- 1857)

Husband's Name: John Carr. Jr.
Wife's Name: Rhoda- DODSON
      Born: 13 Dec 1797
Father: Johnthan (John) James DODSON (1772 - 1830)
Mother: Mary B. ASHCRAFT (1771 1857)
Wife's other husbands: Isaac KELLAMS
Children. . .
i. F: Ruth CARR

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Husband's Name: Benjamin SHACKLETT
      Born: 21 Jan 1774
      Mar: 8 Oct 1792; Place: Fayette Co., PA
      Died: 24 May 1838; Place: Meade Co., KY
Father: John SHACKLETT
Mother: Barbara BUICK
Wife's Name: Elizabeth5 ASHCRAFT
      Born: 2 Aug 1773; Place: Fayette Co., PA
      Died: 27 Mar 1839; Place: Meade Co.. KY
Father: Richard ASHCRAFT (1740 - 1792)
Mother: Elizabeth (Betsy) CARR (1748 - 1846)
i. F: Barbara SHACKLETT; Spouse: James DOWELL
      Born: 26 Apr 1794
      Mar: 8 Feb 1812
      Died: 1 Nov 1876
ii. M: John SHACKLETT: Spouse: Elizabeth CHALFON
    Born: 6 Mar 1796
    Mar: 10 Apr 1845
    Died: 21 Oct 1867
iii. M: Richard SHACKLETT: Spouse: ALLAN
    Born: 12 Feb 1798
iv. F: Elizabeth SHACKLETT Spouse: John Shacklett MILLS
    Born: 22 Jan 1800
v.M: Daniel S. SHACKLETT; Spouse: Sallie KENDALL
    Born: 3 Apr 1802
    Mar: 16 July 1825
vi. F: Sarah [Sally) SHACKLETT: Spouse: Richard PAYNE
    Born: 21 Jan 1804
    Mar: 4 Sept 1822
vii. M: Benjamin Wooley SHACKLETT; Spouse: Harriett KENDALL
    Born: 15 Oct 1805; Place: Fayette Co.. PA (Hardin Co.. KY)
    Mar: 7 Oct 1838
    Died: 29 Nov 1894: Place: Gorin. MO
viii. F: Mary (Pollv) SHACKLETT; Spouse: Orla C. RICHARDSON
     Born: 31 Aug 1807
     Mar: 14 Oct 1847
ix. M: Jessie SHACKLETT: Spouse: Rebecca KENDALL
    Born: 18 Sept 1809
    Mar: 22 July 1830
x.M: Elijah Ashcraft SHACKLETT: Sp: Elizabeth Percival OLIVER (2) Mary Walker Saunders (1)
    Born: 13 Sept 1813
    Mar: 10Aug 1870
    Died: 1875
xi. M: David H. SHACKLETT; Spouse: Mary ROBERTS
    Born: 29 Oct 1817
    Mar: 19 July 1838
    Died: 3 Sept 1895
xii. M: Absolom SHACKLETT'; Spouse: Sallie HAYDEN
     Born: 29 Oct 1817
     Mar: 26 Jan 1837
     Died: 3 Dec 1863

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xiii. M: George Washington SHACKLETT
      Born: 9 Apr 1820
      Died: 1910; Place: Hm Of Nephew, Elizah Dowell, Polly Hayden
      Bur Place: MO
Husband Notes:
Children's birth records from an old Bible in possession of Mrs. Ann
Benjamin was a Representative from Hardin Co., KY - 1815 to 1820.
Wife Notes:
From Dr. Smith - "She was a woman of medium height, rather heavy set,
and is said to have been a woman of very gentle manners."

Husband's Name: Benjamin Wooley6 SHACKLETT
      Born: 15 Oct 1805 Place: Fayette Co., PA (Hardin Co.. KY)
      Mar: 7 Oct 1838
      Died: 29 Nov 1894; Place: Gorin, MO
Father: Benjamin SHACKLETT (1774 - 1838)
Mother: Elizabeth ASHCRAFT (1773 - 1839)
Husband's other wives: Mary KENDALL
Wife's Name: Harriett KENDALL
      Born: 4 Feb 1819
      Died: 6 Feb 1900; Place: Gorin, MO
i. M: Jacob Kendall SHACKLETT; Spouse: Laura ALBRIGHT
   Born: 11 Dec 1844; Place: Meade Co KY
   Mar: 2 Mar 1869; Place: Gorin, MO
   Died: 13 Jan 1938; Place: Gorin, MO

Husband's Name: Abner5 ASHCRAFT
      Born: 1782
      Mar: 8 Nov 1802; Place: Hardin Co., KY
      Died: 1816
Father: Richard ASHCRAFT (1740 - 1792)
Mother: Elizabeth (Betsy) CARR (1748 - 1846)
Husband's other wives: Ruth CARR
Wife's Name: Millinder ROSS
Wife's other husbands: Abraham FINCH
i. M: Richard ASHCRAFT; Spouse: Malinda GAINS
   Born: 27 Mar 1803
   Died: 16 Nov 1873
   Bur Place: St. Mary Magdaline Cemetery
ii. M: James ASHCRAFT; Spouse: Mary FINCH
   Mar: 8 Apr 1827; Place: Meade Co., KY
iii. F: Elizabeth ASHCRAFT; Spouse: William LAWSON
   Mar: 6 Jul 1827
iv. M: Abisha ASHCRAFT; Spouse: Sarah ENLOE
    Born: 14 Jan 1809; Place: Hardin Co., KY
    Mar: 22 Apr 1837; Place: Schuyler Co., IL
    Died: 28 Feb; Place: Oakland Tws., IL
    Bur Place: Ashcraft Cemetery, Schuyler Co.
v. M: Abner ASHCRAFT; Spouse: Ruth CARR