Person:Richard Ashcraft (3)

m. abt 1723
  1. Ephraim Ashcraftabt 1724 - 1791
  2. Richard Ashcraft
  3. Jediah Ashcraftabt 1735 - 1794
  4. Daniel Ashcroft1736 - 1774
  5. Ichabod Ashcraftabt 1737 - 1803
  6. John Ashcraft1737 - between 1832
  7. Jacob Ashcraft
  8. Elizabeth Ashcroft1739 -
  9. Richard Ashcraft (3)abt 1740 - 1792
  10. Felix Ashcraft
  11. Rachel Ashcroft1741 -
  12. Margaret Ashcroft1743 -
  • HRichard Ashcraft (3)abt 1740 - 1792
  • WElizabeth Carrabt 1748 - 1846
m. 16 Oct 1766
  1. Mary B. Ashcraft1771 - 1857
  2. Elizabeth Ashcraft1773 - 1839
  3. Delilah Ashcraftabt 1778 - bef 1846
  4. Abisha Ashcraftabt 1780 - 1839
  5. Abner Ashcraftabt 1782 -
  6. Elijah B. Ashcraft1784 - 1829
  7. Elisha Ashcraftabt 1786 - abt 1839
  8. Rachel Ashcraft1789 - 1861
  9. Absolom Ashcraft1791 - 1841
Facts and Events
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1740 Pennsylvania
Marriage 16 Oct 1766 Chambers Mill?, Fayette County, Pennsylvaniato Elizabeth Carr
Census[4] 1790 Georges Twp, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Death[1] Feb 1792 near Chambers Mill, Washington County, Pennsylvania

1764: He took part in the French & Indian Wars between the Ohio River and the Great Lakes, under Col. Bradstreet and Col. Bouquet.[1]

2 May 1767: The first document filed under his name was the sale of his interest in the family place: 340 A. on the Monongalia, opposite the mouth of Ten-Mile Creek, to George & William Teagarden, for £20 Virginia money.[1]

1776-1777: He served as an Indian scout & spy in southwest Pennsylvania (as did several other Ashcrafts), especially along the Monogahela River. A document exists in the Pennsylvania State Archives [a citation is presently lacking], wherein Richard Ashcraft & Thomas Carr (his brother-in-law) report in detail on Indian movements. Both were members of Capt. Basil Bowell's Company. They apparently operated from Ashcraft's Fort, built by his brother, Ichabod.[1]

1 May 1781: He was entitled to 400 A. in Monongalia County, "at the Glades," to include the settlement made by Richard Powell in 1775. (Near present site of Reedsville, Preston County, West Virginia.)[1]

1782: In the Monongalia County, Virginia, tax list, he is listed with 7 children.[1]

1786-1793: He appears on all the annual tax lists of Monongalia County, Virginia.[1]

1787: Richard and three of his brothers (Daniel, Uriah, and Ichabod) appear on a list of landowners in Georges Township, Fayette County.


Georges Twp, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 1790 census:[4]

Ashcraft, Richard
Males
under 16 = 1
16 & over = 1
Females = 5

Richard froze to death in Feb 1792 after his horse fell through through the ice into a creek near his home at Chambers Mill (in Amwell Twp, south-central Washington County, between Ten-Mile Creek & West Ten-Mile Creek). He was returning from Chambers Mill, probably on a trading expedition.[1]

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Neal, Martha Ashcraft. The Ashcraft Family: Descendants of Daniel Ashcraft. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1994), pp. 32-34, 505-7.
  2.   Core, Earl L. (Earl Lemley). The Monongalia story : a bicentennial history. (Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Print. Co., c1974-1984), p. 289.

    "Richard Ashcraft, assee to Abraham Carter is intitled to four hundred acres of land in Mononga[lia] County at the Mononga Glades adjoining the lands of Richard Powell to include his Settlement made by the sd Powell thereon in the year 1775." [near present Reedsville in Preston County]

  3.   Georges Twp, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Septennial Census Returns, 1779-1863. (Harrisburg: Pennsylvania State Archives Series #7.26), 1786.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States. 1790 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 18.