Robert A. Ashcraft (1832 - 1906)

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Birthplace: Muskingham / Coshocton, Ohio
Death: Died in Greene, Indiana
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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About Robert A. Ashcraft

RECORD:

1. Judith Elaine (McKee) Burns, Thomas Hardesty of Greene County, Indiana His Ancestors and Descendants, Transcript 1977- 200?. "


2. Martha Ashcraft Neal, Ashcraft Family Descendants of Daniel, The, 1994, Gateway Press Inc. Baltimore, Md., pg. 215-9, , Library of Congress # 94-77682. Lists children: Andrew Jackson; 2nd marriage: Christopher Columbus, Nancy ELizabeth, George Washington, Robert Lane, John Lewis, Artemas Ward, Martha Jane, Rebecca Ann and Daniel Freeman.

3. 1860 United States Census, Indiana MicroFIlm #M653 ROll #262 Greene County Jackson Twp Pg. 1513. "Ashcraft, Robert 27, Oh. Farmer; Cynthia 21 Tn.; Mary F. 7 In.; Andrew J. In.; Christopher 3, In.; Nancy E. 2 In.; and George W. In. Real Estate $1000 Personal $200."

4. 1870 United States Census, Indiana MicroFIlm M593-318 Greene County Page 365A, Jackson Twp., Dwelling 281, Family 281,. "AShcraft, RObert 37 OH. Farmer; Cynthia 42, TN.; Mary F. 17 In.; A. J. 15 In.; CHristohper C. 13, In.; Nancy E. 12 In.; George W. 10 In.; RObert L. 8 In.; John L. 7 In.; Artemus W. 5 In.; Martha J. 3 In.; and Rebecca A 1 In. Real Estate $ 1800 Personal $650."

5. 1880 United States Census, Indiana Microfilm #T9-280 & 281 Roll # __ Greene County Jackson Twp. Pg. ___ __/90. "AShcraft, RObert A. Oh., Farmer; CYntha 50 Oh.; Chrisyopher 23 In. and George 21 In."

6. 1900 United States Census, Indiana MIcrofilm T623-374 Greene co Jackson Twp pg. 91 150/159. "Ashcraft, Robert Aug. 1832 Oh. farmer; Cynthia Apr 1830 In. 9 children 8 alive; Rebecky Ashcraft May 1869 In. Servant; Laura Ashcraft Sep 1881 In. boarder."

7. Civil War Pension. "Military Service with Co. C, 43rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry in Civil War. Enrolled at Bloomfield, IN 8/28/1861 with Capt. Elijah Edington; mustered in as a Sergeant at Terre Haute, Indiana. He was discharged 10/20/1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana due to the expiration of his term of service.

October 7, 1871, Robert Ashcraft filed an Application for Disability Pension with the Federal Government ( Appl# 169779; Cert# 118999 ; Indiana) Extract from this claim follows: " While on duty at Little Rock, Arkansas on or about December 1, 1863, he was taken with Rheumatism in his feet and legs brought on by exposure to camp life and the march; and that said disease has continued to date of his discharge so that at times he could not stand up; and has so continued from said date of discharge up to the present time so that he has not been able to do a day's work from the date of discharge to the present time and that his age is 39 years and that prior to enlistment he was a farmer...."

Physical description of Robert Ashcraft at the time of his medical examination for an invalid pension at Worhington, Indiana, June 6, 1872: Height 5'9" , Weight 130 Lbs, Dark Complexion, Age 39 years.

Extract form Medical Report of this examination: " Chronic rheumatism. Has not stood on his feet for six years; arm and legs are half bent; hands all drawn out of shape and is confined to his room all the time."

January 29, 1881... A Claim for Increase in Pension Benefits doe to Total Incapacity was filed. Robert eventually received Pension benefits of $50 per month.

After Robert's death at 6am 1/13/1906, of " Exhaustive Rheumatism" , his widow , Cynthia A. Mays Ashcraft filed for a Widow's Pension on 2/19/ 1906 (Appl# 843533; Cert# 610102; Indiana) which continued until her death , March 15, 1910."

8. Family Search - LDS - Pedigrees. "Robert Ashcraft Compact Disc #76 Pin #276362 Sex: M Event(s): Birth: 1832 Place: Ohio, USA Parents: Father: Elijah Ashcraft Disc #76 Pin #276349 Mother: Elizabeth Hardesty Disc #76 Pin #276355 Notes and Sources: Notes: None Sources: Available on CD-ROM Disc# 76 Submitter: Kimberly GRANT P.O. Box 1112 427 Delta Ave. Paonia, Co 81428 Submission Search: 1674546-1025102154836

Robert Ashcraft Compact Disc #127 Pin #284225 Event(s): Birth: 27 Aug 1832 Place: , Muskingum, Ohio, USA Parents: Father: Elijah Ashcraft I Disc #127 Pin #282126 Mother: Elizabeth Hardesty Disc #127 Pin #284216 Marriage(s): Spouse: Cynthia Mays Disc #127 Pin #285232 Marriage: 1 Nov 1855 Place: Bloomfield, Indiana Notes and Sourcs Notes: None Sources: None Submitter: Twila WILLIAMS 1725 Pine Avenue Winter Park Florida Submission Search: 109656-0316106233226

Robert Ashcraft Compact Disc #127 Pin #1127435 Sex: M Event(s): Birth: 27 Aug 1832 Place: Muskingum Co, OH Death: 13 Jan 1906 Place: Koleen, Grace, IN Parents: Father: Elijah Ashcraft Disc #127 Pin #1126817 Mother: Elizabeth Hardesty Disc #127 Pin #1126816 Marriage(s): Spouse: Margaret Jane Winder Disc #127 Pin #1126802 Marriage: 19 Oct 1851 Place: Greene Co., IN Spouse: Cynthia Ann Mays Disc #127 Pin #1126842 Marriage: 1 Nov 1855 Place: , Greene, Indiana Notes and Sources: Notes: Available on CD-ROM Disc# 127 Sources: Available on CD-ROM Disc# 127 Submitter: Wes and Pam BLAIR 605 E Ave D Jerome, ID 83338 Submission Search: 1888082-0221106224902."

9. Greene County Indiana Estate Index, Vol1. "Robert Ashcraft vs Edward Long Guard. of Wm. Winders Box 125 file 1."

10. IGI. " Robert Ashcraft Male Event(s): Birth: 27 AUG 1832 , Coshocton, Ohio Christening: Death: 13 JAN 1906 Burial: Parents: Father: Elijah Ashcraft Mother: Elizabeth Hardesty Marriages: Spouse: Unavailable Family

Robert ASHCRAFT Male Event(s): Birth: 27 AUG 1832 , Muskingum, Ohio Christening: Death: 15 JAN 1906 Burial: Marriages: Spouse: Margaret Jane WINDER Marriage: 20 OCT 1851 Of, , Muskingum, Ohio

  Robert Ashcraft  Event(s):  Birth:  27 AUG 1832   Of, , Coshocton, Ohio   Christening:   Death:  13 JAN 1906     Burial:  Parents:   Father:  Elijah Ashcraft  Family   Mother:  Elizabeth Hardesty     Marriages:  Spouse:  Unavailable  Source Irmation:  Film Number:  177928      Page Number:  864      Reference number:  33752

ROBERT ASHCRAFT Male Event(s): Birth: 27 AUG 1832 , Coshocton, Ohio Christening: Death: 15 JAN 1906 Burial: Parents: Father: ELIJAH ASHCRAFT Mother: ELIZABETH HARDESTY Source Information: Batch Number: 7019716 Sheet: 34

ROBERT ASHCRAFT Male Event(s): Birth: 27 AUG 1832 Christening: Death: 13 JAN 1906 Burial: Parents: Father: ELIJAH ASHCRAFT Mother: ELIZABETH HARDESTY Marriages: Spouse: CYNTHIA ANN MAYES Marriage: 01 NOV 1855 Koleen, Greene, Indiana Source Information: Batch Number: F507447 Sheet: 074 Source Call No.: 1553365 Type: Film

Robert Ashcraft <Male> Event(s): Birth: 27 AUG 1832 , Coshocton, Ohio Christening: Death: 13 JAN 1906 Burial: Marriages: Spouse: Jane Winder Source Information: Film Number: 178084 Page Number: Reference number: 15149

Robert Ashcraft <Male> Event(s): Birth: 27 AUG 1832 , Coshocton, Ohio Christening: Death: 13 JAN 1906 Burial: Marriages: Spouse: Synthia Mays Film Number: 178084 Page Number: Reference number: 15150."

11. John Dean (Jack) Hardesty, William Hardesty descendants, http;//wiebsites.quincy.edu/~hardesty. "."

12. Mildred Uland, Gone But Not Forgotten, An Anthonlogy of Fact & Folklore, 1986, pg. 323. "Ashraft, ROobert s/o Eliiiijah and ELizabeth Hardesty Ashcraft CIvil War 1832 - 1906 ..."

DEATH:

13. Bloomfield News, Weekly Newspaper, Volume XXX, Number 9, Page 4, Column 2. "OBITUARY. Ashcraft. Robert ASHCRAFT, a respected pioneer citizen of Jackson Township, residing one mile northeast of Koleen, died last Saturday morning after an illness of about one year, though the immediate cause of his death was an attack of pneumonia attended by a complication of troubles. As a result of rheumatism he had not walked a step in thirty-three years. He was born in Ohio and was seventy-six years of age. He left a wife and the following children: Mrs. Thomas WILSON, of Hobbieville; Mrs. John SEXSON, Greenfield; Mrs. Jonathan NOEL, Switz City; George ASHCRAFT, Switz City; Temis and Freeman ASHCRAFT, Koleen; John ASHCRAFT, of Dakota, and H. L. ASHCRAFT, Spokane, Washington. He was the grandfather of Oscar and Miss Zona PETERSON, of this place. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Ashcraft chapel."

BURIAL:

14. Cemeteries of Eastern Greene County, Indiana, 1st 1908's; 2nd 1994, Page 107, Ashcraft Chapel Cemetery. "Ashcraft, Robert, 27 Aug 1832 - 14 Jan 1906, Co C 43rd Regt Ind Sgt."

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Robert A. Ashcraft's Timeline

1832
August 27, 1832
Muskingham / Coshocton, Ohio
1856
September 14, 1856
Age 24
Koleen, Green, Indiana
1858
October 22, 1858
Age 26
Koleen, Greene, Indiana
1859
January 9, 1859
Age 26
1860
September 3, 1860
Age 28
1862
June 22, 1862
Age 29
1865
July 13, 1865
Age 32
1867
June 12, 1867
Age 34
1868
May 12, 1868
Age 35
1873
January 1, 1873
Age 40
Koleen, Greene, Indiana