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Elizabeth Ashcraft (Lewis)

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Gloucester, Virginia
Death: circa 1766 (60-68)
bef 1766 Berkeley, James, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Lewis
Wife of Daniel Ashcraft
Mother of Felix Ashcraft; Ephraim Ashcraft; Jacob Ashcraft; Jediah Ashcraft; Daniel Ashcraft and 7 others

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About Elizabeth Ashcraft

PLEASE PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION of parents - siblings - baptismal record stating she is the daughter of... or will/estate records of her FATHER and/or mother staing she is the daughter of or heir of .... or eatate proceedings of siblings mention her or her husabnd by NAME by name

Notes for Elizabeth Lewis as come through many of the family tree fils IS : Her surname is Lewis only by family tradition. Her given name was certainly Elizabeth

Martha Ashcraft Neal, Ashcraft Family Descendants of Daniel, The, 1994, Gateway Press Inc., Baltimore, Md. pg 25 lists her data AS:

wifes; name: Elizabeth Lewis ? b. ca. 1702  Died bef: 1791 

pg. 22:

>Family tradition dictates that daniel married Elizabeth Lewis , circa 1723, but there is no evidence of this marriage has been found, Althought there is ample proof that he was married to and "Elizabeth - Sims index, WV archives, Cahrleston, WV.'pg. 25 states:

>Other researchers repot that elizabeth was born in 1702 in virginia (West Virginia). she was english and a cousin to colonel amdrew and william lewis, brothers in the revolutionary war, and that elizabeth's grandparenets s were andrew and mary calhoun== see copies from book provided!


Elizabeth's father 'was wealthy with much land and many slaves" - no references havebeen given for this information except the midland story 9newspaper article printed in 1894 whose author often quotes jonathan0

pg. 592 - berkley co. WV. Loose Papers from the Original Land Grant -

Henry Snively by virtue of a land office Treasury warrant #435 and dated 23 May 1791 enters as assignee 300 acres of land known by the name of clay Lick bottom adjoing lands surveyed for the widow [Danil's widow] ashcraft heirs on sleepy creek in the fork of the said creek beginning at the northwest corner of saind land thence running tonicholas tripp's corner thence the courses of said survey thence accourding to the courses of G. broadwater's book aid to contain 300 acres entered 1 Jun 1791.

Surveys by Galtjo Geertsema, Surveyor berkley county wVA

accrodingt of mr. geertsmna's survey's undertaken for present day purposes the land pateneted to phelix and Ephraim Ashcraft was surveyed by guy broadwater in 1749-50 for Daniel Ashcraft, one of the first on the frontier.

In 1765, Lord fairfaxe called all of the old warrants in. He proclaimed that if the warranted land was not pateneted the warranties would loos all rights to the land. Ephraim and phelix patented the land as the heirs of the widow Ashcraft. mnay frontiersmen had not patteneted their land nor paidn the required fees because of the distance and danger unvolved in travel to the county seat.


'U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

  • Name: Daniel Ashcraft
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Year: 1700
  • Spouse Name: Elizabeth Lewis
  • Spouse Birth Place: VA
  • Spouse Birth Year: 1702
  • Marriage Year: 1735
  • Number Pages:1
NOTE: To me this is a VERY UNRELIABLE source to use as this is base on family trees that were supplied  and data such as birth, death and marriages were gleaned outof them to make up the data base with no doucmentation sources full explantion at http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7836&enc=1

Some are claiming she is daughter of Col. John lewis and elizabeth warner who married married 1726 Philadelphia, Pennylvania william Rush and Thomas Wright

THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE since she married 1723 Daniel Ashcraft and died before him and

4. Col. John3 Lewis Jr. (John2, John1) was born on 30 Nov 1669. He married Elizabeth Warner, daughter of Col. Augustine Warner II and Mildred Reade, circa 1691. He died on 14 Nov 1725 at 'Warner Hall', Gloucester Co., VA, at age 55.

Their daughter:

  • vi. Elizabeth Lewis was baptized on 7 May 1706. She married William Rush on 12 Jun 1728. She married Maj. John Bolling, son of Col. John Bolling and Mary Kennon; 1st wife.

here is one instance where all three marriages is found - but no documentation

descendants of John Lewis of York Co. VA

3-- John Lewis [29813] (Councillor) b.30_Nov_1669, New Kent Co. VA d.14_Nov_1725, Warner Hall, Gloucester Co. VA married  before 1692Elizabeth Warner [29706] b.24_Nov_1672 m. , Cheesecake VA  

had: . . . 4-- Elizabeth Lewis [142464] b.1702 m.1720 wife of John Bolling m.1735, Berkeley Co. VA wife of Daniel Ashcraft m. Philadelphia PA wife of William Rush d.1788, Berkeley Co. VA



22. Daniel Ashcraft (John, John, John, Richard, Richard) was born on 14 Aug 1698 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. He died on 9 Oct 1755 in Conococheague Manor, Town Creek, West Virginia. He was Killed By Indians. Daniel married Elizabeth in 1723 in NJ? or PA?. Elizabeth was born in 1702 in West Virginia. She died in 1790 in West Virginia.



5. DANIEL5 ASHCRAFT (JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, RICHARD1) was born August 14, 1698 in Stonington, CT, and died October 09, 1755 in Conococheague Manor, Town Creek, WV (VA). He married ELIZABETH LEWIS Abt. 1733 in West Virginia (Va). She was born 1702 in West Virginia (Va), and died Abt. 1790.


differing versions are found in the anscetry.com family trees aslo many have been copied and merged together -

  • Birth 2 Mar 1702i n Byberry, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 1788 in, Berkeley, West Virginia, USA
  • father: JOHN LEWIS 1669 – 1725
  • mother: ELIZABETH WARNER 1672 – 1720

there are 149 world family Trees that are luist Daniel Ashcraft and Elizabeth Lewis in them at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?rank=0&xcb=x&tips=0&father=&given=Daniel+&surname=ashcraft&mother=&stype=Exact&spouse=Elizabeth+lewis+&byear=1698&brange=0&bplace=&myear=&mrange=0&mplace=&dyear=&drange=0&dplace=&language=en&op=search&db=&ti=0&ti.si=0&gl=&gss=mp-awt&gst=&so=3

http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3349899&id=I194601 ID: I194601

  • Name: Elizabeth LEWIS
  • Given Name: Elizabeth
  • Surname: Lewis
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1702 in WV
  • Death: 1755 1 2
  • Change Date: 6 Jan 2006 at 09:09


Ann Ohm and other researchers report that Elizabeth was born in 1702 in Virginia (West Virginia). She was English and a cousin to Colonel Andrew and William Lewis, brothers in the Revolutionary War, and also related to the Meriweathers-Lewis, and that Elizabeth's grandparents were Andrew Lewis and Mary Calhoun. Elizabeth's father "was wealthy with much land and many slaves."

Andrew and Charles Lewis were sons of John Lewis and Margaret Lynn.

Father: William LEWIS

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Elizabeth Ashcraft's Timeline

March 2, 1702
Warner Hall, Gloucester Co., Virginia
Gloucester, Virginia
Age 22
Age 22
Province of Pennsylvania
February 18, 1732
Age 30
Fayette PA
Age 33
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 34
Mt. Pleasant Virginia
Age 35
Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Age 35
Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia, United States