Elijah Thomas Ashcraft

Elijah Thomas Ashcraft

Birth
Winston County, Mississippi, USA
Death 1 Jul 1939 (aged 94)
Prattsville, Grant County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Prattsville, Grant County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 13721665 · View Source
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CO E, 27 Miss. Inf.; CSA

Husband of Mary Virginia Haley

Married October 07, 1869, Grant Co., Arkansas

Son of Stephen and Nancy Catledge Ashcraft

Pine Bluff Commercial
Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas
Monday, July 3, 1939

"UNCLE LIGE" ASHCRAFT SUCCUMBS AT SHERIDAN, FUNERAL HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 PM for E. T. "Uncle Lige" Ashcraft, 95, oldest Confederate veteran in Grant County, who died Saturday afternoon at his home near Prattsville after an extended illness.

Mr. Ashcraft was born August 14, 1844, in Winston County, Mississippi, and had been a resident of Grant County since 1868.

He operated extensive farming and mercantile interests in the Prattsville vicinity for a number of years.

At the age of 17, he joined the Confederate forces, serving in the "Battle of the Clouds", on Lookout Mountain in Tennessee.

His wife, the former Miss Mary Virginia Haley, died six years ago.

Five of Mr. Ashcraft's eight children survive him. They are W. C. Ashcraft of Ardmore, Okla., S. O. Ashcraft, Mrs. Amelia A. Worthen and Miss Hattie C. Ashcraft of Prattsville and Mrs. H. J. Smith of Hayti, Mo. He also is survived by 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Prattsville Baptist Church, conducted by Elders J. W. Kelly and R. W. Glover.

Burial was in Prattsville cemetery in charge of Rufus T. Buie Mortuary of Rison.

Pallbearers were: Joe Forrest, Dan Ashcraft, Travis Worthen, Arnold Sides, James A. Sides, and Harvey Smith.



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  • Added: 24 Mar 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13721665
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Thomas Ashcraft (13 Aug 1844–1 Jul 1939), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13721665, citing Philadelphia Cemetery, Prattsville, Grant County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by JKB (contributor 46828094) .