Andrew Jackson Crase


Andrew Jackson Crase

Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Death 16 Dec 1938 (aged 91)
Perry County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Blackey, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 150048950 View Source
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The obituary of Andrew Jackson Crase as published in the 1940 Minutes of the 45th Annual Session of the Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptist of Jesus Christ (page 16):


A. J. Crase was born July 28, 1845, deceased December 16, 1938, aged 93 years four months in 18 days. He married Nancy Ann Caudill, October 28, 1867. To this union was born 12 children, six boys and six girls. One boy and one girl died when infants, two of the grown girls proceed him in death, Elizabeth and Mary Ann, and his wife, Nancy Ann, died in 1904. He married the second time to Sarah Hampton. To this union was born one girl, named Betsy. His second wife died in 1919. He then married Margaret Lucas who is yet living and mourning the loss of a good husband and a kind father. He joined the Indian bottom Church of Old Regular Baptists at December 22, 1867 and lived a good Christian life as long as he live. He was a strong believer in the Lord. He was very feeble in his last few years but was very patient. Just a few days before he passed away he called his wife and children to his bed. He said he wanted to talk to Riley and Gideon. He said he had been with the Lord and 3000 angels and the angels were all just alike. All had white linen dresses on and had the most beautiful hair he had ever seen; it came down to their waist. He said, "Riley you were there with me in that beautiful place." He said this was about the ten o’clock in the day when the sun was shining bright. He said to us that he wanted to be buried by his first wife when he died and wanted Elder Buddy Caudill and Willie Bates to preach his funeral and wanted Riley to make prayer by his grave. He called for Garett Bates several times and called his wife, Margaret, every few minutes and would ask her how many more days he would stay with her. He asked Rachel and Bessie what the Lord was letting him stay here for and Betsy told him because the Lord had a use for him here yet. Now father is gone and the Lord knows how we miss him, but we feel our loss is heavens gain. Father is not dead, but sleeping. We hated to give him up, our blessed old father, but, brothers and sisters, we can go to him if we will obey the Lord and do his will. Repent, every one of you and pray the Lord to forgive the past and sin no more. We pray the Lord to bless our good old step mother and be with her in her lonesome hours.

Written by his daughter,
Copied by W. R. CRASE.

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