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Daniel Boone Ashcraft

  • Birth 1761 Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 1846 Coshocton County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Coshocton County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 64520260

Family stories say that Elizabeth Ann "Catherine" Schuman burned to death when wool that she was spinning into yarn caught fire. Their daughter Mary Elizabeth married Thomas James McKee and their daughter Catherine married James Goodwin, my great-great grandfather.

About a year and a half later, Daniel married Mary Seward Goodwin, the widow of George Goodwin. Mary and George were James' parents. James had a brother Elijah, who, being a minor, petitioned to the court asking that Daniel Boone Ashcraft be appointed as his legal guardian after his father had died.

Daniel Boone Ashcraft was apparently a heavy drinker like his father, and one day after exchanging harsh words with Mary over who was going to build the fire that morning, he fired a gun inside the house. That was the last straw for Mary, she ran out barefoot to James' house and never went back. They eventually moved to Sullivan, Indiana. The separation agreement was recorded and published.

There were a dozen or more families who intermarried over the generations and pushed the frontiers westward. The Ashcrafts, Goodwins, and McKees were among the first settlers in Luzerne County, PA, which was the first permanent English settlement west of the Susquehanna River. Then on to Kentucky, then to Coshocton County, OH.

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  • Created by: RobMinteer57
  • Added: 22 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64520260
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Boone Ashcraft (1761–1846), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64520260, citing Broomstick Cemetery, Coshocton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by RobMinteer57 (contributor 47389024) .