Enoch Arden “Uncle Chunk” Craft

Enoch Arden “Uncle Chunk” Craft

Birth
Millstone, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Death 16 Feb 1937
Millstone, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Millstone, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 95906545 · View Source
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E. A. Craft, known to the people of Letcher county as Uncle Chunk, succumbed Tuesday night to complications and old age. He was the last remaining Civil War Veteran and the landmark of the early days of Letcher County.

He was born the same year that Letcher County was constituted and would have been 95 years of age on the 28th of this month. He was one of the old time land marks of the county and was all warp and filling of the old Webb Adams and Craft generations, being related directly to the settlers here. His father is remembered by the older people as El. Arch Craft who for years sounded the gospel up and down this valley and who for years was moderator of the Thornton Regular Baptist church. His father was the grandson of Archelius Craft the first of that name to settle here and who came here along about 1800 at the time that John Adams settled at the mouth of Bottom Fork. Archelius Craft married Betty the daughter of John Adams.

Uncle Chunk's mother was Letty Webb Craft being a daughter of Benjamin Webb who also married Elizabeth, daughter of John Adams, she was a sister to Uncle Miles, Jason and Wiley Webb. Early in life he was married to Polly Ann Caudill daughter of Eld. John A. Caudill another Regular Baptist minister and this made his relationship county wide. Being of the Webb, Adams and Craft families and having married into another one of the prominent families he was related to practically everybody in the county at one time. Both he and his wife were members of the Baptist faith and consecrated Christians. His wife preceeded him in death about a year ago. Uncle Chunk will be missed. Long he has been a part of Millstone and Letcher County. He has stood like the strong oak, sheltering the young ones in storms and times of dire need, but at last after a life of honest toil, a life that has been worth while and a life that has been well spent, he has fallen.

He had no enemies, never made any. He tried to treat everybody right and all who went there felt at home at Uncle Chunk Craft's. His has been a well spent life. His children and relatives have no regrets. He lived well. Like the weary traveler, who, worn out with the struggles of life, and wro, tired and weary reaches home - so has Uncle Chunk - he is at home at last. Such men as Uncle Chunk Craft will be missed and we regret to see their passing.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 95906545
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Enoch Arden “Uncle Chunk” Craft (29 Feb 1841–16 Feb 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95906545, citing Chunk Craft Cemetery, Millstone, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by FamilyTreeBuilder (contributor 46532302) .