Sarah Elizabeth Becraft

Femaleabout 1828–

Brief Life History of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Becraft was born about 1828, in Owingsville, Bath, Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Becraft, was 51 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Foulger, was 49. She married Oliver Perry Shultz from 1841 to 1842, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Precinct 7 Tanyard, Bath, Kentucky, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Oliver Perry Shultz
Sarah Elizabeth Becraft
about 1828–
Marriage: from 1841 to 1842
Padilla Shultz
Robert Shultz
Ellen Shultz
Alfred William Shultz
Lou Ann Shultz
Sarah Shultz
Mary Susan Shultz
James Shultz
Erastus Shultz
Oliver Hazard Perry Shultz
Dr. John Henry Shultz
Callie F Shultz

Sources (13)

  • Sally Becraft in household of Mary Becraft, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Elizabeth (Betsey) Becraft - Published information: birth-name: Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" Becraft
  • Elizabeth Becroft in entry for Ellen Aiffett, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    from 1841 to 1842Kentucky, United States
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 2

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


    Age 33

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

    Name Meaning

    English (Middlesex): variant of Beecroft .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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