Barbara Ashcraft

Female18 July 1818–5 September 1901

Brief Life History of Barbara

When Barbara Ashcraft was born on 18 July 1818, in Marion, Virginia, United States, her father, Ezekiel Ashcraft, was 43 and her mother, Hester Harden, was 38. She married Matthew Walsh on 2 April 1853, in Marion, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Lincoln District, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 5 September 1901, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Yeadon, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Matthew Walsh
Barbara Ashcraft
Marriage: 2 April 1853
Isaac Walsh
John W Walsh

Sources (7)

  • Barbara Ashcraft in household of Esther Ashcraft, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Barbara Ashcraft, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Barbra Welch in household of John W Welch, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1853Marion, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 2

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 26

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of English Ashcroft .

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

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