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From: Tom or Donna <>
Subject: John II and daughter Nancy
Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 07:09:54 -0400
Dear Beth Earls,
Your John Friend would be the one we call John II of Friends
Cove, in Bedford County, PA. His father was the "first" John
Friend or Johannes Nilsson Friend, who married Anna Coleman
and lived in New Jersey...Gloucester County.We have a couple binders
on your family but hardly anything on Susannah and Philip Philips.
Can you give a synopsis on what is in the binder on John II???
This is what I have on my Nancy:
Family Group Sheet
Death:26 Aug 1794LaRue Co., Clifty Hollow, KY
Father:Daniel Ashcraft (1698-ca1755)
Spouse:Nancy Ann Friend
Death:Apr 1829Hardin Co., KY
1 F:Susannah Ashcraft
Death:1839LaRue Co., KY
Burial:LaRue Co., KY South Fork Baptist Cemetery
Spouse:John Walters Sr.
Marriage:13 Jul 1791Nelson Co., KY
2 F:Nancy Ashcraft
Marriage:6 Dec 1799Barren Co., KY
3 M:John W. Ashcraft
Marriage:17 Mar 1808Hardin Co., KY
4 M:Jacob Ashcraft
5 M:Daniel Ashcraft
Notes for Jediah Ashcraft
"Jedediah Ashcraft and his wife Nancy Friend and their children were
among the earliest settlers at the fort, later moved to Grayson County
where he took up 1200 acres of land on Bear Creek. He already took up
350 acres on Nolin Creek. Also he took 500 acres of land on Ashcraft
Creek which is a small creek running into Nolin near Naomi Beard home.
He was killed by the Indians around 1794 in Grayson Co., KY."
@LaRue Co Historical Society Bulletin Apr 1968 No. 10
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 From: "JoAnn L. Gemmrig" <>
>From the Bulletin of the Larue County Historical Society, Hodgenville,
Kentucky. Clarence Friend, Editor. Vol. #2 - Bulletin #10 April, 1968.
Pertinent exerpts from pages 9-11.
Phillip PHILLIPS built Phillips Fort on his Patented land sometime between
1779 and 1781. It is quite certain that the Fort was built before the
related family group of early settlers which Phillip PHILLIPS brought in
wit him from Yohogania County, VA (now Washington County, PA) moved into
the Fort which is generally stated as being some time between 1780-1781.
Mrs. Evelyn Crady Adams, in her article on Phillips Fort (1780), Nolin
Station, Earliest Settlement In Larue County, KY says: "That Philip
PHILLIPS came to KY from Yohogania Co., VA in 1779 or 1780. He had
served as constable in Yohogania County in 1776 and his name appears in
the court minutes until August, 1778, but he had been in Larue County
long before he came here to make a permanent settlement while spying out
the land, making surveys, etc. Two of his associates, (brothers) John
and Thomas PHILLIPS, stated that they came to the Falls of the Ohio in
1779 and remained there while the fort was being built.
In the related group of people Phillip PHILLIPS brought with him to his
Fort were his wife, Susannah (FRIEND) and their children; Jehehiah ASHCRAFT
and his wife, Nancy (FRIEND) ASHCRAFT; Joseph KIRKPATRICK and his wife
Eleanoir (FRIEND); William HINCH and his wife Elizabeth (FRIEND); who at
his death married William BROWNFIELD, a bachelor; also, Jonathin CESSNA and
his wife Mary (FRIEND). These five FRIEND sisters who came in with
Phillip PHILLIPS were among the seven known as "The Seven Beautiful
FRIEND Sisters." Came also their brother Isaac FRIEND and family, their
niece, Elizabeth (FRIEND) Cessna who married William STEWART and their
nephew Banner FRIEND. Banner FRIEND never married.
Jedediah ASHCRAFT and his wife Nancy (FRIEND) with their children who were
among the earliest settlers at the fort, later moved to Grayson County
where he took up 1200 A of land on Bear Creek. He was killed by the
Indians around 1794 in Grayson Co., KY.
Jonathin CESSNA and his wife Mary (FRIEND) settled at the Falls of the Ohio
River where the city of Louisville now stands. He was killed there by the
Indians and his widow with her infant son, William CESSNA came to Phillips
Fort where she secured a grant of 300 A of land on Little South Fork Creek
(now McDougal Creek).
Others of the Phillip PHILLIPS group of earliest settlers were Isaac FRIEND
with his children. His wife's name (not mentioned) may have died before
they came here. Among his children were Jesse FRIEND who married Mary
(Polly) HANKS (a sister of Nancy HANKS who married Thomas LINCOLN) on Dec.
Andrew FRIEND m. Catherine LEE, Oct 30, 1793
Sarah FRIEND m. Ezra WILCOX, Mar 19, 1794
Nancy FRIEND m. Thomas HATFIELD, Sept 22, 1794
Mary (Polly) FRIEND m. Barnabus BROWN, May 29, 1800
John FRIEND m. Catherine HOWEY, Mar 4, 1807
William FRIEND m. Polly (Mary) ALLEN, June 22, 1812
Isaac FRIEND, Jr. m. Susannah REED, Jan 24, 1813
Charles FRIEND m. Sarha HUSS, Nov 19, 1804
William STEWART and his wife Elizabeth (FRIEND) came to Phillips Fort, but
later settled or took up some land on Nolin River near the mouth of Middle
Creek adjoining the land of Banner FRIEND and which the STEWART family
owned until a few years ago. There his son William, Jr. was born. He
died, or was killed in 1794 and his widow later returned to Friends Cove,
Bedford Co., PA to her father, John FRIEND.
Charlie FRIEND who was born in 1777, married Sarah HUSS on Nov 19, 1804.
She was the daughter of Edward HUSS and Catherine WALTERS HUSS. Catherine
was the daughter of Conrod WALTERS and Nancy REDMAN WALTERS; a sister of
John, Sarha, Andrew, Nancy and Lydia; also a half sister of Conrod II,
Barnabus, Michael and Elizabeth. They had nine children.
The largest number of inhabitants of Phillips Fort at one time, according
to record, included the families of Isaac LaRUE, John LaRUE and Robert
HODGEN from the fall of 1784 to the fall of 1785.
In Kentucky's golden days of autumn in 1795 Captian Phillips' caravan
bearing his possessions, and led perhaps by the stage wagon occupied by
wife Susanna (FRIEND) and the either children, proceed to Tennessee over
the roads that may have been laid out with this journey in mind. A deed
recorded in Hardin County January 20, 1796, refers to Phillip PILLIPS "of
Cumberland" (Tennessee) and an entry in the minutes of the Severns Valley
Baptist Church June 25, 1796, notes that Susannah PHILLIPS was residing in
Cumberland and had joing the church there.
I hope this gives you, and the others some interesting relationships to
JoAnn - a LaRUE descendant. <g>
At 06:57 PM 11/07/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>Joanne, I am looking for the Phillips who came to what was Hardin
>the time about 1830. I know that there were some Friend's who were
>with the Phillips'. William Phillips was my gt, gt, gt, grandfather.
JoAnn L. Gemmrig
KY Pioneers & their descendents (Fowler) -Will Book B Page 8 19 Apr 1793
The Ashcraft Family Descendants of Daniel by M Neal
Jediah Ashcraft- Will Harden County Will Book "A" page 35 In Deed book A-
Jediah Ashcraft gives land to his son Daniel, The people who signed it were
Jsoeph Kirkpatrick Elizabeth Friend William Logsdon and jediah Ashcraft
Harden County Will Book "B" page 97
Harden County Will Book "C" page 99
Will Book D Harden Co. page 144- will of Nancy Ashcraft
Virginia Land Grants- Jediah Ashcraft awarded 1276 acres in Jefferson Co.
Dec. 1784 Book 2 page 362
For his Revolutionary Service, 560 acres in Jefferson Co. Ashcraft Creekon
March 10, 1783 Book 5, page 186. Lastly, 200 acres in Nelson Co., Lime Camp
Creek on Jan. 13, 1786 (Book 13, Page 530.
and alot more:
Daniel, son of Jediah Ashcraft claims he was born in Penn. 13 March 1768 and
reared in Va. in Jan. 1780 he settled near Louisville, Ky then part of Va.
He states that his father was killed by Indians as well as three uncles and
Ancestry Genealogy Library:
The Kentucky Land Grants, p.17
Grantee: Ashcraft, Jediah Acres: 1,276 Book: 2 Page: 362
Date Survey: 12-21-1784 County: Jefferson Watercourse: Clear Cr
Grantee: Ashcraft, Judiah Acres: 300 Book: 4 Page: 57
Date Survey: 6-19-1783 County: Jefferson Watercourse: Nolinn
Grantee: Ashcraft, Jediah Acres: 200 Book: 13 Page: 530
Date Survey: 1-13-1786 County: Nelson Watercourse: Lime Camp Cr
Notes for John & Susannah (Family)
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 From: Robin Whitney <>
I have the following from Nelson Co records:
WALTERS, John & ASHCRAFT, Susannah
Bond: 13 July 1791, Married: 14 Sept 1791
Signed Bond: John Defee
Consent filed with bond: Jediah Ashcraft, father of Susannah
Married by Josiah Dodge, from Minister returns
1. Benningfield, Edward, LaRue County, Kentucky Cemeteries, McDowell
Publications (Utica, KY: , 1982), http://www.interment.net/us/ky/larue.htm.
2. "Marriage, Bond, & Consent Book of Nelson County 1785-1800 (revised),
includes ministers' returns, sureties. parents(when given on bond and
consent), and complete index. Nelson County Genealogists Box
409,Bardstown, KY 40004.
Compilied by Lillian Ockerman, Hattie Clements, Marie Greenwell,
distributed by the Nelson Co., Ky Genealogical Society
From: Robin Whitney <>
Last Modified:17 Jan 2001
Created:7 May 2001
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