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Jesse Ashcraft + Mary Ann Chaney
Joseph Ashcraft31 Mar 1825 -- 30 Nov 1886avatar
Nancy Horn12 SEP 1829 -- 21 JAN 1903avatar
Marriage5 OCT 18793


Rachel1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Ashcraft1 3 4

Birth23 NOV 18581 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Reside25 AUG 18603  
pg 250 (birthplace listed as OH)
Reside22 AUG 18704  
pg 24
Reside8 JUN 18805
ED 307 pg 10 (186C)(listed as 'Care,' brother Simon living with them)5
Reside5 JUN 19006
District 83 Sheet 7B6
Reside21 APR 19107
ED 16 Sheet 11A7
Reside12 JUN 19152
Sheet 3B2
Reside6 JAN 19208
ED 135 Sheet 6A 53/172 (as boarder)8
Death22 APR 19271
Aged: 68.4 years

Obituary on Find-a-Grave:

Was Wife of Dr. John W. Carr, Dean of Murray Normal School

Murray, Ky., April 22--(Special)--Mrs. John Wesley Carr, 68 years of age, wife of John Wesley Carr, dean of the Murray State Normal school, died at her home here this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Mrs. Carr, who was one of the best loved women of this section of the state, had been an invalid in her home for the past three and one half years. Before her marriage 48 years ago to Dr. Carr, she was Miss Racheal Ashcraft, of Robinson, Indiana.

Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Dr. Charles Carr, Dr. Frank Carr and Harry Carr, all of New York City; and two grandchildren, Miss Ruth Halton and Ed Halton, both of New York. E. C. Ashcraft, and nephew, and a member of the faculty of the Normal school, with his wife, reside in the Carr home here. Dr. Frank Carr will arrive here today.

Mrs. Carr's husband was the first president and organizer of the Murray State Normal school.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodiest church here with the Rev. R. M. Walker officiating. The body will be shipped on the 3:30 o'clock train Saturday afternoon to New York City where funeral services will take place. The body will arrive there Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock.

The News-Democrat
Paducah, Ky
Saturday, April 23, 1927, p 1

Names of Rachel Ashcraft parents from
Debbie Richardson Norris FIND A GRAVE ID 47064450
on March 19, 2020

8 JUN 1880 Jackson, Greene, Indiana

ED 307 pg 10 (186C) 96/96
John W Care Male 20 1860 Indiana, Married Farm Labor White Self Ohio, Ohio farm laborer
Rashel Care Female 21 1859 Indiana, Married Keeping House White Wife Ohio, Ohio
Simon Ashcraft Male 24 1856 Indiana, Single Farm Labor White Wife's Brother Ohio, Ohio farm laborer
5 JUN 1900 Anderson Township Anderson city Ward 2, Madison, Indiana
District 83 Sheet 7B 134/173
John W Carr Male 41 Married (for 21) White Head Dec 1859 Indiana 1879 Indiana Kentucky school superintendent
Rachael Carr Female 42 Married (for 21) White Wife 5 children/living Nov 1858 Indiana 1879 Ohio Ohio
Anna Carr Female 20 Single White Daughter Sep 1880 Indiana Indiana Indiana school teacher
Charles Carr Male 17 Single White Son Mar 1883 Indiana Indiana Indiana
Harry Carr Male 14 Single White Son Feb 1886 Indiana Indiana Indiana
Frank Carr Male 13 Single White Son Oct 1887 Indiana Indiana Indiana
21 APR 1910 Bayonne Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey
ED 16 Sheet 11A 196/234
John W Carr Male 51 1859 Indiana Married (for 30) White Head Indiana Kentucky school superintendent
Rachel A Carr Female 52 1858 Indiana Married (for 30) White Wife Ohio Ohio
Charles E Carr Male 26 1884 Indiana Single White Son Indiana Indiana
Frank C Carr Male 22 1888 Indiana Single White Son Indiana Indiana
Ruth L Holton Female 4 1906 Kansas Single White Granddaughter Indiana Indiana
Laura E Carr Female 76 1834 Kentucky Widowed White Mother Maryland Virginia
1915 Bayonne, 3 ward, 4 district, Hudson, New Jersey
Sheet 3B
John W Carr Male Dec 1860 Indiana school superintendent
Rachel A Carr Female Nov 1859 Indiana
Dr. Charles E Carr Male Dr Mar 1884 Indiana doctor
Dr. Frank C Carr Male Dr Oct 1888 Indiana doctor
Sheet 4A
Lora E Carr Female Apr 1833 Kentucky
6 JAN 1920 Louisville Ward 7. Jefferson, Kentucky
ED 135 Sheet 6A 53/172
Murray W Phillips, Sr Male 60 1860 Kentucky Married White Head Kentucky Missouri
Fannie Phillips Female 48 1872 Kentucky Married White Wife Kentucky Kentucky
Mabel Willis Phillips Female 18 1902 Kentucky Single White Daughter Kentucky Kentucky
Marion H Phillips Female 17 1903 Kentucky Single White Daughter Kentucky Kentucky
Murray W Phillips, Jr Male 13 1907 Kentucky Single White Son Kentucky Kentucky
John W Carr Male 60 1860 Indiana Married White Lodger Kentucky Kentucky professor
Rachael A Carr Female 61 1859 Indiana Married White Lodger Ohio Ohio

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses

Anna Louisa 

12 SEP 188028 AUG 1909  IN  

Charles Edmund 

2 MAR 188317 MAY 1933  IN, Monroe Co, Bloomington  

Harry Ashcraft 

7 FEB 1886MAY 1973  IN  

Frank Clyde 

10 OCT 188713 DEC 1956  IN, Greene Co, Robinson  

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  • college president: First president of Murray State Normal School; also served as dean
  • superintendent: of schools in Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  1. Findagrave John Wesley Carr
  2. FamilySearch United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011
  3. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019
  1. Findagrave Rachel Ellen Carr
  2. FamilySearch New Jersey State Census, 1915
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1860
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1870
  5. FamilySearch United States Census, 1880
  6. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
  7. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  8. FamilySearch United States Census, 1920
  9. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019
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