16, 1787 - February 9, 1878)
Obituary (From the Herald of Gospel Liberty.)
ASHCRAFT--Mother Ashcraft departed this life February 9, 1878, at Machias, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., at the advanced age of 90 years, 4 months, and 23 days.
She was born in Stratford,Connecticut, Sept. 16, 1787, and moved to Vermont when a child; was married March 22, 1810; moved to Alexander, Genessee County, the following July, with an oxteam; was on the road twenty-one days; moved to Machias in March, 1817, with an ox team also.
She was the mother of ten children, six sons and four daughters.
She was converted in 1818, and united with the First Christian Church in Machias fifty years ago last July. She was one of the five members that constituted the church at its organization.
She was present at the last anniversary meeting in July. Her testimony at that will long be remembered by those that were present. Feeble in body, tottering on the verge of the grave, yet strong in the Lord! She said, "It was the last time she should meet with the brothers and sisters, that she was almost home; and oh! how glad she was of it!" She was ready when the summons came, and peacefully passed away.
May her children that are left behind, and the church of which she was so long a member, prove faithful, that they may meet her in the realms of glory.
Mrs. J. G. Delmarter.
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Lines in Memory of Our Mother
Dear mother, thou art gone;
When thou dids’t fall
With Christian fortitude
When we were gathered round,
We do not weep like those
Her trust was in her God;
When the great trump shall