Andrew Jackson Crase b 28 Jul 1847 Letcher Co KY d 16 Dec 1938; age 91; Chavies, Perry Co KY; buried Crase Cemetery, Blackey, Letcher Co KY; s/o Peter Crace and Rebecca Hogg. Findagrave Memorial #150048950. Andrew Jackson Crase m. 28 Oct 1867 Letcher Co KY to Nancy Ann Nannie Caudill b 6 Aug 1850 Rockhouse Creek, Letcher Co Ky d 15 Nov 1904 Crace Branch, Letcher Co KY; d/o Matthew Caudill Jr and Terry Caudill. Children of Andrew Jackson Crase and Nancy Ann Nannie Caudill;
1. Matthew Crace b 30 Aug 1868 Letcher Co KY d 1868 Letcher Co KY
2. Elizabeth Crace b 30 Sept 1869 KY d 2 Nov 1926; m. 4 Aug 1885 Letcher Co KY to William John Preston Eldridge b 4 Dec 1864 Letcher Co KY d 6 Apr 1947; s/o John C Eldridge and Elizabeth Caudill Children of William John Preston Eldridge and Elizabeth Crace;
i. Ardille Ardelia Eldridge (f) b 10 Jul 1886 Letcher Co KY d 20 Jan 1919 in flu epidemic; buried Eldridge Cemetery, Roxana, Letcher Co KY; m. 15 Feb 1906 Letcher Co KY to Felix Day b 30 Jan 1885 Letcher Co KY d 16 Jan 1932; buried Day Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; s/o John Moses Day and Elizabeth Day. Children of Felix G Day and Ardelia Eldridge; I. Kernie DAy b 29 Oct 1908 Blackey, Letcher Co KY II. Verna Day b 30 Aug 1911 Letcher Co KY III. Hermie Day b 30 Nov 1913 Letcher Co KY IV. W Preston Day b 13 Feb 1917 Letcher Co KY V. Billie Day b 18 Dec 1918 Letcher Co KY.
Felix Day m. 1 Jul 1919 Letcher Co KY to Alice Morten b abt 1893 Letcher Co KY
Felix Day m. 26 Jan 1921 KY to Nancy Dixon b 8 Jan 1896 KY; d/o Henry M Dixon and Elizabeth Caudill. Nancy Dixon m. 1938 to Lemuel Amburgey b abt 1900 KY d 1 Feb 1967 Perry Co KY
ii. Leander Eldridge b 14 Jun 1888 Letcher Co KY d 7 Nov 1960 Lincoln Co KY; buried Double Springs Cemetery, KY; m. 18 Jan 1906 Letcher Co KY to Betty Day b 28 May 1892 Letcher Co KY; buried Double Springs Cemetery, Lincoln Co KY
iii. Vicy Eldridge b 1889 d 5 Jul 1907; m. Male Combs died by falling tree
iv. Nehemiah Eldridge b 16 Dec 1891 Letcher Co KY d 3 Nov 1945; buried Fields Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; m. 4 Jul 1909 Letcher Co KY to Cora Ann Day b 2 May 1893 Letcher Co KY d 10 Dec 1965; buried Fields Cemetery, ? KY. Child of Nehemiah Eldridge and Cora Ann Day; I. Vergie Eldridge b 16 Jul 1910 Roxana, Letcher Co KY d 16 Oct 1982 Shelbyville IN; m. 6 May 1926 to John D Caudill b 23 Jan 1906 Letcher Co KY d 4 Dec 1973
v. Millie Eldridge b 1 Sept 1894 d 14 Nov 1924; m. David Caudill
vi. Levi Eldridge b 1897; m. 5 Jun 1915 to Julie Caudill b 22 Jun 1896 Jeremiah KY d 28 Feb 1952; d/o Isom H Caudill and Terry Caudill.
vii. Crit Eldridge b 1 Jan 1899 d 9 Jul 1979; m. Susie Caudill
viii. Noah Eldridge b 14 Nov 1902 d 21 Mar 1974; m. Lizzie Fields
ix. Nannie Eldridge b 5 Oct 1904 d 12 Jan 1945; m. Spencer Witt
x. Colonel Eldridge b 2 Jun 1908 d 3 May 1992 Milan IN; m. Angelina Caudill.
3. Rachel Crace b 12 Dec 1871 Ky d 7 Mar 1941; m. 5 Jan 1895 Letcher Co KY to R S Stidham. Rachel Crase m. (2) Green McIntyre. Rachel Crace m. (3) Male Holiman. Rachel Crace m. (4) William Dixon. Children of William Dixon and Rachel Crace; i. Etta Dixon ii. Kirby Dixon iii. Kenneth Dixon iv. Curtis Dixon v. Mary Belle Dixon. Rachel Crace m. (5) Male Callihan. Child of Male Callihan and Rachel Crace; i. Clara Callihan.
4. George Campbell Crace Sr b 23 Jan 1874 Ky d 12 Nov 1954 Letcher Co KY; buried Crase Cemetery, Blackey, Letcher Co KY; m. 23 Mar 1929 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to (3) Nora Caudill b 9 Apr 1910 Letcher Co KY d 9 Oct 1997 Letcher Co KY; d/o Isom Caudill and Sylvania Sarah Sturgill. George Campbell Crase m. 1902 to (2) Betty Jane Eldridge b 9 Spet 1885 Letcher Co KY d 9 Sept 1928 Blackey, Letcher Co KY; d/o James Gilley and Easter Eldridge. George Campbell Crase m. 17 Jan 1894 Letcher Co KY to (1) Elizabeth Calihan b 1879 KY d 1901 KY; d/o Hiram C Calihan and Sarah Sally Caudill.
From Findagrave Memorial #150048950
Added by Gary L. Eldridge. Picture of
Andrew Jackson Crase, Birth 28 Jul 1847
Letcher Co KY d 16 Dec 1938 (aged 91)
Perry Co KY; Burial: Crase Cemetery,
Blackey, Letcher Co KY
The obituary of Andrew Jackson Crase
Published in the 1940 Minutes
of 45th Annual Session, Indian Bottom Association
Old Regular Baptist of Jesus Christ (page 16)
Obituary of Andrew Jackson Crase
28 Jul 1845 - 16 Dec 1938
A. J. Crase was born July 28, 1845, deceased December 16, 1938, aged 93 years four months in 18 days. He married Nancy Ann Caudill, October 28, 1867. To this union was born 12 children, six boys and six girls. One boy and one girl died when infants, two of the grown girls proceed him in death, Elizabeth and Mary Ann, and his wife, Nancy Ann, died in 1904.
He married the second time to Sarah Hampton. To this union was born one girl, named Betsy. His second wife died in 1919. He then married Margaret Lucas who is yet living and mourning the loss of a good husband and a kind father.
He joined the Indian bottom Church of Old Regular Baptists at December 22, 1867 and lived a good Christian life as long as he live. He was a strong believer in the Lord. He was very feeble in his last few years but was very patient. Just a few days before he passed away he called his wife and children to his bed. He said he wanted to talk to Riley and Gideon. He said he had been with the Lord and 3000 angels and the angels were all just alike. All had white linen dresses on and had the most beautiful hair he had ever seen; it came down to their waist. He said, "Riley you were there with me in that beautiful place." He said this was about the ten o’clock in the day when the sun was shining bright.
He said to us that he wanted to be buried by his first wife when he died and wanted Elder Buddy Caudill and Willie Bates to preach his funeral and wanted Riley to make prayer by his grave. He called for Garett Bates several times and called his wife, Margaret, every few minutes and would ask her how many more days he would stay with her. He asked Rachel and Bessie what the Lord was letting him stay here for and Betsy told him because the Lord had a use for him here yet.
Now father is gone and the Lord knows how we miss him, but we feel our loss is heavens gain. Father is not dead, but sleeping. We hated to give him up, our blessed old father, but, brothers and sisters, we can go to him if we will obey the Lord and do his will. Repent, every one of you and pray the Lord to forgive the past and sin no more. We pray the Lord to bless our good old step mother and be with her in her lonesome hours.
Written by his daughter,
LOUISA CAUDILL, Red Fox, Ky.
Copied by W. R. CRASE.