Biography - Ambrose Barcroft

Dr. A. BARCROFT, physician, Walshville, was born in New Jersey in 1829; son of Ambrose and Ann (WOLVERTON) BARCROFT. Ambrose BARCROFT was born in 1793. He was for many years Captain of an ocean vessel, but finally quit the seafaring life and became a farmer. He died in York County, Penn., in 1881. His wife was born in New Jersey in 1795, and is now a resident of Washington, D. C. Our subject, the fourth child of a family of six, attended school at Pennington, N. J., from 1844 to 1847; at Baltimore College from 1854 to 1856, and, having chosen the medical profession, entered the National College, at Washington, D. C., from which he graduated in 1862. He first began life as a clerk in a drug store. After graduating at Washington, he practiced in the Armory Hospital, in that city from 1863 to 1864. He is now practicing his profession in Walshville. In Armstrong County, Penn., in 1853, he married Charlotte D. Woodward, a native of that county, born in 1835, daughter of John S. and Caroline (BARKLEY) WOODWARD. From this union there have been born to them six children, two of whom died in infancy. The four living are Ellis W., Victor B., Anna C. and Ambrose. Dr. BARCROFT is a Republican, and a member of the A., F. & A. M.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 187.

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