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Descendants of William Ashley

by Candace Gravelle, tealtreecomcast

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM2 ASHLEY (WILLIAM1) was born 1725 in Prob. Kent County, Maryland, and died 1773 in Kent County, Maryland. He married SOPHIA Abt. 1756 in Maryland. She was born Abt. 1726 in MD?, and died Aft. 1800 in MD or SC.

Notes for WILLIAM ASHLEY:

Notes: There has not been any documented proof of Reuben Ashley Sr.'s connection to this Ashley family. Some of the descendents of this Ashley family are in my Georgia/Alabama Skinner/Gay/Odell/Stringer/Jackson allied family lines, some of whom moved to Georgia and Alabama. Research is continuing on this Ashley family to determine if Reuben Ashley Sr. descended from the Kent County, Maryland and Abbeville and Anderson County, SC Ashley families. As additional data is found, will be added to these pages of Ashleys.

Notes: In August 1773 in Kent County, Maryland an Inventory was taken of William Ashley's estate; Sophia Ashley was the Administrix. Next of kin were noted to be Edward Ashley and Mary Greenfield. A Will for William Ashley has not been found.

Notes: Aaron Ashley is noted to be referred to in some documents as Abraham Ashley and therefore the same person; perhaps his middle name was Abraham? (ref: Nicole Pinson records - - npinson ( email of 3-17-2000)

John Robertson has an Ashley family web page which has considerable information on this William Ashley family and descendents.

Children of WILLIAM ASHLEY and SOPHIA are:

2. i. JOHN3 ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1756, Maryland; d. 1840, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

3. ii. JOSHUA ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1758, Prob. Kent County, Maryland; d. 1842, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

4. iii. WILLIAM ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1760, Kent County, Maryland; d. March 1838, Abbeville County or Anderson Co. , South Carolina.

5. iv. AARON ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1773, Kent County, Maryland; d. 1860, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

6. v. MOSES ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1772, Kent County, Maryland; d. September 1857, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN3 ASHLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1756 in Maryland, and died 1840 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. He married AMY. She died 1851 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Notes for JOHN ASHLEY:

Notes: From "Abstracts of Old 96 and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds",

by P. Young, publ. 1950:

Will of John Ashley (Box 3 Pack 58 at Abbeville County, SC Probate Court)

Will dated May 13, 1838 in Abbeville Dist. Proved Mar 5, 1840. Executors:

Son, Richard Ashley and John B. Black. Witnesses: Ann Smith, Elizabeth J.H., Margaret Burnett. Wife: Amey. Children: John, Aaron, Richard Ashley. Settlement mentioned Amey Ashley died 1851. Present: Aaron Ashley agent for Richard Ashley who named Frances a daughter of said dec'd. Mentioned eleven legatees, no names given. Sale: June 24, 1852. Buyers: R.W. Shaw, John Smith, Richard Ashley, Jas. W. Black, Aaron and Moses Ashley, Capt. John Swilling, Pinckney Ashley, Thos. Davis, etc.

Children of JOHN ASHLEY and AMY are:

7. i. RICHARD4 ASHLEY, b. 1802, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1884, Etowah County, Alabama.

ii. AARON ASHLEY.

iii. JOHN ASHLEY.

iv. FRANCES F ASHLEY, b. 1825, Abbeville County, South Carolina; m. RICHARD ASHLEY, Abt. 1850, Abbeville County, South Carolina; b. 1820, South Carolina; d. October 30, 1858, Cherokee County, Alabama.

More About FRANCES F ASHLEY:

Date born 2: 1825, South Carolina

Notes for RICHARD ASHLEY:

Notes: 1850 census Abbeville County, SC The Savannah River Regiment

Sept 1850

p. 55

Living next to Amy Ashley, widow, age 69 and her son John Ashley (Amy Ashley is the widow of John Ashley). Francis Ashley who married Richard Ashley is presumed to be the daughter of John and Amy Ashley. Richard Ashley and Francis Ashley do not have children in the 1850 census. They moved to Cherokee County, Alabama before 1858 where Richard Ashley died. He is buried at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Richard Ashley is thought to be a twin brother to Roberson Ashley. (ref: Nicole Pinson family records)

8. v. SARAH ASHLEY, b. 1803, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

9. vi. MARTHA PATSY ASHLEY, b. 1812, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1865, Cherokee County, Alabama.

3. JOSHUA3 ASHLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1758 in Prob. Kent County, Maryland, and died 1842 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. He married CHARLOTTE Abt. 1794 in MD or SC. She was born 1775 in MD or SC.

Notes for JOSHUA ASHLEY:

From "Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six and Abbeville, SC District Wills and Bonds"

by P. Young, publ. 1950:

Will of Joshua Ashley - - Will dated Sept 29, 1840 in Abbeville Dist. Proved Feb 26, 1842. Exr: Son, Joshua Ashley. Wits: Jno. Pratt Jr., Wm. Pratt Sr., Robeson Ashley. Chn: Charlotte, Nancy, Moses, Joshua Ashley. "Bequeath land to Moses Ashley's 2 sons Geo. W. , Joshua Ashley." Expend.: May 8, 1843 Left 2 legacies to his 2 dtrs. Nancy Shaw, Charlotte Fraser. Paid C. Fraser and Charlotte his wife $200.

Children of JOSHUA ASHLEY and CHARLOTTE are:

10. i. NANCY4 ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1807, South Carolina; d. 1880, Mississippi.

ii. CHARLOTTE ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1800, MS or SC; m. C FRASER.

11. iii. MOSES ASHLEY, b. October 16, 1801, MD or SC; d. February 26, 1901, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

12. iv. JOSHUA ASHLEY, b. January 10, 1810, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. October 23, 1899, Antreville, Abbeville County, SC.

4. WILLIAM3 ASHLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1760 in Kent County, Maryland, and died March 1838 in Abbeville County or Anderson Co. , South Carolina. He married AGNESS January 1781 in Maryland or SC. She was born Abt. 1760 in Maryland, and died 1849 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Notes for WILLIAM ASHLEY:

** Notes: William Ashley served in the Revolutionary War, Continental Army, Maryland Service.

From "Rev. War Soldiers and Other Patriot records of Abbeville County, SC":

William Ashley and Agnes Ashley, Pension number W 9708, Continental

Maryland Service: William Ashley appeared before Hon. Waddy Thompson, esquire, one of the Judges of the court of Equity for the State of South Carolina

stating he is a citizen of Abbeville, South Carolina; that he served 16 months as a Corporal upon the Continental establishment during the war of the Revolution; that he enlisted in Maryland about the middle of May 1778 in Captain Seagong's (?) Company in the squadron of Cavalry commanded by Col Cowatch (?); attached to the body of troops called Pulaski's Corp, that he afterwards commanded by Capt. Brown, until middle of September 1779 when he was discharged at Beufort, South Carolina. Sworn to Aug 11, 1818....

Affidavit of Thos. Dove, 1818 Abbeville, SC who states he has been acquainted with the said soldier since 1779, shortly after he left the army, that he has frequently heard Ashley's discharge read, and believes that he did serve in the Revolution. Affidavit made by Joshua Ashley in Abbeville Dist., SC Aug 6, 1818 states he is a brother of the said William Ashley, that he resided in Maryland with his brother at the time he enlisted and was frequently acquainted with the fact that his said brother was absent for several years, and that he was discharged at Beufort, South Carolina and that several soldiers who served with his brother and on their return to the state of Maryland, informed this deponent that they had left his brother yet in the service.

William Ashley states his family consists of three persons viz: himself, his wife Ann and an old negro man, that he himself is now age 73, that his wife is age 69.

He gave a schedule of his property among which 229 acres of poor land worth $100. one negro man age 42 worth $250., etc. He signed this in 1830. A copy of deed is filed of Wm. Ashley Senior of Abbeville District to Martin Fralia (?) of said district, consideration $380. dated 1828; his wife Anne Ashley signed Sept 30, 1828. It was recorded in 1830. (Record book 13 page 450 at Abbeville District, SC). Affadavit of C. Stark in 1829 states that said Wm. Ashley owes him for a negro man on a note bearing date 11-25-1826 the sum of $421.

The widow Agness Ashley made application 1838 as the widow of William Ashley, and states she was married to said Wm. Ashley January 1781, and that her said husband died March 3, 1838, that her third child now living is age 60.

The widow stated in 1845 that from bodily infirmity that she cannot attend court, but can spin cotton upon a little wheel at home, that her residence was 12 miles away. 2 neighbors to her were Wm and James Wire. That these tiwnesses state they have known soldier and present widow since 1792, and have been their neighbors all this long period until 1845 Sept 4th, and know they had 2 or 3 children when they first became acquainted with them. The widow states she was christened by the name of Agness but her husband always called her "Ann" for shortness, and her neighbors always called her "Ann" that some of her relatives named their children Ann, through friendly regards to her, that whenever her husband sold land, she always signed her name "Agness" to her relinquishment of dower.

Affadavit of Sophia Smith in 1845 at Abbeville Dist., SC states "I am the daughter of Agness Ashley and her third child, that according to the register of my birth and marriage in my family bible, I was born 3-3-1785, and I was married 1808 to Daniel Smith; states that this handwriting of the register is in the handwriting of her husband who is absent, and who has been absent for three years, and his affadavit cannot be secured. Affadavit by Thos. P. Spierin, Abbeville, SC who states that the following are truly copied from the family bible of Mrs. Sophia Smith viz: "Daniel Smith was born 7-2-1789, married to Sophia Ashley 1808. Sophia Ashley was born 1785 March 3. This affadavit was signed

Dec 26, 1845 by Thos. P. Spierin. The said family bible was sent in for proof but the request of its return was made, so it is not in this file note.

The 2 persons James and Wm. Wire state that they were brothers and that they with "our father and mother took shipping at Larn in Ireland in the month of February 1790 and came to Abbeville District where they resided the same year, removed to the neighborhood and within half a mile of said William Ashley and Agness his wife, the claimant have been personally their neighbors from the month of Oct 1790 to the present time. That I have a sister who was born on the Ocean on our passage to this country and that she is age 56 since Jan last, that my brother William Wire who deposes with myself in this matter heretofore died in the month of October last, and that he with myself deposed, generally without deeming it requisite to state particular facts as appears to be required by the Commissioner of pensions. I further state the said Agness Ashley is the widow of said William Ashley, who was a pensioner of the U.S. and that his widow goes by the name of Ann than Agness. Signed by James Wire, 1846 March 6th.

The bible was returned by the pension commissioner 1877 Oct 2nd, to Mrs. Sarah Ashley, Antreville, post office, Abbeville County, SC. The following is a copy of the bible records:

Daniel Smith was born 7-2-1789 and married Sophiah Ashley 1808

Sophia Smith was born 1785

Elizabeth Smith was born 11-4-1805 (?)

Danl Smith born 7-2-1789 and married 1808

Agnes Smith born 1-30-1809

Rich. Smith 8-17-1810

Joshua Smith 1-7-1812

Mary Ann born 11-13-1813 died 7-1816

Sharlotte Smith born 2-22-1816

Rebecca Smith born 8-17-1810

John Smith born 1-7-1812

Danl. Smith born 1-6-1824

The name of Mrs. Sarah Ashley wrote to the Commissioner on the back of his letter, that she received the Bible, all right. "

Children of WILLIAM ASHLEY and AGNESS are:

13. i. THOMAS4 ASHLEY, b. 1781, Maryland; d. 1830, Abbeville or Anderson Co., SC.

14. ii. SOPHIA ASHLEY, b. March 03, 1785, MD or SC; d. November 1853, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

iii. JOHN ASHLEY, b. Bef. 1790.

iv. WILLIAM ASHLEY, b. Aft. 1790.

v. SARAH ASHLEY, b. Prob. Maryland; m. MR. GANT.

vi. ELIZABETH ASHLEY.

vii. ANNA ASHLEY, m. JOHN HARRIS.

viii. PATSY ASHLEY, m. MR SHAW.

ix. POLLY ASHLEY, m. JONATHAN PRUITT.

x. LILA ASHLEY.

xi. EDWARD "EDMUND" ASHLEY.

xii. NANCY ASHLEY.

xiii. MALE ASHLEY.

5. AARON3 ASHLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1773 in Kent County, Maryland, and died 1860 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. He married (1) ELIZABETH HOPKINS December 1801 in Kent County, Maryland. She was born Abt. 1775, and died Unknown in MD or SC. He married (2) CATHERINE Unknown in MD or SC. She was born 1788 in South Carolina.

Notes for AARON ASHLEY:

Notes: From "Abbeville District, South Carolina Newspaper Notices of Land Cases and Sales 1836 - 1872 " by L.Ware :

Oct 26, 1860 - - Independent Press - - Sale of Real Estate by Court of Ordinary...On Sale Day of November next, the real estate of Aaron Ashley, containing one hundred and fifty one acres on waters of Johnson Creek and Little River adjoining lands of John M. Briant, J.W. Brooks, J.S. Barnes and others. "

Notes: Descendents of Aaron Ashley who moved to Cherokee and Etowah Counties in Alabama information from Nicole Pinson in 1997; updates in March 2000 (email npinson)

Child of AARON ASHLEY and ELIZABETH HOPKINS is:

i. UNKNOWN4 ASHLEY.

Children of AARON ASHLEY and CATHERINE are:

ii. EBENEZAR4 ASHLEY, b. 1804, Kent County, Maryland; m. MARGARET BLACK; b. 1805, South Carolina.

Notes for EBENEZAR ASHLEY:

Notes: 1850 census Anderson County, SC

Eastern Subdivision p. 255 hh 236

Aug 1850

No children shown in household

iii. WILSON ASHLEY, b. October 1806, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. April 1887, Abbeville County, South Carolina; m. JANE FISHER, 1845, Abbeville County, South Carolina; b. 1808, South Carolina.

Notes for WILSON ASHLEY:

Notes: 1850 census Anderson County, SC Eastern Subdivision p. 256

hh 248

Wilson Ashley is shown as a Baptist Clergyman

No children shown in household

Buried at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery, Abbeville, SC

15. iv. JOSEPH JASPER ASHLEY, b. 1809, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1863, Pope County, Arkansas.

16. v. JOHN ASHLEY, b. April 30, 1813, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. January 04, 1900, Anderson County, South Carolina.

vi. MATILDA ASHLEY, b. 1816, Abbeville County, South Carolina; m. MR WHITE.

17. vii. LETTY ASHLEY, b. 1818, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1863, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

18. viii. NELLIE ASHLEY, b. 1820, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1900, Cherokee County, Alabama.

ix. ELIZABETH ASHLEY, b. 1822.

19. x. AARON ASHLEY, b. 1828, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. October 1906, Cherokee County, Alabama.

20. xi. WILLIAM ASHLEY, b. 1830, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1864, Civil War.

6. MOSES3 ASHLEY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1772 in Kent County, Maryland, and died September 1857 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. He married SARAH MOSELEY? Abt. 1796 in Kent County, Maryland. She was born 1778 in Maryland, and died in South Carolina.

Notes for MOSES ASHLEY:

Moses Ashley left a Will dated Oct 7, 1850. The Will was filed at the Abbeville Co., SC courthouse on Sept 28, 1857. Executor of the Will was his son Moses L. Ashley. Wife: Sarah Moseley. Children: Moses, Margaret, William, James, Mary, Robison, Richard Ashley. Witnesses: Wm. Pratt, J.W. Brooks, J.M. Brooks. Mentions that Moses Ashley lived in Abbeville Dist. Expend: On March 25, 1858 Margaret Smith received her share of the estate.

(Will filed in Box 145, Pack 4086 under name of Moses Ashley Sr.)

Reference: "Abstracts of Old 96 and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds" by P. Young, publ. 1950.

Notes for SARAH MOSELEY?:

Notes: Some researchers records show Sarah's maiden name as Browder, and

Moses Ashley's Will shows his wife's name as Sarah Moseley; this discrepancy has not been resolved; research is continuing on this issue.

Children of MOSES ASHLEY and SARAH MOSELEY? are:

21. i. WILLIAM4 ASHLEY, b. 1797, Kent County, Maryland; d. Aft. 1860, prob. South Carolina.

ii. JAMES ASHLEY, b. 1802, Kent County, Maryland.

Notes for JAMES ASHLEY:

Notes: May not have married; he was living in the household of his brother Moses Ashley in the 1870 census, Abbeville County, SC Long Cain twp

p. 261

iii. MARGARET ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1804; m. SMITH.

22. iv. MOSES L. ASHLEY, b. 1813, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1907, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

v. RICHARD ASHLEY, b. 1820, South Carolina; d. October 30, 1858, Cherokee County, Alabama; m. FRANCES F ASHLEY, Abt. 1850, Abbeville County, South Carolina; b. 1825, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Notes for RICHARD ASHLEY:

Notes: 1850 census Abbeville County, SC The Savannah River Regiment

Sept 1850

p. 55

Living next to Amy Ashley, widow, age 69 and her son John Ashley

(Amy Ashley is the widow of John Ashley)

Francis Ashley who married Richard Ashley is presumed to be the daughter

of John and Amy Ashley

Richard Ashley and Francis Ashley do not have children in the 1850 census.

They moved to Cherokee County, Alabama before 1858 where Richard Ashley

died. He is buried at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Richard Ashley is thought to be a twin brother to Roberson Ashley. (ref: Nicole Pinson family records)

More About FRANCES F ASHLEY:

Date born 2: 1825, South Carolina

23. vi. ROBERSON ASHLEY, b. 1820, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1900, Cherokee County, Alabama.

Generation No. 3

7. RICHARD4 ASHLEY (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1802 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died 1884 in Etowah County, Alabama. He married LUCY HILL Abt. 1825 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Children of RICHARD ASHLEY and LUCY HILL are:

i. ELIZABETH5 ASHLEY, b. 1826, Abbeville County, South Carolina; m. SAMUEL LANCASTER, Abt. 1850.

ii. MASTERS ASHLEY, b. 1828, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1908, Gadsden, Alabama.

iii. DRUSCILLA ASHLEY, b. 1832, Abbeville County, South Carolina; m. DAVID KING, Abt. 1854.

iv. JAMES RICHARD ASHLEY, b. 1833, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. June 1863, Bells Hospital, Rome Georgia (Civil War); m. MINERVA TIDMORE.

Notes for JAMES RICHARD ASHLEY:

Died in Civil War; Pvt. Co. D 19th AL Inf. Regt.

v. JOHN THOMAS ASHLEY, b. 1836, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. June 1864, Marietta, GA (Civil War); m. MARY.

Notes for JOHN THOMAS ASHLEY:

Died in Civil War; Pvt. Co. A 31st AL Inf. Regt.

vi. THEOPHELIS H ASHLEY, b. 1841, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

vii. AMY S ASHLEY, b. 1843, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

viii. FRANCIS F ASHLEY, b. 1844, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1862, Civil War near Corinth, Mississippi.

Notes for FRANCIS F ASHLEY:

Died in Civil War; Pvt. Co. D 19th AL Inf. Regt.

ix. MARTHA E ASHLEY, b. 1846, Cherokee County, Alabama; m. JAMES L. MASSENGALE, December 1879, Etowah County, Alabama.

x. NANCY KATHRYN ASHLEY, b. 1848, Cherokee County, Alabama; m. JOHN ALAN TIDMORE, November 1872, Etowah County, Alabama.

xi. SANFORD MARION ASHLEY, b. 1850, Cherokee County, Alabama; m. (1) ELIZABETH CRENSHAW; d. Bef. 1884; m. (2) LOUISA FRANCES OWENS, November 1884, Etowah County, Alabama.

8. SARAH4 ASHLEY (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1803 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She married WILLIAM SHAW, son of SAMUEL SHAW and MARTHA.

Children of SARAH ASHLEY and WILLIAM SHAW are:

i. SAMUEL5 SHAW, b. 1831, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

ii. JOHN SHAW, b. 1834.

iii. MARTHA SHAW, b. 1838.

iv. JANE SHAW, b. November 1839.

v. SARAH SHAW, b. 1842.

vi. WILLIAM SHAW, b. 1844.

vii. E. L. SHAW, b. April 1845.

9. MARTHA PATSY4 ASHLEY (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1812 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died Bef. 1865 in Cherokee County, Alabama. She married (1) ROBERT WASHINGTON SHAW, son of SAMUEL SHAW and MARTHA. She married (2) ROBERT WASHINGTON SHAW. She married (3) ROBERT WASHINGTON SHAW Abt. 1832 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, son of SAMUEL SHAW and MARTHA. She married (4) ROBERT WASHINGTON SHAW Abt. 1855 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

More About MARTHA PATSY ASHLEY:

Date born 2: 1812

Child of MARTHA ASHLEY and ROBERT SHAW is:

24. i. JANE5 SHAW, b. 1833, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. October 08, 1906, Cherokee County, Alabama.

Child of MARTHA ASHLEY and ROBERT SHAW is:

25. ii. AMY5 SHAW, b. 1830, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

10. NANCY4 ASHLEY (JOSHUA3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1807 in South Carolina, and died 1880 in Mississippi. She married ARCHIBALD SHAW.

Child of NANCY ASHLEY and ARCHIBALD SHAW is:

i. JAMES PINKNEY5 SHAW, b. 1835, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

11. MOSES4 ASHLEY (JOSHUA3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born October 16, 1801 in MD or SC, and died February 26, 1901 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH. She was born Abt. 1802 in prob. SC or MD, and died December 11, 1891 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Notes for MOSES ASHLEY:

Moses Ashley and Elizabeth his wife are buried at the Little River Baptist Church Cemetery in Level Land, SC ( Abbeville County)

1850 census Abbeville County, SC p. 84 The Saluda Regiment twp, hh 1321

1860 census Abbeville County, SC p. 247 Due West Corner Post Office area,

hh 1805

Children of MOSES ASHLEY and ELIZABETH are:

i. GEORGE W5 ASHLEY, b. 1832, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

ii. MARY ANN POLLY ASHLEY, b. July 04, 1834, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. January 13, 1908, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Notes for MARY ANN POLLY ASHLEY:

1860 census Abbeville County, SC

Buried at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery, Abbeville County, SC

iii. CATHARINE ASHLEY, b. 1838, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

iv. JOSHUA ASHLEY, b. 1841, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

26. v. MOSES S ASHLEY, b. October 18, 1847, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. March 14, 1920, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

12. JOSHUA4 ASHLEY (JOSHUA3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born January 10, 1810 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died October 23, 1899 in Antreville, Abbeville County, SC. He married MARY POLLY BURTON 1828 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She was born 1812 in South Carolina.

Notes for JOSHUA ASHLEY:

Buried at Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery, Antreville, SC (Abbeville Co.)

1850 census, Abbeville County, SC The Savannah River Regiment

page 56 hh 884

1860 census Abbeville County, SC Due West Corner

Aug. 1860 hh 1802

(living next door to:

William Ashley, age 27, born SC

Jane Ashley, age 27, born SC

Matilda Ashley, age 6, born SC

John W. Ashley, age 5, born SC

Joseph H. Ashley, age 3, born SC

Wilson W. Ashley, age 2, born SC

Babe Ashley, age 1, male, born SC

next to them:

Cathrine Ashley, age 65, born SC

Dice E. Ashley, age 15, female, born SC

Aaron W. Ashley, age 13, born SC

next to them:

Moses Ashley, age 58, born SC

Elizabeth Ashley, age 56, born SC

Mary A. Ashley, age 26, born SC

Moses S. Ashley, age 12, born SC

next to them:

Joshua Ashley, age 21, born SC

Martha F. Ashley, age 21, born SC

Wm. S. Ashley, age 5 months. born SC

Children of JOSHUA ASHLEY and MARY BURTON are:

i. SON5 ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1829, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

ii. DAUGHTER ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1830, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

27. iii. JOSIAH ASHLEY, b. 1831, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. Abt. 1864, Civil War.

iv. JAMES ROBINSON ASHLEY, b. 1835, Abbeville County, South Carolina; m. JANE PRICE, Abt. 1876.

v. MARTHA E ASHLEY, b. 1838, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

28. vi. JOSHUA ASHLEY, b. 1840, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1863, unknown.

vii. MALINDA ASHLEY, b. 1842, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

viii. ELVIRA M ASHLEY, b. 1844, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

ix. ELIZA ANN ASHLEY, b. 1846, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1913; m. JESSE MARTIN HALL, Abt. 1866, SC; b. Abt. 1844, SC.

Notes for ELIZA ANN ASHLEY:

Notes from the book "Heritage of Abbeville County, SC", publ. 1995 by Walsworth Publ. Co.:

"... Eliza Ann Ashley married Jesse Martin Hall....Jesse served in the Civil War Co. G 6th SC Cav. He married Eliza after the war and after their marriage they moved to Anderson County, SC and lived near Jesse's parents Lent Hall Jr. and Redempsey Keller. After a short time, they moved back to Abbeville County on a farm near the Ashleys. "

x. MARY L ASHLEY, b. 1848, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

xi. UGENIA ASHLEY, b. 1850, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

xii. JOHN W ASHLEY, b. 1853, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

13. THOMAS4 ASHLEY (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1781 in Maryland, and died 1830 in Abbeville or Anderson Co., SC. He married NANCY PRUITT March 1804 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She was born 1785 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1870 in prob. Anderson County, SC.

Notes for THOMAS ASHLEY:

Notes: Thomas Ashley served in the War of 1812. His widow Nancy applied

for a widow's pension.

Notes for NANCY PRUITT:

Notes: Living with her daughter Nancy Ashley Banister and her husband and family in the 1850 census, Anderson County, SC

Living with her daughter Nancy Ashley Bannister in the 1870 census for

Anderson County, SC; Martin Twp page 606 (Note: Nancy Ashley Bannister is a widow in the 1870 census, as is her mother Nancy Pruitt Ashley)

Children of THOMAS ASHLEY and NANCY PRUITT are:

29. i. JOSHUA5 ASHLEY, b. March 1810, South Carolina; d. November 26, 1888, Anderson County, South Carolina.

30. ii. EDWARD W ASHLEY, b. June 1802, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. January 11, 1880, Anderson County, South Carolina.

31. iii. ELIZABETH JANE ASHLEY, b. 1813, South Carolina; d. May 24, 1882, Anderson County, South Carolina.

32. iv. NANCY ASHLEY, b. 1823, South Carolina; d. June 13, 1897, Anderson County, South Carolina.

v. MALE ASHLEY.

vi. MALE ASHLEY.

vii. MALE ASHLEY.

viii. FEMALE ASHLEY.

ix. FEMALE ASHLEY.

14. SOPHIA4 ASHLEY (WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 03, 1785 in MD or SC, and died November 1853 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She married DANIEL SMITH 1808 in SC or MD. He was born July 02, 1789 in Maryland or SC, and died Bef. 1853 in unknown.

Notes for SOPHIA ASHLEY:

Will dated Oct 21, 1853 in Abbeville County, SC (Box 135 - Pack 3852 in Abbeville Dist. Probate records)

Will filed Nov 15, 1853. Wits: Joshua Ashley, John T. Haddon, Davaid Russell. Children: Rebecca, Sophia, Daniel Smith. Inventory made Feb 4, 1854 by J.W. Black, Thos. Davis, David Russell.

Children of SOPHIA ASHLEY and DANIEL SMITH are:

i. AGNES5 SMITH, b. January 30, 1809.

ii. RICHARD SMITH, b. August 17, 1810, SC.

iii. REBECCA SMITH, b. August 17, 1810, SC.

iv. JOSHUA SMITH, b. January 07, 1812, SC.

v. JOHN SMITH, b. January 07, 1812, SC.

vi. MARY ANN SMITH, b. November 13, 1813, SC; d. July 1816, SC.

vii. SHARLOTTE SMITH, b. February 22, 1816, SC.

viii. DANIEL SMITH, b. January 06, 1824, SC.

15. JOSEPH JASPER4 ASHLEY (AARON3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1809 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died Aft. 1863 in Pope County, Arkansas. He married LETTY WHITE 1827 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, daughter of JOHN WHITE and MARGARET. She was born Abt. 1810 in SC.

Notes for JOSEPH JASPER ASHLEY:

Notes: Joseph Ashley and Letty moved to Shelby County, Tennessee ca 1846, and later moved to Pope County, Arkansas

Notes for LETTY WHITE:

Notes: Letty White is named in her father's Will per "Abstracts of Old Ninety-Sic and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds", by P. Young, publ. 1950:

Will of John White - - Box 100 Pack 2458 - - Abbeville, SC Probate Court - -

Will dated Feb 9, 1827 in Abbeville Dist. Proved June 4, 1832. Executors: Margaret White, son Wm. White. Wits: Patrick Gibson, Abram, Timothy Russell. Chn: Wm., Sarah White, Letty, wife of Joseph Ashley, Frederick, Polly, Js., John, Anny White. Inventory made July 18, 1832 by Abraham Russell, Young Reagin, Thos. McBride.

Newspaper Notice in Abbeville newspaper, Independent Press July 13, 1860:

" In the matter of the Real Estate of Aaron Ashley, dec'd. William Ashley, appl't against John Ashley, Wilson Ashley, et. al...Aaron Ashley, Joseph Ashley, Roberson Ashley and wife Nelly, William White and wife Betsey; the children of Tilda White, dec'd. (names not known)..some of the defendents in this case reside without the limits of this State.."

Children of JOSEPH ASHLEY and LETTY WHITE are:

i. JOSEPH5 ASHLEY, b. 1828.

ii. HENRIETTA ASHLEY, b. 1830.

iii. JOHN ASHLEY, b. 1836.

iv. JAMES ASHLEY, b. 1838.

v. JOSIAH ASHLEY, b. 1841.

vi. AARON B ASHLEY, b. 1843.

vii. WILLIAM ROYAL ASHLEY, b. 1845.

viii. POLLY ASHLEY, b. 1849.

16. JOHN4 ASHLEY (AARON3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born April 30, 1813 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died January 04, 1900 in Anderson County, South Carolina. He married JEMIMA FISHER Abt. 1835 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She was born December 31, 1815 in SC, and died January 24, 1885 in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Notes for JOHN ASHLEY:

Notes: 1850 census Anderson County, SC Eastern Subdivision p. 258 hh 281

Aug 1850

Buried at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Belton, SC (Anderson Co.)

next to his wife Jemima

Children of JOHN ASHLEY and JEMIMA FISHER are:

i. ELIZABETH5 ASHLEY, b. 1837, SC.

ii. AMANDA E ASHLEY, b. 1840, SC.

iii. MARY ANN ASHLEY, b. 1842, SC.

iv. LUCINDA C ASHLEY, b. 1845, SC.

v. JOHN N ASHLEY, b. 1848, SC.

17. LETTY4 ASHLEY (AARON3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1818 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died Bef. 1863 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She married MR SMITH Abt. 1841 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Children of LETTY ASHLEY and MR SMITH are:

i. CATHERINE5 SMITH, b. 1842, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

ii. DICY E SMITH, b. 1844, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

iii. AARON W SMITH, b. 1846, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

18. NELLIE4 ASHLEY (AARON3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1820 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died Aft. 1900 in Cherokee County, Alabama. She married ROBERSON ASHLEY Abt. 1839 in South Carolina, son of MOSES ASHLEY and SARAH MOSELEY?. He was born 1820 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died 1900 in Cherokee County, Alabama.

Notes for ROBERSON ASHLEY:

1850 census Abbeville Co., SC The Saluda Regiment p. 85 household 1341

More About ROBERSON ASHLEY:

Date born 2: 1820

Children of NELLIE ASHLEY and ROBERSON ASHLEY are:

i. ELIZABETH5 ASHLEY, b. 1840, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

ii. SARAH M ASHLEY, b. 1842, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

iii. MARY C ASHLEY, b. 1844, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

33. iv. NATHANIEL GREEN ASHLEY, b. June 1847, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. December 1912, Cherokee County, Alabama.

v. LETTY E ASHLEY, b. 1849, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

vi. RHODA S ASHLEY, b. 1851, SC or AL.

34. vii. EBENEZAR S ASHLEY, b. July 1853, SC or AL.

viii. CALEP A ASHLEY, b. 1856, SC or AL; d. 1945, Cherokee County, Alabama.

ix. THOMAS ASHLEY, b. 1860, Cherokee County, Alabama.

35. x. WILLIAM RILEY ASHLEY, b. December 14, 1862, Cherokee County, Alabama; d. February 19, 1962, Etowah County, Alabama.

19. AARON4 ASHLEY (AARON3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1828 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died October 1906 in Cherokee County, Alabama. He married AMY SHAW Abt. 1855 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, daughter of ROBERT SHAW and MARTHA ASHLEY. She was born 1830 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

More About AARON ASHLEY:

Date born 2: 1828

More About AMY SHAW:

Date born 2: 1830

Children of AARON ASHLEY and AMY SHAW are:

i. GEORGE W5 ASHLEY.

ii. MARY MOLLY J ASHLEY.

iii. JOHN W ASHLEY.

iv. JAMES AARON ASHLEY.

v. MISSOURI ZULA ASHLEY.

vi. GEORGIA A ASHLEY.

vii. INDIANA ANNA ASHLEY.

viii. FRANCIS L ASHLEY.

ix. MARGARET ASHLEY.

x. FRANKLIN ASHLEY.

20. WILLIAM4 ASHLEY (AARON3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1830 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died 1864 in Civil War. He married JANE SHAW Abt. 1853 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, daughter of ROBERT SHAW and MARTHA ASHLEY. She was born 1833 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died October 08, 1906 in Cherokee County, Alabama.

More About JANE SHAW:

Date born 2: 1833, Abbeville County, South Carolina

Children of WILLIAM ASHLEY and JANE SHAW are:

36. i. HARRIETT MATILDA5 ASHLEY, b. 1854, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1912, Alabama.

37. ii. JOHN WILLIAM ASHLEY, b. September 1855, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. January 14, 1902, Cherokee County, Alabama.

iii. JOSEPH HENRY ASHLEY, b. January 1857, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. January 1902, Cherokee County, Alabama.

iv. WILSON WHITNEY ASHLEY, b. April 1858, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. March 23, 1928, Cherokee County, Alabama.

v. BASIL CALLAHAN ASHLEY, b. 1859, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

vi. JAMES CAPP ASHLEY, b. November 1860, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

vii. MARTHA JANE ASHLEY, b. May 1864, Cherokee County, Alabama.

21. WILLIAM4 ASHLEY (MOSES3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1797 in Kent County, Maryland, and died Aft. 1860 in prob. South Carolina. He married (1) UNK Abt. 1815 in prob. SC. She was born Abt. 1800 in prob. South Carolina, and died Bef. 1850 in prob. SC. He married (2) ELIZABETH Abt. 1849 in prob. South Carolina. She was born 1818 in South Carolina.

Notes for WILLIAM ASHLEY:

Notes: William Ashley is in the 1850 census with his wife Elizabeth (b. ca 1818 in SC) and a a probable son Phillip Ashley (b. ca 1828 in SC). From the 1840 and 1850 census of 1840 Abbeville County, SC it is speculated that William Ashley had children from a prior marriage, and that Elizabeth was his second wife. I did not find this William Ashley in Abbeville County, SC census in 1830.

Moses Ashley (his father) is also not found in the 1820 census in SC.

The probable children of William Ashley and his first wife have not been documented (other than the Phillip Ashley who was living with William Ashley in the 1850 census as a likely son from a prior marriage). I did not find Phillip Ashley in Abbeville County, SC census after 1850.

There was a William Ashley Jr. in Abbeville County, SC in the 1820 census, however it appears that this William Ashley is the probable son of William Ashley Sr. and his wife Agnes (Ann).

The William Ashley in the 1820 census in Abbeville Co., SC had five males under age 10, one female under age 10, one female between the ages of 17 to 18, one male between the ages of 19 to 26.

There is a William Ashley in the 1820 census in Greenville Co., SC of possible interest; research is continuing on this William Ashley family.

The 1850 census in Abbeville County, SC shows William Ashley to be born ca 1803. The 1860 census for Abbeville County, SC shows him to be born ca

1797. His wife Elizabeth is consistently shown as born ca 1818. I have not yet found this William Ashley in a census after 1870 or his wife and children,

and have not located a Will or Estate record for him.

1850 census Abbeville Co., SC Saluda Regiment p. 87 household 1368

1860 census Abbeville Co., SC Due West Corner p. 1808 household 1771

Allen Lane Ashley book "The Ashley Family"

Children of WILLIAM ASHLEY and UNK are:

i. PHILLIP5 ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1824, South Carolina; d. Unknown, Maybe died in Civil War?.

ii. UNKNOWN OTHER SONS.

iii. UNKNOWN OTHER DAUGHTERS.

Children of WILLIAM ASHLEY and ELIZABETH are:

iv. JOHN W5 ASHLEY, b. 1851, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

v. SARAH S ASHLEY, b. 1852, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

vi. LEMANTINE ASHLEY, b. 1853, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

vii. ELIZABETH ASHLEY, b. 1858, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

22. MOSES L.4 ASHLEY (MOSES3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1813 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died 1907 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. He married SUSAN Abt. 1832 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She was born 1813 in South Carolina, and died 1893 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Notes for MOSES L. ASHLEY:

1850 census Abbeville Co., SC The Saluda Regiment p. 84 household 1319

1860 census Abbeville Co., SC Lane Level Post Office area p. 212 hh 1553

Will of Moses L. Ashley of Abbeville County, South Carolina filed in 1903 and probated in 1907 (on file at the Abbeville County, SC courthouse)

State of South Carolina, County of Abbeville

I, Moses Ashley, of the county of Abbeville, State of South Carolina, being of sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament to wit:

1st All my just debts and funeral expenses shall first be paid out of what cash I may have on hand or debts that may be due me at my death and in case there should not be enough money from these two sources to pay my indebtedness than I empower executors to sell enough of my personal property to pay all my just debts.

2nd I will and bequeath to my sons I.N. Ashley and M.C. Ashley and my grandson Robt. Alonzo Ashley that tract of land known as the Key Place containing 146 acres more or less to share each alike except that I will that

I.N. Ashley shall receive his share of the said land on which the houses are built and he now lives, and to R.M. Ashley, Martha Jane Ashley and Margaret Elizabeth Ashley my homestead place where I now reside containing 190 acres more or less and also my real property.

3rd I nominate and appoint my sons I.N. Ashley, M.C. Ashley, and R.M. Ashley to be the executors of this my Last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made.

In witness thereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 26th day of Sept A.D. 1903. M.L. Ashley

Signed, sealed, published and declared as and for this last Will and Testament by the above named testator in our presence, who have, at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other, signed our names as witnesses thereto. J.C. Alewine, J.W. Richardson, J.P. Pratt

State of South Carolina, County of Abbeville

Probate Court

Petition for Letters Testamentary

To J.F. Miller, Judge of Probate:

The petition of your petitioners would respectfully show to the Court:

First: that M.L. Ashley late of said State and County, died on or about the 22nd day of July 1907 leaving a Last Will and Testament;

Second: That deceased left as his legatees and devisees the following named persons, viz: Martha Jane Ashley, I.N. Ashley, R.M. Ashley, M.C. Ashley, Margaret E. Ashley, and R.A. Ashley.

Third: That your petitioners: I.N. Ashley, M.C. Ashley and R.M. Ashley named in said Will prove in common form and that letters testamentary be granted to them.

State of South Carolina, County of Abbeville

In the Probate Court

Personally appeared I.N. Ashley and R.M. Ashley and on oath say that the statements contained in the foregoing petition are true to the best of their knowledge and belief. Sworn to me this ? day of July 1907. I.N. Ashley, R.M. Ashley, J.F. Miller, JPC.

State of South Carolina, Abbeville County

Probate Court - Probate Wills

Personally appeared J.C. Alewine subscribing witness to the annexed instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will and Testament of M.L. Ashley late of Abbeville County, deceased, who being duly sworn deposeth and saith tht he was present and did see the said instrument of writing duly executed by the said M. L. Ashley at the time of the executing of said instrument, and that to the best of the deponent's knowledge and belief, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that J.C. Alewine and J.W. Richardson and J.P. Pratt in the presence of each ther and of the said M. L. Ashley's request, signed their names as witnesses to the due execution of the same.

Sworn and subscribed to before me this 2nd day of August, one thousand nine hundred and seven (1907)

(Buried at Ashley Family Cemetery at Level Land, SC (Abbeville Co.)

Children of MOSES ASHLEY and SUSAN are:

i. ARTESIA5 ASHLEY, b. 1834, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

ii. WILLIAM ASHLEY, b. 1835, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

iii. RICHARD S ASHLEY, b. 1837, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

iv. JAMES D ASHLEY, b. 1843, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1863, Civil War, died from disease at Charleston, SC?.

Notes for JAMES D ASHLEY:

Enlisted in CIvil War at age 18, Pvt. Co. I 19th SC Vol. Inf.; died ca 1863;

Assigned to Manigault's Brigade

v. MARTHA JANE ASHLEY, b. 1844, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

vi. REUBEN T ASHLEY, b. 1845, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1864, Civil War, died from disease at Chester, SC.

Notes for REUBEN T ASHLEY:

1850 census Abbeville Co., SC

1860 census Abbeville Co., SC

Confederate Veterans of Abbeville, SC

Served as Pvt. Co. I 19th SC Vol. Inf. enlisted at age 19 in Manigault's Brigade.

vii. ROBERT M ASHLEY, b. 1849, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1932, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

38. viii. ISAAC NEWTON ASHLEY, b. 1851, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. May 02, 1937, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

ix. MARGARET ELIZABETH ASHLEY, b. 1854, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1908, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

39. x. MOSES C ASHLEY, b. 1853, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. February 25, 1930, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

23. ROBERSON4 ASHLEY (MOSES3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1820 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died 1900 in Cherokee County, Alabama. He married NELLIE ASHLEY Abt. 1839 in South Carolina, daughter of AARON ASHLEY and CATHERINE. She was born 1820 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died Aft. 1900 in Cherokee County, Alabama.

Notes for ROBERSON ASHLEY:

1850 census Abbeville Co., SC The Saluda Regiment p. 85 household 1341

More About ROBERSON ASHLEY:

Date born 2: 1820

Children are listed above under (18) Nellie Ashley.

Generation No. 4

24. JANE5 SHAW (MARTHA PATSY4 ASHLEY, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1833 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died October 08, 1906 in Cherokee County, Alabama. She married (1) WILLIAM ASHLEY. She married (2) WILLIAM ASHLEY Abt. 1853 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, son of AARON ASHLEY and CATHERINE. He was born 1830 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died 1864 in Civil War.

More About JANE SHAW:

Date born 2: 1833, Abbeville County, South Carolina

Children are listed above under (20) William Ashley.

25. AMY5 SHAW (MARTHA PATSY4 ASHLEY, JOHN3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1830 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She married AARON ASHLEY Abt. 1855 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, son of AARON ASHLEY and CATHERINE. He was born 1828 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died October 1906 in Cherokee County, Alabama.

More About AMY SHAW:

Date born 2: 1830

More About AARON ASHLEY:

Date born 2: 1828

Children are listed above under (19) Aaron Ashley.

26. MOSES S5 ASHLEY (MOSES4, JOSHUA3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born October 18, 1847 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died March 14, 1920 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. He married NANCY ANN Abt. 1865 in prob. South Carolina. She was born July 04, 1845 in South Carolina, and died February 09, 1923 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Children of MOSES ASHLEY and NANCY ANN are:

i. JOHN WILLIAM6 ASHLEY, b. August 16, 1866, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAM ASHLEY:

buried at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery next to his grandparents

Moses Ashley and Elizabeth Ashley; tombstone says s/o M S. Ashley

and N.A. Ashley; no death date given; his parents are buried nearby

ii. JOSHUA N ASHLEY, b. August 27, 1869, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. June 03, 1930, Abbeville County, South Carolina; m. MAMIE P. MCWHORTER; b. January 03, 1882, SC; d. November 15, 1923, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Notes for JOSHUA N ASHLEY:

Buried at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery

iii. MARTHA A ASHLEY, b. 1870.

iv. BETTY ASHLEY, b. 1877, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1957, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Notes for BETTY ASHLEY:

Buried at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery, Abbeville Co., SC

v. CLYDE ASHLEY.

vi. SIMPSON ASHLEY, b. 1883.

vii. L HENRY ASHLEY, b. 1889.

viii. JEFF D ASHLEY, b. 1876, Abbeville County, South Carolina; d. 1964, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Notes for JEFF D ASHLEY:

Buried at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery, Land Level, SC (Abbeville Co.)

next to his parents and some siblings

.

27. JOSIAH5 ASHLEY (JOSHUA4, JOSHUA3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1831 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died Abt. 1864 in Civil War. He married REBECCA MATILDA NICKLES Abt. 1861 in SC. She was born 1844 in SC, and died 1924 in SC.

Notes for JOSIAH ASHLEY:

Notes: Notice in Abbeville Press and Banner 1869

" By order of the Court of Probate, I will sell on Saleday in Nobember next the real estate of Josiah Ashley, deceased, comprosing of eight-one acres, adjoining lands of Joshua Ashley and John T. Haddon. H.S. Cason, S.A.C.

From an article in the book "Heritage of Abbeville County, SC", publ. 1995 by Walsworth Pub. Co.:

"...Rebecca Matilda Nickles (1844-1924) was the widow of Josiah Ashley who was killed in the Civil War. The had a son John Ashley. "

Child of JOSIAH ASHLEY and REBECCA NICKLES is:

i. JOHN6 ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1862.

28. JOSHUA5 ASHLEY (JOSHUA4, JOSHUA3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1840 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died 1863 in unknown. He married MARTHA F. Abt. 1858 in SC. She was born 1840 in SC.

Notes for JOSHUA ASHLEY:

Notes: 1860 census Abbeville County, SC p. 247 Due West Corner

Aug 1860 household 1807 (5 households from his parents)

Abbeville County Confederate Veterans book show a Joshuia Ashley, Pvt. Co. F

Holcombe Regt. Evans Brigade who enlisted at age 22 in Abbeville County, SC and was killed at 2nd Manassas in the Civil War (ca 1863). It is not known if this is Josiah Ashley or Joshua Ashley who were both in the Civil War. (have not checked for pension records for their widows)

Abbeville County, SC probate records show an estate record for Joshua Ashley in 1863; administrix was Martha F. Ashley (Box 158 Pack 3428)

Another estate record for Joshua Ashley in 1863 shows Joshua Ashley as Administrator; (Box 158 Pack 3430).

Child of JOSHUA ASHLEY and MARTHA F. is:

i. WILLIAM S6 ASHLEY, b. 1860.

29. JOSHUA5 ASHLEY (THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born March 1810 in South Carolina, and died November 26, 1888 in Anderson County, South Carolina. He married FRANCES ABEL Abt. 1839 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She was born 1819 in South Carolina, and died March 27, 1900 in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Notes for JOSHUA ASHLEY:

Notes: 1850 census, Anderson County, South Carolina

Abbeville County, SC Marriage Records

1870 census, Anderson County, SC

Anderson County, SC Cemetery Records

Buried at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson County, SC

Children of JOSHUA ASHLEY and FRANCES ABEL are:

i. ELIZABETH6 ASHLEY, b. 1840, SC.

ii. HARIETT F ASHLEY, b. 1843, Anderson County, South Carolina.

40. iii. JESSE T. ASHLEY, b. August 22, 1845, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. August 21, 1900, Prob. Anderson County, SC.

iv. NANCY ASHLEY, b. 1848, Anderson County, South Carolina.

v. MARY ANN ASHLEY, b. 1850, Anderson County, South Carolina.

vi. JOHN ASHLEY, b. 1853, Anderson County, South Carolina.

vii. POLLY A. ASHLEY, b. 1856, Anderson County, South Carolina.

viii. SAMUEL ASHLEY, b. 1859, Anderson County, South Carolina.

ix. MARGARET ASHLEY, b. 1861, Anderson County, South Carolina.

30. EDWARD W5 ASHLEY (THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born June 1802 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died January 11, 1880 in Anderson County, South Carolina. He married ELIZABETH ABEL Abt. 1830 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. She was born 1814 in South Carolina, and died February 18, 1897 in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Notes for EDWARD W ASHLEY:

Buried at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Belton, SC (Anderson Co.)

1850 census Anderson County, SC Eastern Subdivision p. 258 hh 272

Aug 1850

Children of EDWARD ASHLEY and ELIZABETH ABEL are:

i. MARTHA JANE6 ASHLEY, b. 1832, SC.

ii. LUCINDA C ASHLEY, b. 1834, SC.

iii. JOHN THOMAS ASHLEY, b. January 20, 1837, South Carolina; d. February 05, 1922, Anderson County, South Carolina.

iv. SARAH ANN F ASHLEY, b. 1838, SC.

v. ELIZA ASHLEY, b. 1840, SC.

vi. MILLY L ASHLEY, b. 1842, SC.

vii. EDWARD WESLEY ASHLEY, b. 1844, Anderson County, South Carolina.

viii. JOSEPH M ASHLEY, b. 1846, Anderson County, South Carolina.

41. ix. JOSHUA WHITNER ASHLEY, b. December 16, 1848, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. April 29, 1916, Anderson County, South Carolina.

x. JASPER B ASHLEY, b. 1852.

xi. W TURNER ASHLEY, b. June 28, 1857, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. July 06, 1928, Anderson County, South Carolina.

31. ELIZABETH JANE5 ASHLEY (THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1813 in South Carolina, and died May 24, 1882 in Anderson County, South Carolina. She married WILEY MITCHELL Abt. 1835 in SC or GA. He was born 1810 in Georgia, and died January 28, 1885 in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Notes for ELIZABETH JANE ASHLEY:

Notes: 1850 census, Anderson County, SC pp. 257

Buried at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery (Anderson County, SC) next to her husband Wylie Mitchell

A descendant of Wylie Mitchell and Elizabeth Ashley is Edna Ruth Harrell of Florida,

email ednaruth32@aol.com

Children of ELIZABETH ASHLEY and WILEY MITCHELL are:

i. EDWARD6 MITCHELL, b. 1837.

ii. DAVID MITCHELL, b. 1840.

iii. MALINDA MITCHELL, b. 1842.

iv. NANCY MITCHELL, b. 1845.

v. WYLEY MITCHELL, b. 1847.

vi. ELIZABETH MITCHELL, b. 1849.

32. NANCY5 ASHLEY (THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1823 in South Carolina, and died June 13, 1897 in Anderson County, South Carolina. She married ROLLY BANISTER Abt. 1845 in South Carolina. He was born 1804 in South Carolina, and died June 10, 1862 in Civil War? unknown.

Notes for NANCY ASHLEY:

Buried at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson County, SC

Notes for ROLLY BANISTER:

Buried at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson County, SC

His tombstone says born 1804 (differs from 1850 census) (h/o Nancy Ashley)

Children of NANCY ASHLEY and ROLLY BANISTER are:

i. MARTHA E6 BANISTER, b. 1846, SC.

ii. NANCY A BANISTER, b. 1847, SC.

iii. MATILDA C BANISTER, b. 1849, SC.

33. NATHANIEL GREEN5 ASHLEY (ROBERSON4, MOSES3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born June 1847 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died December 1912 in Cherokee County, Alabama. He married SARAH E. She was born April 1845 in Georgia, and died Aft. 1900 in Alabama.

Child of NATHANIEL ASHLEY and SARAH E is:

i. MARY J6 ASHLEY, b. 1883, Alabama.

34. EBENEZAR S5 ASHLEY (ROBERSON4, MOSES3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born July 1853 in SC or AL. He married MARTHA Abt. 1877 in ALabama. She was born Abt. 1860.

Children of EBENEZAR ASHLEY and MARTHA are:

i. ELIZABETH6 ASHLEY, b. 1879.

ii. SARAH ASHLEY, b. 1880.

iii. EUNA ASHLEY, b. 1888.

iv. S ASHLEY, b. 1890.

v. ROBERT A ASHLEY, b. 1892.

35. WILLIAM RILEY5 ASHLEY (ROBERSON4, MOSES3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born December 14, 1862 in Cherokee County, Alabama, and died February 19, 1962 in Etowah County, Alabama. He married MARTHA JANE PRUITT February 1885 in Cherokee County, Alabama, daughter of EDWARD PRUITT. She was born Abt. 1865.

Children of WILLIAM ASHLEY and MARTHA PRUITT are:

i. PHILLIP W6 ASHLEY, b. December 1886.

ii. ELIZABETH ASHLEY, b. September 1888.

iii. NELLIE ASHLEY, b. March 1890.

iv. CALDONIA ASHLEY, b. November 1891.

v. RHODA FRANCES ASHLEY, b. April 1893.

vi. LEONA ASHLEY, b. October 1895.

vii. STELLA MAE ASHLEY, b. April 1898.

viii. ROBERSON EDWARD ASHLEY, b. June 1901.

ix. LUTHER ASHLEY, b. June 1904.

36. HARRIETT MATILDA5 ASHLEY (WILLIAM4, AARON3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1854 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died 1912 in Alabama. She married ASBURY GOSSETT.

Children of HARRIETT ASHLEY and ASBURY GOSSETT are:

i. JOHN C6 GOSSETT, b. 1883.

ii. SUSAN B GOSSETT, b. 1885.

iii. WILEY J GOSSETT, b. 1893.

37. JOHN WILLIAM5 ASHLEY (WILLIAM4, AARON3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born September 1855 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died January 14, 1902 in Cherokee County, Alabama. He married MARGARET CATHARINE CHANDLER.

Child of JOHN ASHLEY and MARGARET CHANDLER is:

i. WILLIAM CHANDLER6 ASHLEY, b. 1888, Cherokee County, Alabama.

38. ISAAC NEWTON5 ASHLEY (MOSES L.4, MOSES3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1851 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died May 02, 1937 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. He married JOSEPHINE Abt. 1874 in SC.

Notes for ISAAC NEWTON ASHLEY:

Notes: Buried at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery, Level Land, SC

(Abbeville Co.)

Children of ISAAC ASHLEY and JOSEPHINE are:

i. ROBERT A6 ASHLEY, b. 1875, Abbeville County, South Carolina.

ii. E.S. ASHLEY, b. 1876.

iii. HENRY ASHLEY, b. 1879.

iv. LAWRENCE ASHLEY, b. 1881.

39. MOSES C5 ASHLEY (MOSES L.4, MOSES3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 1853 in Abbeville County, South Carolina, and died February 25, 1930 in Abbeville County, South Carolina. He married JANE MCCLELLAND Abt. 1883 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.

Children of MOSES ASHLEY and JANE MCCLELLAND are:

i. LOLA6 ASHLEY, b. 1884.

ii. ROBERT LUKE ASHLEY, b. 1886.

iii. CALVIN V ASHLEY, b. 1888.

iv. BESSIE ASHLEY, b. 1890.

v. LUCY J ASHLEY, b. 1892.

Generation No. 5

40. JESSE T.6 ASHLEY (JOSHUA5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born August 22, 1845 in Anderson County, South Carolina, and died August 21, 1900 in Prob. Anderson County, SC. He married MILLIE CATHARINE ABLES Abt. 1866 in South Carolina. She was born August 22, 1844 in South Carolina, and died August 31, 1918 in Prob. Anderson County, SC.

Notes for JESSE T. ASHLEY:

Notes: 1850 census Anderson County, SC

Dave Phillips family files, Boone, NC

Jesse Ashley Sr. served in CSA as Pvt. Co. E 20th SC Inf.

1870 census Anderson County, SC

Anderson County, SC Cemetery Records

Buried at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemtery, Anderson County, SC

Other Source: "The Ashley Family", by Allen Lane Ashley of Honea Path, SC

Children of JESSE ASHLEY and MILLIE ABLES are:

i. CALVIN LAFAYETTE7 ASHLEY, b. May 27, 1867, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. November 04, 1935, SC; m. SARAH ELIZABETH.

ii. JOHN N ASHLEY, b. July 09, 1868, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. May 03, 1908, SC; m. SALLIE E.F. BIGBY.

iii. EDNA ELIZABETH ASHLEY, b. August 13, 1869, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. February 04, 1928, SC; m. (1) ELIPE WILLIAM LOLLIS; m. (2) JOSHUA H. BIGBY.

42. iv. JESSE THOMAS ASHLEY, b. January 14, 1871, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. May 10, 1958, South Carolina.

v. WILLIAM HENRY ASHLEY, b. February 18, 1872, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. September 05, 1955, SC; m. EMMA C.

vi. SAMUEL JOSHUA ASHLEY, b. July 06, 1874, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. February 22, 1940, SC; m. LINNIE ELNORA MARTIN.

vii. CHARLIE MILTON ASHLEY, b. January 29, 1876, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. April 27, 1925, SC; m. KATIE TALLULAH MOORE.

viii. CLARENCE ALLEN ASHLEY, b. March 19, 1877, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. July 12, 1964, SC; m. CARRIE ELLIS.

ix. IRA K ASHLEY, b. September 12, 1878, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. September 03, 1914, SC; m. CORDELIA DICKERSON.

x. IVA J. ASHLEY, b. September 12, 1878, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. January 28, 1936, SC; m. (1) LEILA GAINES; m. (2) BESSIE LEE FARMER.

xi. FANNIE S ASHLEY, b. December 23, 1879, Anderson County, South Carolina; m. (1) RICHARD LANEY; m. (2) LONNIE STRICKLAND.

xii. TEXIE GERTRUDE ASHLEY, b. April 23, 1881, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. September 28, 1939, SC; m. JIM ROBERT CALHOUN ASHLEY.

xiii. LAWRENCE O. ASHLEY, b. February 01, 1883, Anderson County, South Carolina; d. 1939, SC; m. BESSIE.

41. JOSHUA WHITNER6 ASHLEY (EDWARD W5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born December 16, 1848 in Anderson County, South Carolina, and died April 29, 1916 in Anderson County, South Carolina. He married MAHALA CAROLINE MOORE February 18, 1875 in Anderson County, SC, daughter of JOHN MOORE and MALINDA CARWILE. She was born Abt. 1850 in SC, and died July 27, 1927 in Anderson County, South Carolina.

Notes for JOSHUA WHITNER ASHLEY:

* Notes*

from "Honea Path Milestones", compiled by The Bicentennial Committee", ca 1978: Excerpts:

" The Honorable Joshua Whitner Ashley was the son of Edward Ashley and Elizabeth Able Ashley. He was born at the old Ashley home place, two miles

east of Mt. Bethel Church in Martin township, Dec 16, 1848; he died April 28, 1916. He was the youngest boy and one of 12 children (two of whom died in infancy). The ten who survived lived in Abbeville and Anderson Count and made a place for themselves. They were: John Thomas; E. Wesley; Joe M.; Jasper B.; W. Turner; and Joshua W; Mrs. Lucinda Saylors; Mrs. Sara Ann Mitchell; Mrs. Eliza Murdock and Mrs. Mille Murdock.

On Feb 18, 1875 Joshua Ashley married Mahala Caroline Moore, daughter of John M. Moore and Malinda Carwile Moore.

"Uncle Josh", as he was known throughout the State, had only six weeks of formal education. What he knew of reading, writing or "figuring" was taught him by his wife after they were married. She had a better than average education for that time period. However, what Josh lacked in education was more than compensated for by a keen mind, determination and drive, along with a rare sense of wit. He was a most able politician; also he was one of the most widely known men of the Piedmont section of the State.

When Mr. Ashley became of age he worked on the farm of the late James Drake for wages. Later he started farming for himself on the Robinson place in upper Abbeville County and located about three miles south of Honea Path, now a part of the C.F. Sauer farms. After this he purchased the Cobb place where he lived until the time of his death. He rose from unschooled poverty to wealth. He had the confidence of his fellow man to a degree only given to men of great strength and character.

"Uncle Josh" began his active career in politics about the time of the Red Shirt movement. He was always very proud to have been one the Red Shirt Riders.

In 1890 some friends announced Mr. Ashley as a candidate for the House of Representatives from Anderson County, but he declined to make the race that year. Two years later in 1892 however, he announced himself for the House and was elected. Again and again Mr. Ashley offered for re-election and the people of Anderson County showed their appreciation of his great worth, influence and faithful service by returning him to the House. He served in the lower branch of the Legislature for twenty years with the exception of two years, when he offered for the Senate and was defeated. He made the race again two years later in the next primary and was elected by a large majority. Because of the large number of votes he received he was Chairman of the Legislative Delegation of Anderson County. While the fame of many politicians of "yesteryear" have been forgotten, that of "Uncle Josh" has survived the passing of time.

From the first day Mr. Ashley entered the House of Representatives he was recognized as a leader and Speaker of the House appointed him as a member of several committees. He was "wrapped up" in farming, advocating and supporting everything that the Agricultural Committee offered, and served in this capacity for many years. He strived to do all in his power to secure legislation favorable to the farmer, the laboring classes and poor people. Because of his strong opposition to the extravant appropriations, he was dubbed "The Watch Dog of the Treasury".

John Ashley's record in the House was well known throughout the State. He always entered into the fight with his soul. There was never any doubt about where he stood on any issue. When he cried "I'm a'gin it ", a Bill had rough sledding, if passed at all --and few did. He was the first representative in South Carolina to introduce a bill regulating the hours of labor in cotton mills. Thus, the first labor law of South Carolina was passed. At the same time he made the prophecy that unless labor was kept under control that it could become too great a monopoly. Few people have the foresight that he had to see and predict the outcome of laws and legislation.

A few things stand out in his record. He was a strong advocate for liberal pensions for confederate veterans and their widows. Also, he supported liberal appropriations to the State Hospital for the insane and for the Institute for the Deaf and Blind.....

There are many stories still current concerning "Uncle Josh" and his activities; some true, others highly exaggerated and as many false...He enjoyed most of them and turned them to his own advantage when he wished. One of the stories one used at almost every election year and at many gatherings - - some heckler in the crowd would yell "you can't go to the legislature Uncle Josh...you can't write your name." His typical reply was "aye, God, I can make a mark that could buy you out, lock, stock and barrel". There are many documents that could prove that he wrote a fairly good letter and could sign his name. He did read very laboriously. His son-in-law James N. Pearman, who could read fluently, accompanied him to Columbia and reported it was most unusual for him to have to read a Bill more than once, an occasional paragraph a second time maybe, before Uncle Josh could quote it verbatim. When a smart young lawyer tried to trap him by the use of big words or involved legal terms, his reply was "I don't know what ---- and ---- mean, but let me tell you what the Bill means and what it's effect will be."

By sheer force of will, ambition and industry, he earned all the honors that came to him. Properity never changed him in any way. His was a happy disposition - - he loved people. He could call almost every person in the County by name. He was especially concerned about the person who was struggling to pull himself up from poverty and want. He was always ready to help those in need - - no one was ever turned away from his door. He took them in as a stranger and he and "Aunt Holley" fed, housed and clothed them until a job could be found suited to their ability. He saw to it that the sick were cared for and the dead buried. He gave generously to those less fortunate. He had a trigger temper and frequently lost it. He would hit first - - then take the victim to the doctor, pay the bill and help them in any way he could to get adjusted.

There are two favorite stories of his family. First one is: A fellow legislator said to him "Uncle Josh, I'll bet you could be President of these United States if you had an education." His reply was " I don't know - - I may have been a damn fool - - I know some who are." The second one came about when the House was deliberating a compulsory school law. He was out of the chamber for most of the debate and came in just in time to hear that the compulsory education law was "essential". "Josh Ashley" stopped dead in his tracks and bellowed "Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker!! I'm a'gin anything compulsory. This is a free land and we are living it. Ain't nobody got a right to force nobody else to do what he don't want to do. I move that this Bill, whatever, is to be tabled." This was reported by former Governor Heyward as his story about one of the most colorful characters that he had ever known.

Mr. Ashley was a proud and handsome man, not too tall - - about average in height. (Although he carried himself tall.) He had a florid face, dark auburn curly hair, flashing gray-green eyes. His hands and feet were unusually small but his neck and shoulders were heavy set, thick and muscular, expressive of power and strength. He never dressed informally. His daughter, Savannah Pearman,

said she never remembered seeing him in anything other than white shirts, conservative tie and a dark business suit....

Mr. Ashley spent part of his life in merchandizing. He had a store or commissary on his farm and he then opened a store on Main Street of Honea Path, which he sold several years prior to his death. On his farm he also had a saw-mill and cotton gin. He loved fast horses and game chickens. The largest crowd on record that ever attended a funeral in Anderson County was that in honor of Mr. Ashley. About 100 of these were blacks - - all of whom wept for the loss of the "best friend they ever had". Truly he was a good friend to all who worked with and for him. He expected the best from others - - because he gave the best. Mr. Ashley suffered a stroke of facial paralysis soon after the 1912 primary. A second and more serious stroke came in 1913 and he voluntarily retired from politics because of this condition. When he was stricken with the second big stroke people from all over the State came to see him and his family in droves. There were no available hotels or eating places so his family took care of those needs........

Josh Ashley was survived by his wife and three sons and three daughters:

Melvin Joshua Ashley; Joe M.H. Ashley; Orr Ashley; Mrs. Millie C. Canfield; Mrs. Ella Ashley; Mrs. Savannah Pearman (wife of James N. Pearman)....

Joshua Ashley and wife were members of the Keowee Baptist Church, for which he gave the land and sawed out the lumber for the first church. He and his wife are buried in the church cemetery of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church (Anderson County, SC)..."

Children of JOSHUA ASHLEY and MAHALA MOORE are:

i. MELVIN JOSHUA7 ASHLEY.

ii. JOE M H ASHLEY.

iii. ORR ASHLEY.

iv. MILLIE ASHLEY.

v. ELLA ASHLEY.

vi. SAVANNAH ASHLEY.

Generation No. 6

42. JESSE THOMAS7 ASHLEY (JESSE T.6, JOSHUA5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born January 14, 1871 in Anderson County, South Carolina, and died May 10, 1958 in South Carolina. He married (1) NANNIE LILLIAN RASOR. He married (2) FLORENCE LILLIAN ODELL 1910 in SC, daughter of BELTON ODELL and MARTHA MCNINCH. She was born August 28, 1887 in South Carolina, and died November 11, 1961 in South Carolina.

Notes for JESSE THOMAS ASHLEY:

Notes: Buried at Turkey Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Ware Shoals, SC

Abbeville County

Family Records of Dave Phillips, Boone, NC

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Child of JESSE ASHLEY and FLORENCE ODELL is:

i. PRIVATE8 ASHLEY.