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Lionel Richie


Episode 205
Original Airdate: 03/04/11



              Johann Heinrich Eschbach 1706-1789
&1738 Maria Elisabetha Merck 1705-1792
 
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  Stephen Darden 1642-1710
& Rebecca Anderson 1644-1744
    Margaret Ashbaugh 1748-1798/1816     Frederick Ashbaugh 1748-1818/1818  
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  Rebecca Darden ca 1698     Stephen Darden ca 1688     Joseph Henry Sells ca 1760-1851/1856     John Louis Ashbaugh 1782-1853  
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  Morgan Brown ca 1716-1808     Stephen Darden ca 1750-1811     David Leander Sells 1797-1875     Lewis Sells Ashbaugh, Rev. Dr. 1821-1881  
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  Morgan Brown, Dr. 1758-1840     James Darden 1801-/1860     Elizabeth Sells 1818-1890     Henry Clay Ashbaugh 1844-1916  
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  John Louis Brown 1839-1931     James Richard Darden 1840     David A. Godsey 1844-1906     Frederick Newton Ashbaugh 1873-1941  
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  Adelaide Mary Brown 1893-1996     Ola Marsena Darden 1879-1942     William Andrew Godsey 1878-1948     Birdie Kathryn Ashbaugh 1902-1991  
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  Alberta R. Foster 1917-2001     Cecile Darden 1903-1984     William T. Godsey 1903-1960     Donald William Dowling 1925-2010  
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  Lionel Brockman Richie 1949-           Timothy Michael Dowling 1952-  


Dr. Morgan Brown's wife Elizabeth Little was a descendant of King Robert II of Scotland. Morgan W. Brown was a U.S. District Court Judge from 1834 until his death in 1853.

My ancestor the Rev. Dr. Lewis Sells Ashbaugh was a Captain in Company A, 93rd Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. His regiment was ordered to Memphis, with my 6th cousin General Grant's army on November 9, 1862. The son of Lewis who was my gr gr grandfather Henry Clay Ashbaugh also fought for the Union Army.

the sword of Cpt. Lewis Sells Ashbaugh

Lewis Sells Ashbaugh had two brothers, Dr. Frederick and Dr. Armenius Ashbaugh living in Ohio during the Civil War. They were both involved in the operation of the Underground Railroad. When I visited Dublin, Ohio (founded by my ancestor Ludwick Sells) we found one of the houses near the Scioto River that was used as a transfer point. This house was built by my relative Charles Sells in 1822 and became the home of Dr. Eli Morrison Pinney in 1842.



Lionel Ritchie


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