Original Airdate: 03/04/11
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.
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
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