Monday, April 7, 2014

Thomas Edward Ashby 1682-1752

Captain Thomas Edward Ashby (1682-1752)
Thomas came to Virginia Colony, (Tydewater), then settling in Shenandoah Valley about 1710 along Beaverdam Rum of Aquia Creek and Chopawamsic Creek. By 1739 lands adjacent his had been surveryed in his son's names. He was an early explorer across the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Shenandoah Valley and "Ashby Gap" is named after him. He claimed 1269 acres on the East side of the Shenandoah River on Novermber 19, 1733. He served as a Captain in the county militia and was active as a companion to surveyors of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He owned a ferry across the Shenandoah River and a tavern at Ashby's Gap. He died in 1752 with his will proven in Winchester Court August 4, 1752.  Thomas’ six sons also were members of the Virginia Militia.  The five,older sons fought in the Revolutionary War.  The youngest son fought in the War of 1812.

Ashby Gap Shenandoah Valley

Letter from George Washington to John Ashby Oct 14 1755 - The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. John C. Fitzpatrick, Editor. Winchester, October 14th., 1755. It is my express Orders, that you do not presume to March your Company down on any pretence whatsoever, unless compelled by the Enemy. Clothes will be sent up immediately to you, which you may distribute to the most needy of your Company; and Money I shall bring up to pay them off, if wanted.

Ashby Inn

Ashby Land Grant

Thomas Edward Ashby *Capt. (1682 - 1752)
is our 6th great grandfather
Elizabeth Ashby * (1720 - 1758)
daughter of Thomas Edward Ashby *Capt.
Benjamin Hardin * (1753 - 1834)
son of Elizabeth Ashby *
Daniel Hardin * (1790 - 1850)
son of Benjamin Hardin *
Martin V Hardin * (1834 - 1881)
son of Daniel Hardin *
Nancy Wilson Hardin * (1858 - 1933)
daughter of Martin V Hardin *
Walter Scott Bramblett * (1882 - 1978)
son of Nancy Wilson Hardin *
Margaret May Belle Bramblett * (1911 - 1988)
daughter of Walter Scott Bramblett *

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