Ashmore Family from Eng to Va,Md,Ga & Ar


I will continuously be adding to this page. I have a lot of Maryland information, and some from SC and Georgia, and a smaller amount from Arkansas. I will try to follow Frederick Ashmore (son of Walter and Margaret) from Maryland to Georgia, then his descendants through Pinton Ashmore, his son, to Arkansas. Check back from time to time and maybe I will have had time to add some new information.The information on the Ark and the Dove and the family data following it, were provided by Ron Custer. We have him to thank for the compilation of this wonderful Ashmore knowlege base.

The Ashmore Family In Maryland


John Ashmore, Our Immigrant Ancestor

William W. Ashmore: John W. Horton Civil War Affidavid

Frederick Ashmore& Bridgit Ayres

Our Earliest Ashmore Ancestors

Frederick Ashmore Bible Page

Voyage Route of the Ark & the Dove


William Ashmore, John W. Horton Civil War Affidavid Affidavit

. United States of America,
State of Arkansas

County of Logan
Southern Judicial District.

I, J.W. Horton, do solemnly sewar that the testimony I am about to give concerning Elisha Reynolds shall be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help-me God. I, .John W.Horton am acquainted with Elisha Reynolds and I am not related to him and also was with his father Ned Reynolds and his mother, Mrs. Rend Reynolds. I first got acquainted with him about the year 1860 and lived neighbor to him and family when the war began and before and during the war and have seen him off and on ever since. I was too young for military service during the Civil war but I had relatives on allsides were in the army. I had an uncle, Captain William Ashmore who was in the Confederate Army, he together with my father and several others was killed by the Federals in a mile or two of what is now the town of Sugar Grove in this County. Those who were with Captain Ashmore and were killed were my father, John Horton, Allen Silvers, Henry Harrison and they captured three prisoners at the time they killed these and afterwards killed one named Elkins and Rogers and turned one, Sol Mobley, loose.

Elisha Reynolds was a member of Captain Ashmore's organization and after he was killed Reynolds joined some other command I do not remember what command it was and served the rest of the war. A boy, a son of Silvers, who was killed with Ashmore my self and a lot of neighbor women buried all of them that were killed at a grave yard near Sugar Grove where their remains are still. At that time the women and boys had to do all the burying in this country. This man Reynolds, of whom I am, testifying disappeared from my view about the last of the war and the next I saw of him was directly after the war I stayed all night with him in Texas and have seen him off and on ever since. He had three sisters and a brother, John. I have also known John Ladd before and since the Civil War. He lived in the same neighborhood with the rest of us. He belonged in a cavalry command at the time Ashmore was killed but don't think it was Ashmores. My father served part of the time with John Ladd. Elisha Revnolds now lives near Ardmore, Oklahoma.. Further Deponent sayeth not.

Witness to mark;

 signed by mark.
Leon Westmoreland,
J.W. Horton
Theodore F. Potts
Subscribed and sworn to before me this Sept. 21, 1920
SEAL
Leon Westmoreland,
My commission expires Oct-31,1922.
  Notary Public.


Frederick Ashmore & Bridgett Ayres





Frederick Ashmore & Bridgett Ayres Bible


Descendants of Ashmore

Generation No. 1

Children of Ashmore are:
i. -- John2 Ashmore, born Bef. March 03, 1633/34 in Dorset or Isle of Wright England. ii. -- William Ashmore.

Notes for William Ashmore:

This information was extracted from an article on the Chesapeake Pirates. Capt. Thomas Cornwallis was the Captain of the St. Helen, a pinnance class ship belonging to the Calverts of Maryland. He and the Captain of the St. Margaret were trading on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, at Pocomoke sound under orders from the Maryland Colony. William Claiborne, claiming the eastern shore of Maryland for Virginia, was infuriated and assigned Lt. Radcliffe Warren command of the shallop Cockatrice, and ordered him to recover his pinnance or take reprisals on the Marylanders. Lt. Warren, departed with the ship Cockatrice on April 23rd, 1635. He proceeded to Pocomoke Sound with his crew of 13 men, being ordered to seize both of Calverts Maryland vessels and their commander, Captain Thomas Cornwallis. The ships met "Jenkins Point" near the village of Pocomoke and were involved in the first naval battle conducted in America. As Richard Hancock, Robert Lake, with Lt. Warren made an attempt to board St. Helen, Cornwallis gave the order to fire broadsides and 4 men were killed, one of them being Warren. Also killed on the Cockatrice was William Dawson and John Belson under the leadership of Hancock and Lake. William Ashmore was the only casualty on the St. Helen and Cornwallis won the day.

Because of persecution by the Church of England, two vessels, financed by Caesilius Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore transported over 100 (perhaps over 300) "adventurers", many of whom were Roman Catholic, to the Colony of Maryland in America.

Richard Lowe, was Master of the Ark. Captain Winter commanded the Dove. The ship Ark, was of about 350 ton burden and the pinnace Dove of about 40 ton burden.

An account of the landing of the Ark and the Dove follows:

"It was March 25, 1634, the initial day of Spring and the first day of the Julian Calendar, as well as the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, all of which were propitious for joyous and solemn celebration and a memorial day for each Adventurer, who had survived the voyage of 123 days or slightly over four months from the sailing from Cowes to their destination. They selected the larger of three islands lying near the shore of the Potomac not too far distant from the mainland to disembark. To the island they gave the name of St. Clement after the fourth Bishop of Rome. Father White directed several of his retainers to construct a huge cross from one fo the native trees. It was hastily hewn together and, on that virgin day of Spring in 1634, led by Father White who was assisted by Father Altham, all the Roman Catholics, and not a few of the Anglicans, gathered for the first sacrifice of the Roman Mass ever to have been celebrated in one of the Original Thirteen English Colonies." * [see reference below]

DOCUMENTED LIST OF THE ADVENTURERS ON THE Ark AND THE Dove AND THOSE WHO WERE EARLY IDENTIFIED WITH THE SETTLEMENT.* [see reference below]


  1 John Alcome,Altham          Transported
  2 Thomas Allen                Transported
  3 William Andrews             Transported
  4 William Ashmore,Ashmead     Transported 

I thought I would add a few more pieces about the Long Tayle. Fact is, I know more about the Long Tayle than I do the man you built it- William Payne, for whom I'd LOVE to find more about! If ANYONE has suggestions or information on William Payne or his family, please let me know. I'm hoping that because Claiborne was the figure he was and the with the significance of Long Tayle, etc... that someone out there must know something more out there. I've read that Long Tayle was one of the first ships built in America and it was involved in the 1st naval battle in American waters. Surely that would make her worthy of some historical significance?

First, I believe in my last post I had a typo with the date Long Tayle was completed. It was completed in 1634 and it took roughly a year and a half to build. It was captained by Thomas Smith and it first sailed from Long Point on March 26th, 1635. On April 5th, Thomas Smith was trading at Mattapany near St. Mary's when Captains Humber and Fleete seized the ship , claiming Smith had no right to trade in those waters without license from Lord Baltimore. All this despite the copies of "his Majesties Commission and letter graunted to Captain Claiborne" with the Royal seal dated Oct. 8th, 1634 which Capt. Smith held. Capt.'s Humber and Fleete declared "this paper did not any way license the said Captain Claiborne to trade any further that the Isle of Kent" and that Smith "must go for Maryland with the pinnance."

The crew was set free a few days later by the Maryland government who provided them no means or victuals for their return home. Without arms or supplies they had to find their own way through the forest of Indians.

Claiborne, determined to recover his pinnance or take reprisals on the Marylanders, sent the ship Cockatrice out on April 23rd, 1635 to capture Calverts ship "St. Helen". The Cockatrice was commanded by Lt. Radcliffe Warren. The ships met "Jenkins Point" near the village of Pocomoke and were involved in the first naval battle conducted in America. As Richard Hancock, Robert Lake, with Lt. Warren made an attempt to board St. Helen, Cornwallis gave the order to fire broadsides and 4 men were killed, one of them being Warren. Also killed on the Cockatrice was William Dawson and John Belson under the leadership of Hancock and Lake. William Ashmore was the only casualty on the St. Helen and Cornwallis won the day.

Subject: Re: Ark and Dove 1634
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 1997 08:29:05 0500
From: LHerrin834@aol.com
To: johnh@gs1.cinti.net
George, the first Lord Calvert, was granted a large tract of land in 1632 in the colony of Maryland by King Charles of England. Before he could send settlers, he died and his son Cecilius sent the first colonists in 1634 aboard the "Ark and Dove."

Among the passengers were 17 "gentlemen" and their ladies, two Cathloic priests, and 200 hundred commoners. The ship landed at Blakiston Island in the Potomac River. A cross now marks the spot. On the Maryland mainland, the town of St. Mary's was established and is still inhabited. Many descendants of these settlers are now scattered all over, the South in particular.

Leonard Calvert, who became the govenor; George Calvert; Thomas Cornwallis Esq.; Richard Gerard, son of Thomas Gerad; Jerome Hawley; Edward and Fredrick Wintour; Henry Wiseman, son of Sir Thomas Wiseman, Baronet; John Saunders: Edward Cranfield; Henry Greene; Nicholas Fairfax; John Baxter; Thomas Darnall; Captain John Hill; John Metcalf; William Saire; William Ashmore; William Andrews; James Barefate; John Bowter; Richard Bradley; John Bryant; John Briant; Dr. John Briscoe; Ralph Bean; Henry Bishop; William Browne; Thomas Beckwith; Adam Benam; Christopher Carnet; Mrs. Ann Cox; Thomas Charinton; Thomas Cooper; John Curke; John Carle; Richard Cole; Richard Duke; Peter Draper; William Edwin; Richard Edwards; Cuthbert Fenwick; Lewis Freemond; William Fitter; Thomas Greene; Thomas Gervais; Stephen Gore; John Games; Richard Gilbert; Thomas Grigston/Griston; Thomas Heath; John Halfhead; Nicholas Harvey; John Hollowes/Hellis; John Hollis; Thomas Hodges, Gentleman; Benjamin Hodges; James Hockley/Hickley/Hackley; John Hillard; John Hill; Richard Hills; Thomas Harrington; John Holden; Mary Jennings; Henry James; Richard Kenton; Samuel Lawson; Richard Lowe; Richard Lusthead; Roger Morgan; John Marlburg; Thomas Munns; Charles Middleton; Francis Moleto; John Nevill; Richard Nevill; Richard Orchard; John Price, Sr.; Michael Peril; Thomas Price; Nicholas Perris; Robert Pike; Lodwick Price; John Price, Jr.; Mr. Rogers; Francis Habnett; John Robinson; William Smith; A. Smith; Thomas Smith, Gentleman; Mathais Sousa; Robert Simpson; Thomas Stratham; Robert Shirleys; Stephen Sammons/Salmon; Robert Smithson; John Thomason; James Thornton; Richard Thompson; Mathias Tousa; Andrew White; Captain Robert Wintour/Winter; Roger Walter; Evans Watkins; John Ward; Mathias Zausa. This list of colonists was printed in John Boddie's "Historical Southern Families."

It was reprinted in The Advertiser by Betty Drake.
MS Herrington
Sherry
then was the house moved by the Attorney to enquire of the death of William Ashmore, Ratcliffe Warren, John Bellson, & William Dawson, and the house having heard the evidence of Cyprian Throughgood, John Nevill, Cutbert Fenwick & Edward Fieete did find that the said Ratcliff Warren, John Beilson, William Dawson with divers others did assault the vessells of Capt. Thomas Cornwaleys & his company feloniously and as

18 Assembly Proceedings, January--March 1637/8.
Liber Z pyrates & robbers to take the said vessells; and (lid discharge divers peices charged bulletts & shott against the said Thomas Cornwaleys & his company; wberevpon & after such assault made the said Thomas Cornwaleys and his company in defence of themselves & safegard of their lives not being able to file further from them after warning given to the assail- ants to desist from assaulting them at their owne perill, did discharge some gunnes vpon the said Ratcliffe warren and his company; of wch. shotts the said Ratcliff warren John Bellson, and william dawson died; and so they find that the said Tho: Cornwaleys & his company did lawfully & in their owne necessary defence kill the said Ratcliff warren John Bellson and William Dawson; and doe acquitt the said Thomas Corn- waleys & his company of the death of the said Ratcliff Warren John Belison and William Dawson. and they further find that the said Ratcliff Warren, and his company did discharge their gunnes against the said Thomas p. 47 Cornwaleys and his company and did kill the said william Ashmore being one of the company of the said Thomas Corn- waleys; as felons pyrates, and murthers.

War on Chesapeake Bay
...Sergeant Robert Vaughn of Maryland was unaware of the dangers awaiting him and his crew when their small trading pinnace approached Palmer's Island, [William Claiborne outpost at the mouth of Susquehanna River]. Even before they had stepped ashore, Captain Smith [a Claiborne agent] ordered his men to seize their boat and its "great quantitie of trucking commodities." Informed by Smith that they had invaded Claiborne's trading territory, Vaughn and his crew were taken to Kent Island as prisoners. Claiborne kept the "trucking commodities" but released the prisoners and their pinnace, with a warning to the officials at St. Mary's that he would continue to resist invasions by [Lord Baltimore's] Maryland into his rightful domain. Response from the Maryland assembly was to pass an act "censuring Smith for Pyracie."

This only aggravated Claiborne's contempt for Lord Baltimore. On April 5, 1635, he dispatched Captain Smith, now in command of the new pinnace Long Tayle, to trade for much-needed corn at an Indian village on the south side of Patuxent, just a few miles from [the Maryland capital] at St. Mary's. Smith and his islanders were confronted by an armed company headed by a Captain Humber and [Claiborne's old trading competitor] Henry Fleet, who questioned their right to be trading in Maryland without authorization. Smith said their rights were protected "by vertue of his Majesties Commission and letter graunted to Captain Claiborne," a copy of which he presented to Fleet. The Marylanders scoffed at the document as "a false coppie and grounded uppon false information" and reminded Smith that Claiborne was not licensed to trade within the province. When Fleet and his men boarded the Long Tayle, Smith demanded to see the commission "by which they tooke us, but they would shew mee none." Unarmed, he could only watch as Fleet put ashore some of the crew who were forced "to travell to St. Mary's on foote," defenseless against any hostile Indians they might encounter. Smith and the remainder were ordered "to weigh Anchor and fall Downe towards" the Maryland capital city. The Long Tayle was confiscated on the order of the governor to take "all vessels which they should find trading within the Province of the Lord Baltimore."

...From that moment on, both sides of the territorial dispute took the precaution of arming their vessels.

...When Smith arrived [at Kent] to report the loss of the Long Tayle, he also announced that Calvert [the Maryland governor] had dispatched a large pinnace on a trading voyage to the Eastern Shore. Lieutenant [Radcliffe] Warren saw this as a chance to surprise the Marylanders and seize a boat the equal of the Long Tayle. On April 23, aboard the sloop Cockatrice, Warren and a crew of thirteen men arrived at the Eastern Shore and sailed up the Pocomoke River. Soon they sighted the St. Helen, one of Maryland's largest pinnaces, near a Pocomoke Indian village where Claiborne's islanders had been trading for several years. Warren devised a hasty plan by which he and his men would quietly slip up on the Maryland vessel, quickly board it and capture the crew. But at that moment he spotted the St. Margaret, an even larger and more menacing pinnace coming from a nearby cove.

In what some have exaggerated as "the first naval engagement in the New World," the Cockatrice approached the two pinnaces with Warren and his men waving "gunnes and pistols, swords and other weapons," threatening to charge the Marylanders in hand-to-hand combat. Suddenly, the flash of gunfire, the locking of swords, and the cries of anger and anguish echoed from the swamps and woodlands bordering the Pocomoke. The battle was brief. Under the command of Thomas Cornwallis, the victorious Marylanders suffered but one casualty (This was William Ashmore). For the outmanned Virginians, the combat was costly in the lives of Lieutenant Warren and two members of the crew; the ten survivors, most of them wounded, returned to Kent Island aboard the heavily damaged Cockatrice.

[Claiborne lost the battle but continued his war against Maryland for half a century.]

Generation No. 2

2. John2 Ashmore (Ashmore1) was born about 1611 in Dorset or Isle of Wright England. Boarded the Ark & the Dove March 03, 1633/34

Notes for John Ashmore:
John and his brother William arrived in Maryland March 3, 1634, on the ships the Ark and the Dove. William was shot and killed shortly after they arrived.

The reason they come to Maryland is explained as follows which I (Ron Custer) have taken from "Early immigration to Maryland in the Colonial Era: St Mary's City".

Maryland developed from a tract of country belonging to the original grant of Virginia. George Calvert, the First Lord Baltimore, was looking for land with a similiar climate to that of England on which to establish his new colony. He had founded a colony on the island of Newfoundland in 1927, but due to extreme bitter cold in the winter, the colony was abandoned and the colonists returned to England on the ships, the Ark and Dove. He then put his sights on obtaining land in Virginia, parts of which had already been colonized. In 1632, King Charles I of England granted what is present day Maryland and Delaware to George Calvert. George wrote the Charter of Maryland, but died that same year. His son, Cecelius Calvert, the Second Lord Baltimore along with his brother, Leanord Calvert, were determined to complete their father's mission and establish a colony in which those in England who suffered from religious persecution could live in a land where freedom and tolerance would reign. That land would become Maryland.

In order to get the best applicants for the trip to the new colony, Cecelius Calvert advertized the new world. Cecelius's salesmanship proved effective as he recruited nearly twenty "Gentlemen" as well as shipbuilders, carpenters, wainwrights, brick makers, farmers, and their wives. There were all classes of Englishmen, both Catholoics and Protestants. Some of those aboard were indentured servants who gave up their freedom in exchange for their paid passage to Maryland which would be repaid through work in the new colony.

On a misty morning on November 22, 1633, after Leonard Calvert received explicit instructions from his brother, Cecelius, odering privacy and silence regarding religious matters, approximately 140 people set sail from England on two ships, the Ark and the Dove.

On January 3, 1634, the Ark reached Barbados where the passengers rested and gathered fresh water and food supplies. On February 27, trhe ships arrived in Old Point Comfort, Virginia. On march 3, they set sail again up the Chesapeake, rounded the corner at Point Lookout , and entered the Potomac River. They passed the St. Mary's River and continued to rest on an Island which they named St. Clement's Island. This was the beginning of St. Mary's County and Maryland.

Narrative of a Voyage to Maryland, 1633-34
by Father Andrew White, S.J. who came with the Ark and the Dove
On the Twenty Second of the month of November, in the year 1633, being St. Cecilia's Day, we set sail from Cowes, in the Isle of Wight, with a gentle east wind blowing. And after committing the...ship to the protection of God especially, and of His most Holy Mother, and St. Ignatius, and all the guardians of Maryland, we sailed...past a number of rocks...which from their shape, are called the Needles...We left behind us the western promontory of England and the Scilly Isles...sailing easily on...[we passed] over the British channel. Yet we did not hasten, ...fearing, if we left the pinnace [i.e., the Dove] too far behind us, that it would become the prey of Turks and Pirates, who generally infest that sea...

The winds increasing, and the sea growing more boisterous, we could see the pinnace in the distance, showing two lights of her masthead. Then indeed we thought it was all over with her, and that she had been swallowed up in the deep whirlpools; for in a moment she had passed out of sight, and no news of her reached us for six months afterwards...[But after returning to England and made] a fresh start from thence, ...[and] overtook us [months later at the Antilles].

[Several days later] so fierce a tempest broke forth, ...that it seemed every minute as if we must be swallowed up by the waves...The clouds...were fearful to behold, ...and excited the belief that all the malicious spirits of the storm, and all the evil genii of Maryland had come forth to battle against us...And such a furious hurricane followed...that the mainsail, the only one we were carrying, [was] torn in the middle from top to bottom..All control of the rudder being lost, the ship now drifted about like a dish in the water, at the mercy of the waves...[But eventually] the storm was abating...[and] we had delightful weather for three months.

[We continued past the Strait of Gibraltar, and the Madeiras, with favorable winds [the Portuguese trade winds], which blew steadily towards the South and the south-west [to] the Fortunate Isles [the Canary Islands]. [En route to the Caribbean Sea Christmas was celebrated and] in order that that day might be better kept, wine was given out; and those who drank of it too freely, were seized the next day with a fever; and of these, not long afterwards, about twelve died... [We reached Barbados on the third of January, [but] They had no beef or mutton at any price, ...On the twenty-fourth of January, we weighed anchor and [continued past St. Lucia, Guadalupe, Montserrat, and Nevis and spent ten days at St. Christopher's].

At length, sailing from this place, [we went north, rounded Cape Hatteras, and entered Chesapeake Bay between Cape Charles and Cape Henry and] reached Point Comfort, in Virginia, on the 27th of February, full of apprehension, lest the English in habitants, who were much displeased at our settling, should be plotting something against us. Nevertheless the letters we carried from the King, and from the high treasurer of England, served to allay their anger. After being kindly treated for eight or nine days, we set sail on the third of March, and entering the Chesapeake Bay, we turned our course to the north to reach the Potomack River...Having now arrived at the wished-for country. Never have I beheld a larger or more beautiful river [than the Potomac]. The Thames seems a mere rivulet in comparison with it..

.The first island we came to [we called] St. Clement's Island...On the day of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Virgin Mary in the year 1634, we celebrated the mass for the first time, on the island...[then] we took upon our shoulders a great cross, which we had hewn out of a tree...[and] erected a trophy to Christ the Saviour...Since, however, the island contains only four hundred acres, we saw that it would not afford room enough for the new settlement, [we went] about nine leagues from St. Clement, [and] sailed into the mouth of a river, on the north side of the Potomac [now St. Mary's River] capable of containing three hundred ships of the largest size...We landed...and going in about a mile from the shore, we laid out the plan of a city, naming it after St. Mary. And in order to avoid every appearance of injustice, and afford opportunity for hostility, we bought from the [Indian] King thirty miles of land.

Extracted from The Maryland Historical Society's Fund Publication No. 1, Baltimore, Maryland, 1874.

Passengers of the "Ark" and the "Dove"
The following list is taken from Series II, "Register of Maryland's
Heraldic Families," by Alice Norris Parran, 1938, [the passenger
list through the research of Mrs. G. W. Hodges]. This book has p. 73-74:
"Ark" and "Dove" Nov. 22nd, 1633 Record Mar. 25th 1634 ...The twenty Gentlemen with Gov. Leonard CALVERT, and his brother, George CALVERT, Commissioners -- Sir Thomas CORNWALLEYS, Jerome HAWLEY Esq. Richard GERRARD - Knight Baronet, s/o Sir Thomas GERRARD, Lord Baron of Byrne. Lady WINTOUR'S two sons: Edward and Frederick WINTOUR Sir Thomas WISEMAN'S son, Henry WISEMAN, Esq. Nicholas FAIRFAX (d. enroute) Thomas BECKWITH, Esq. Dr. John BRISCOE- Surgeon, and Henry BRISCOE Father Andrew WHITE, a priest whose Journal of the Vayage and Colonization is very remarkable. Mrs. Ann COX-(wid. evid sister of Richard GERRARD, K. B. She later m. Thomas GREEN. Had issue). Mr. John SAUNDERS, partner of Sir Thomas CORNWALLEYS, who was to supervise his 12 servants. But he died enroute (his wife and ch. are found in MD, 1644. Mr. Henry GREEN, Gent. Priest-ANTHAM or ALTON Mr. John BAXTER, Gent. Mr. Wm. ANDREWS-wife, Anne. Mr. Richard COLE Mr. Richard DUKE
Many of the passengers were sons of relations who were indentured for their passage. They are found in lists following.

Matthew BURROWES        	Edward CRANFIELD        	Wm. ASHMORE
Thos. ALLEN             	John ASHMORE            	Wm. ANDREWS
Jas.BAREFOOT(d.enroute)		Wm. EDWIN               	John BOWLTER
Richard BRADLEY         	John BRYANT             	Ralph BEAN
Henry BISHOP            	Henry BRISCOE           	Wm. BROWNE
Thomas BECKWITH         	Anem BENDIN             	Christopher CARNOT
Mrs.Ann COX(nee Gerard) 	Thomas CHARINGTON       	Thomas COOPER
John CURKE              	John CARLE              	Edward CRANFIELD
Richard COLE            	Richard DUKE            	Thomas DARNALL
Peter DRAPER            	Henry GREEN             	Thomas GRINSTON(GRIGSON)
Thomas HEATH            	John HALFHEAD           	Nicholas HARVEY
Thomas HODGES           	John HOLLIS/HOLLOWES   		Benjamine HODGES                
James HOCKLEY           	Richard HILLS           	John HILLIERD
Thomas HARRINGTON       	John HILL               	William WHITEHEAD
Richard EDWARDS         	John ELKIN              	Robert EDWARDS
Cuthbert FENWICK        	Lewis FREEMAN           	William FITTER
Thos. GERVAIS, priest   	Father ALTHAM           	Stephen GORE
John GAINES             	Richard GILBERT         	John HOLDEN
Mary JENNINGS           	Josias JENNINGS         	Henry JAMES
Richard KENTON          	Samuel LAWSON           	Rich. LOWE(master of Ark)
Richard LUSTHEAD        	Roger MORGAN            	John MARLBOROUGH        
Thomas MINUS            	Charles MIDDLETON       	John MEDCALF
Fra MALCHET             	John NELVILL            	Joan PORTER
Richard NEVILL          	Richard ORCHARD         	John PRICE
Michael PERRILL         	Henry DARREL            	John SAUNDERS
Thomas PRICE            	Nicholas PERRIE         	Robert PIKE
Lodwick PRICE           	John PRICE              	Mr. ROGERS(?)
Francis ROGERS          	Francis RABNETT         	John ROBINSON
John WARD               	Evans WATKINS           	Roger WALTER
James THORBTON          	Richard THOMPSON        	Mathias TOUSA
Father Andrew WHITE     	Capt. Robert WINTOUR    	Robert SMITHSON
John THOMSON            	John SAUNDERS           	Wm. SMITH
A. SMITH                	Thomas SMITH (had wife, Jane, daus: Jane & Gertrude)
Wm. SAIRE               	Mathias SOUSA           	Samuel SOUSA
Robert SIMPSON          	Thomas STRATHAM         	Robert SHIRLEY
Stephen SAMNAN          	Mr. Robert SMITHSON     	John THOMPSON
James THORNTON          	Rich. THOMPSON          	Matthais TOUSA (mulatto)
Capt. Robt. WINTOR, Master of Ark (with Capt. Rich. LOWE)
Henry WISEMAN,of Thos.  	Roger WALTER            	Evans WATKINS
John WARD(wife Dameris) 	Matthais ZAUSE
If anyone has another list from a different source it would be good to compare the names. Hope this helps some of you!

Pat iobrist@mail.win.org>
Patricia Bishop Obrist, 3069 Country Knoll Drive, St. Charles, MO 63303-6368

The Story of the Ark and the Dove

He carefully chose people who were important to the success of the colony: farmers to grow food, carpenters and brick layers to build houses, shipbuilders, blacksmiths, even soldiers for protection. Among the colonists were two Jesuits priests. It is from the writings of Father Andrew White that we have learned so much about the voyage of the Ark and Dove, as well as the early years of settlement in Maryland.

As part of the planning, the Calverts carefully selected and stored barrels of flour, meat, dried vegetables, water, beer, sugar, salt, vinegar, and other food stuff. The colonists had to take enough food, not only for the long voyage, but to keep the settlement alive in case no other food was found when they arrived.

Clothing for everyone, for both summer and winter, was packed. Seeds, roots, and plant cuttings were stored for planting fields and gardens. Many kinds of tools were taken for home and furniture construction, farming, building fortifications, and even making small boats. The ships were armed with cannon for protection at sea from pirates. Guns, knives, and swords were brought for protection and hunting when they reached land. Even trade goods were packed for trading with Native Americans.

All of these provisions were stored on board so they took up as little space as possible and in such a way that food-related items would not spoil. Between space for supplies and living accommodations for approximately 200 men and women, the little ships were quite full.

One lesson the Calvert family had learned from earlier ventures was correct timing. The voyage left England in the fall so that the band of colonists would arrive in North America in the spring. This way they would have time to grow food before the following winter and would not need warm houses for several months.

Finally, the two ships set sail. They would not travel directly westward toward Maryland. Instead, a southwesterly course was set, with planned stops at the Canary Islands and then the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa, then west across the Atlantic Ocean to Barbados Island in the Caribbean. These would be stepping stones across the vast Atlantic, and the route should give them favorable winds. From the calmer waters of the Caribbean, the ships planned to sail northward up the coast of North America, with a stop in Virginia before proceeding to Maryland.

Not long after going to sea, the Ark and Dove were swept by a terrible storm. At midnight, the Dove signaled that it was in distress. So fierce were the wind and waves, however, that the Ark could not help. When dawn came, the Dove had disappeared.

The Ark sailed on alone. The ship reached Barbados on January 3, 1634. As the passengers and crew rested and gathered fresh water and food supplies, the Dove appeared on the horizon. The smaller vessel had turned back to the English harbor and waited out the storm before continuing on. All were united again.

On February 27, both ships arrived off of Point Comfort, Virginia and visited the colonists at Jamestown. They bought pigs, cows, and other needed supplies. Soon they set sail up the Chesapeake Bay, bound for the Potomac River and Maryland. People crowded the decks anxious to get their first glimpse of Maryland and its forests, birds, and Indians.

At a small island then called St. Clement's (today called Blakistone) they went ashore, set up a large cross, and gave thanks for their safe arrival. The date was March 25, 1634 which we celebrate today as Maryland Day.

The settlers were not yet able to set up their homes but their long four month sea voyage was ended. Their next new venture was to begin. Written by Dawn Thomas, Coordinator, Elementary Social Studies
Montgomery County Public Schools, 1996.


Generation No. 2
John2 Ashmore (Ashmore1) was born about 1611/ in Dorset or Isle of Wright England.
Traveled Boarded the Ark & Dove March 03, 1633/34

Generation No. 3 4. John3 Ashmore (John2, Ashmore1) was born 1655. Children of John Ashmore are: 5 i. Thomas4 Ashmore, born Abt. 1680. + 6 ii. John Ashmore, born Abt. 1690 in Prince William CO., VA. + 7 iii. Walter Ashmore, born Abt. 1710 in Deer Creek, MD; died Abt.
1798 in York CO., NC. 8 iv. Elizabeth Ashmore, born Abt. 1711 in MD. She married Generation No. 4


	6.  John4 Ashmore (John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born Abt. 1690 in Prince 
William CO., VA. He married Mary. Notes for John Ashmore: Patented land in Prince William CO., VA in 1730 Child of John Ashmore and Mary is: 10 i. Willliam5 Ashmore, born Abt. 1724. 7. Walter4 Ashmore (John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born Abt. 1710 in Deer
Creek, MD, and died Abt. 1798 in York CO. NC. He married Margaret (Hughes ?) Abt.
1725 in Harford Co. MD. She was born Bef. 1729
in Baltomore. MD. Notes for Walter Ashmore: Occupation: Planter Both Walter and Margaret are shown as members, in the St. George's Parish Register,
Deer Creek. Harford CO., MD (Protestant Episcopal Church) 1734-1737 Walter is charged with 400 acres. (Baltimore MD Rent Rolls) "Ashmores Retirement." near Dublin, was surveyed for him December 30, 1743. It was
"at two bounded white oaks standing near a branch called Greencoats Branch",
a large stream between Deer Creek and Broad Creek in Baltimore CO.,
(now Harford CO.), MD Children of Walter Ashmore and Margaret ?) are: + 11 i. Frederick5 Ashmore, born Abt. 1729 in
Baltimore. MD; died Aft. 1775 in Wilkes, GA. + 12 ii. William Ashmore, born Abt. 1731 in
Hartford, MD. + 13 iii. John Ashmore, born Abt. 1734; died 1785. 14 iv. Walter Ashmore Jr., born Abt. 1735 in Probably Harford CO.
MD; died Abt. 1793 in Meck CO., NC. He married Hanna (Grace ?). 15 v. Rebecca Ashmore, born July 02, 1737. 16 vi. Elizabeth Ashmore, born January 19, 1737/38. 17 vii. Margaret Ashmore, born December 13, 1740 in St. George
Parish, Harford CO., MD. Generation No. 5 11. Frederick5 Ashmore (Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born Abt.
1729 in Baltomore. MD, and died Aft. 1775 in Wilkes, GA. He married Bridget
Ayres February 08, 1759 in St George Parish Deer Creek, Harford Co.,
MD, daughter of Jerimiah Ayers and Mary Franklin.
She was born
October 23, 1738 in MD. Notes for Frederick Ashmore: Frederick Fathered a child by Ann McLachlan, Ann issued a fine
3/23/176. Frederick received land from John Balch (1758).
Frederick and Bridget moved to GA. Frederick Ashmore appointed sexton of the chapel over Deer
Creek, and as registar. Notes for Bridget Ayres: Children of Frederick Ashmore and Bridget Ayres are: 18 i. John6 Ashmore, born January 22, 1760 in St George Parish
Register, Hartford Co., Md. 19 ii. Elizabeth Ashmore, born December 29, 1761 in St George
Parish Register, Harford Co., Md. She married Thomas Tucker. 20 iii. Sarah Ashmore, born August 03, 1763 in MD. + 21 iv. William Ashmore, born November 17, 1765 in Baltomore. MD;
died December 22, 1819 in Wilkes, GA. + 22 v. Pinton Ashmore, born January 12, 1768 in Granville, SC;
died Abt. 1832 in Jasper, GA. + 23 vi. Peter Ashmore, born December 28, 1770 in Granville, SC; died
December 27, 1843. 24 vii. Mary Ashmore, born February 05, 1773 in Granville, SC. She
married (1) William Lynn. She married (2) John Lynn., 12. William5 Ashmore (Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born Abt. 1731
in Hartford, MD. He married Susannah Lacey July 19, 1756
in Baltimore Co., MD, daughter of William Lacey and Margaret.
She was born Abt. 1723 in Baltomore. MD. Notes for William Ashmore: William married unknown in Fairfax Co., VA 1746 Wlliam was taxed on six separate pieces of property (1167 acres), Harford CO., MD
in 1783 Notes for Susannah Lacey: Daughter of Margaret Children of William Ashmore and Susannah Lacey are: 25 i. John6 Ashmore, born Abt. 1748. 26 ii. Walter Ashmore, born Abt. 1750. 27 iii. William Ashmore, born May 21, 1759 in Baltomore. MD. 28 iv. Margaret Ashmore, born July 27, 1761. 13. John5 Ashmore (Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born Abt. 1734, and
died 1785. He married Ann Margaret Aruntel. Notes for John Ashmore: There are orphans court records for Thomas Ashmore son of John and Ann in Baltimore
Co., MD Notes for Ann Margaret Aruntel: possibly Ann Arundel Child of John Ashmore and Ann Aruntel is: + 29 i. Thomas6 Ashmore, born Abt. 1775 in ?? Maryland ??; died Aft.
April 19, 1834 in Highland County, Ohio. Generation No. 6 21. William6 Ashmore (Frederick5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born
November 17, 1765 in Baltomore. MD, and died December 22, 1819 in Wilkes, GA.
He married (1) Lucy Clarender Catchings, daughter of Benjamine
Catchings and Mildred. He married (2) Lucy Fluker. Children of William Ashmore and Lucy Catchings are: 30 i. Margaret Ashmore. She married George Terry. 31 ii. William Ashmore. He married Anne. 32 iii. Walter Ashmore. He married Mary. 33 iv. Alender Ashmore. 34 v. Mary Ashmore. Richard Madden. 35 vi. Mildred Ashmore. She married Marbury Sneed January 1815. 36 vii. Patience Ashmore. 22. Pinton6 Ashmore (Frederick5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born
January 12, 1768 in Granville, SC, and died Abt. 1832
in Jasper, GA. He married (2) Frances Wright July 01,1818
in Jasper, GA. She was born 1806 in GA, and died Bef.
1860 in Scott, AR. Children of Pinton Ashmore are: 37 i. John7 Ashmore, born Abt. 1806 in Henry, GA. He married
Rebecca Rayborn June 30, 1826 in Henry, GA; born Abt. 1806
in Henry, GA. 38 ii. Joel Ashmore, born Abt. 1810 in Henry, GA. He married Nancy
Hutchenns June 24, 1830 in Henry, GA; born Abt. 1810 in
Henry, GA. Children of Pinton Ashmore and Frances Wright are: + 39 i. William W7 Ashmore, born 1822 in Jasper, GA; died Abt. 1864
in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. + 40 ii. Martha Elizabeth Ashmore, born June 1832 in Meriweather, GA;
died August 25, 1905 in Logan, AR. 41 iii. Pinton Ashmore, born 1832 in Meriweather, GA; died Aft. 1860
in Scott, AR. 23. Peter6 Ashmore (Frederick5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born
December 28, 1770 in Granville, SC, and died December 27,
1843. He married Elizabeth Howard June 25, 1801 in Lincoln, GA,
daughter of Lemuel Howard. She was born January 22, 1779,
and died May 12, 1852 in Lincoln, GA. Children of Peter Ashmore and Elizabeth Howard are: 42 i. Lucinda7 Ashmore, born February 16, 1803 in GA. She married
James Powell. 43 ii. Martha S Ashmore, born November 08, 1804 in GA. She married
Gibson Littleton. 44 iii. Dorsey Ashmore, born September 20, 1806 in GA; died September
26, 1807 in GA. 45 iv. Jerimiah Ashmore, born September 20, 1806 in GA; died May 24,
1885. He married Melinda J Grishom. 46 v. William Ashmore, born July 13, 1810 in GA. 47 vi. Thomas P Ashmore, born April 25, 1812 in GA; died February 04,
a1883 in Lincoln, GA. 48 vii. Andrew J Ashmore, born March 04, 1815 in GA. 49 viii. Lemuel H Ashmore, born October 26, 1817 in GA; died in FL.
He married Betsey Edgar. 50 ix. Albert G Ashmore, born June 28, 1818 in GA; died November 13,
1867 in Marion, GA. 51 x. John W Ashmore, born March 11, 1823 in GA.

29. Thomas6 Ashmore (John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born Abt. 1775 in ??
Maryland ??, and died Aft. April 19, 1834 in Highland County,
Ohio. He married (1) Margaret Leathorn. He married (2) Elizabeth Rhoten Abt.
1812, daughter of Thomas Rhoten and Hannah Anderson.
She was born Abt. 1795 in Kentucky, and died
1846 in Highland Co., OH. Notes for Thomas Ashmore: If Thomas married Elizabeth, about 1812, then the first four children listed
in his will were probably from a previous marriage. Census records say
Thomas was born in Maryland. There is a marriage record from Baltimore
Co., MD for Thomas Ashman and Margaret Leathorn dated July 2, 1796. A possible father for Thomas is John Ashmore Baltimore Co., MD. John's
will dated 2 Feb., 1786. Next Orphans court proceedings, Thomas Ashmore age
12 years bound to Joseph Barker wagoner 16 August, 1786 Will mentions
wife Ann Thomas appointed his beloved wife Elizabet, sole executor of his last
will, April 19, 1834 Thomas died in HIghland Co., OH. I assume he is buried there,
but no marker found. Notes for Elizabeth Rhoten: The 1860 census has an Elizabeth Ashmore age 65 living with John
Ashmore in Highland Co., OH. No record of when she died or
where she is buried found. Elizabeth deeded 40 acres in Feb. 11, 1846 in Putman Co.,
IN, by Thomas Rhoten. Children of Thomas Ashmore and Margaret Leathorn are: 52 i. Isabell7 Ashmore, born 1800. She married Joseph Huffman December 20,
1821 in Adams Co., Ohio. + 53 ii. Jane Ashmore, born Abt. 1798. 54 iii. Sarah Ashmore, born Abt. 1804. She married Peter Owns June
26, 1821 in Highland Co., Ohio. + 55 iv. Thomas E Ashmore, born April 01, 1811 in Baltomore, MD; died
May 10, 1863. + 56 v. Louisa Ashmore, born in Ohio. Children of Thomas Ashmore and Elizabeth Rhoten are: 57 i. David R7 Ashmore, born Abt. 1813 in Scioto CO., OH; died
May 13, 1883 in Highland CO., OH. He married (1) Catherine Leamon November 06,
1834 in Highland Co., Ohio; died May 13, 1883 in Highland Co., Ohio. He
married (2) Rebecca Emery August 05, 1883 in Highland Co., Ohio; born January 16,
1815 in PA. Notes for Catherine Leamon: aged 73 years 10 months 17 days Notes for Rebecca Emery: Rebecca was the daughter of Samuel Emery + 58 ii. Mary ( Polly ) Ashmore, born June 1814 in Highland Co., Ohio;
died April 05, 1903 in Highland Co., Ohio. 59 iii. Louisa Ashmore, born June 1814 in Highland CO., OH. She
married Barney Fitzpatrick. + 60 iv. Charles W. Ashmore, born February 28, 1815 in Highland County,
Ohio; died November 23, 1891 in Highland County, Ohio. + 61 v. Joseph R Ashmore, born July 01, 1824 in OH; died May 19,
1883 in Russelville, OH. + 62 vi. Jacob R Ashmore, born December 1827 in Highland County, Ohio;
died November 29, 1902 in Harveysburg, Warren County, Ohio. + 63 vii. Richard S Ashmore, born November 24, 1830 in Highland Co.
Ohio. + 64 viii. John R Ashmore, born June 13, 1832 in Highland County, Ohio;
died February 10, a1908 in Earlville, LasalleCounty, Ill.. Generation No. 7 39. William W7 Ashmore (Pinton6, Frederick5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1)
was born 1822 in Jasper, GA, and died Abt. 1864 in
Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. He married Elizabeth Owens December
20, 1840 in Paulding, GA. She was born 1811 in NC,
and died Aft. 1870 in AR. Children of William Ashmore and Elizabeth Owens are: 65 i. Jessie R8 Ashmore, born 1841 in Paulding, GA; died March 12,
1926. He married Emaline. 66 ii. Margaret Ashmore, born 1846 in Benton, AL. 67 iii. Merry J Ashmore, born 1849 in Scott, AR. 68 iv. Elizabeth Ashmore, born 1850 in Scott, AR. 69 v. William Ashmore, born 1853 in Scott, AR. 40. Martha Elizabeth7 Ashmore (Pinton6, Frederick5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born June 1832 in Meriweather, GA, and died August 25, 1905 in
Logan, AR. She married (1) John Mac Horton. He was born 1827 in GA, and
died Abt. 1864 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. She married (2) Eli H Scott 1862
in Scott, AR. He was born 1831 in Mississippi, and died Abt. 1879 in Logan,
AR. She married (3) William Townsend 1877 in Logan, AR, son of James Townsend and
Margaret. He was born 1821 in Tuscaloosa, AL, and died 1898 in Sugar Grove,
Logan CO., AR. Children of Martha Ashmore and John Mac Horton are: + 70 i. John William8 Horton, born June 1848 in GA; died February 11,
1936 in Logan, AR. 71 ii. James Horton, born 1851 in AQL. + 72 iii. Sarah Jane Horton, born January 11, 1850 in AL; died January
23, 1938 in Logan, AR. + 73 iv. Mary Rachael Horton, born 1861 in AL. Children of Martha Ashmore and Eli Scott are: + 74 i. Eldora Josephine8 Scott, born August 13, 1863 in Scott, AR;
died July 24, 1958 in Poplar, Tulare CO., CA. + 75 ii. Martha Almeda Scott, born February 11, 1871 in Scott, AR;
died March 31, 1944 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. + 76 iii. Augustus Virginia Eveline Scott, born February 24, 1874 in
Scott, AR; and died January 03, 1962. + 77 iv. Eli Scott, born March 1879 in Logan, AR. Child of Martha Ashmore and William Townsend is: 78 i. Infant8 Townsend, born 1878 in Logan, AR. 53. Jane7 Ashmore (Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born
Abt. 1798. She married William Gorden November 07, 1815 in Highland Co., Ohio. Child of Jane Ashmore and William Gorden is: + 79 i. Sarah A.8 Gorden, born November 27, 1827 in Highland Co.,
Ohio; died April 05, 1907 in Adair Co., IA Avondale IA. 55. Thomas E7 Ashmore (Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was
born April 01, 1811 in Baltomore, MD, and died May 10, 1863. He married Louisa
(Kizer) Kison June 11, 1840 in Scioto Co., Ohio. She was born July 07, 1814
in KY,and died August 17, 1859. Children of Thomas Ashmore and Louisa Kison are: 80 i. Jacob8 Ashmore, born 1838 in Ohio. + 81 ii. Richard Ashmore, born June 07, 1841 in Lawrence Co., Ohio; died
September 17, 1910 in near Hester, Maryland. + 82 iii. Thomas Ashmore, born October 31, 1844 in Scioto Co., Ohio; died
February 03, 1909. + 83 iv. Benjamin Franklin Ashmore, born September 08, 1845 in Jackson,
OH; died April 02, 1909 in Key, Cherokee CO., AL. 84 v. Perfarmine? Ashmore, born 1846 in Ohio. 85 vi. Sarah Ashmore, born 1847 in Ohio. 86 vii. Bettie Ashmore, born 1852 in Ohio. 87 viii. Belle Ashmore, born 1855 in Ohio. 88 ix. John Ashmore, born 1856 in Ohio. 89 x. Margaret Ashmore, born 1857 in Ohio. 90 xi. David Ashmore, born 1858 in Ohio. 56. Louisa7 Ashmore (Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born
in Ohio. She married Barney Fitzpatrick December 26, 1839 in Highland Co., Ohio. He was
born 1817. Children of Louisa Ashmore and Barney Fitzpatrick are: 91 i. Mary8 Fitzpatrick, born 1841. 92 ii. Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, born 1843. 93 iii. Thomas Fitzpatrick, born 1846. 58. Mary ( Polly )7 Ashmore (Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1)
was born June 1814 in Highland Co., Ohio, and died April 05, 1903 in Highland
Co., Ohio. She married George W. Higgins October 20, 1837 in Highland Co., Ohio. Notes for Mary ( Polly ) Ashmore: Ancesdtry.com's Gene Pool also has Louisa Ashmore listed as being born Jun 1814 in
Highland CO., OH. Could Louisa and Mary Polly have been twins? (from Ron Custer) Children of Mary Ashmore and George Higgins are: + 94 i. Elma Jane8 Higgins, born 1840 in Highland Co., Ohio; died April
03, 1903 in Highland Co., Ohio. 95 ii. Jasper R. Higgins, born 1843 in Highland Co., Ohio; died in
Highland Co., Ohio. + 96 iii. Martha Higgins, born 1846 in Highland Co., Ohio; died March 27,
1909 in Knoxville, Ill.. 97 iv. Barrere Higgins, born 1849 in Highland Co., Ohio; died Abt. 1860. 60. Charles W.7 Ashmore (Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was
born February 28, 1815 in Highland County, Ohio, and died November 23, 1891 in Highland
County, Ohio. He married Mary Ann Lee August 24, 1837 in Highland County, Ohio, daughter
of Asa Lee and Elizabeth Higgins. She was born February 18, 1817 in Virginia, and
died March 13, 1898 in Villisca, Montgomery Co., Iowa. Notes for Charles W. Ashmore: Notes for Charles ASHMORE: Sophia Miller 61 years old lived between Charles Ashmore and Jam es Griffith and was
said to have $200 in personal property In 18 60 John Wesly Ashmore worked as
a farm laborer at the James Griffin farm. Notes for Mary Ann Lee: Mary Ann Lee was the daughter of Asa Lee and Elizabeth Higgins. Family tradition say
she is a relative of Robert E Lee the Civil War General. This connection has been
worked on by many, but thus far no connection has been made. A possible parents
for Asa Lee may be George and Mary ( Ridgeway ) Lee. Mary Ann's obituary says she
had ten children, 7 sons and 3 daughters. One son and one daughter never accounted for. Family tradition says that she is a relative of Robert E Lee, the civil
war General Children of Charles Ashmore and Mary Lee are: + 98 i. James Henry8 Ashmore, born November 07, 1843 in Scioto County,
Ohio; died March 30, 1909 in Middletown, Ohio. + 99 ii. Josia Joseph Ashmore, born December 07, 1844 in Wheelersburg,
Scioto County, Ohio; died August 25, 1889 in Fayette County, Ohio. + 100 iii. John Wesley Ashmore, born March 11, 1846 in Highland County,
Ohio;died January 11, 1910 in Villisca, Montgomery Co., Iowa. + 101 iv. Mary Elizabeth Ashmore, born May 02, 1849 in Highland Co., Ohio;
died April 20, 1912 in Villisca, Montgomery Co., Iowa. + 102 v. William H. Ashmore, born November 04, 1851 in Highland Co., OH;
died May 31, 1901 in Villisca, Montgomery CO., IA. + 103 vi. Asa Lee Ashmore, born May 25, 1853 in Highland Co., OH;
died May 01, 1934 in Villisca, Montgomery Co., Iowa. + 104 vii. Sarah Elizabeth Ashmore, born March 18, 1855 in Highland County,
Ohio; died February 24, 1924 in Westville, Champaign County, Ohio. + 105 viii. Charles Ashmore, born September 25, 1857 in Highland County,
Ohio; died June 12, 1915 in Highland County, Ohio. 61. Joseph R7 Ashmore (Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born July
01, 1824 in OH, and died May 19, 1883 in Russelville, OH. He married Jane (Edgington)
Eddington July 09, 1842 in Brown Co., Ohio. She was born 1826 in OH. Children of Joseph Ashmore and Jane Eddington are: 106 i. Martha8 Ashmore, born 1843. 107 ii. Elizabeth Ashmore, born 1844. 108 iii. Catherine Ashmore, born 1848. 109 iv. John L. Ashmore, born 1850. + 110 v. Mary Ellen Ashmore, born April 10, 1855 in Russelville, OH;
died April 15, 1926 in Ripley, OH. 111 vi. M. J. Ashmore, born 1855. + 112 vii. David P Ashmore, born February 1858 in Ohio; died 1931. 113 viii. Emma Ashmore, born July 04, 1866; died October 10, 1867. 114 ix. George Ashmore, born 1868; died March 05, 1881 in Brown CO., OH. 62. Jacob R7 Ashmore (Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born
December 1827 in Highland County, Ohio, and died November 29, 1902 in Harveysburg, Warren County,
Ohio. He married (1) Julia Ann Higgins September 20, 1846 in Highland Co., Ohio. She died
May 04, 1855 in Highland Co., Ohio. He married (2) Harriet Chambers January 28, 1856 in
Brown Co., Ohio. She was born December 1828 in Highland Co., Ohio. Children of Jacob Ashmore and Julia Higgins are: 115 i. Infant Daughter8 Ashmore, died February 12, 1850 in Highland Co., Ohio. 116 ii. Mary Ellen Ashmore, born 1848. Children of Jacob Ashmore and Harriet Chambers are: 117 i. Eddy8 Ashmore, born 1857; died October 02, 1861. 118 ii. John E. Ashmore, born 1860. 63. Richard S7 Ashmore (Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born November 24,
1830 in Highland Co., Ohio. He married Jane Gillfillan March 20, 1856. She was born 1835. Children of Richard Ashmore and Jane Gillfillan are: 119 i. Maggie8 Ashmore. 120 ii. John Ashmore. 121 iii. Newton E Ashmore. 64. John R7 Ashmore (Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born June
13, 1832 in Highland County, Ohio, and died February 10, 1908 in Earlville, Lasalle County,
Ill. He married (1) Mary C. Fitzpatrick June 20, 1849 in Highland Co., Ohio. She was born Abt. 1825.
He married (2) Carrie Elizabeth Finch October 29, 1867 in Woodstock, Ill. Notes for John R Ashmore: Civil War pension record say John mysteriously dissapeared after the war. When it is time
for a pension he appears as John Roads a Methodist minister and signs a statement
that John Ashmore and John Roads are the same person. Children of John Ashmore and Mary Fitzpatrick are: + 122 i. William B.8 Ashmore, born June 1856; died April 21, 1922 in
Highland Co. Ohio. 123 ii. Wroten Children of John Ashmore and Carrie Finch are: 124 i. Idella M8 Roads, born September 23, 1868. 125 ii. Carrie Maud Roads, born April 13, 1871. 126 iii. Eben L Roads, born June 11, 1877. 127 iv. Frank Elbert Roads, born October 04, 1879. 70. John William8 Horton (Martha Elizabeth7 Ashmore, Pinton6, Frederick5, Walter4, John3,
John2, Ashmore1)a was born June 1848 in GA, and died February 11, 1936 in
Logan,AR. He married (1) Hulda Jane Ward. She was born September 12, 1850, and
died November
01, 1901 in AR. He married (2) Hand. Children of John Horton and Hulda Ward are: 128 i. Infant9 Horton. 129 ii. Infant Horton. 130 iii. Infant Horton. 131 iv. Infant Horton. 132 v. Jennie Horton, died March 08, 1955. She married Wilby Watkins. 133 vi. David Newton Horton, born 1882; died 1964 in Logan, AR. 134 vii. James M Horton, died August 20, 1920 in Logan, AR. He married
(1) Livie Hipp; born August 31, 1890; died March 21, 1908. He married (2) Mamie Hunter. 135 viii. Joe O Horton. Children of John Horton and Hand are: 136 i. Verda9 Horton. 137 ii. Sarah Ethel Horton, died December 22, 1980 in Booneville, Logan CO., AR. 138 iii. Odella Horton. 139 iv. Orville Horton. He married Hazel Wilkins. 72. Sarah Jane8 Horton (Martha Elizabeth7 Ashmore, Pinton6, Frederick5, Walter4, John3,
John2 Ashmore1) was born January 11, 1850 in AL, and died January 23, 1938 in Logan,
AR. She married (1) Ruben Brashears. She married (2) David Gantt 1876 in Scott, AR, son of
Thomas Gantt. He was born September 17, 1843 in Coosa, AL, and died July 04,
1910 in Logan, AR. Children of Sarah Horton and David Gantt are: 140 i. Mary Jane9 Gantt, born February 1877 in Scott, AR; died November
1959. She married Enoch Mobley 1898 in Scott, AR; born March 1868 in Scott, AR;
died 1945. 141 ii. Willie Boy Gantt, born 1879 in Scott, AR. He married Ambrose
Stigall Cravens 1893 in Scott, AR; born April 09, 1872 in Scott, AR; died December
13, 1939. 142 iii. Martha Elizabeth Gantt, born September 18, 1880 in Scott, AR; died
December 15, 1955. She married Jeff Henry 1901 in Scott, AR; born 1876 in Scott, AR. 143 iv. Ida Adaline Gantt, born March 05, 1883 in Scott, AR; died
November 04, 1953. 144 v. Charles Arthur Gantt, born December 02, 1884 in Scott, AR; died February
05, 1967. He married Tabitha Tolbert 1909 in Scott, AR; born March 16, 1888
in Scott, AR; died January 22, 1965. 145 vi. Joseph Edward Gantt, born 1886 in Scott, AR; died Abt. 1898. 146 vii. James Ocie Gantt, born 1886 in Scott, AR; died October 23,
1966. He married Josephine Pointer 1912 in Scott, AR; born 1891 in Scott, AR. 147 viii. Albert Thurman Gantt, born March 1891 in Scott, AR; died 1923.
He married Oma Luther 1911 in Scott, AR; born 1890 in Scott, AR; died 1942. 148 ix. Bertha Leona Gantt, born March 1891 in Scott, AR; died April
09, 1981. She married Chester A Hall 1912 in Scott, AR; born December 09, 1890
in Scott, AR; died November 1974. 73. Mary Rachael8 Horton (Martha Elizabeth7 Ashmore, Pinton6, Frederick5, Walter4, John3,
John2, Ashmore1 was born 1861 in AL. She married (1) Henry Cupp. She married (2) Jasper Ward
December 01, 1878 in Logan, AR, son of Mac Ward. He was born 1857 in AL. Child of Mary Horton and Jasper Ward is: 149 i. Eddie9 Ward, born 1879 in Logan, AR. 74. Eldora Josephine8 Scott (Martha Elizabeth7 Ashmore, Pinton6, Frederick5, Walter4,
John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born August 13, 1863 in Scott, AR, and died July 24,
1958 in Poplar, Tulare CO., CA. She married (1) W John Sowell October 30, 1884 in
Logan, AR. He was born Abt. 1862, and died 1895 in Logan, AR. She married
(2) James Benjamen Rankins Abt. 1899 in Logan, AR, son of Malon Rankins and Sarah Gordon.
He was born November 15, 1866 in Scott, AR, and died May 28, 1945 in
Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. Children of Eldora Scott and W Sowell are: 150 i. William Albert9 Sowell, born March 07, 1887 in Logan, AR; died
April 01, 1963 in Logan, AR. He married (1) Dortha Anne Burton; born June 28, 1888
in Logan, AR. He married (2) Grace Lee Brady. 151 ii. James Benjamin Sowell, born January 14, 1889 in AR. He married
Leona Tillery. 152 iii. Rachel T Sowell, born May 1893 in AR; died Abt. 1907 in AR. 153 iv. David Jefferson Sowell. Children of Eldora Scott and James Rankins are: 154 i. Markus Thadron9 Rankins. 155 ii. Infant Rankins. 156 iii. Infant Rankins, born 1900. 157 iv. Hattie Adylene Rankins, born December 06, 1902 in Logan, AR; died
June 29, 1986 in Porterville, Tulare CO., CA. 75. Martha Almeda8 Scott (Martha Elizabeth7 Ashmore, Pinton6, Frederick5, Walter4, John3,
John2, Ashmore1) was born February 11, 1871 in Scott, AR, and died March 31, 1944
in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. She married James Clinton Wilkins December 02, 1888
in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR, son of James Wilkins and Martha Estes. He
was born January 05, 1866 in Humbolt, Gibson CO., TN, and died February 19, 1923
in Sugar Grove,
Logan CO., AR. Children of Martha Scott and James Wilkins are: 158 i. William Thomas9 Wilkins, born March 22, 1891 in Logan, AR; died
July 06, 1978 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. 159 ii. James Oscar Wilkins, born January 28, 1893 in Logan, AR; died
August 26, 1970 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. 160 iii. Newton Cornelius Wilkins, born October 29, 1894 in Logan, AR; died
November 29, 1980 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. 161 iv. Dora Forgennie Wilkins, born May 29, 1896 in Logan, AR; died Abt.
1904 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. 162 v. Sarah Charlotte Wilkins, born February 28, 1898 in Logan, AR; died
November 26, 1988 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. 163 vi. Eller Dora Wilkins, born December 01, 1900 in Logan, AR; died
January 27, 1978 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. 164 vii. Rachael Florence Wilkins, born November 09, 1903 in Logan, AR; died
December 25, 1983 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. 165 viii. Martha Jane Wilkins, born April 09, 1907 in Logan, AR; died
August 27, 1983 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. 166 ix. Marcus Joseph Wilkins, born May 19, 1910 in Logan, AR; died
February 25, 1985 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. 167 x. Oshie Annie Wilkins, born March 20, 1913 in Logan, AR; died
March 21, 1913 in Sugar Grove, Logan CO., AR. 168 xi. Woodrow Wilson Wilkins, born August 18, 1914 in Booneville, Logan CO.,
AR; died October 22, 1971 in Reedley, Tulare CO., CA. 169 xii. Dollie Elizabeth Wilkins. 170 xiii. Magenta Rose Wilkins. + 171 xiv. Deller Wilkins, born December 01, 1900 in Booneville, Logan CO., AR;
died January 1994 in Porterville, Tulare CO., CA. 76. Augustus Virginia Eveline8 Scott (Martha Elizabeth7 Ashmore, Pinton6, Frederick5, Walter4, John3,
John2, Ashmore1) was born February 24, 1874 in Scott, AR, and died January 03, 1962.
She married John Wesley Pressnell 1895 in Yell, AR, son of Jacob Pressnell and Frances Smith.
He was born May 12, 1861 in Benton, AL, and died August 05, 1949. Children of Augustus Scott and John Pressnell are: 172 i. Pearl Almeda9 Pressnell, born September 18, 1895 in AR; died 1929 in AR.
She married Robert Conrad Howard; born December 27, 1897 in AR; died October 1992. 173 ii. James Pressnell. 174 iii. Sally Pressnell. 175 iv. Gladys Pressnell. 176 v. Minnie Bell Pressnell. 177 vi. Bruce Pressnell. 77. Eli8 Scott (Martha Elizabeth7 Ashmore, Pinton6, Frederick5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born March 1879 in Logan, AR. He married Laura E Wilkins, daughter of
Josep Wilkins and Emma Ellis. She was born in Logan, AR. Children of Eli Scott and Laura Wilkins are: 178 i. Mattie9 Scott. 179 ii. Thurman Scott, born 1905 in Logan, AR; died 1980 in Logan, AR.
He married (1) Lizzie Witt; born January 09, 1906; died February 25, 1952 in Logan, AR.
He married (2) Cindy Lucille Yarborough; born 1919; died 1972 in Logan, AR. 180 iii. James Oley Scott, born December 13, 1908 in Logan, AR; died
December 16, 1978 in Logan, AR. 181 iv. Edna Scott. She married William Isaac Walker; born December 31, 1905
a in AR; died July 31, 1978 in Logan, AR. 79. Sarah A.8 Gorden (Jane7 Ashmore, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was
born November 27, 1827 in Highland Co., Ohio, and died April 05, 1907 in Adair Co.,
IA Avondale IA. She married John M. Brown March 15, 1849 in Highland Co., Ohio,
son of Lancelot Brown and Ann Coss. He was born October 05, 1825, and died
December 08, 1911 in Avondale, Adair Co., Iowa. Children of Sarah Gorden and John Brown are: 182 i. Clarissa Ann9 Brown, born March 25, 1850; died May 1935. She married
Hezekiah Campbell September 28, 1871 in Highland Co., Ohio. 183 ii. Ithamer Watts Brown, born March 22, 1852; died 1942. 184 iii. Elizabeth J. Brown, born April 21, 1854; died February 11, 1888. 185 iv. William Lancelot Brown, born September 20, 1856; died August 16, 1936. 186 v. Mary Louise Brown, born December 31, 1858; died June 11, 1883. 187 vi. Nancy Sarah Brown, born August 18, 1861; died June 11, 1939. 188 vii. George Wesley Brown, born March 24, 1864; died December 01, 1938. 189 viii. Vernella Ara Brown, born January 12, 1871 in Belfast, Highland Co.,
Ohio; died December 30, 1967 in Iowa City , Iowa. She married John Mckinley March 29,
1894 in Adair Co., Iowa. 81. Richard8 Ashmore (Thomas E7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1)
was, born June 07, 1841 in Lawrence Co., Ohio, and died September 17, 1910 in
near Hester, Maryland. He married Cordelia Ann Smith June 06, 1866 in Lawerence, Co., Ohio. She
was born April 09, 1845 in Lawerence Co., Ohio. Children of Richard Ashmore and Cordelia Smith are: + 190 i. Elizabeth9 Ashmore, born March 26, 1867 in Jackson, OH; died January
13, 1936 in Quincy, IL. 191 ii. Thomas Ashmore, born January 28, 1879. 192 iii. Laura Ashmore, born November 09, 1882; died November 09, 1882. 193 iv. Richard R Ashmore, born April 13, 1885 in Marion CO., MO; died
April 13, 1885. 194 v. Ida Ashmore, born August 11, 1870; died July 17, 1871. 82. Thomas8 Ashmore (Thomas E7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was
born< October 31, 1844 in Scioto Co., Ohio, and died February 03, 1909. He married Clarinda
A Thompson July 26, 1866 in Iorntown, Scioto Co., Ohio. She was born July 22,
1846 in Lawerence Co., Ohio, and died May 09, 1923. Children of Thomas Ashmore and Clarinda Thompson are: 195 i. Maggie9 Ashmore, born February 14, 1870. 196 ii. George Washington Ashmore, born November 20, 1872. 197 iii. Alice Ashmore, born March 20, 1876. 198 iv. Ellie Ashmore, born September 06, 1878. 199 v. Thomas Ashmore, born August 24, 1881. 200 vi. Eva Ashmore, born February 03, 1885. 201 vii. Charles Ashmore, born January 1888. 202 viii. Perlie Ashmore, born November 04, 1892. 83. Benjamin Franklin8 Ashmore (Thomas E7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1)
was born September 08, 1845 in Jackson, OH, and died April 02, 1909 in Key, Cherokee
CO., AL. He married Amanda C Hardy September 27, 1866. She was born January 23,
1850 in OH, and died February 06, 1929 in Key, Cherokee CO., AL. Children of Benjamin Ashmore and Amanda Hardy are: 203 i. Thomas R9 Ashmore, born May 30, 1870 in Jackson, OH.
He married Minnie Hall. 204 ii. Amanda L Ashmore, born September 08, 1877. 205 iii. Benjamin R Ashmore, born September 22, 1879; died November 03, 1943.
He married M D McCord; born March 07, 1880; died October 10, 1960. 206 iv. Charles Everest Rochester Ashmore. 207 v. Danny Ashmore. 208 vi. Eliza Jane Ashmore, born January 01, 1874. She married William Payne. 209 vii. John David Ashmore, born September 22, 1879 in Jackson, OH; died
September 07, 1960 in Cave Springs, Floyd CO., GA.
He married Dora Alice Howell. 210 viii. James F Ashmore, born May 25, 1868 in Jackson, OH;
died February 22, 1943. He married Callie Sanford. 211 ix. Luella Ashmore, born September 06, 1886. 212 x. Morris Ashmore, born March 03, 1875 in Jackson, OH. 213 xi. William A Ashmore, born May 07, 1884. 94. Elma Jane8 Higgins (Mary ( Polly )7 Ashmore, Thomas6, John5, Walter4,
John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born 1840 in Highland Co., Ohio, and died April 03, 1903
in Highland Co., Ohio. She married Samuel Corwin December 17, 1857 in Highland Co., Ohio.
He was born Abt. 1830 in Bantum, Ohio, and died 1899. Children of Elma Higgins and Samuel Corwin are: 214 i. Charles9 Corwin, born 1859. 215 ii. John Corwin, born 1863. 216 iii. George Corwin, born 1866. 217 iv. Samuel Corwin, born 1870. 218 v. L. Madge Corwin, born 1879. 219 vi. Ella B. Corwin, born 1880. 96. Martha8 Higgins (Mary ( Polly )7 Ashmore, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born 1846 in Highland Co., Ohio, and died March 27, 1909 in Knoxville,
Ill.. She married Mc Garry. Child of Martha Higgins and Mc Garry is: 220 i. Mary Ida9 Mc Garry, born January 11, 1874 in Mason, Knox
Co., Ill.; died March 29, 1949. 98. James Henry8 Ashmore (Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born November 07, 1843 in Scioto County, Ohio, and died March 30, 1909
in Middletown, Ohio. He married Nancy Jane West December 06, 1866 in Highland Co., Ohio.
She was born 1850, and died May 12, 1912 in Middletown, Ohio. Children of James Ashmore and Nancy West are: 221 i. Arthur9 Ashmore. + 222 ii. Harry Ashmore, born December 31, 1868 in New Market, Highland
CO., OH; died February 1934 in Middletown, Ohio. + 223 iii. Mary Francis Ashmore, born June 02, 1870 in New Market,
Highland CO., OH; died May 22, 1923 in Middletown, OH. + 224 iv. Edward Freeman Ashmore, born October 02, 1873 in Illnois; died
1946 in Pontiac, Michigan. + 225 v. William Conard Ashmore, born January 14, 1877; died May 17,
1958 in Dayton, Ohio. + 226 vi Cora Belle Ashmore, born June 13, 1879; died June 08, 1963. 227 vii. Howard Estel Ashmore, born June 27, 1889; died August 20,
1952 in Plumber, Idaho. He married Bessie Myrtle Hobbs. + 228 viii. Virgil Eldon Ashmore, born January 27, 1894; died February 13,
1974 in Fairborn, Ohio. 99. Josia Joseph8 Ashmore (Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1)
was born December 07, 1844 in Wheelersburg, Scioto County, Ohio, and died August 25, 1889 in
Fayette County, Ohio. He married Lydia R. Powers November 20, 1866 in Sicily, Clay Twp.,
Highland Co., Ohio, daughter of James Powers and Nancy Vaughn. She was born December 01,
1850, and died May 12, 1912. Notes for Josia Joseph Ashmore: Joseph served in Co. G, 11 th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Calvary.

He spent the Civil War years in the west. Children of Josia Ashmore and Lydia Powers are: 229 i. Ida B.9 Ashmore, born February 04, 1871 in Wheelersburg, Scioto CO.,
OH; died June 13, 1871. 230 ii. Charles W. Ashmore, born October 05, 1872 in Wheelersburg, Scioto CO.,
OH; died January 06, 1877. + 231 iii. Edward Everly Ashmore, born August 23, 1876 in Highland or
Brown County, Ohio; died July 21, 1951. 232 iv. Joseph Ellsworth Ashmore, born December 30, 1879 in Washington Twp.,
Highland Co., Ohio; died April 18, 1901. + 233 v. Maud Getrud Ashmore, born August 06, 1882 in Washington Twp,
Highland CO., OH; died November 21, 1958 in Sabina, Ohio. 234 vi. James Homer Ashmore, born January 19, 1889 in Washington Twp,
Highland CO., OH; died June 05, 1889 in Sabina, OH. + 235 vii. Manermia Jennie Ashmore, born March 05, 1889 in Wheelersburg, Scioto
CO., OH. 100. John Wesley8 Ashmore (Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born March 11, 1846 in Highland County, Ohio, and died January 11, 1910 in
Villisca, Montgomery Co., Iowa. He married Zilphia Ann Beard November 24, 1869 in Henderson,
Knox Co., IL, daughter of James Beard and Mary Higgins. She was born January 18,
1853 in Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio, and died December 21, 1919 in Villisca, Montgomery Co, Iowa. Notes for John Wesley Ashmore: Ironically, Henderson, Knox Co., is only about five miles from were my (Ron Custer) sister Sandy Custer
Simpson currently lives. There was a special census taken of the town of Villisca, IA in
1891 which shows John W Ashmore 43, Zilpha 38, Charlie 19, Lydia 17, Lulu 14, Eva
9, Venice 5, and Lester 3.

An Obituary in the RED OAK SUN (I (Ron Custer) think in Villisca) said: Old RESIDENT GONE Death of John Ashmore, Citizen of Villisca Since 1874. Villisca, Jan. 18 John Ashmore, who for 35 years had
been a resident of Villisca, died athis home here Tuesday, Jan. 11, after ilness
of one day from heart trouble. He was born in Scioto County. Ohio March 11,
1846, served in the 11th Ohio cavalry through nearly three years of the civil war
and at it's close moved to Galesburg, Illinoius, where he marriedSeptember 23, 1868 to Miss Zelpha
Beard. In 1873 they came to Iowa, and in 1874 to Villisca. He was a
member of the M. E. church and of the G.A.R. post. The funeral services were held in
the M.E. church Thursday morning, January 13, conducted by Rev. Enoch Hill, and interment was
in the Villisca cemetery. Mr. Ashmore is survived by Mrs Ashmore and seven children,
Mrs Hattie Morley of Clarinda, Charles Ashmore of Blanchard, Mrs Lydia Lassell of Des Moines,
Mrs Lulu Danders of Burlington Junction, Missouri, Mrs Eva Ulrich of Bedford, Mrs Venus Nance
and Lester Ashmore of Villisca.

Note that I (Ron Custer) have a pension questionnaire where John states that he was married
outside of Galesburg at the town of Henderson, Illinois. This also verifies the birth dates
of his children. 1880 Census Montgomery Co. Iowa ensus Place: Villisca, Montgomery, Iowa
Source: FHL Film 1254357 National Archives Film T9-0357 Page 395B Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace John ASHMORE Self M M W 34 OH Occ: Laborer Fa: OH Mo: OH Zylpha Ann ASHMORE Wife F M W 26 OH Occ: Keeping House Fa: OH Mo: OH Hattie C. ASHMORE Dau F S W 9 IL Fa: OH Mo: OH Charles ASHMORE Son M S W 7 IL Fa: OH Mo: OH Lydia J. ASHMORE Dau F S W 5 IA Fa: OH Mo: OH Luella ASHMORE Dau F S W 2 IA Fa: OH Mo: OH The 1900 Federal City of Villisca Census shows: John Ashmore Mch 1846 54 OH OH VA Day Laboror ? Jan 1853 47 OH OH OH Name hard to read Washerwoman Lulu Jul 1876 23 IA OH OH Venus May 1886 14 OH OH OH Eva May 1882 18 IA OH OH Lester Aug 1888 11 IA OH OH Notes for John Wesly ASHMORE:
6am; Heart failure Served in Civil War with Company G, 11th Ohio Cavalry for 2yrs . 7 Mon., received an
Honorable Discharge; Moved from OH to Il , got married, moved to IA in 1873; Member
of the Grand Army o f the Republic Post of Villiscia, IA. Related to Gen. Robert E . Lee; Lived
at 272 9th St. Villisca IA in June 7, 1900.

Notes for Zilphia Ann Beard:

The 1910 Federal City of Villisca Census shows:

Zelphia Ashmore	57	OH	OH	OH	7 of 7 children living
Lester		21	IA	OH	OH
Leonard		15	IL	OH	IL	Grandson. I think of William and Hattie Ashmore 
(Ron Custer) Venice 27 ? OH OH Eldon Nace Husband of Venice Children of John Ashmore and Zilphia Beard are: + 236 i. Hattie C9 Ashmore, born July 31, 1870 in Knox CO.,
Illinois; died in Wheatland, Wyo.. + 237 ii. Charles Elmer Ashmore, born September 23, 1872 in Near Knoxville,
Illinois; died December 16, 1916 in Glenwood, Iowa. + 238 iii. Lydia Jane Ashmore, born September 29, 1874 in Mongomery Co.,
Iowa; died Deceased. + 239 iv. Lulu Ashmore, born July 07, 1877 in Mongomery Co., Iowa. + 240 v. Eva Luella Ashmore, born May 13, 1882 in Mongomery Co.,
Iowa; died January 19, 1953 in Los Angeles, CA. + 241 vi. Venice Ashmore, born May 15, 1886; died February 08, 1918
in Villisca, Montgomery Co., Iowa. 242 vii. Lester Ashmore, born August 22, 1888 in Mongomery Co., Iowa. Notes for Lester Ashmore: Lived in Mason City, Iowa in 1919. Ended in a mental institution. 101. Mary Elizabeth8 Ashmore (Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3,
John2, Ashmore1) was born May 02, 1849 in Highland Co., Ohio, and died April 20,
1912 in Villisca, Montgomery Co., Iowa. She married Asa G. Beard February 19, 1867 in Highland
Co., Ohio, son of James Beard and Mary Higgins. He was born February 1846 in OH. Notes for Asa G. Beard: The 1900 Federal Census of the City of Villisca, IA shows: Asa Beard b. Feb 1846 54 OH OH OH Mary E b. May 1849 52 OH OH PA this should be VA Edith b. 1883 16 IA OH OH May b. 1887 13 IA OH OH Claud b. 1890 4 IA OH OH Children of Mary Ashmore and Asa Beard are: 243 i. Nellie M.9 Beard, born 1868 in Ill.. 244 ii. Asa Beard, born 1870 in Ill.. 245 iii. Bertie Beard, born 1872 in Ill.. 246 iv. Harry Beard, born 1874 in Ill.. + 247 v. Leslie Beard, born November 1876 in IA. 248 vi. Lonnie Beard, born 1879 in Iowa. 249 vii. Edith Beard, born 1883 in Iowa. 250 viii. May Beard, born 1887 in Iowa. 251 ix. Claud Beard, born 1890 in Iowa. 102. William H.8 Ashmore (Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3,
John2, Ashmore1) was born November 04, 1851 in Highland Co., OH, and died May 31, 1901
in Villisca, Montgomery CO., IA. He married Hattie C Ashmore Abt. 1889, daughter of John
Ashmore and Zilphia Beard. She was born July 31, 1870 in Knox CO., Illinois, and
died in Wheatland, Wyo Notes for William H. Ashmore: There was a special census taken of the town of Villisca, IA in 1891
which shows William Ashmore 41, Hattie 21, and Homer 2. The 1900 Federal Census of The City of Villisca, IA shows: Wm Ashmore b. Nov 1849 50 OH OH OH Hattie b. Jul 1870 29 IA OH OH Homer b. Nov 1889 10 IA OH IA Ferdie b. May 1893 7 IA OH IA Leonard b. Feb 1897 3 IA OH IA Nina b. Dec 1899 3/12 IA OH IA Notes for Hattie C Ashmore: Lived in Lingle Wyoming in 1919 Children of William Ashmore and Hattie Ashmore are: 252 i. Homer9 Ashmore, born November 1889. + 253 ii. Ferdinand Wesley Ashmore, born May 01, 1893. 254 iii. Leonard Everrette Ashmore, born February 1897. 255 iv. Nina Lois Ashmore, born December 10, 1899. She married Ezzell. 103. Asa Lee8 Ashmore (Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1)
was born May 25, 1853 in Highland Co., OH, and died May 01, 1934 in Villisca,
Montgomery Co., Iowa. He married Fannie Cook 1883. She was born Abt. 1858, and died August
24, 1893. Notes for Asa Lee Ashmore: Some Family Trees, including mine, have shown Homer and Omer
Ashmore as sons of John W. Ashmore and Zilpia Beard. After my (Ron Custer) recent (January of 2001) conversations with Martha, Carla,
and Dorothy Ashmore (children of Clair Omer Ashmore), I now realise that Homer and
Omer were middle names of twins
born to Asa Ashmore and Fannie Cook and they were not children of John W.
Ashmore and his wife Zilphia. I have therefore changed my Family Tree to reflect this
information and have also given this new information to Jim Ashmore. The 1900 Federal Census The City of Villisca, IA shows: Asa Ashmore b. Feb 1853 47 OH OH OH Austin b. Oct 1883 14 OH OH OH Starley b. Nov 1884 15 OH OH OH Madge b. Sep 1886 13 OH OH OH Homer b. Nov 1891 8 OH OH OH Children of Asa Ashmore and Fannie Cook are: 256 i. Austin Leroy9 Ashmore, born October 1885 in New Market, Highland
CO., OH; died February 1928. 257 ii. Madge Ashmore, born July 1886 in New Market, Highland CO., OH.
She married (1) Simonson. She married (2) Walter Graham. + 258 iii. Staryl Cook Ashmore, born November 15, 1884 in Highland Co., Ohio;
died February 12, 1962. 259 iv. (?) Homer Ashmore, born November 16, 1891 in Hillsboro, Liberty Twp.,
Highland Co., Ohio; died Abt. 1907. Notes for (?) Homer Ashmore: (?) Homer Ashmore died as a teenager in a train accident according to Carla Ashmore. Van
Omer Ashmore and (?) Homer Ashmore were twins. The (?) is used because Homers first name is
not known. Carla Ashmore says that she thinks that Homer died around 16 years
of age. + 260 v. Van Omer Ashmore, born November 16, 1891 in Hillsboro, Liberty
Twp., Highland Co., Ohio; died April 14, 1975. 104. Sarah Elizabeth8 Ashmore (Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born March 18, 1855 in Highland County, Ohio, and died February 24, 1924
in Westville, Champaign County, Ohio. She married Benjamin Franklin Knotts September 10, 1876.
He was born March 28, 1848, and died June 18, 1932. Children of Sarah Ashmore and Benjamin Knotts are: 261 i. Henry9 Knotts. 262 ii. Charles Knotts. 263 iii. James Knotts, born in Villisca, Montgomery Co., Iowa. 264 iv. Tom Knotts. 265 v. Mandy Knotts, born in Highland Co., Ohio. 266 vi. Benton Knotts. 267 vii. Tenny Knotts. 268 viii. Carl Knotts. 269 ix. Maude Knotts. She married WAlter Ridgeway. + 270 x. Luella Knotts, born July 09, 1893 in Highland Co., Ohio. 105. Charles8 Ashmore (Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born September 25, 1857 in Highland County, Ohio, and died June 12, 1915
in Highland County, Ohio. He married Mandonie Henderson January 28, 1882 in Highland Co., Ohio,
daughter of Joseph Henderson and Rachel. She was born May 04, 1860, and died
January 21, 1941. Children of Charles Ashmore and Mandonie Henderson are: + 271 i. Frank Leslie Durnell9 Ashmore, died April 25, 1979. + 272 ii. Pearlie H. Ashmore, born January 11, 1883; died 1972. + 273 iii. Russell Foraker Ashmore, born October 18, 1884; died October
08, 1952. + 274 iv. Paul S. Ashmore, born September 10, 1900; died March 16, 1966
in Dayton, Ohio. 110. Mary Ellen8 Ashmore (Joseph R7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born April 10, 1855 in Russelville, OH, and died April 15, 1926 in
Ripley, OH. She married William Steele, son of Thomas Steele and Katherine Wiles. He was
Children of Mary Ashmore and William Steele are: + 275 i. Edward9 Steele, born March 04, 1884 in Ripley, OH. 276 ii. Frank Steele. 277 iii. George Steele. 112. David P8 Ashmore (Joseph R7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born February 1858 in Ohio, and died 1931. He married Sara Elizabeth Boothby. She
was born November 1859 in Ohio, and died 1950. Children of David Ashmore and Sara Boothby are: + 278 i. Joseph W.9 Ashmore, born June 1879 in Ohio; died May 10, 1930
in Brown, Co. Ohio. + 279 ii. Edgar L. Ashmore, born March 1882 in Georgetown, Ohio; died May
08, 1920 in Brown, Co. Ohio. 280 iii. Edna K. Ashmore, born 1887; died 1913. 281 iv. Agnes G. Ashmore, born September 1889 in Ohio. 282 v. Elizabeth C. Ashmore, born 1900; died 1948. 122. William B.8 Ashmore (John R7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born June 1856, and died April 21, 1922 in Highland Co. Ohio. He
married Margaret Jane More November 20, 1876 in Highland Co., Ohio. She was born
June 1857. Children of William Ashmore and Margaret More are: 283 i. Bettie Ella9 Ashmore, born December 13, 1877 in Penn Twp.,
Highland Co., Ohio. 284 ii. Mertie Elva Ashmore, born December 13, 1877 in Penn Twp.,
Highland Co., Ohio. 285 iii. Rosa B. Ashmore, born February 1880. 286 iv. Georgey Ann Ashmore, born October 12, 1882 in Washington Twp.,
Highland Co., Ohio. 287 v. Mary L. Ashmore, born March 1885. 288 vi. Clara D. Ashmore, born April 1888. 289 vii. Hattie L. Ashmore, born November 1889. 290 viii. Bonden M. Ashmore, born October 1892. 291 ix. McKinley Ashmore, born September 18, 1893 in Washington Twp., Highland
Co., Ohio. 292 x. VanAllen Alexander Ashmore, born February 02, 1897; died August
19, 1931. Generation No. 9 171. Deller9 Wilkins (Martha Almeda8 Scott, Martha Elizabeth7 Ashmore, Pinton6, Frederick5,
Walter4, John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born December 01, 1900 in Booneville, Logan CO., AR, and
died January 1994 in Porterville, Tulare CO., CA. She married James David Walker. Child of Deller Wilkins and James Walker is: + 293 i. Audrey Mae10 Walker, born January 11, 1926 in Booneville, Logan
CO., AR; died September 14, 1997 in Porterville, Tulare CO., CA. 190. Elizabeth9 Ashmore (Richard8, Thomas E7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3, John2,
Ashmore1) was born March 26, 1867 in Jackson, OH, and died January 13, 1936 in Quincy, IL.
She married Archilles William Cook April 09, 1885, son of Franklin Cook and Eliza James. Children of Elizabeth Ashmore and Archilles Cook are: + 294 i. Leonard W10 Cook, born March 28, 1886; died 1951. 295 ii. Annie Myrtle Cook, born December 26, 1887. + 296 iii. Edna Ellen Cook, born March 26, 1891; died 1966. 297 iv. Richard Cook. 298 v. Franklin Cook, born January 04, 1897 in Taylor, MO; died
January 11, 1957 in Iowa City, IA. He married Living Wilson. 299 vi. Thomas Cook, born August 11, 1899; died 1964. He married
Effie; born 1897; died 1954. + 300 vii. Phoebe Jane Cook, born March 20, 1906 in Taylor, MO;
died March 06, 1986 in Ontario, CA. 222. Harry9 Ashmore (James Henry8, Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3,
John2, Ashmore1) was born December 31, 1868 in New Market, Highland CO., OH, and died
February 1934 in Middletown, Ohio. He married Etta Louise Turner. She was born April 18,
1874, and died November 05, 1945 in Hillsboro, Highland Co., Ohio. Children of Harry Ashmore and Etta Turner are: 301 i. Mabel10 Ashmore, died 1912. 302 ii. Pearl Ashmore. She married (1) Shoemaker. She married (2) Berger. 223. Mary Francis9 Ashmore (James Henry8, Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4,
John3, John2, Ashmore1) was born June 02, 1870 in New Market, Highland CO., OH, and died May
22, 1923 in Middletown, OH. She married Jefferson Amburgey. He died 1942. Children of Mary Ashmore and Jefferson Amburgey are: 303 i. Ambrose10 Amburgey. 304 ii. Roy Amburgey. 305 iii. William Amburgey. 306 iv. Bessie Amburgey. 307 v. Mabel Amburgey, died March 20, 1936 in Springfield. 308 vi. Esther Amburgey. 309 vii. Nellie Amburgey. 310 viii. Estella Amburgey. 311 ix. Jefferson Amburgey. 312 x. Dewey Amburgey, died November 02, 1918. + 313 xi. Ethel Iantha Amburgey, born May 02, 1901 in Miltonville, Ohio;
died January 25, 1969 in Middletown, Ohio. 314 xii. Dewy Amburgey, died November 02, 1918. 224. Edward Freeman9 Ashmore (James Henry8, Charles W.7, Thomas6, John5, Walter4, John3,
John2, Ashmore1) was born October 02, 1873 in Illnois, and died 1946 in Pontiac, Michigan. He
married Pency Alice Dalton October 04, 1849 in Clintoon Co., Ohio. She was born May 22,
Children of Edward Ashmore and Pency Dalton are: 315 i. James Henry10 Ashmore. He married (1) Florence. He married (2) Dorothy. + 316 ii. Lenore Ashmore.

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