William Ashby


William M. Ashby son of Vivion & Margaret Died May 31st 1815 Aged 1 Mo: and 15 da

Section - Section 9
ID -116

Birth -1815

Death - 1815

Age - Age 0-20

Gender - Male

Profession- Unknown

Veteran- N/A

Data -

[1] Martin & Miriam (TEBBS) ASHBY had only two children that lived to adulthood: Foushee ASHBY and Vivion ASHBY. The Ashby Book incorrectly lists other children. The existence of only two children is backed by the Chancery Records of Frederick Co., VA in which Vivion and Foushee testify that their parents had only the two of them plus one child that died in infancy. Your Thomas ASHBY must descended from another branch.

[2] Feb. 7, 1822 p.181 Vivion Ashby was taken this morning under warrant for keeping a disorderly house and having an unlawful assemblage of negroes about him the last night. He was sentenced to pay $3.30 to the informer, cost inclusive, arrested the same time three
negroes belonging to Major Jones, one to J______J. Welford one to Rob. Ellis one to William Bernard [.] The five first were by their
masters to pay fifty cents each, and the last, one dollar for taking up and imprisoning, all being found in the house of said Ashby. Fine
(five?) appropriated to the informer.

[3] Cpt. Nimrod Ashby and his wife Frances (Wright) Ashby had only two children: Martin Ashby and Thomas Bryan Martin Ashby [Source: Fauquier Co. Guardian Bonds, 6/28/1764, 1764-001]. Their grandfather, Cpt. Robert Ashby, was appointed guardian. Martin Ashby married Miriam Tebbs and died sometime between 1790 and 1831. His wife remarried after his death to Thomas White. Martin and Miriam Ashby had only two children that lived to adulthood, Vivion and Foushee Ashby [Source: Frederick Co. Superior Court Chancery Records, 1831, Case #75]. Vivion Ashby may have been the Vivion Ashby that lived later in Fredericksburg, VA and married a Margaret. This Vivion died shortly before 6/20/1832 according to a Virginia Herald obituary from this date: “Fatal Accident- Mr. Vivion Ashby was drowned while bathing in the Rappahannock River, near the middle ferry, on Saturday last. He has left a large family to mourn their bereavement.” I have only been able to find one child definitively connected to Vivion and Margaret so far – a William M. Ashby (4/16/1815-5/31/1815) who is buried in St. George Episcopal Church Cemetery in Fredericksburg, VA.

Feb. 7, 1822 p.181

Sources -

[1] http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.clark/378.487.305.1232.1378.1/mb.ashx

[2] https://digarchive.library.vcu.edu/bitstream/handle/10156/2423/sarah_blunkosky_final_thesis.pdf?sequence=1

[3] http://genforum.genealogy.com/ashby/messages/2801.html

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