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Capt Thomas Ashby, Sr
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Birth: 1680, England
Death: Apr. 10, 1752
Frederick County
Virginia, USA


Husband of Rosanna Berry and Francis Woodruff.

Father of:

Capt. Thomas Ashby Jr.
Robert Ashby Sr.
John Ashby
Col. Stephen Ashby
Elizabeth Ashby Hardin
Henry Ashby
Sarah Ashby Isaacs
Ann Ashby

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.
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  Stephen Ashby (1710 - 1797)*
*Calculated relationship
Centenary Reformed UCC Cemetery
Winchester City
Virginia, USA
Created by: Dino
Record added: Sep 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21332826

Dear Great-grandfatherI went to see the graves of Richard and Turner yesterday...I looked for your gravesite,but never found it...I was honored to be on the same soil that I know my family walked on.Love you all.
- Dorothy Flannery
 Added: May. 2, 2014
To a wonderful great-grandfather I never got to meet,but love you forever.Hugs to our family.Dorothy
- Dorothy Flannery
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
Thinking of you my 8th great grandfather. (T)
- Heattown
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
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