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

OBITUARY:

Husband of Rosanna.

Father of:

Capt. Thomas Ashby Jr.
Robert Ashby Sr.
John Ashby
Col. Stephen Ashby
Elizabeth Ashby Hardin
Henry Ashby
Sarah Ashby
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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 Spouse:
  Rosanna Ashby (____ - 1752)*
 
 Children:
  Stephen Ashby (1710 - 1797)*
  Thomas Edward Ashby (1714 - 1786)*
  Robert R. Ashby (1715 - 1792)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Centenary Reformed UCC Cemetery
Winchester
Winchester City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Dino
Record added: Sep 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21332826
Capt Thomas Ashby, Sr
Added by: Sandra Lytch
 
 
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Rest in Peace, Grandad. We're all looking for the real information about you. We could use your help any time. The Ashbys are a strong, independent crew. You'd love them and be proud of each and every one. I'm your seven times great granddaughter thr...(Read more)
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