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Lavinia L. Partridge Ashley
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1821
Grafton
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: May 13, 1910
Dimondale
Eaton County
Michigan, USA

Here are my notes for Lavinia, from her entry in my family tree file- Rick Waggener:

Lavinia L. Partridge Ashley was born on February 22, 1921 in Grafton, Rensselaer County, New York, to her parents Asa Partridge, Jr. and Elizabeth Chesebrough. According to Elizabeth Edwards, Lavinia was named after her aunt Lovina Chessborough Goervey. On February 22, 1838, she married Jabez Ashley, Jr., presumably in Rensselaer County. Jabez was a farmer in Rensselaer County. In about 1852-53, Jabez and Lavina moved with their family to Windsor Township, Eaton County, Michigan. Jabez also was a farmer in Eaton County, and he and Lavinia spent the rest of their lives there. Twelve children were born to them, and of these the following were born in New York and came with them to Michigan: Elizabeth H. (1839), Mariah Jane (1840), Isaac N. (1843), Daniel Peter (1945), William Merritt (1848), Margaret A. (1849) and John A. (1851). One daughter, Polly E. was born and there in 1842 and died in 1843. The rest of their children were born in Michigan: Asa Irvine (1854), Clara A. (1856), Alice L. (1858) and EmmaF. (1863). Jabez died on December 18, 1902, in Windsor Township, Eaton County Michigan. She is buried with her husband Jabez in the Dimondale Cemetery, in the town of Dimondale, Michigan. Also buried there are their sons Daniel Peter and William Merritt (and William's wife and children). Four of their children, who died earlier, are buried 4-5 miles southeast of Dimondale, in the Skinner Cemetery.- RW

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From the 1850 Federal Census of Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York, taken October 4, 1850, household 162; from ancestry.com, image 37 of 48. Lavina was listed in the household of her husband:

Lovina Ashley; age- 27, female, born- New York

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From the 1860 Federal Census of the Township of Windsor, Eaton County, Michigan, page 114-115, taken July 14, 1860, post office- Windsor, household 897; from ancestry.com, images 19-20 of 21. Lavina is listed in the household of her husband:

Lavinia Ashley; age- 37, female, born- New York

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From the 1870 Federal Census of the Township of Windsor, Eaton County, Michigan, page no. 2, taken June 1, 1870, post office- Windsor, household 14; from ancestry.com, image 2 of 28. Lavina is listed in the household of her husband:

------ Lavinia; age- 49, female, occupation- keeping house, born- New York

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From the 1880 Federal Census of Windsor Township, Eaton County, Michigan, district 67, page 11/141, taken June 8-9, 1880, household 116. Lavina is listed in the household of her husband:

------ Lavina; female, age- 57, wife, married, occupation- keeping house, born- New York, parents born- New York

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From the 1900 Federal Census of Windsor, Eaton County, Michigan, district 81, sheet 12b, taken June 23 & 25, 1900, household 278; from ancestry.com, image 25 of 33. Lavina is listed with Jabez in the household of their son Daniel:

------ Lavenia L.; mother, female, born- February 1821, age- 79, married 58 years, mother of 12 children/ 6 children living, born- New York, parents born- New York, r/w's

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From the 1910 Federal Census of Dimondale Village, Windsor Township, Eaton County, Michigan, district 87, sheet 3b, taken April 11, 1910, household 80; from ancestry.com, image 5 of 28. Lavina is listed in the household of her daughter Margaret Hull:

Ashley, Lavina J.; mother, female, age- 89, widowed, mother of 12 children/ 4 children living, born- New York, parents born- New York, occupation- own income, r/w's

This was about a month before Lavina passed away, presumably in Margaret's home.- RW

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Lavina's death certificate was posted on-line by the State of Michigan:

State of Michigan
Certificate of death

Place of death: Dimondale Village, Eaton County, Michigan
Name: Lavina A. Ashley
Sex: female
Color: white
Marital status: widowed
Date of birth: February 2, 1829
Age: 89 years, 3 months, 19 days
Occupation: house wife
Birthplace: New York
Father's name: Acie Partridge
Father's birthplace: New York
Mother's maiden name: Miss Chesbrough
Mother's birthplace: New York
Informant: Mrs. Tyler Hull
Address: Dimondale
Date of birth: May 13, 1910
Cause of death: sepescarcinia?? can't read
Place of burial: Dimondale Cemetery
Date of burial: May 15, 1910

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Lavina and her husband are buried in the Dimondale Cemetery, in Dimondale, Eaton County, Michigan. Their headstone reads:

Jabez Ashley
1814 - 1902
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Lavina
His wife
1821- 1910

Also in this cemetery are their sons Daniel Peter and William Merritt (and his family).

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Asa Partridge (1798 - 1868)
  Elizabeth Chesebrough Partridge (1803 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Jabez Ashley (1814 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  Jane Marie Ashley (1840 - 1872)*
  Isaac N. Ashley (1843 - 1919)*
  Daniel Peter Ashley (1845 - 1935)*
  William Merritt Ashley (1847 - 1930)*
  Margarett Ashley Hull (1849 - 1931)*
  John A. Ashley (1851 - 1861)*
  Asa Irvin Ashley (1854 - 1861)*
  Clara A. Ashley (1856 - 1856)*
  Alice Lucile Ashley Bates (1857 - 1956)*
  Emma F Ashley Wigent (1858 - 1902)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lavinia L. Partridge Ashley (1821 - 1910)
  Margaret Rebecca Partridge Dunham (1829 - 1896)*
  Lydia M. Partridge Dunham (1832 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dimondale Cemetery
Dimondale
Eaton County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Rick Waggener
Record added: Jul 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55121311
Lavinia L. <i>Partridge</i> Ashley
Added by: Rick Waggener
 
Lavinia L. <i>Partridge</i> Ashley
Added by: Rick Waggener
 
Lavinia L. <i>Partridge</i> Ashley
Added by: Rick Waggener
 
 
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