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Jesse Ashworth
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Birth: May 9, 1809
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1906
Pickens County
South Carolina, USA

Unmarked Grave, Died at 96 years old! We are working to have a grave stone placed soon! Was a Confederate and drew a pension from SC in 1896.Over 50 years old when a soldier for his Southland. Lived at Cedar Mountain, NC, and was a farmer. I would loved to hear any more info if any one knows any. He is my 4th Great Grandfather!David Gillespie

Story about Mary Marindy Ashworth Young:
The Index-Journal
Greenwood, South Carolina
Wednesday, April 28, 1943 - Page 2
Courstesy of Ken Fortenberry , 3rd great grandson to Jesse Ashworth, and transcribed by James David Gillespie a 4th great grandson to Jesse Ashworth.
" The Lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage." Psalm 16:6

"Abbeville Woman Pays Tribute To Grandmother
Abbeville, April 24 (Special)
Mrs Mary Marindy Ashworth Young celebrated her ninety-sixth birthday recently at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. P. Lunsford of 204 Keowee Avenue, Greenville, where she has made her home the last thirty years.
Mary Marindy Ashworth Young was the daughter of the late Jesse Ashworth and Margaret Merrill of Transylvania county, North Carolina. She had the following children; Nancy, born May 12, 1844 in Transylvania County, N.C., married Calhoun Masters, died April 28, 1913 and is buried at Saluda Hill, S.C. Jane Married Richard Morgan. Kimly [Camely] , married James [John] Ashley Cisson . John married Mary Ann Moore. Mary Marindy , married William Harrison Young, son of William Hale Young and Matilda Rhodes of Translyvania County, NC and William, married Violet Corbin.
Mary Marindy was born about 4 miles from Brevard on the French Broad River. Her father Jesse Ashworth was born 1806 [1809] on Little River in Transylvania County, NC and died in 1904 [1906] at Table Rock cove and is buried in the family burying grounds at Saluda Hill.
Her mother Margaret Merrill, wife of Jesse Ashworth, was born in Transylvania County NC June 16, 1811. She was the daughter of William Merrill, born March 6, 1781, died 1868 [Could be 1863 hard to read] and Elizabeth Ashworth born September 7 , 1785 and died 1853. Margaret Merrill was the great grand daughter of the famous Capt. Benjamin Merrill of Revolutionary fame who was the first North Carolinian to give his life for the sake of liberty, was hanged by the British at the court house in Hillsborough, NC on the 19th day of June 1771, along with 6 of his men. He was a captain of the Rowan county militia prior to the movement of the Regulators. Capt Merrill was one of the unfortunate victims of Tryon's brutal tyranny. He was held in the esteem for his honesty, integrity and piety.
After living several years on the French Broad river, Mary Marindy, with her parents moved to Crab Creek and Little River close to her granddaughter Merrill, who ran a blacksmith shop. Later her parents moved to the foot of the mountains the side of Caesars head about two miles from Saluda Hill Baptist Church. Her father bought a plantation just before the end of the Confederacy he became dissatisfied and returned to North Carolina, but lost all his money with the close of the Confederacy. Jesse Ashworth and his two sons served in the Confederate War and were present at the surrender. William contracted measles and is buried in the Confederate cemetery in Virginia. John and his men lived seven days and nights on corn that the Yankees stole from the Confederate soldiers and fed their horses. John later died and is buried at Little River Church, close to Brevard, N.C. He was a music teacher and taught a singing school before the war at Saluda Hill. [Possibly Shape Note Songs]
Mrs Young remembers the days of the Confederacy when her father and two brothers were away in the war, the plantation being run entirely by the women of the household. The women who were not accustomed to hard work, kept the plantation going, doing such work as chopping wood.
She remembers when the horses were being used in the fields and would carry sacks of corn on her back half a mile from John Clarks's corn mill to her home. Her father had a teacher by the name of Mrs. Ruth Allen to come to the home to teach the children. She rememebrs the day of the negro "mammy" and she remembers attending the Saluda days were spent on the plantation. She remebers attending the Saluda Hill Baptist Church, sitting on the hillside surrounded by nature's beautiful trees with the famous Caesar's Head away in the distance.
Mrs Young has three living children, Mrs. Ella Lunsford, of Greenville, Mrs Julia Calvert and Walter Harrison Young of Abbeville.
This tribute to Mary Marindy Ashworth Young is written by her granddaughter. Pauline Young, of Abbeville."
Family links: 
  Johnson William Ashworth (1775 - 1827)
  Celia Nettles Ashworth (1778 - ____)
  Margaret Merrill Ashworth (1811 - 1891)
  Camely Jerusha Ashworth Cisson (1856 - 1928)*
  John Ashworth (1800 - 1842)*
  Margaret Ashworth Whitaker (1803 - 1892)*
  Ruth Ashworth Brevard (1805 - 1855)*
  Jason Ashworth (1807 - 1889)*
  Jesse Ashworth (1809 - 1906)
  Jasper Joshua Ashworth (1816 - 1881)*
  Johnson W Ashworth (1818 - 1895)*
  Elias Leander Ashworth (1822 - 1895)*
  Shadrick Ashworth (1825 - 1864)*
*Calculated relationship
Saluda Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
Pickens County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: unknown
Created by: David Gillespie
Record added: Oct 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60691936
Jesse Ashworth
Added by: David Gillespie
Jesse Ashworth
Added by: David Gillespie
Jesse Ashworth
Added by: David Gillespie
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