|John OHern (#48139856)|
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|I am a descendant of John Ash b. March 1820 d. 1899 Herkimer County, Ohio, NY. One of John Ash's sons was my grandfather Robert Henry Ash b.1857 d. 1938.|
I currently live in upstate NY and am interested in my family roots. I also have a family tree on the Geni Ancestral website.
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|E. Charles Ash||RE: John Ash (Memorial#76315954)|
My original assumption that Margaret Ash's maiden name was Tripp was based on the fact that the 1860 census indicated that Betsy Tripp (a 71-year-old widow) was residing in the household of John and Margaret.
At the time, I was unaware of the entry in the "Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War (New York)", indicating that Alfred Wesley Ash's parents were John Ash and "Margaret Maxim."
In looking back to the (August) 1850 census I now find 63-year-old "Betsey Trimm" in the same household. A little further digging tuned up a "Nathaind Trimm" in the mortality schedule - born in New York about 1786 and deceased in May, 1850, in Ohio, Herkimer, New York.
I'm left wondering as to the relationship of Tripp/Trimm to the Ash household.
After spending some time trying to track down Margaret Maxim's family – I believe that her last name is much more likely to have been "Maxson," but I don't have hard evidence to support that.
Pending clarification of her lineage, I've removed Margaret's maiden name from her find-a-grave memorial in order to avoid confusing the issue.
Thanks and regards,
E. Charles Ash
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