|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1846|
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 1918|
Civil War Veteran
Co C 11th Iowa Infantry
From military records:
Ashford, Jacob M.
Residence Louisa County,Ia.
Enlisted Feb. 16, 1864.
Mustered March 4, 1864.
Mustered out July 15, 1865, Louisville, Ky.
Aaron M 18, Perseus F 18 and William Ashford 21(possibly his brothers) all enlisted on different dates into the same company as Jacob. Aaron M was wounded and captured near Atlanta. He died in Andersonville Prison. Perseus was wounded near Atlanta but served to end of war. William was wounded near Yazoo City,MS, discharged for disability in 1865.
Added by: K. L. Bonnett 1-7-2013
Son of Elijah M Ashford & Elizabeth Dorrow Ashford
Confirmed by Terry Gosselin that Perseus #102784192, Aaron M #51150840 and William were his brothers.
JACOB M. ASHFORD, farmer and stock raiser, section 14, was born in Parke County, Indiana, on the 15th of April, 1846, and was the son of Elijah M. and Elizabeth (Dorrow) Ashford. The former was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, and was a farmer and bricklayer by occupation. His wife, the mother of the subject of this sketch, was also a native of Columbiana County, Ohio. Jacob spent his youth upon a farm in Louisa County, Iowa, and received a common school education. In 1865 he removed to Missouri, and in September of the same year located in this county. He served for two years during the war, and during the latter part was with General Sherman on his march to the sea, also participating in the grand reunion at Washington. March 18, 1869, he was married to Miss Mary Elizabeth McGinnis, daughter of A. W. McGinnis, of Polk Township, this county. They have a family consisting of Zacha O., born February 8, 1870; Sarah A., born November 29, 1871; Abinah M., born November 20, 1873; Persius, born December 4, 1877; Mary G., born December 20, 1879; and an infant, born November 25, 1881 — and lost one. Mr. Ashford belongs to Pickering Lodge, No. 472, A. F. and A. M., and is a member of the Christian Church. In his politics he is liberal. He owns 270 acres of improved land, well adapted to the raising of stock, in which he takes quite an interest. Upon his place is a neat and comfortable residence. While a citizen of this county he has filled the office of constable. Source: The History of Nodaway County, Missouri (National Historical Company, St Joseph, Missouri 1882), page 661.
Contributed by: steve s, FAG #47126287, 23 Dec 2016
Mary E. McGinness Ashford (1849 - 1929)*
Zachary Ort Ashford (1870 - 1945)*
Abinah Majors Ashford (1873 - 1954)*
Persius E. Ashford (1877 - 1946)*
Millo M. Ashford (1881 - 1956)*
Plot: Sec 7, Row 4, S-N
Created by: Sylvia Whaley
Record added: Jun 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27680381