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Capt Thomas Ashby, Sr

Capt Thomas Ashby, Sr

Virginia, USA
Death 4 Aug 1752 (aged 71–72)
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 21332826 · View Source
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Husband of Rose:

Father of:

Benjamin Ashby
Capt. Stephen Ashby
Capt. John Ashby
Thomas Ashby Jr.
Capt. Robert Ashby
Henry Ashby
Elizabeth Ashby Hardin
Sarah Ashby
Rose 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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  • Maintained by: Gary David Ashby
  • Originally Created by: Dino
  • Added: 3 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21332826
  • Kim Smith Van Vorst
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Thomas Ashby, Sr (1680–4 Aug 1752), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21332826, citing Centenary Reformed UCC Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Gary David Ashby (contributor 48711997) .