Elijah Ash

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Elijah Ash

  • Birth 9 Sep 1801 Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 2 Mar 1858 Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 26846899

Elijah was a son of Amos and Sarah "Sally" (Johnston) Ash.

He first married a widow, Elizabeth Thacker, 21 December 1823 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Elizabeth had at least one son from her previous marriage to Thomas Thacker, Zachariah Thacker. He later spoke kindly of the help he had from Elijah getting started with his life.

Elijah and Elizabeth had the following children together: Israel, Eliza Jane, Amos, William Wallace, James Monroe, Caswell, John Wesley, Nancy Delilah, and Margaret E. Ash. Elizabeth died by 1845 and was buried with Eliza Jane in Old Manchester Cemetery, Manchester, Scott County, Illinois.

Elijah then married another widow, Mary Ann (Wallis) Lemon in Morgan County, Illinois 17 April 1845. They had six more children: Elijah, who married Mary E. Groner; Jackson W., married to Nancy Ursula Gunn; Jesse Norman, married to Hannah Mercer Botkin; Sylvester Moss, husband of Malinda "Dallia" Hodges; Mary Ann, wife of Virgil A. Roberts; and Edward, husband of Mary Johnson.


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  • Created by: Sarah Martin Neely
  • Added: 15 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26846899
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Ash (9 Sep 1801–2 Mar 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26846899, citing Roberts Cemetery, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Martin Neely (contributor 46938075) .