"Blessed with good natural talents, and a heart rightly to improve them, he in various departments of civil and military life exhibited a character honorable to himself and useful to others. Having presided for several years in the lower court of this county he with probity and fidelity displayed the virtues of the patriot and Christian, as well in public as domestic life. the small pox put an end to his earthly course Feb. 18, 1792, aged 71."
Colonel Ashley was one of the proprietors of the town, settling here soon after the Revolution, and doing much to promote its growth. An extended sketch of this man was published in the Granite Monthly, May, 1892, and a corrected ancestry in the same magazine a few months later.
[Information is from the 1896 book compiled by Charles B. Spofford: "Grave Stone Records from the ancient cemeteries in the town of Claremont, NH"]