Jefferson ASHLEY - Biography
Jefferson Ashley, was a son of Deacon Abraham Ashley, and grandson of William Ashley. Their home was in Freetown, where they owned land. Abraham Ashley married (first) Phebe Taber and (second) Hannah Crapo.
Jefferson Ashley was a landowner and farmer in Freetown, where he lived all his life. His wife, Hope Collins, was a daughter of Richard Collins, granddaughter of Jonathan Collins, and great-granddaughter of Thomas Collins.
They were married in 1831 and had four children:
1. Olive C. b. 1831, d. 1924, married Capt. Marcus W. Taber, and had three children: Edward G., a civil engineer of Spokane, Wash.; Charles B., a civil engineer in Forsyth, Mont.; and Jessie, who died young. Captain Taber died in September, 1904, in New Bedford.
2. Elizabeth Edminster, b. 1833, d. 1919, married Capt. Hudson Winslow.
3. Sarah C. b. 1835, d. 1866, unmarried.
4. Lovisa W., b. 1840, d. 1916, unmarried.
“Representative men and old families of southeastern Massachusetts : containing historical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families VOL. 2” Beers and Co., J. H. (2012-10-11).
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