Facts and Events
Robert Ashby was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Virginia
Acquisition of Land from Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys:
- Robert Ashby of Frederick County, 22 Jan. 1750/51 - 8 Aug. 1751; 400 acres at the dividing line of Augusta & Frederick between the said counties on the blew Ridge between the waters of Sugar Tree Crk. & Hedgeman River; adj. William Hand. CC - Benjamin Ashby & Henry Ashby. Deed to be made out & paid by John Baylis. Surv. William Baylis. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 19].
Will of Robert Ashby
- Will of Robert Ashby of Fauquier, dated 2 June, 1790, probated 27 Feb., 1792.
- To son Benjamin Ashby land on Shenandoah River, where the said Benjamin now resides.
- Grandson William Ashby, son of Benjamin, when he arrives at the age of 21 years, a negro girl.
- To son Enoch Ashby during his life the land wherein I now live, and after his death to my two grandsons Robert and Alexander, sons of Enoch; to be divided by a branch known by the name of Ann Churchill Spring branch, south side to grandson Robert, remainder to grandson Alexander.
- Devises negroes to son Enoch, and afterwards to said Enoch's wife Sally, and then to their children. :To daughter Ann Farrow, 10 pounds. Grandson Bayles Ashby; granddaughter Molly Farganson; daughter Winifred Piper; two grandsons Martin and Thomas, sons of Nimrod Ashby.
- Daughter Molly Athel; to son John Ashby negroes, and he to be executor, also to him one tract of land in Fauquier, adjoining George Ash and purchased of Martin Ashby, containing 100 acres.
- Granddaughter Lucinda Ashby to whom he directs son John to give a negro; grandson Benjamin Farrow.
- [Source: Virginia County records, Volume 1, pg. 121].