Person:Alexander Ashley (1)

Alexander Campbell Ashley
m. 2 Aug 1817
  1. Angelina Ashley1818 - 1865
  2. Jeremiah Shelton Ashley1820 - 1901
  3. Mary Moreland Ashley1822 - 1909
  4. William M. Ashley1826 - 1912
  5. Sarah Paulina Ashley1828 - 1866
  6. Thomas J. Ashley1828 - Aft 1900
  7. Franklin J. AshleyAbt 1832 -
  8. Elizabeth S. Ashley1834 -
  9. Nancy Ashley1837 - 1926
  10. Alexander Campbell Ashley1840 - 1903
m. 31 Dec 1868
  1. Mary Marcella Ashley1870 - 1953
  2. Annie Candace Ashley1872 - 1862
  3. Alvis Alexander Ashley1875 - 1946
  4. Mertie Amertius Ashley1876 - 1969
  5. Louie Zan Ashley1879 - 1959
  6. Aubrey Magill Ashley1883 - 1947
  7. Pearl Ashley1886 - 1965
  8. Bernard Patterson Ashley1889 - 1980
  9. Vala Lee Ashley1891 - 1907
Facts and Events
Name Alexander Campbell Ashley
Gender Male
Census[4] 1840 , McCracken Co, Kentucky, USA
Birth[1] 24 May 1840 , McCracken Co, Kentucky, USA
Other[5] Abt 1846 , Hopkins Co, Texas, USAGuardianship
Census[6] 1850 , Hopkins Co, Texas, USA
Census[7] 6 Sep 1860 , Lamar Co, Texas, USA
Military[15] Btw May 1861-1865 Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi, USAMilitary Service
Marriage 31 Dec 1868 Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas, USAto Susan Caroline Magill
Census[8] 26 Sep 1870 , Lamar Co, Texas, USA
Property[9] Btw 1871-1875 , Lamar Co, Texas, USAProperty
Other[2] Bef 24 Jun 1876 Brownwood, Brown, Texas, USAOrganization
Property[10] 1876-1900 , Brown Co, Texas, USAProperty
Property[16] 18 Aug 1877 , Brown Co, Texas, USAProperty
Census[11] 12 Jun 1880 , Brown Co, Texas, USA
Property[16] Jun 1887 , Brown Co, Texas, USAProperty
Other[12] 12 Jul 1889 Brownwood, Brown, Texas, USAOrganization
Property[16] 2 Oct 1892 , Brown Co, Texas, USAProperty
Probate[17] 1900-1903 , Brown Co, Texas, USA
Census[13] 1900 , Brown Co, Texas, USA
Property[16] 15 Feb 1900 Thrifty, Brown, Texas, USAProperty
Death[2] 12 Jun 1903 Robert Lee, Coke, Texas, USA
Burial[14] Robert Lee, Coke, Texas, USA
  1. Census History-Ashley, Alexander C, Primary quality.

    Census of 1900 indicates May 1841; his tombstone says 1842. However, census records of 1840-50-60 all agree he was born 1840. Birthplace - McCracken County KY; his father James lived there continuously from 1821 to 1843.
    1840 Census, McCracken Co KY - James Ashley household - male age 0-5
    1850 Census, Lamar Co TX - N Ashley household - Alexander, age 10
    1860 Census, Lamar Co TX - Nancy Ashley household - AC, age 20, born KY

  2. 2.0 2.1 Tidwell, Donavon Duncan, and A.F. & A.M. (Brownwood, Texas) Freemasons. Brownwood Lodge no. 279. Freemasonry in Brownwood: a centennial history of Brownwood Lodge no. 279, A. F. & A. M., Brownwood, Texas. (Fort Worth, Texas: Masonic Home and School, 1966), p 139, Secondary quality.

    cites date of death 12 Jun 1903. 27 Dec 1875-24 Jun 1876, during this reporting period, AC affiliated with Brownwood Masonic Lodge. AC Ashley served as an officer in Brownwood Lodge #279 during the years 1877-78 and 1879-80. In 1883, a Lodge was granted at Thrifty. [This was before he moved to Sand Creek]. Alexander was not named among those transferring out of Brownwood Lodge before his death. His death is recorded in 1903 Annual Return of the Brownwood Lodge, so he probably retained his membership in Brownwood until his death.
    Also check for earlier membership in Honey Grove, Fannin County - Lodge #164, before his move to Central TX. ** Don Roberts, Secy; 900 E Market St; Honey Grove TX 75441.

  3.   Wetzel, Hazel Ellis. Rural cemetery inscriptions - Brown County, Texas. (Brownwood, Texas: [s.n.], 1980), 1865-1970, Secondary quality.

    No record. In Jun 1900, four of his kids are still in Sand Creek School in Brown County. Look for Masonic section of Greenleaf Cemetery - Brown County's largest. Closer to the Sand Creek property are McDaniel & Rocky Creek Cemeteries. Rocky Creek has several graves marked 'unknown', and BF & Sarah McArthur (neighbors & in-laws) are buried there - although 8-10 miles from their homes. 1900 census does say he was renting his home then. *** Pinpoint that location.

  4. Simmons, Don. The 1840 census of McCracken Co., Ky. (Murray, Kentucky: D. Simmons, 1972), Primary quality.

    Household of James Ashley; male 1 age 0-5.

  5. Aashley1/TX-Hopkins Co Court minutes.
  6. Hopkins, Texas, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 5th Precinct; HH #245, family #245, Primary quality.

    household of Nancy Ashley, names Alexander, male age 10, b KY.

  7. Lamar, Texas, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Prct 3, 6 Sep 1860, Primary quality.

    Paris Post Office; HH #24, family #24; household of N Ashley, names AC, male age 20 b KY; attended school during the year.

  8. Lane, Mary Stinson Claunch. The 1870 Lamar County, Texas, federal census. (Paris, Texas: M.C. Lane, c1993), Paris Beat #2, Primary quality.

    head-of-household Alexander Ashley, age 31, b KY; farmer, personal property $300, real property $100; father of one-year old Mary; his mother Nancy lives with them.

  9. Texas. Comptroller's Office. Texas county tax rolls, 1846-1910. (Austin, Texas: Texas State Archives, 1974), 1871-75, Primary quality.

    Lamar County rolls list AC on 75 acres, Bourland survey. There are 2 Bourland surveys in the southwest corner of Lamar County - very near Honey Grove, Fannin County - home of his new bride. 1872, Lamar Co TX, Tax rolls; list AC with no owned land, personal prop $149! His final appearance in Lamar Co is 1875, precinct #2.

  10. Brown County, in Texas. Comptroller's Office. Texas county tax rolls, 1846-1910. (Austin, Texas: Texas State Archives, 1974), 1859-1910, Primary quality.

    1876-1st appearance in Brown County. Moved from Honey Grove area; probably migrated with brother William M. Would also be joined by a lot of Magill & Ribble kin.

  11. Brown, Texas, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 23/15 Justice Prct #1 - Village of Brownwood, Primary quality.

    head-of-household Alex. Ashley; male age 39, farmer; b. KY, father b. NC [?], mother b. KY.

  12. Brown County Banner. (on microfilm (item 31)), 12 Jul 1889; Vol XIII #25, Questionable quality.

    He was a member of Brownwood's Stonewall Jackson Camp of United Confederate Veterans. At the 1889 Reunion, A C ASHLEY was elected Sgt-Major; there was a camp band that played "Dixie" and other patriotic airs.

  13. Brown, Texas, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Precinct #6, ED 10/67, Primary quality.

    head-of-household Allex. Ashley; b. May 1841 [?], age 59; married 31 years; b KY, father b KY, mother b. TN; farmer renting home

  14. Bonita Copeland and Wanda Smith. Coke County-Cemeteries Epitaphs & Dates, 130, Secondary quality.

    Verified by on-site visit, Spring 1999. AC & youngest daughter Vala are buried side-by-side in the Robert Lee (TX) Cemetery. Son Alvis lived in Robert Lee about 1900-1902. Several other children later moved to Coke County.

  15. File A-42096, in Texas, United States. Confederate Pension Applications, Questionable quality.

    Assumed to be named after Alexander Campbell, one of the leaders of the Christian Movement in the early 1800s. Family tradition says that James (father), was given a Bible by minister Alexander Campbell; also that Jeremiah (brother), and John Woodson Denton, Jr (nephew), were all ministers - among the first to bring the Christian Movement to Texas.

    Susan's Confederate Widow's Pension Application names him "James" Alexander Campbell Ashley. This is the only known record naming him "James", quoting from an alleged Confederate discharge paper. All known public records call him either AC or Alexander. There are several reasons to discredit the Pension Application, so even the middle name "Campbell" may not be accurate. His brothers Thomas and Franklin both have middle initial "J"- don't rule them out as namesakes for their father.

  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Clerk-Brown County, Texas. Deed Records, Secondary quality.

    [Vol 37/198] Purchased 120 acres on Richard Highsmith Survey abt 4 miles east of Brownwood. Lease recorded; believed to be area of Steppes Creek on Zephyr Creek.
    [Vol 37/198 and 210] transferred 40 acres to WA Taber (married to Xan's daughter Mary) and 80 acres to John Emerson.
    [Bk 68/219] sold Thrifty land (140 acres for $400) to TW Wilkinson; recorded 30 Jan 1903. [When was this land purchased?]

  17. Clerk - Brown County, Texas. Brown County TX Small Estates Record. (Brown, Texas, United States), Secondary quality.

    Vol 1, index - negative results.