Person:Benjamin Ashley (2)

Benjamin Ashley
  • HBenjamin Ashley1697 - 1772
  • WJane Shaw - 1788
m. 31 Dec 1726
  1. Lieutenant David Ashley1735 - 1813
Facts and Events
Name Benjamin Ashley
Gender Male
Birth? 20 Feb 1697 West Springfield, Hampden, MA
Marriage 31 Dec 1726 West Springfield, Hampden, MAto Jane Shaw
Death? 11 May 1772 West Springfield, Hampden, MA

Benjamin Ashley was brought up by his step father Joseph Williston, and learned the trade of a carpenter and housewright. He settled in that part of West Springfield which is now callled Ashelyville from the fact that his descendants became so numerous and such extensive land owners in that section of the town. He accumulated a considerable property, which at his death included a wharf, millpond and mills, besides a large amount of land.

  1.   Francis Bacon Trowbridge. The Ashley Genealogy - A History of the Descendants of Robert Ashley of Springfield, Massachusetts. (Author)
    346, 24 MAR 2009.

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