Person:John Ashley (12)

m. 20 Jan 1708/09
  1. Col. John Ashley1709 - 1802
  2. Preserved Ashley1711 - 1711
Facts and Events
Name Col. John Ashley
Gender Male
Birth[2] 2 Dec 1709 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Death[3] 1 Sep 1802 Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  1.   Trowbridge, Francis Bacon. The Ashley Genealogy: A History of the Descendants of Robert Ashley of Springfield, Massachusetts. (New Haven, 1896)
    p. 33, p. 55.

    John Ashley [#18], s/o John Ashley [#5, p. 28, and second wife Mary (Whiting) Sheldon], b. Westfield 2 Dec 1709, d. Sheffield 1 Sep 1802, m. Claverack, NY, 3 Sep 1735 Hannah Hogeboom. Graduated Yale College. "John Ashley was graduated at Yale College in 1730. His father was one of the chief proprietors of the settlement recently made on the Housatonic River which became the town of Sheffield, and the son took up his residence there soon after his admission to the Hampshire Bar in 1732. He lived in that part of Sheffield which was named Ashley Falls in his honor. He rose to distinction as a lawyer ; was an extensive land owner and merchant ; and became a man of large wealth. He held the title of large tracts of land in the Housatonic Valley and a farm at "Konkepot," three miles east of the river, which he bought of Abraham Root. He owned sawmills and gristmills in Sheffield, and rights in the iron ore beds at Salisbury, Conn."

  2. Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Births, marriages, and deaths, 1669-1838, 1844-1854 (Westfield, Massachusetts). (Microfilm of records at town hall: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1958)
    p. 64.

    John Ashley the son of John Ashley & mary his wife was born December 2 = 1709.

  3. Find A Grave: Barnard Cemetery, Sheffield, MA, in Find A Grave
    Col John Ashley, Sr.

    Monument is erected
    to perpetuate the Memory of
    who departed this life
    September 1, 1802, in
    the 93dyear of his age.
    [Age 92, so born about 1710.]