Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Ashford

Male Abt 1759 - 1829  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name John Ashford 
    Born Abt 1759  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1829  Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I014261  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 

    Father William Ashford,   b. Bef 1727, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Mother Margaret Reagan,   b. Abt 1736, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1752  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F09345  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Elgin,   b. Abt 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 6 Apr 1829, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1779  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married by Rev Walter Hanson Harrison
    Children 
     1. William Ashford,   b. Between 1780 and 1784, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1839, Woodford County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. Elizabeth Ashford,   b. Abt 1781, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Ashford,   b. Abt 1783, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Catherine Ashford,   b. 1 May 1789, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Thomas Harrison Ashford,   b. 24 Apr 1791, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1861, Courtland, Lawrence County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F09344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://www.nancysdeadrelatives.com/Ashford/ashfordgen4fp.htm
      Will of John Ashford

      In the name of God amen. I John Ashford of the County of Woodford and the Commonwealth of Kentucky being of an advanced age and weak in health but sound in mind and memory I now therefore wish to dispose of the worldly effects which it has pleased God to bless me with in the following manner, viz. First I wish all my just debts to be paid after which I bequeath to my beloved wife Ann the residue of my estate both real and personal during her natural life after which I wish it to be disposed of in the following manner. Unto my son Harrison Ashford I ____ leave the farm whereon I now live containing about one hundred acres with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging together with all my farming utensils but if he should die without an heir lawfully begotten I desire that his interest in said farm may be equally divided between his brothers and sisters or their legal representatives. I give and bequeath to my daughter Lydia Ashford one Negro girl named Mary together with her increase to her & her heirs forever. Also one feather bed and furniture and one cow & calf the h___ Pa___t and the loom now in my possession, but if the Negro girl Mary should die before my wife Ann then and in that case only is she to receive her equal share of the other negros. The balance of my negros that may be in existence at the decease of my wife I wish to be equally divided between my other children Elizabeth, Ann, William, John, Catherine, Thomas, Sarah, and Polly my daughter Lydia to receive an equal portion with these last named out of my personal estate. And in the division of the negros if any of those entitled to a share in them should receive not prove able or willing to take them, they shall give the preference to the legatees who wish to take them at their valuation. I furthermore direct that whereas I am held bound for the payment of certain debts of my son William if these debts should be paid by me & should amount to the amount of his part of the estate then and in that case he is to receive no part thereof. I furthermore direct that my Executors pay to Thomas my son the amount of fifty dollars which I have received of him. And furthermore the debts for which I am bound my Executors shall sell the Negro boy Emanuel (if not previously done) to meet the payment of same. And lastly I constitute and appoint my wife Ann Executrix and my son Harrison Ashford Executor of this my last will and testament revoking and disannulling all others heretofore made by me. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23 day of January 1827.

      John Ashford

      Witnesses:

      Jno T. Muccum

      M. (x) Lee

      Wesley Ashford


      Wesley was John's nephew.

      Mar 1829: John died in Woodford County.

      6 Apr 1829:When the will was probated, widow Ann asked not to be qualified by the county court as executrix, stating that she wished son Harrison to be sole executor.[12] The new executor posted a bond of $4,000, with Cornelius Edwards and Francis H. Wulkind as his securities