I have been searching for ancestors of my 2nd Great Grandfather, Robert Ash, born Kentucky USA about 1808. He married Matilda Shumate in Nelson Kentucky on 1 June 1835.
He is listed in the 1850 Fed Census at district 1 Nelson Kentucky, but can I find no trace of him after this census, although his wife Matilda is in every census up to 1880 in Nelson Ky. She never remarries.
I have recently noticed a family tree which has my 2nd Great Grandfather,Robert Ash and his ancestors. This tree has him connected to the family of the John Ash who were captured by indians.
This tree lists his ancestors as follows, beginning with his father and working backwards.
Peter Ash born 1783-?, married Elizabeth Stump born 1790 Virginia
John Ash born 1763 Maryland,died 1783 Nelson Ky., married Elizabeth ?, born about 1765
John J Ash (Esch) born 1745 Nassau, Bayem, Germany, died 1799 Kentucky USA, married Sabre Milhughs, born 1748 Virginia, died 1782 Kentucky.
Johannes Heinrich Esch, born 1703 Germany, died 1782 Germany, married Anna Maria Kroh born 1707 Germany, died 1751 Germany.
This seems to be at odds with information I have seen on this family in the past.
A second cousin of mine in the USA (I am Australian) sent me newspaper clippings about the Ash family of Kentucky who were captured by Indians. She believes we are connected to this family.
I have contacted the person with this tree and they said they would get back to me when it was all properly documented.
I would like comments about this new information from anyone who has any information on this Ash family. Thanks.