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Jeremiah Ashba/Ashby VA/IN

Jeremiah Ashba/Ashby VA/IN

Posted: 1067045860000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ashba Ashby Craig
I'm searching for information on a Jeremiah Ashba/Ashby who was born in Prince William County Virginia and died in Carroll County Indiana abt. February 5, 1842. I believe his migration to Indiana took him through Ross County Ohio where he met his wife, Mary Van Meter. I believe Jeremiah was one of the early residents of Carroll County from some of the information that I've collected so far. Would guess that he arrived sometime in the 1830's.

Jeremiah's and Mary's daughter, Rachel, is my 4rd great-grandmother. She married Charles Craig in Ross County Ohio on October 9, 1823. Rachel and Charles spent some time in Tippecanoe County Indiana (borders Carroll County) before moving on to McLean County (Bloomington) Illinois.

Thanks in advance for any information on this branch of the Ashby family.

Re: Jeremiah Ashba/Ashby VA/IN

Posted: 1067883350000
Classification: Query
1850 Randolph Twp., Tippecanoe Co., Indiana
Enumeration Date: September 11, 1850
Page: 235B
Line: 5
Dwelling/Family: 598/598

Craig, Charles - age 46, occupation farmer, real estate/personal prop. value $4,500, born in Ohio.
" Rachel - age 47, born in Virginia.
" Andrew - age 22, born in Ohio.
" James - age 21, born in Ohio.
" Charles - age 17, born in Ohio.
" William - age 15, born in Ohio.
" Henry - age 12, born in Indiana.
" Alexander - age 9, born in Indiana.
" Martha - age 4, born in Indiana.
1830 US Census shows a Jeremiah Ashby living in Ross Co., Ohio.

1840 US Census shows a Jeremiah Ashby (20-30 yrs) living in Madison Co., Indiana with a female (20-30yrs) and 3 sons under age 5. Also a Jeremiah Ashby (40-50yrs) living in Hardy Co. Virginia with a female (40-50 yrs) and one son (15-20yrs.) and one son (20-30 yrs). No Ashby's living in Carroll Co., Indiana.

1850 US Census shows no Ashby's living in Carroll Co. Indiana. Tippecanoe Co., Indiana shows an Abraham Ashby in 2nd Ward, Lafayette, pg. 63; Elizabeth Ashby in 5th Ward, Lafayette, pg. 105; Joseph Ashby in Lauramie Twp., pg. 179 and William Ashby in Lauramie Twp., pg. 181.

1870 US Census shows Jeremiah's sons Charles and Alexander living in Oldtown Twp., McLean Co., Illinois. Charles is with his wife Anna, and two sons Leander and Henry and Alexander is living with the Campbell family.

1880 US Census shows Jeremiah's son Charles living in Padua Twp., McLean Co., Illinois with his second wife Delphinia, his sons from first marriage, Leander and Henry, and children from second marriage Estelle and George.
Alexander is living in Oldtown Twp., McLean Co., Illinois with his wife, Sallie B. and daughters Lizzie and Nettie.
Illinois Marriage Records 1763-1900

McLean County

Alexander Craig
m: November 9, 1871
Sally B. Campbell

Charles Craig
m: September 1, 1867
Ann Marie Williams

Charles W. Craig
m: Janaury 31, 1878
Delphina A. Williams

Charles W. Craig
m: October 27, 1887
Annie M. Yocum
(This marriage could be number 3)

Hope this info helps. Karen

Re: Jeremiah Ashba/Ashby VA/IN

Posted: 1376611747000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ashby
Greetings all
Is there any new data or insight on the Ashby family lines?
Rachael Ashby b. 17 Sept 1803 who married Charles Craig is also my 5th great-grandmother. I'm completely confused with all the different Ashby lines.(Barry Ashby)(Holly Hofmann)has it been determined that Rachael Ashby was the daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Van Meter? If so, who was (my)this Jeremiah Ashby's parents? Holly your research indicates my Jeremiah is not the one born to Benjamin Ashby. Please if anyone can assist me in sorting this out..or point me in the right direction I'd appreciate the help. Thank you!

Re: Jeremiah Ashba/Ashby VA/IN

Posted: 1435755714000
Classification: Query
I have some related questions about the "Ashby family lines." Here is a paragraph I posted elsewhere:

Jeremiah Ashby (1763 - 1842) of Hampshire, VA, son of Benjamin Ashby (1722 - 1804), was a 4th great grandfather of mine. I do not have concrete source information for the wife of Jeremiah. The only wife listed in other family trees is Mary Van Meter, 1764 (Hampshire Co, VA) - 1815 (Ross Co., OH), and sometimes listed as daughter of Garrett Van Meter (1732 - 1788). The name Mary does not appear in Garrett's will of 1788 or in his wife Ann's will of 1805 (probated in 1806). Also, Benjamin F. VanMeter, in "Genealogies and sketches of some old families who have taken prominent part in the development of Virginia and Kentucky" states regarding Garrett, Ann and their children, "There were other children born to them, but only these [Isaac, Jacob and Ann] lived to be grown." The only source information I see for Mary (and three children that did not "live to be grown," namely Henry, David and Abraham) is from family trees. If this information is correct, is there additional supporting documentation? There are connections between the Ashby and Van Meter families, to be sure. Two Ashby brothers married two Van Meter sisters: Bladen (1759 - 1828) and Thompson (1768 - 1814) married Catherine (1770 - 1835) and Letitia (1772 - 1845). The brothers were Jeremiah's first cousins (their father was Thomas, 1714 - 1786), and the sisters were daughters of Abraham Van Meter (1744 - 1787). One of the executors that father Benjamin listed in his will was an Abraham Van Meter. (The will was written in 1779 and probated in 1804, and so the Abraham listed in the will should have been of adult age during that span of time.) A more important indication of the connection between the two families, especially as it applies to Jeremiah, is that his grandson by his son, Jeremiah (1763 - 1842), was Abraham VanMeter Ashby (1826 - 1892). The two children of this Abraham Ashby, Louis and Sarah, in turn each have a middle initial of "V", no doubt also standing for Van Meter. Jeremiah's daughter was Mary (1820 - ?), perhaps in honor of Jeremiah's wife. Was Mary really a daughter of Garrett and Ann, but simply not listed in their wills? If so, possible reasons could be that she had been given part of the estate when she married Jeremiah, and so we would not see her name on the will. (But we note that Garrett's daughter Ann married before the writing of the will and was listed in the will). Or was Mary an illegitimate child? Or is there a different solution: was Mary the daughter of a different Van Meter and not Garrett? I am hoping someone can shed some light on this matter.
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