Martha W. Ashby

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Martha W. Ashby (Cole)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Prince William County, VA, USA
Death: Died in Prince William County, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lawrence Cole and Jane Cole (Milstead)
Wife of John A. Ashby
Mother of George Anna Ashby; Mollie C Ashby and William Jackson Ashby
Sister of Edna Ann Lynn; James Lawrence Cole; Josephine Cole and Elizabeth Cole

Managed by: Tony Fleming
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About Martha W. Ashby

Different censuses show Martha as having been born from 1834 to 1839.

She is listed as the single free female under the age of 5 in the 1840 U.S. census for Prince William County (with her father Lawrence listed as HoH), establishing a birthdate between 1836 and 1839.

In the 1850 U.S. census, she is listed by name as 12 years old (as of 15 Sept 1850), placing her birthdate between 16 Sept 1837 -- 15 Sept 1838.

But in the 1860 census, she is listed as living with her husband John Ashby in Stafford County, VA at the age of 24 (as of 10 August 1860), placing her birthdate as between 11 Aug 1835 -- 10 Aug 1836.

The 1870 census, enumerated 17 Aug 1870, has her still living with John in Stafford Co. at the age of 35, placing her birthdate between 18 Aug 1834 and 17 Aug 1835.

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Martha W. Ashby's Timeline

1836
1836
Prince William County, VA, USA
1840
1840
Age 4
Prince William, VA, USA

Lived in Prince William County, VA

1850
September 15, 1850
Age 14
Prince William, VA, USA

Lived in Prince William County, VA

1856
December 25, 1856
Age 20
1859
March 1859
Age 23
1860
July 1860
Age 24
Stafford, VA, USA

Source: 1900 Census

August 10, 1860
Age 24
Stafford, VA, USA

Lived in Stafford County, VA according to 1860 census.

1863
1863
Age 27
1870
August 17, 1870
Age 34
Stafford, VA, USA

Living in Rock Hill, Stafford County, VA according to 1870 census

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June 3
Prince William County, VA, USA