Martha W. Ashby (Cole)
|Birthplace:||Prince William County, VA, USA|
|Death:||Died in Prince William County, VA, USA|
Daughter of Lawrence Cole and Jane Cole (Milstead)
|Managed by:||Tony Fleming|
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.