Capt. Thomas Ashby Jr.
- Born: 1714, Frederick, Virginia
- Marriage: Mary Elizabeth (Betty) MacCullough in 1737 in Frederick, Virginia
- Died: 1786, Harper's Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia at age 72
Thomas Ashby witnessed the Will of William Howell 29 December 1747. 2 August 1748 petition of Thomas Ashby Jr. for road from Howel's ford to Gregory's wagon road. Order Book 2, Frederick County , page 450. Thomas Ashby is listed as a surveyor in Prince William County in 1755. Thomas Ashby Jr., "to my loving brother John Ashby" 50 acres, deed book 1
Frederick County, page 197. 03/31/1759 Thomas Ashby and Betty sold 308 acres to Joseph Berry lying along the Shannandoah River adjacent to his father's land. Thomas Ashby and Elizabeth of Prince William County, Virginia deed to
Thomas Cooper of Frederick County 200 acres conveyed to said Ashby by Joist. Thomas Ashby owned 308 acres in Fayette Co., KY in 1769. 1782 tax roll Hampshire County, Va. Thomas Ashby, 7 tithables.
Thomas Ashby is credited with Revolutionary War Service. Thomas Ashby served under Captain Daniel Morgan from
Romney (West) Virginia. He enlisted 1 November 1775, and mustered out after 23 May 1783. Thomas Ashby 100 acres
Warrant #959 for 3 years soldier of Virginia Line 20 June 1783 (Willard Rosue Jillson, Sc.D, Ch V, Military Warrants
Thomas Ashby Jr.(4) was born in 1714 in Frederick Co., VA. He died in 1786 in Harpers Ferry, Jefferson Co., WV. It is entirely possible that Thomas Ashby Jr. had many more children. To date no will has been found for him. However, according to Lois Stanley, a decendant of George Ashby (Thomas Jr.'s son), the story on William Ashby's family states that there was a tradition that three Williams men married Ashby girls. We know two of them, William to Sarah Williams and Jesse to Nancy Williams. Was there a third? Perhaps one of George's two wives.
DAR application for Miss Lois Stanley lists the following: "Thomas Ashby served under Captain Daniel Morgan from Romney (now WV). He enlisted 1 Nov 1775, and received his final pay as private in General Morgan's Rgt. on 23 May 1783. He received his final pay in Hampshire Co., Virginia (now WV). Parents: Thomas Ashby Sr. and Rose Berry.
He was married to Elizabeth (Betty) in 1737 in Frederick Co., VA. Children were: Jesse Ashby, William Wilton Ashby, George Ashby, Henry Ashby, Stephen Ashby, Mary Ashby, Peter Ashby.
He was married to Mary Ann McCullough on 14 Nov 1751 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., VA.
Thomas Ashby lease from Lord Fairfax, proprietor 1 September 1792, grant No. 351 for 138 acres. Thomas Ashby, Shelby Co. tax roll 25 August 1800, resident of Jefferson Co., KY
Thomas married Mary Elizabeth (Betty) MacCullough, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, in 1737 in Frederick, Virginia. (Mary Elizabeth (Betty) MacCullough was born in 1716 in Nelson, Kentucky and died after 1760.)