Nancy Ashby


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James Westley Barret

Nancy Ashby

  • Born: 1 Feb 1829, Kentucky
  • Marriage: James Westley Barret on 23 Jun 1848 in Daviess County, Kentucky
  • Died: 25 Sep 1913, Whitesville, Daviess County, Kentucky at age 84
  • Buried: Cates Cemetery, Whitesville, Daviess County, kentucky

bullet  General Notes:

"While no solid proof has been offered to date, Nancy Ashby
is believed to be the daughter of John S. Ashby, b. 1803 in KY."

1870 Census of KY, Daviess, Boston Precinct - Whitesville, page 15, stop 101:
Barrett, James, 46, farmer, b. KY.
Barrett, Nancy, 41, b. KY.
Barrett, Richard, 19, farm hand, b. KY.
Barrett, Sarah E., 17, b. KY.
Barrett, Henry C., 15, farm hand, b. KY.
Barrett, James F., 13, farm hand, b. KY.
Barrett, John W., 11, farm hand, b. KY
Barrett, Simon K., 9, b. KY.
Barrett, Westley L., 6, b. KY.
Barrett, Virginia, 2, b. KY.
Francis (male), 5 mo, b. KY.

1880 Censusof KY, Daviess, Boston precinct, page 381A:
Barrett, James W., head, 55, b. KY.
Barrett, Nancy, wife, 51, b. KY.
Barrett, Kenton, son, 19, b. KY.
Barrett, Westley L., son, 15, b. KY.
Barrett, Virginia E., dau, 12, b. KY.
Barrett, Frank, son, 10, b. KY.
Barrett, Bedford, son, 7, b. KY.
Ware, Thomas*, uncle, 66, b. KY (see note below)

* Note about Thomas Ware.
In the 1850 Census of Daviess County, KY, a Thomas Ware (b. 1814, KY) was residing next door to John S. Ashby (b. 1803, KY). Therefore, it is very likely that they were related and that he was Nancy Ashby's uncle. ( Ref 1850 Census. See below. )

1850 Census of KY, Daviess, District 1, page 392, stops 689 & 690:
Ware, Thomas T., 36, farmer, b. KY.
Ware, Sarah E., 62, b. Virginia.
Ashby, John S., 47, b. farmer, b. KY.
Ashby, Sarah E., 23, b. KY.
Ashby, Clementine, 18, b. KY.
Ashby, John T., b. KY.
Ashby, James C., b. KY.


Nancy married James Westley Barret, son of Richard Wesley Barret and Mary E. Wedding, on 23 Jun 1848 in Daviess County, Kentucky. (James Westley Barret was born on 24 Jan 1824 in Ohio County, Kentucky, died on 20 Mar 1904 in Daviess County, Kentucky and was buried in Cates Cemetery, Whitesville, Daviess County, kentucky.)

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