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ASHLEY (Soundex A240) — See also ASHLAY, ASHLEE, ASHLEIGH, ASHLER, CORBISHLEY, HAESLY, HAESSLY, HALSEY, HAYLES, LASHLEE, LASHLER, LASHLEY, OSHLO, PASHLEY, SHEALY.

  ASHLEY: See also Francis D. Adams — Catherine A. Ashley-Cotleur — George Burnham — John Burroughs — Wanda Bynum Ashley — William Astor Chanler — Charles Samuel Deneen — Orton Alan Jones — Loren Lewis Park — William Francis Rabbett, Jr.
  Ashley, Alfred — of Michigan. Member Michigan territorial council 2nd District, 1832-33. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Anita — also known as Anita Harold — of Spencer, Roane County, W.Va. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2012. Female. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Married, May 30, 1981, to Robert Gene Ashley (1953-).
  Political family: Ashley family of Spencer, West Virginia.
  Ashley, Arden — of Nitro, Kanawha County, W.Va. Mayor of Nitro, W.Va., 1980-83. Still living as of 1983.
  Ashley, Barrett — of Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Blake — of California. Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 38th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Ashley, Bob See Robert Gene Ashley
  Ashley, C. R. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Carlos — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Democrat. Member of Texas state senate, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Charles H. — of Deerfield, Franklin County, Mass. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Third Franklin District, 1923-24. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Charles Sumner (1858-1941) — also known as Charles S. Ashley — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., September 5, 1858. Democrat. Mayor of New Bedford, Mass., 1891-92, 1897-1905, 1907, 1910-14, 1917-21, 1927-36; postmaster at New Bedford, Mass., 1894-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1904. Died in 1941 (age about 82 years). Interment at Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass.
  Presumably named for: Charles Sumner
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Bishop Ashley and Susan (Sanderson) Ashley.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ashley, Chester (1790-1848) — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., June 1, 1790. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1844-48; died in office 1848. Died in Washington, D.C., April 29, 1848 (age 57 years, 333 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Nancy (Pomeroy) Ashley (1761-1792) and William Ashley (1763-1847); married, July 4, 1821, to Mary Worthington Watkins Elliot (1798-1865); first cousin five times removed of Boyd Kenneth Benedict; second cousin once removed of Samuel Clesson Allen; second cousin twice removed of Aaron Kellogg; third cousin of Elisha Hunt Allen; third cousin once removed of Jason Kellogg, Charles Kellogg (1773-1842), Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill, Daniel Fiske Kellogg, William Fessenden Allen and Frederick Hobbes Allen; fourth cousin of Luther Walter Badger, Silas Dewey Kellogg, Greene Carrier Bronson, Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875), Alvan Kellogg, Alvah Nash, John Russell Kellogg, Day Otis Kellogg, Dwight Kellogg, Laman Ingersoll, George Smith Catlin, Albert Gallatin Kellogg, Francis William Kellogg, Ensign Hosmer Kellogg, Farrand Fassett Merrill (1814-1859) and Charles Kellogg (1839-1903); fourth cousin once removed of Amaziah Brainard, Orlando Kellogg, William Dean Kellogg, Stephen Wright Kellogg, George Bradley Kellogg, William Pitt Kellogg, Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918), Arthur Tappan Kellogg, Selah Merrill, Edwin W. Kellogg and Samuel Herbert Kellogg.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Ashley County, Ark. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ashley, Daniel — of Ontario County, N.Y.; Allegany County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly, 1824, 1830-31 (Ontario County 1824, Allegany County 1830-31). Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, David W. — of Allegan County, Mich. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Allegan County 2nd District, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Delos Rodeyn (1828-1873) — also known as Delos R. Ashley — of Monterey, Monterey County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Arkansas Post, Arkansas County, Ark., February 19, 1828. Republican. Member of California state assembly 3rd District, 1854-56; member of California state senate, 1856-57; California state treasurer, 1862-63; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1865-69. Died of apoplexy (stroke), in San Francisco, Calif., July 18, 1873 (age 45 years, 149 days). Original interment at Calvary Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1938 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ashley, Edward E. — of Plainfield, Windham County, Conn. Postmaster at Plainfield, Conn., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Edward S. (b. 1851) — of Willow Lake, Clark County, S.Dak. Born in June, 1851. Republican. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 27th District, 1893-94. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Gene M. (b. 1920) — of Amma, Roane County, W.Va. Born in Amma, Roane County, W.Va., November 3, 1920. Republican. Chemical plant worker; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Roane County, 1961-68. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Waitman T. Ashley and Icie (Carper) Ashley; married, February 14, 1947, to Kathleen Harris; father of Robert Gene Ashley (1953-).
  Political family: Ashley family of Spencer, West Virginia.
  Ashley, Gordon See H. Gordon Ashley
  Ashley, Guy — of Carthage, Smith County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, H. A. — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, H. Gordon — of Ashville, St. Clair County, Ala. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1904, 1908, 1916, 1920 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1924 (member, Credentials Committee), 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, H. L. — of Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Henry (1778-1829) — of New York. Born in Winchester, Cheshire County, N.H., February 19, 1778. U.S. Representative from New York 11th District, 1825-27. Died in Catskill, Greene County, N.Y., January 14, 1829 (age 50 years, 330 days). Interment at Thomson Street Cemetery, Catskill, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ashley, Herbert H. — of Dorchester, Grafton County, N.H. Republican. Elected New Hampshire state house of representatives from Dorchester 1938; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Dorchester, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Hiram — of Allens Hill, Ontario County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Ontario County 2nd District, 1848, 1853. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Horace S. — of Nashua, Hillsborough County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 19th District, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, J. D. — of Valdosta, Lowndes County, Ga. Mayor of Valdosta, Ga., 1937. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Jacob B. — of Boonville, Warrick County, Ind. Democrat. Postmaster at Boonville, Ind., 1893-97. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, James Mitchell (1824-1896) — of Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Born near Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., November 14, 1824. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (speaker); U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1859-69 (5th District 1859-63, 10th District 1863-69); defeated, 1868, 1890, 1892; Governor of Montana Territory, 1869. Unitarian. Scottish ancestry. Died of a heart attack in Alma, Gratiot County, Mich., September 16, 1896 (age 71 years, 307 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. John Clinton Ashley (1800-1855) and Mary Ann (Kirkpatrick) Ashley (1800-1861); married 1851 to Emma Jane Smith (1836-1912); father of Mary Emma Ashley (1866-1945; daughter-in-law of Abram Stevens Hewitt (1822-1903)); great-grandfather of Thomas William Ludlow Ashley.
  Political family: Cooper-Ashley family of New York City, New York.
  Epitaph: "A builder."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about James M. Ashley: Robert E. Horowitz, Great Impeacher: A Political Biography of James M. Ashley
  Ashley, Jerold M. — of Lebanon, Grafton County, N.H. Democrat. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Lebanon, 1948; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Lebanon, 1956; candidate for New Hampshire state house of representatives from Lebanon, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Jessie — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y. Socialist. Lawyer; candidate for judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1912. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Joe — of Richland, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Ashley, John C. — of Melbourne, Izard County, Ark. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Joseph K. — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Democrat. Postmaster at Salem, Ore., 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Joshua Whitner — of South Carolina. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1892; member of South Carolina state senate, 1913. Interment at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson County, S.C.
  Ashley, Leonard H. — of Atlantic County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Atlantic County, 1876-77, 1898-99. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Noble (1863-1917) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in South Ferriby, Lincolnshire, England, September 30, 1863. Republican. Printer; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1903-04, 1911-16; member of Michigan state senate 3rd District, 1905-06. Member, Maccabees. Died in 1917 (age about 53 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Ashley and Ellen Matilda (Noble) Ashley; married 1888 to Florine E. Kelley.
  Ashley, R. F. — of Springville, St. Clair County, Ala. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Rita — Republican. Candidate in primary for Texas state board of education 7th District, 2012. Female. Still living as of 2012.
  Ashley, Mrs. Robert C. — of Edmonds, Snohomish County, Wash. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1960. Female. Still living as of 1960.
  Ashley, Robert Gene (b. 1953) — also known as Bob Ashley — of Spencer, Roane County, W.Va. Born July 4, 1953. Republican. Insurance business; member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1985-98, 2001- (10th District 1985-92, 11th District 1993-98, 2001-13); delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2004, 2012. Methodist. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Gene M. Ashley and Kathleen (Harris) Ashley; married, May 30, 1981, to Anita Harold (1960?-).
  Ashley, Robert M. (1890-1966) — of Wyandotte, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, April 12, 1890. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; pharmacist; osteopath; delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 4th District, 1933; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1936; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1940. Congregationalist. Member, Kappa Sigma; Kiwanis; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons; Elks; Eagles. Died in July, 1966 (age 76 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Walter Allen Ashley and Mary Elma Ashley; married, June 15, 1929, to Gretchen Rebecca Peterman.
  Ashley, Robert T. — of Indiana. People's candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, Samuel (1720-1792) — of Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., March 20, 1720. Elected Delegate to Continental Congress from New Hampshire 1779, but did not serve. Died, of smallpox, in Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H., February 18, 1792 (age 71 years, 335 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Claremont, N.H.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ashley, Thomas William Ludlow (1923-2010) — also known as Thomas L. Ashley — of Waterville, Lucas County, Ohio; Leland, Leelanau County, Mich. Born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, January 11, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Ohio 9th District, 1955-81; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1960, 1964. Member, American Legion; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Elks; Eagles; Knights of Pythias. Died in Leland, Leelanau County, Mich., June 15, 2010 (age 87 years, 155 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio.
  Relatives: Son of William Meredith Ashley (1893-1973) and Mary Alida (Ludlow) Ashley (1893-1986); great-grandson of James Mitchell Ashley (1824-1896).
  Political family: Cooper-Ashley family of New York City, New York.
  Cross-reference: John Brademas
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ashley, Walter — of Corinth, Denton County, Tex. Born in Sanger, Denton County, Tex. School teacher; mayor of Corinth, Tex., 1965-67. Baptist. Still living as of 1967.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Ashley and Bessie Ashley.
  Ashley, William E. — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Mayor of Little Rock, Ark., 1857-58, 1861-63. Burial location unknown.
  Ashley, William Henry (c.1778-1838) — also known as William H. Ashley — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Powhatan County, Va., about 1778. Democrat. Fur trader; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1820-24; U.S. Representative from Missouri at-large, 1831-37. Died near Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., March 26, 1838 (age about 60 years). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Married, November 17, 1806, to Mary Able; married, October 17, 1832, to Elizabeth Woodson Moss (1804-1873).
  The Ashley National Forest (established 1908), in Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah, and Utah counties, Utah, and Sweetwater County, Wyoming, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Ashley, Willmore Dewey (1886-1974) — also known as Willmore D. Ashley — of New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, N.H.; Hampden, Penobscot County, Maine. Born in East Longmeadow, Hampden County, Mass., November 3, 1886. Ice business; woodworker; sawmill owner; delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from New Ipswich, 1948. Died in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, August 22, 1974 (age 87 years, 292 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Warren King Ashley and Henrietta Ruth (Dewey) Ashley; married, December 17, 1916, to Ida Mae Frye (1890-1973).


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