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George ASHE (of Ashbrook)
(1679-1729)
Mary RANKIN
(1682-1764)
John LEECH
(1682-1745)
Mary HARRISON
Capt. Henry ASHE
(1725-1761)
Rebecca LEECH
(1728-1803)
Col. James ASHE
(1749-1830)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sarah HINCHMAN

2. Rachel MORGAN
3. Margaret HUDSON

Col. James ASHE

  • Born: 9 Dec 1749, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Christened: 14 Dec 1749, Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Marriage (1): Sarah HINCHMAN on 18 May 1771 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Marriage (2): Rachel MORGAN on 15 Mar 1804 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Marriage (3): Margaret HUDSON on 19 Oct 1819 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Died: 24 Jan 1830, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA aged 80
  • Buried: 28 Jan 1830, Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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bullet  General Notes:

Extract from "Baptisms and Burials from the Records of Christ Church, Philadelphia: 1709-1760" published in 1982
Baptisms:
Name: James Ash
Parents: Henry and Rebecca
Born: 9 December 1749
Baptised: 14 December 1749

Extract from "Pennsylvania Archives: Vol. VIII" edited by John B. Linn and William H. Egle (1896)
Record of Pennsylvania Marriages prior to 1810; Marriage Record of Christ Church, Philadelphia: 1709-1806.
18 May 1771: James Ash and Sarah Hinchman.

Extract from "History of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and of the Hibernian Society for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland" by John H. Campbell (1892)
James Ash, Member of the Hibernian Society in 1793.
Son of Henry Ash, a sea captain, of Londonderry, Ireland, was born in Philadelphia, December 1749-50, Old Style. Was engaged in mercantile business, and took an active part in public affairs. Was Major in Condy Ragnet's Battalion of Infantry just previous to and during the battle of Monmouth, N.J., and was High Sheriff of Philadelphia, 1788-1791. In 1793, we find him taking an active part in the Society, being one of the Acting Committee for that year. In September, 1794, he was appointed by a meeting of citizens to procure subscriptions for the relief of the families who had marched against the insurgents in Western Pennsylvania. He was a prominent citizen of Philadelpha until he died in January, 1830. He was a member of the Washington Benevolent Society and a Director of the North American Insurance Company. He left a large family surviving him. He was buried in Christ Church burying ground, 5th and Arch streets. One of his sons, John M. Ash, now resides at 213 S. 17th street.

Extract from "Christ Church Register" (Online)
Marriage
Husband: James Ash
Wife: Rachel Douglas
Married: 15 March 1804 at Christ Church.
Minister: Revd. William White

Extract from "Christ Church Register" (Online)
Marriage
Husband: James Ash
Wife: Margaret Hudson
Married: 19 October 1819 at Christ Church.
Minister: Revd. William White

Extract from "Christ Church Register" (Online)
Name: James Ash
Buried: 28 January 1830 at Christ Church Burial Ground.

Extract from "A Record of the Inscriptions on the Tablets and Grave-Stones in the Burial Grounds of Christ Church, Philadelphia" by Edward L. Clark, Church Warden (1864)
Departed this life
on the 24th January
A.D. 1830
in the 82nd year of his age
JAMES ASH Esq.
An active patriot and soldier of the Revolution
who during life had the happiness to be
respected and loved by a numerous body of
relatives and friends who now cherish his
memory and deplore his death.

Extract from "The Ash MSS, written in the year 1735, by Lieut. Colonel Thomas Ash", published by Henry Tyler (1890)
Extract from a letter from Mr. Phillips, descendant of Henry Ashe, son of Capt. Henry Ashe, of Ashbrook, who emigrated to America, 1750:
Copy of an obituary notice which appeared in the newspapers at Philadelphia on the death of my great grandfather (son of Capt. Henry Ash, of Ashbrook):
"When one of our most respected, most generally known, most extensively connected, and aged citizens descends to the tomb, the publick have a right to expect that to his memory will be paid the passing tribute of a paragraph. When a soldier of the Revolution, one who fought in many battles for the independence of his country, has been honoured by the public suffrage of his countrymen, and called to fulfill distinguished stations, is called hence, to be no more seen of men, it is to be expected that some more than common notice shall be taken of his departure; but if to these publick claims to publick attention an individual shall add integrity as a man and a merchant, the family and domestic virtues which adorn the husband and the father and make beloved the friend, then society has a claim upon those who were near and dear to him when living, to rescue his memory from oblivion. Such a man, such a patriot, such a citizen was James Ash, who, in the 81st year of his age, departed this life in this city on Sunday last. The writer of this knows enough of the deceased, as a soldier, a sheriff, and a magistrate to call for further information, but he does not know enough to give the particulars which the publick desire to know. The hand which often wiped away the tear of the widow and the orphan, and the heart which overflowed with the milk of human kindness are moulding in the earth, and he who was amongst the most cheerful of the sons of Adam is now but the clod of the valley, His kindred, his family and friends bow with sorrow and resignation at this dispensation of Providence, humbly hoping that he who in the fulness of time was gathered to his fathers will also in the allotted time be called to a mansion eternal in the heavens."


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James married Sarah HINCHMAN on 18 May 1771 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (Sarah HINCHMAN was born in 1755, died on 23 Aug 1797 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried in Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.)


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James next married Rachel MORGAN on 15 Mar 1804 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (Rachel MORGAN was born on 13 Jan 1772, died on 17 Feb 1817 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried on 19 Feb 1817 in Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.)


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James next married Margaret HUDSON on 19 Oct 1819 in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (Margaret HUDSON was born in 1758, died on 23 Aug 1831 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried in Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.)




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