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ASH Elijah[1]

Male 1801 - 1859  (57 years)


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  • Name ASH Elijah 
    Born 7 Sep 1801  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Possibly Muhlenburg, Kentucky

      Date of birth calculated on tombstone transcription done in 1945, age 56 years, 5 months and 23 days. The date also agrees with the Montgomery County Settlers, Volume VIII
    Gender Male 
    Possessions 1828  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    400 acres 
    Census 1830  Morgan Co. IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Elijah Ash living during the 1830 census in Morgan Co., IL the township is not stated. Living with Elijah were two boys under the age of five, one boy age five to ten, one boy ten to fifteen and himself, male twenty to thirty. Females living in the home were listed as one female age five to ten and one female thirty to forty. This fits well with the 1850 census data.
    Census 1840  Greene Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • The 1840 census list Elijah Ash living in the township of Wilmington, Green County, IL. Listed living with Elijah was one male under age of five, two males age five to ten, two males ages ten to fifteen, one male age fifteen to twenty, two females under the age of five, one female fifteen to twenty and one female forty to fifty. Like the 1830 census these ages fit well with the more detailed 1850 census records. Based on these two census records I have change the birth place from KY to IL for the children.
    Census 1850  North of Apple Creek, Green Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • The 1850 census records Elijah Ash living North of Apple Creek, Green Co. IL. Living with Elijah was Mary A., age 32 his second wife. The children from his previous wife were also list. William age 21, J. Monroe age 19, Caswell age 16, John age 14, Delilah age 12, Margaret age 10. The census records all these children were born in Illinois, another reason to deviate from the Ancestral file record. Children of Elijah and his second wife Mary A. are listed as Elijah age 4, Jackson age 3, Jesse age 1.
    Died 2 Mar 1859  Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • Tombstone inspection, Montgomery County Settlers and Probate papers indicate 1859 as death date.
    Misc Jan 1862  Montgomery Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    and his children listed in his son, Caswell Ash probate file. 
    • Caswell Ash son of Elijah Ahs probate list the following as heirs of Elijah Ash, seeing as Caswell died without a widow or children the estate went to his brothers and sisters.

      Mary A. Ash (stepmother of Caswell)
      Amos R. Ash (brother)
      James M. Ash (brother)
      John W. Ash (brother)
      Nancy and James Cacey (sister and husband)
      Margaret E. Ash (sister)
      Elijah Ash jr. (brother)
      Jackson W. Ash (brother)
      Jesse Ash (brother)
      Sylvester M. Ash (brother)
      Mary Ash (sister)
      Edward Ash (brother)
      Jacob Lemon (step son of Elijah; son of Mary A. Wallis-Lemon-Ash)
    Probate 1868  Montgomery Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Roberts Cemetery, Litchfield IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I33  Ash
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2017 

    Father ASH Amos,   b. 1765, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1814 OR Sep 1814, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother JOHNSTON Sarah,   b. 1769,   d. 25 Sep 1864, Scott County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1799  Logan County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    • Also listed in Kentucky Marriages 1802-1850
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 CARROLL Elizabeth,   b. 9 Aug 1799, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1845, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1823  Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 10
    Children 
     1. ASH Eliza Jane,   b. 22 Aug 1824, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1841, Greene Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     2. ASH Amos R.,   b. 6 Aug 1826, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1895  (Age 68 years)
     3. ASH William Wallace,   b. 22 Jul 1829, St. Clair County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1910, Lees Summit, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. ASH James Monroe,   b. Sep 1831, Greene County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1911  (Age ~ 79 years)
     5. ASH Caswell P.,   b. 1834, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1861, Montgomery Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     6. ASH John Wesley,   b. 9 Jan 1836, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1897, Colorado Springs (Old Colorado City), CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     7. ASH Nancy Delila,   b. 1838, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. ASH Margaret E,   b. 1840, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 WALLIS Mary Ann,   b. 21 Jun 1818, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1894, Montgomery Co., Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1845  Morgan Co. IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. ASH Elijah,   b. 1846, Greene County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. ASH Jackson Wallace,   b. Jul 1847, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919, Last Residence Baxter Springs, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. ASH Jesse Norman,   b. 4 Mar 1849, Greene, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1923, N Litchfield Twp, Montgomery, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. ASH Sylvester,   b. Dec 1851, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1931, Roodhouse, Greene, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     5. ASH Mary,   b. 1852, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  (Age ~ 38 years)
     6. ASH Edward,   b. 4 Dec 1854, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1880, Montgomery Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Elijah Ash
    Elijah Ash
    Thank you Ann for the photo!

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Ancestral File-M. Kellstadt (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S85] Illinois Public Land records (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S43] 1830 Morgan Co., IL, 1830 Morgan Co., IL (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S42] 1840 Green Co., IL, 1840 Green Co. IL (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S45] 1850 Elijah Ash Greene Co., IL, 1850 Green Co., IL (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S15] Ancestral File-Coffey/Behen/Ash (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S77] Probate-Caswell Ash (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S76] Probate-Elijah Ash estate (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S387] Marriages-Logan Co. KY (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S491] Marriages-Muhlenberg County Kentucky, General Index to Marriages-Muhlenberg County, KY; page 7 and 42; Elijah Ash and Elizabeth Thacker Book 1 page 52.