Posted By:Jo Ann Miller
Subject:Ralph Ashenhurst - Ashinhurst Family
Post Date:September 14, 2004 at 18:23:42
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Forum:Franklin County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Does anyone know information on the family of Ralph Ashenhurst/Ashinhurst b. about 1763 in Ireland and found in the 1810 census for Franklin County. From what I have found, he was married to Sarah Campbell (b.1763 Ireland d. before 1860 Clinton County, KY). Their children were:
Mary and/or
Elizabeth (b. 1794)
Margaret (b. 1799) Cumberland Co. PA
Sarah (b. 1801) Cumberland Co. PA
Thomas Campbell (b. 1803) Franklin Co. VA
William Clinton (b. 1806) Franklin Co. VA
James T. (b. 1809) Franklin Co. VA
They all lived in Franklin Co. from about 1803 to after 1816 when the migrated to Cumberland/Clinton Co. KY

While in Franklin Co. their daughter Mary/Elizabeth married Chilton Lavinder on Septembe 28, 1816. Their probable grandson, John A. Ashinhurst was born July 14, 1814. His unknown father probably died in Franklin Co. Jane Ashinhurst, probable widow, and John A. moved with Ralph and family to KY. Mary/ Elizabeth Ashinhurst Lavinder died in Franklin Co. before 1848 when Chilton remarried Mary Beheler. Mary/ Elizabeth is listed with Chilton in the 1840 census as a female between 40-50.

I am trying to learn the name of the son who probably died in Franklin County around 1816, the year Mary/ Elizabeth Chilton died and if there is a marriage record of an Ashinhurst (var.spelling) male and a woman with the first name Jane. I have been told the marriage record for Chilton Lavinder shows he married Elizabeth Ashinhurst. I would like to verify that. Other researchers show her name as Mary Elizabeth, Mary, and Elizabeth Ann. I live in Arizona and would be happy to look up information in return.
Thank you. Jo Ann Miller