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ASHLEY & MASSÉ (MOSSEY) c 1812-1850
Posted by: Pat Obrist (ID *****7861) Date: August 10, 2002 at 14:31:27
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Dear Friends, I'm interested in a George ASHLEY, b. 1790, son of William ASHLEY and Margaret BUCK, who was born in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario. By 1810 the ASHLEYS were residing in the French settlement of Ste. Genevieve District, Upper Louisiana Territory.

Ste. Genevieve District, Upper Louisiana Territory in 1811 lists among others:
( GRS CD#150, 1st Edition)

George ASHLEY was continually associated with my ancestor, Joseph A. MASSÉ. [Joseph was born in Canada on 08 May 1788. By 1804 Joseph was in the U. S. Army stationed at Fort Bellefountaine, in the St. Louis area. Joseph married Sara PRESTON, daughter of Jonathan PRESTON on 13 August 1812 Cape Ste. Combs, Ste. Genevieve Dist., Upper LA.]

There is an old document ( as yet undated... possibly about the time James MONROE was elected in 1817) of voters having ballots for President from Ste. Genevieve District that lists Joseph MOSSEY and next a George ASHLEY.

The following were listed in Perry Co., MO Poll Book, 1836
Capitol Fire Documents, No., 182 ("Missouri Genealogical Records & Abst.," Heritage, 1990, Eddleman, Sherida K., pp. 87-88.)
Cinqhomme Township:
ASHLY, George
MOSSEY, Joseph A.

1840 Fed. Census, Perry Co., p.7,
ASHLEY, George 00001 - 20101
1 male 20-30
2 females under 5 years
1 female 10-15
1 female 20-30
He lived next door to William KLINE and Joseph MASSEY. He is William's age group.

1840 Fed. Census, Perry Co., MO, p. 7:
MASSEY, Joseph A. , p. 7: 12012001 - 101001
1 male under 5
2 males 5-10
1 male 15-20
2 males 20-30
1 male 50-60
1 female under 5
1 female 10-15

Could Joseph's wife or mother have been an ASHLEY. Any help appreciated!
Pat Bishop Obrist

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