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The Ashby family in Rockdale, Milam County, since about 1880, had been in Chickasaw County, Mississippi since about 1850. Lovell/Level H. Ashby, known as L. H. Ashby, born in Union Co. SC about 1818, son of John and Sarah Ashby. Married Jerusha Blackburn, born ca. 1820, in Forsyth Co. GA 1837.
One son was William K. Ashby (1844-1900), who married Margaret Artemiss, surname probably Young, possibly a sister of William Norton Young. Other sons of W. K and M. A. Ashby were Ambrose B. Ashby, possibly after Ambrose Blackburn, and James A. Ashby. A cousin was Titus Green Farr Ashby, son of Stephen J. Ashby.