Capt. Nimrod Ashby

Capt. Nimrod Ashby

Male Abt 1736 - 1764  (~ 28 years)    Has 4 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Nimrod Ashby  [1
    Prefix Capt. 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1736 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jun 1764  near Furman's Fort, so. branch Potomac River, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I98945  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2000 

    Father Capt. Robert Ashby,   b. 1710-1715, Fauquier Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1792  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Holloway,   b. Abt 1715,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1735 
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Family ID F40446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Wright,   b. 1742,   d. Aft Feb 1784  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1759  Faquier Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Miriam Ashby,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Frances Ashby,   b. Abt 1760,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Martin Ashby,   b. 1760,   d. Aft 1790  (Age 31 years)
     4. Thomas Bryan Ashby,   b. Abt 1762,   d. Aft 1791  (Age ~ 30 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F39936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - Fought in French & Indian War.

      - Commanded (1763) a detachment of militia on the frontier.

      - In April 1763 he rec'd from the treasurer pay for himself & his men.

      - 1764 - Ambushed & killed by Indians en route back to the Fort & robbed of this payment.

      - This amount, 74 pounds, was paid out of his estate.

      - This left his children "destitute of bread".

      - Petition filed 18 Nov 1766 by Robert Asby, his father.

      - 1764 - Estate appraised.

      - Nimrod had advanced his own credit to procure uniforms & supplies for his men.

      - Petition filed 18 Nov 1766 by Frances (Wright) Ashby, his widow.

      - Justice of the Peace for Fauquier Co, VA 1 Dec 1762, renewed 26 May 1764.

      - He & William Furman, a hunting companion, were killed by abt 20 Delaware Indians

      REF: Dr. Justin M. Glenn, 2554 Marston Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312 (authoring a work on the descendants of Col. John Washington): Frances Wright (b. 1742; m. [1st, on Nov. 30, 1759) Capt. Nimrod Ashby [commissioned justice of the peace of Fauqujer Co., Va., 12/1/1762; this commission was renewed on 5/26/1764. Sometime within the next few weeks both Ashby and his hunting companion, William Furman, were killed by a band of ca. 20 Delaware Indians when the two men were hunting near Furman's Fort on the South Branch of the Potomac. Fauqujer County Order Bk. 2:312 appointed a male guardian for his
      "orphan" children on 6/28/1764... HAYDEN, 450-452, is apparently accurate, however, in indicating that Capt Nimrod Ashby's younger brother, John Ashby, was the greatgrandfather of the celebrated cavalry leader Gen. Turner Ashby, CSA]

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Washington Ancestry & Records of McClain, Johnson & Forty Other Colonial American Families, (Chart: The Ancestry of Mourning Adams Garner, pp 54-55, Vol I , , Repository: 3 volume set).

    2. [S727] Shenandoah Valley Pioneers, Cartmell, 75 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S198] Genealogy & History, Washington, DC, Query 11586.


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