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Joseph Ashley

Joseph Ashley (1671-1705)

Ashley Genealogy by Francis Bacon Trowbridge (1896)

JOSEPH ASHLEY (David, Robert), born 31 July 1671 in Westfield; Mass.; died 25 February 1705-6 in Westfield; married 12 April 1699 in Westfield, ABIGAIL DEWEY, and sister of the wife of his brother David, born 14 February 1680-1 in Westfield. She married, 2d, 7 November 1706 in Westfield, her cousin Thomas Dewey of Westfield, and died 20 December 1747 in Westfield.

Joseph Ashley settled in Westfield. He was chosen "Surveyor for the country-side" in 1700, steward in 1703, and viewer in 1705.  He was probably a farmer. He died before his father, and his only child inherited his share of the latter's estate.


i.      JAMES, b 26 Feb 1699-1700

ii.     ABIGAIL, b 1 Oct 1702; d. 11 Mar 1708

iii.    NAOMI, b. 4 Feb 1704-5; d. 22 Feb 1705

Source: Francis Bacon Trowbridge, The Ashley Genealogy, History of the Descendants of Robert Ashley of Springfield, Massachusetts, (Press of Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; 1896), page 33.