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Peletiah Ashley

Peletiah Ashley (1771-1840)

Ashley Genealogy by Francis Bacon Trowbridge (1896)

Peletiah Ashley (Joseph, James, Joseph, David, Robert), born 19 April 1771 in Westfield, Mass. ; died 5 May 1840 in West Springfield, Mass.; married 1 March 1796 in West Springfield, Mary Jones daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (?Jones) Jones, born 10 February 1774 in ---; died 30 September 1852 in West Springfield.

Peletiah Ashley settled in that part of West Springfield, Mass., that is known as Mittineague.  He was a farmer, and also owned and ran a gristmill.


i. A daughter, b. 16 Jan. 1797; d. 18 Jan. 1791.

ii. ELIZABETH., b. 23 Feb. 1798; m. 17 Oct. 1822, Almon Day of Soutl~Hadley, Mass.

iii. SOPHRONIA, b. 4 Dec. 1800; d. 7 Nov. 1885 in West Springfield, unmarried.

iv. MARY ANN, b. 27 Nov. 1802; m. 17 Aug. 1826, Luther Pierce of South Hadley Falls, Mass.

v. LUCINA, b . 17 Jan. 1805; m. 8 Oct. 1837, Moses Dalby of Irvington, N. Y.

vi. EUNICE, b.17 June 1807 ; m. 1 Nov. 1831, Benjamin C. Brainard of South Hadley,

vii. PELETIAH, b. 21 July 1809; d. 8 Aug. 1811.

viii. PELETIAH, b. 12 Sept. 1811; kept a grocery store in Springfield, where he d. 18 Dec. 1857, unmarried.

ix. DAVID HALE, b. 21 Aug. 1814; lived in the homestead with his maiden sister, and at her death went to live with a daughter of his sister Eunice in South Deerfield, Mass., where he d. 21 July 1891, unmarried.

Source: Francis Bacon Trowbridge, The Ashley Genealogy, History of the Descendants of Robert Ashley of Springfield, Massachusetts, (Press of Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor; 1896), pages 132-3.