James Pleasanton Ash

1834–1917 (Age 82)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Pleasanton

When James Pleasanton Ash was born on 23 April 1834, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Pinkney Green Ash, was 25 and his mother, Synthia Robertson, was 23. He married Sara Ann Tobey on 1 November 1855. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Ward Four, Acadia, Louisiana, United States in 1900. He died on 23 January 1917, in Adair Township, Camden, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Camden, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Pleasanton Ash
Sara Ann Tobey
Marriage: 1 November 1855
Samuel Ash
Sarah Ash

Spouse & Children

1 November 1855


  • Samuel Ash


  • Sarah Ash


Parents & Siblings

  • William Pinkney Green Ash


  • Synthia Robertson




  • Male1834–1917Male

  • Pinkney Green Ash


  • Andrew Ash


  • William Henry Ash


  • John Harvey Ash


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 1

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 26

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Surrey, Shropshire, Somerset, and elsewhere).2 In New England, Ash is commonly found for French Dufresne , with the same meaning.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an acronym for Yiddish AltSHul ( see Altschul ) or AyznSHtot ( see Eisenstadt ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • James Ash, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James P Ash, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James P Ash, "United States Census, 1900"

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