Hancock County ILGenweb
William J. Ash
Transcribed by Marcia Siegfried Redding
Wm. J. Ash was born in McMinn county, Tennessee, June 6, 1825, and was reared to
manhood in the State of Alabama by his parents, Hugh B. and Nancy Ash, the former a native of South Carolina, and the latter of
Greene county, Tenn. Our subject came to this State in the year 1846, and stayed until 1849, when he went back to Alabama on a
visit, and returned to Illinois in the same year. While in Alabama he was married to Miss Eliza A. Culpepper, by whom he has had 9
children; of these, 7 are living; viz., Sarah L. (now Mrs. King), Mary A. (now Mrs. Paine), Joel B. (married to Miss Allen), Lonisa
A., Amanda J., Alice A. and Arsisa E. Mr. Ash has resided here since the year 1849, engaged in farming and stock raising. He owns a
fine farm of 340 acres, located on secs. 9, 10, and 16 Wythe tp. He also worked at the tanning work for seven years. Mr. Ash is of
Scottish ancestry; his great-grandfather came from Scotland, and fought in the war of 1776.
Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois
Author: By TH. Gregg
Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
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