E. E. ASHLEY. farmer and stock-dealer: P. O. Tiro. There is no family more worthy of notice in the history of Crawford Co., than the Ashley family. Ebenezer Ashley. the father of our subject, was born in New York, May 6, 1804, and came to Auburn Township, Crawford Co., Ohio. in 1830. Mary Aumend the mother. was a native of Pennsylvania, and was horn in 1812. Her father, Adam Aumend, came with his family to Auburn Township in 1819, it then being an almost unbroken wilderness,. Ebenezer Ashley and Mary Aumend were united in marriage in Auburn Township, Nov. 21, 1830, and to them were born six children - Clarissa, Philo, Franklin, E. E., Leonora and William. All are living except Clarissa. Mr. Ashley died July 28,1843. Mrs. Ashley remarried May 11, 1844, her second husband being Elijah Ashley, a brother of her former husband. To the second marriage were born two sons - Jerome and Judson, Mrs. Ashley's second husband died April 21, 1850. The subject of this biography was reared upon a farm. His education was limited being confined to the common schools. He was united in marriage with Mary Cummins, daughter of Thomas Cummins, Jan. 17, 1861, and by her had the following family - Frank S., born July 10, 1862: Ella L., born July 6, 1864: Philo A.. born Nov. 27, 1866: Edison C., born July 29, 1869: and Ida A. born June 12, 1873. All of these are single, and are living at home with their parents. Politically, Mr. Ashley is a Republican religiously, a Baptist. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. at Tiro. He owns 80 acres of well improved land, and is a prominent and influential man in his neighborhood. His family are among the first in Crawford Co.


History of Crawford County and Ohio, Baskin & Battey, Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1881