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Ashley-Cabell Family Papers, 1843-1861

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Identifier: A0060

Title: Ashley-Cabell Family Papers, 1843-1861


Elizabeth Moss Ashley was a well-known socialite with property in St. Louis. She was married to a Mr. Wilcox who was a senator in the Missouri legislature. She was also married to Gen William H. Ashley, and after his death she married John J. Crittenden, the seventh governor of Kentucky. Mr. Edward Carrington Cabell (1816-1896) was an established lawyer in St. Louis. Mr. Edward Cabell married Miss Anna Maria Wilcox, the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Wilcox Ashley Crittenden.

The papers relate mainly to the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Ashley. A great deal of the letters of Mrs. Ashley and Mr. Cabell are written to James T. Sweringen. Of particular interest are the letters dealing with the freedom and selling of Mrs. Ashley's slave, James.

4 folders

Cite as: Ashley-Cabell Family Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1843-1861

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts


Subjects: Slaves


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