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Daniel Ashby Collection, 1794-1941

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Identifier: A0057

Title: Daniel Ashby Collection, 1794-1941


Daniel Ashby was born in 1791 in Virginia, but lived his childhood in Mercer County, Kentucky. He was a major in the War of 1812. In 1815, he married Cassandra Leeper and became the acting sheriff in Hopkins County, Kentucky. In 1818, he moved to Chariton County, Missouri, where he farmed and became a member of the first county court. In 1828, he was elected a member of the House of Representatives and in 1834, 1836, and 1838 he served in the Missouri Senate. He died October 11, 1879, and was buried on the old Hiram Craig farm near Forest Green in Chariton County, in the private cemetery of his fourth wife, Idress.

Collection includes a memoir written by Daniel Ashby concerning his life, typed copy of the manuscript, and letters concerning the publishing of the manuscript by the Missouri Historical Society in 1941.

1 box

Cite as: Daniel Ashby Collection, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1794-1941

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Ashby, Daniel, 1791-1879

Subjects: War of 1812
Politics and government
Armed Forces


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