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  • ID: I3057
  • Name: Capt. Nimrod ASHBY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1736
  • Death: 29 JUN 1764 in near Furman's Fort, so. branch Potomac River, VA
  • Note: Ambushed, robbed & killed by approx. 20 Delaware Indians.
  • _FA1: Fought in French & Indian War.
  • _FA2: Commanded (1763) a detachment of militia on the frontier.
  • _FA3: In April 1763 he rec'd from the treasurer pay for himself & his men.
  • _FA4: JUN 1764 Ambushed & killed by Indians en route back to the Fort & robbed of this payment.
  • _FA5: This amount, 74 pounds, was paid out of his estate.
  • _FA6: This left his children "destitute of bread".
  • _FA7: Petition filed 18 Nov 1766 by Robert Asby, his father.
  • _FA8: 29 JUN 1764 Estate appraised.
  • _FA9: Nimrod had advanced his own credit to procure uniforms & supplies for his men.
  • _FA1: Petition filed 18 Nov 1766 by Frances (Wright) Ashby, his widow.
  • _FA1: Justice of the Peace for Fauquier Co, VA 1 Dec 1762, renewed 26 May 1764.
  • _FA1: He & William Furman, a hunting companion, were killed by abt 20 Delaware Indians
  • Note:
    Note: REF: Dr. Justin M. Glenn, 2554 Marston Rd, Tallahassee, FL32312 (authoring a work on the descendants of Col. JohnWashington): Frances Wright (b. 1742; m. [1st, on Nov. 30, 1759)Capt. Nimrod Ashby [commissioned justice of the peace ofFauqujer Co., Va., 12/1/1762; this commission was renewedon 5/26/1764. Sometime within the next few weeks both Ashbyand his hunting companion, William Furman, were killed by a bandof ca. 20 Delaware Indians when the two men were hunting nearFurman's Fort on the South Branch of the Potomac. FauqujerCounty Order Bk. 2:312 appointed a male guardian for his
    "orphan" children on 6/28/1764... HAYDEN, 450-452, isapparently accurate, however, in indicating that Capt NimrodAshby's younger brother, John Ashby, was the greatgrandfather ofthe celebrated cavalry leader Gen. Turner Ashby, CSA]
  • Change Date: 13 AUG 2001

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