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Re: Ashurst in Pulaski/Wayne Counties, Ky.
Posted by: Judy Runion Walker Date: October 04, 1999 at 21:27:53
In Reply to: Ashurst in Pulaski/Wayne Counties, Ky. by Kitty Smith of 276

Mrs. Smith

This is the information I have on the Ashurst family:

Robert T. Ashurst was born July 25, 1840
(son of Henry Clay Ashurst and Pollie Duggar). Married February 01, 1860 Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky. Died
April 14, 1914 Ferguson, Kentucky. Buried:
Bradley Chapel Church Cemetery.
Married 1st: Mary E. Sears (daughter of
Jesse Sears and Lucy Clark). Born: September 27, 1841
Died: November 26, 1896 Pulaski county, Ky.
Robert T. Ashurst married 2nd Sarilda
Richardson. She is buried: Rock Lick Baptist Church Cemetery.

Children of Robert and Mary Ashurst:

1. Henry Clay Ashurst, b. June 05, 1861
Pulaski Co., Ky; Married:May 30 1890
Frances Mounce. Henry died: December
10, 1910. Both are buried: White Lily
Cemetery.

2. James Robert Ashurst, born July 18,
1862; d. November 28, 1913; married:
Setp 13, 1888 Annie Holcomback.

3. William N. Ashurst, b. December 09, 1865 Somerset, Pulaski, Ky; died April 11, 1901; married: May 17, 1900 Mattie Dunagon.

4. Nancy J. Ashurst, b. June 29, 1867 Somerset, Pulaski, Ky.; died: October 09, 1892.

5. Martha A. Ashurst, b. April 23, 1869
Pulaski, Ky; d. January 18, 1912; married
1902 John Arthur.

6. Mary E. Ashurst, b. September 1870 Somerset, Pulaski, Ky.; Died September 23, 1905; married March 13, 1888 Daniel Eller.

7. Lucy V. Ashurst, b. September 15, 1872
Somerset, Pulaski, Ky.; died July 21, 1873.

8. Sarah E. Ashurst, b. June 15, 1874
Pulaski, Ky.; d. April 15, 1900; married
August 21, 1897 Jesse Sears/

9. John C. Ashurst, b. October 01, 1877
Pulaski, Ky.; d. June 13, 1938; married
June 26, 1903 Maggie Hargis. John C. Ashurst
buried: Bradley Chapel Cemetery.

10. Jesse P. Ashurst, b. March 17, 1882;
died November 12, 1953. Never married.


Robert T. Ashurst enlisted in Union Army
during Civil War, company "G" 19th Kentucky
Volunteer Infantry. Mustered into service
January 02, 1862 @ Harrodsburg, Ky.

Jan 2- Aug 1862 - Present on Muster Roll
Sept-Oct 1862 - Absent with leave since Sept
17 1862 - sick, captured
& not yet exchanged.
Nov - Dec 1862 - Absent - sick @ Cumberland
Gap Sept 18, 1862 since
captured and not yet
exchanged.
Jan 1863-June 1863- Absent from Muster Roll
June 30, 1863 Placed on Desertion List
July-Aug 1863 - Absent on Muster Roll
Sept-Oct 1863 - Present on Muster Roll-
Rejoined Regt & Placed on
duty Sept 4, 1863. Case
before Gen. Court Martial.
Nov-Dec. 1863 - Present on Muster Roll-
Case still before Gen.
Court Martial.
Jan-Feb. 1864 - Present on Muster Roll-
Restored to duty & Pay
Jan. 07, 1864 with forfeiture of pay and allowances from June
04 to Sept 04, 1863 by order of W. J. Landram.

Mar-April 1864 - Absent - Missing in Action @ Sabine Cross Roads, Louisiana.
April 08, 1864 - Captured @ Mansfied, Prisoner of War @ Tyler Texas.
May - Oct. 1864 - Absent - Prisoner of War
between April 08, 1864 till Oct 28, 1864. Paroled @ Red River Landing, La. Oct
23, 1864; reported @ New Orleans October
27, 1864. No record of confinement @ Tyler, Texas.
Nov - Dec 1864 Present on Muster Roll
Jan 26, 1865 Mustered out. Clothing account: Last settled Oct 31, 1863; Amount for clothing in kind or money advanced $61.22.
Remarks: Was a prisoner from April 8 to Oct 23, 1864. Was absent without leave from
June 04, 1863 to Sep 4, 1863. Sentence complied with. (Above information from
National Archives- Washington, DC).

My husbands grandmother was the daughter
of Henry Clay Ashurst and Frances Mounce.

Would be interested in any information you
may have on this family. If I can be of
any additional assistance, please advise.

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