ASHBY

"Windows Into Our Past The Longhunters, Volume 3", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 2001.

The Ashby Family Bible

The following is an exact transcription of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Virginia Historical Inventory Report for Culpeper County ,  Research made by: Margaret Jeffries, Culpeper , VA April 5, 1938

1.       SUBJECT:  The Ashby Family Bible
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LOCATION:  Southeast of Culpeper Court House 5.5 miles, or .2 mile south of Stevensburg, Virginia on Route #663, west side
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DATE:  1834
4.       OWNER:  Mr. John A. Covington. , Stevensburg , Virginia  
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DESCRIPTION:  In size this bible is eleven by nine inches and three and one half inches thick, it contains the Apocrypha and is illustrated with whole page pictures at intervals; is in fair condition, some pages loose. It is stereotyped.
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HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE:  The inscriptions are as follows:
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SOURCES OF INFORMATION:  The Bible itself.

Marriages

·         Alfred L. Ashby.  and Mary E. Jones. , were married on the 4th of July 1833
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Dr. J. Woodville Ashby.  and Sue E. Warton.  were married on the 18th November 1858
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T. Rossen Covington.  and M. J. Ashby.  were married on the 4th of November 1868 at "Rose Hill" by Rev. E. A. Pritchet.  
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J. Woodville Ashby.  and Annie Brubaker.  were married October 31st 1872
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T. R. Covington.  and Mary V. Alexander.  were married November 12, 1904 in  Christ Church , Alexandria , Virginia , by Rev. William J. Morton.  
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Walter G. Covington.  son of T. R. and M. J. Covington.  . was married on November 5th 1896 to Mita Rose Hart.  of Fauquier County , Virginia  
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L. A. Covington.  and Clara T. Hansbrough.  were married at Batna October 30th 1906 by Rev. Carter Page.

Births

·         John Austin Covington. , son of T. R. .  and M. J. . C. was born Friday 9 A. M. May 20th 1881 at "Rose Hill"
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Irine Thompson Covington . , daughter of T. R. .  and M. J. C. . was born Sunday 2:30 P.M. January 30th 1887 at "Rose Hill"
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John W. Jones.  was born on the 27th of March 1788
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Jane Jones. , his wife was born on the 11th of May 1794
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Mary E. Jones. , daughter of John . and Jane Jones.  was born on the 5th July 1815
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Woodville Jones.  was born on the 1st September 1816
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Mary E. Covington.  daughter of T. R. . and M. J. Covington.  was born September 6th 1869, Monday 6 A. M.
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Mary Eleanor Covington. , daughter of T. R. . and M. J. Covington.  was Baptized February 25th 1872
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Walter Gregory Covington. , daughter of T. R. .  and M. J. Covington.  was born at "Rose Hill" November 7th at 5 A. M. 1872
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L. Ashby Covington. , son of T. R. .  and M. J. C. .  was born Thursday 1:30 P.M. October 5th 1876 at "Rose Hill"
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Alfred L. Ashby.  was born on the 27th of April 1811
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Mary E. Ashby. , daughter of John and Jane Jones.  . was born on the 5th of July 1815
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John W. Ashby. , son of Alfred L. . and Mary E. Ashby. , was born on the 4th of July 1837
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William T. Ashby . was born on the 28th December 1839
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Mary Jane Ashby . was born on the 9th of October 1842
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Walter A. . and A.L.A. Covington. , children of T. R. .  and M. J. Covington.  were baptized March 18th 1877, J.A. Proctor, P. E.
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Thomas Rosser Covington . , son of Walter Gregory.  and Lucy Evelin Covington.  was born at "Dragons Hill" Friday October 18th 1845 ( Essex County, Virginia)
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Sue Eleanor Ashby. , daughter of Dr. J. Woodvile.  and Sue E. Ashby.  was born August 17, 1860
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Mary Woodville Ashby. , daughter of Dr. J.W. . and S.E. Ashby.  was born October 9, 1862
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Woodville Ashby. , son of Dr. J. W. .  and S.E. Ashby.  was born October 1, 1864
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Bessie Ashby. , daughter of J.W. .  and Annie B. Ashby.  was born October 12, 1873
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Maude Ashby. , daughter of John W. . and Annie B. Ashby.  was born February 25, 1876
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Annie Ashby. , daughter of J.W. . and Annie B. Ashby.  was born May 28, 1878

Deaths

·         John W. Jones.  died on the 1st of July 1834
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Ann Camp.  died December 8th 1870 (Note: Ann CAMP was a Pierce, and related to President Pierce. )
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Woodville Jones . died Friday April 26, 1872
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Jane Jones.  died January 21st 1879
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L.E. Covington.  died April 15, 1874
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Mary J. Covington.  died March 16, 1904
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T.R. Covington.  died February 29, 1912
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Mary leanor Ashby.  died on the 14th October 1842
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Alfred L. Ashby.  died on the 21st of July 1871
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Sue E. Ashby. , wife of J. Woodville Ashby.  died August 1865
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Annie B. Ashby. , wife of J. Woodville Ashby.  died June 5, 1878
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J. Woodville Ashby.  died in Gainsville , Florida , May 14, 1892
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Mary Woodville Ashby.  died May 14th 1863
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Little Woodville Ashby . died February 15, 1865