Local History Collections

Collection ID: LH-302
Location: LH-302

(Description ID: 594360)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

Ash Family


Biographical Sketch
Scope and Content

The collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center by the Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Findlay, Ohio, in 1999.

Biographical Sketch
George W. Ash (1843-1910), son of Upton and Barbara (Bowers) Ash was born in Seneca County, Ohio, in 1843. Upton Ash was one of the early pioneers of the county, migrating from Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in 1833. His mother, born in Buffalo, New York, came to Liberty Twp., Seneca County, Ohio, the following year. During the Civil War, George served in the 164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. His wife, Sarah Jane (Johnson) Ash ((1843-1929) also was born near Bettsville, Seneca County, Ohio. She was one of the nine children of Henry and Margaret Johnson. The couple married in 1861 and were the parents of three sons and one daughter: John W., Roy, Andrew, and Arvilla (Mrs. Amos Rosenberger). George died in Sandusky, Ohio in 1910. His wife’s death occurred nineteen years later. Both are buried in Seneca County

Scope and Content
The collection consists of Ash family records, memorabilia, photographs and news clippings dating from 1843 to approximately 1950. Of particular note is a photograph album of identified images of several generations of Ash and Johnson family members. The identification also specifies family relationships. A scrapbook of news clippings provides obituaries for many of the individuals appearing in the photograph album as well as other Ash and Johnson family and friends.

Ac. 5501
5 Items

1. Photograph Album
          Roy Ash, Earl Ash, Burch Vandersall
          Benjamin and Mary Johnson Long
          Lutishey Ash
          George Ash, Sr.
          Curtis and Lett Knepper Ash
          Frank and Katie Long
          Lou Byers and Family
          Barbara Bowers Ash
          Upton Ash
          Roy and Maggie Ash
          Roy and Ella Jonas Beatty
          Setta Wing Ash
          Andrew Ash
          Will and Alice Good Kassing
          Fred Jonas
          David Rosenberger
          Earl Ash, Vance Ash
          Bernice Pankhurst Ash
          Ruth Moore Ash
          Emma Ash
          John and Ellen Johnson Good, Eli Good, Anna Good, Henry Good
          Edmund and Emma Elder Ash, George and Orlina Johnson Jonas, George and Sara
               Jane Johnson Ash, Arvilla Ash, Andrew Ash
          John and Martha Johnson Feasel, Henry and Margaret Sprout Johnson, John Long,
               Hannah Johnson Long
          Seneca Long, Roy Ash, Margaret Good Ash, Wesley Ash
          Levi and Melissa Long Boyd, Jacob and Melinda Sprout Good, Daniel Johnson, Grant Dicken
          Upton and Barbara Bowers Ash
          Roy and Ella Jonas Beatty
2. Photograph Album
3. Rosenberger family bible (includes vital records of the Rosenberger family, beginning with the birth
        of David Rosenberger in Jefferson County, Virginia in 1819 and ending with his death in 1904).
4. Rosenberger account ledger: 1843-1876
5. Scrapbook, containing obituaries of Ash/Johnson/Rosenberger obituaries as well as those of area