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2010, Jason, Mary, Ava, Zac, Dick, Amy
I am researching family names of ASH, WILSON, BRYAN, HOLT, PROSE, LOWE, BISHOP and MARBURGER.

I am also seeking more information on John Wilson of Londonderry, Ireland (about 1680) and his descendants. Surnames include Brackenridge, Bryan, Clark, Core, Davis, Denny, Erdman, Finch, Gaston, Grizzle, Guthrie, Henderson, Holt, Horn, Howlett, Imlay, Scott, Taylor, Wilson, and Wray.

Lowe ancestors were in Kentucky in early 1800s, probably migrating from North Carolina. Looking for information on Thomas Lowe and Ezra Lowe.

I need information of Zephaniah Bryan, born in 1808 in Butler County, Pennsylvania and died in 1886 in Fayette County, Ohio. I am seeking information on his parents, Thomas and Margaret. (Are they descended from Thomas Bryant?)

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Mary Lowe Ash
2240E 300N
Peru, IN 46970
(765)473-5913



2014 Ash Reunion












Back row , left to right: Joel Way, James Winzer, Betsy Schreiber, Jeff Johnson, Dick Ash, Dick Davidson, Christopher Stuart Ash, Richard Ash, Karl Pasch
Next row: Lynne Way, Penny Winzer, Mary Ash, Marlin Ash, Gayle Davidson, Gary Ash, Karen Pasch
Next row: Judy Winzer, Sheree Winzer, Gary Humble, Beth Johnson, Sheryl Lockwood, Jessica and Clayton Ash
Front row: Jessica Johnson,, Amber Ash, Collin Humble

THE 2014 "BIG" ASH REUNION WAS HELD IN NEAR MINNEAPOLIS, MN JULY 4-6, 2014. WE WERE WELCOMED BY GARY AND SHERYL LOCKWOOD ASH WITH A LOVELY RECEPTION AT THEIR HOUSE THE EVENING OF THE 4TH.  ON SATURDAY WE MET AT A COMMUNITY CENTER FOR A DAY OF SHARING GENEALOGY INFORMATION AND HOW WE ARE ALL RELATED TO EACH OTHER.  (GARY IS DICK ASH'S 5TH COUSIN, ONCE REMOVED!)  MARLIN ASH EXPLAINED HOW THESE "BIG" REUNIONS BEGAN IN 1999 AND HAVE BEEN HELD EVERY THREE YEARS.  MARY ASH TALKED ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OUR ANCESTORS LIVED IN DURING THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS AND HER EXPERIENCE VISITING ABRAHAM ASH'S GRAVE IN BEDFORD, PA.  OTHER SPEAKERS WERE BETSY SCHREIBER, GAYLE DAVIDSON, JIM WINZER, LYNN WAY, GARY ASH, AND KAREN PASCH.  WE SHARED LUNCH AND DINNER THERE.  BETSY SCHREIBER VOLUNTEERED TO HOST THE NEXT REUNION IN 2 YEARS (2016) IN ENCINITAS, CA, NEAR SAN DIEGO.

MANY PEOPLE LEFT EARLY SUNDAY, WHILE A FEW ENJOYED BREAKFAST TOGETHER.

THE FIRST MEETING OF ASH RESEARCHERS AND FAMILY WAS IN 1999 IN PERU, IN;  IN 2002 THE GROUP MET IN SANTA FE, NM; IN 2005 WE MET IN ARLINGTON, VA., AND PERU AGAIN IN 2008.  THEY WERE IN KAUAI IN 2011 AND MINNEAPOLIS IN 2014.

MARY'S REPORT OF FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR PERIOD
ADDITIONAL NOTES NOT PRESENTED

THUMBNAIL PHOTOS FROM 2014 REUNION (click on photo to enlarge)















All Reports are in Adobe pdf format.  If you do not have Adobe Reader installed, you can get a free download at www.adobe.com


Jim Winzer and Betsy Schreiber
Karen and Karl Pasch and Dick Davidson
Beth, Marlin, Jessica, Amber Ash with Joel Way
Milton Ash and Jeff Johnson
Gayle Davidson, Jim Winzer, Karen Pasch
Dick Ash, Dick Davidson
Beth Johnson, Gary Ash, Gary Humble, Colin Humble
Marlin Ash, Lynn Way
Genealogy Reports
Click on the titles below to view genealogy reports.  An index of individuals is at the end of each report. The following reports are my major genealogy works.  On the following page are genealogy reports of some of the maternal lines of our families.
                                                                                    (Click on photos for full-sized image.)

Descendants of Wilhelm Esch/Ash     (pdf)
(Updated January 22, 2013)

Wilhelm Esch was the great-grandfather of our immigrant
ancestor, Johan Henrich Esch who was born  October 27, 1730
in Blessenbach, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen, Germany;  Henry
Ash's father was Johan Heinrich Mathias Esch, and his
mother, Anna Maria Kroh.  Henry Ash had other siblings
who settled in America.  Two brothers, Adam Esch/Ash and Johan
Wilhelm William Esch/Ash are the better known.  Adam settled in
Virginia and William in New York.  For more details on Adam's
descendants, go to http://www.bassett.net/gendata-o/index.htm



Descendants of John Holt/Holte   (pdf)
Although I have not proven that John Holt, and
subsequently, his son, Robert Holt are the parents
of our immigrant ancestors Richard Holt and Margaret
Plunkett.  Holts were in Old Rappahannock
County, VA and St. Mary's, MD in the early 1600s.
If we are related to Robert in St. Mary's, he certain-
ly has a colorful history recorded in the Maryland
Archives.



Descendants of John Hugh Wilson    
(pdf)
Early settlers of Londonderry comprised many who
remained but a short time and moved on to new
plantations.  In July and August, 1718, from five to
seven hundred Protestant immigrants from Ireland
entered the Port of Boston.  Several followers of the
Rev. Mr. McGregor set out early in autumn for
Andover where they spent the winter. In 1719 there
were seventy families at Nutfield, Mass. though not
all of Scotch-Irish connection.  Wilsons that were on
this list included BENJAMIN WILLSON, ELIZABETH
WILLSON, MARY WILLSON, THOMAS WILLSON,
WILLIAM WILLSON, JAMES WILSON and
ROBERT WILSON.  The immigrants were given a
10 mile square tract of land for a town of their own.





Descendants of Thomas Lowe  
(pdf)
(Updated December 1, 2011)
Ezra Morrison Lowe (1806-1885) and Sarah Oliver
moved from Kentucky to Vigo County, IN.  It is be-
lieved his father was Thomas M. Lowe (abt. 1775-
1848) and Elizabeth Betsy Mason.  It is believed that
Thomas moved to Kentucky from North Carolina.
More Lowe ancestor photos at
http://www.photoshow.com/watch/Bp4jX2pc
To see all the ancestors of Kenneth R. Lowe, b. 1912, click the
following to see Mott, Fleming, Hazen, Baker, Dean and more
names in pdf.


 Ancestors of Kenneth R. Lowe
(Updated January 22, 2013)






Ancestors of Ruth Lucile Bryan   (pdf)
Our oldest proven Bryan relative was Zephaniah
Bryan, 1752-1838, and Elizabeth DeVorce of
Maryland and Pennsylvania. He was a revolutionary
soldier, and helped defend Fort Moultrie from the
attack of the British at Charleston, S.C.
(Updated January 22, 2013)




Descendants of David Wickline  (pdf)





Abraham Ash
Abraham Ash, 1801-1877
Thomas J. Holt 1864-1908
Mary Elizabeth Prose 1863-1937
Isaac Crothers Wilson 1820-1902
Sons of Ezra Lowe
Sons of Ezra Lowe and Sarah Oliver: William (1834-1919), Isaac, Joseph
Zephaniah Bryan, 1808-1886
Family Photos

ASH
Hannah Logue Ash (1819-1904)
Hannah was the second wife of Abraham Ash.  She died in Barton County, Missouri.

Abraham Ash (Jr.) (1801-1874)
Grandson of Henry Esch/Ash, Abraham and Hannah lived in Miami County Indiana
until from 1852 to 1869, when they moved to Missouri.

Grave of Abraham Ash (Jr.) (1801-1874)
Abraham was a grandson of Henry Esch/Ash.  He is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery,
Dade County, Missouri.

Grave of Catherine Coontz Ash, b. 1784
Catherine was the second wife of Abraham (Sr.).  Their graves are in Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

Grave of Abraham Ash (Sr.) 1763-1833
Abraham, his second wife, Catherine Coontz, and their daughter, Eliza, are buried in this small plot.

Flora Altheo Ash Wickerham 1911-2008 Obituary
  Photo
Daughter of William James Ash, great-grandaughter of Abraham Ash, Jr.

Allie Wilson Ash 1921-2010 Obituary
  Photo
Son of Harry Hubert Ash, who was a great-grandson of Abraham Ash, Jr.

Milton (Dick) and Mary Ash, Peru, Indiana
Dick is a fourth great-grandson of Henry Esch/Ash.

Jason and Amy Ash Snyder
Amy is daughter of Mary and Dick.

Zachary Ash Snyder and sister, Ava Elise Snyder
Grandchildren of Dick and Mary Ash, 2009.

More Ash Photos


LOWE
Sons of Ezra Morrison Lowe (1806-1885) and Sarah Oliver
William Morrison Lowe (1834-1919), Isaac Oliver Lowe (1839-1918), and Joseph W. Lowe (1849-1821)

Sarah Oliver Lowe (1814-1891) daughter of Isaac Oliver and Sarah Fagg, wife of Ezra.

William Morrison Lowe and Sarah Ann Dean (1837-1917)

Ennis (N.S.) Lowe 1870-1952, and children Lawrence, Ova, and Goldie, in Terre Haute, Indiana

Lawrence Odel Lowe (1895-1959) and Dorothy Cecil Mott (1803-1967)

Kenneth Raymond Lowe (1912-2001), son of Lawrence and Dorothy Mott Lowe

Kenneth Lowe, father Lawrence, and brother Oakley Lowe