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
Peru, IN 46970
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.
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.)
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
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 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)