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Fort Ashby in the Youghiogheny Glades page 9

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daughters and four sons. William Williams, born in the fort in the year of 1783, is said to have been the first native white child of the Youghiogheny Glades country. When the elder Ashby made his will in 1803 he provided for his wife and left to his ten children lands aggregating 1,285 acres, mostly located across the line in West Virginia.

One of the earliest taverns along the state road from Westernport to Morgantown was kept by Nathan Ashby, an officer in the War of 1812, another son of the pioneer. This tavern was located on Snowy Creek, where now stands Hopemont Sanitarium. In 1845 William Wil-


Rev. J. C. Breuninger

Left to right: Helen M. Thayer Ashby (1824-1913), William Wilson Ashby (1809-1902). Peter T. Breuninger knew him well, and visited with him frequently in his big brick residence near Crellin, Maryland. William and Thomas were twins. They were sons of William Walton Ashby. William Wilson and Helen M. Thayer Ashby are buried in the Ashby cemetery at Crellin. Courtesy Mr. and Mrs. Iret Ashby, Crellin, Md.

Summer 1963

Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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