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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

2. LOCATION:  Southeast of Culpeper Court House 5.5 miles, or .2 mile south of Stevensburg, Virginia on Route #663, west side

3. DATE:  1834

4. OWNER:  Mr. John A. Covington, Stevensburg, Virginia

5.  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.

6. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE:  The inscriptions are as follows:

Marriages

Alfred L. ASHBY and Mary E. JONES,
were married on the 4th of July 1833

Dr. J. Woodville ASHBY and Sue E. WHARTON
were married on the 18th November 1858

T. Rossen COVINGTON and M. J. ASHBY
were married on the 4th of November 1868
at "Rose Hill" by Rev. E. A. Pritchet

J. Woodville ASHBY and Annie BRUBAKER
were married October 31st 1872

T. R. COVINGTON and Mary V. ALEXANDER
were married November 12, 1904 in Christ Church,
Alexandria, Virginia, by Rev. William J. Morton

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

A. 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"

Irine Thompson COVINGTON, daughter of T. R. and M. J. C.
was born Sunday 2:30 P.M. January 30th 1887 at "Rose Hill"

John W. JONES was born on the 27th of March 1788

Jane JONES, his wife was born on the 11th of May 1794

Mary E. JONES, daughter of John and Jane JONES
was born on the 5th July 1815

Woodville JONES was born on the 1st September 1816

Mary E. COVINGTON daughter of T. R. and M. J. COVINGTON
was born September 6th 1869, Monday 6 A. M.

Mary Eleanor COVINGTON, daughter of T. R. and M. J. COVINGTON
was Baptized February 25th 1872

Walter Gregory COVINGTON, daughter of T. R. and M. J. COVINGTON
was born at "Rose Hill" November 7th at 5 A. M. 1872

A. L. Ashby COVINGTON, son of T. R. and M. J. C.
was born Thursday 1:30 P.M. October 5th 1876 at "Rose Hill"

Alfred L. ASHBY was born on the 27th of April 1811

Mary E. ASHBY, daughter of John and Jane JONES
was born on the 5th of July 1815

John W. ASHBY, son of Alfred L. and Mary E. ASHBY,
was born on the 4th of July 1837

William T. ASHBY was born on the 28th December 1839

Mary Jane ASHBY was born on the 9th of October 1842

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.

Thomas Rosser COVINGTON, son of Walter Gregory and Lucy Evelin COVINGTON
was born at "Dragons Hill" Friday October 18th 1845 (Essex County, Virginia)

Sue Eleanor ASHBY, daughter of Dr. J. Woodvile and Sue E. ASHBY
was born August 17, 1860

Mary Woodville ASHBY, daughter of Dr. J.W. and S.E. ASHBY
was born October 9, 1862

Woodville ASHBY, son of Dr. J. W. and S.E. ASHBY
was born October 1, 1864

Bessie ASHBY, daughter of J.W. and Annie B. ASHBY
was born October 12, 1873

Maude ASHBY, daughter of John W. and Annie B. ASHBY
was born February 25, 1876

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

Ann CAMP died December 8th 1870 (Note: Ann CAMP was a Pierce, and related to President Pierce)

Woodville JONES died Friday April 26, 1872

Jane JONES died January 21st 1879

L.E. COVINGTON died April 15, 1874

Mary J. COVINGTON died March 16, 1904

T.R. COVINGTON died February 29, 1912

Mary Eleanor ASHBY died on the 14th October 1842

Alfred L. ASHBY died on the 21st of July 1871

Sue E. ASHBY, wife of J. Woodville ASHBY died August 1865

Annie B. ASHBY, wife of J. Woodville ASHBY died June 5, 1878

J. Woodville ASHBY died in Gainsville, Florida, May 14, 1892

Mary Woodville ASHBY died May 14th 1863

Little Woodville ASHBY died February 15, 1865

7. ART:

8. SOURCES OF INFORMATION:  The Bible itself.


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