Charles Henry Ashton,son of Mary and Charles Henry Ashton, Sr, died of heart disease in Falls Church, Virginia, on January 17,1907, at the home of a daughterMrs.Barksdale.
He married his wife, Ida B., on December 7, 1869 in Fauquier County,The Plains. He enlisted at Mathis Point, King George,Virginia, on June 13,1861 and served with Company C, 9th Virginia Cavalry. After the war, he was a judge for twelve years 1886-1898 and former member of the Virginia Legislature 1877-78 and took a part in framing the old funding bill. He was several times a candidate for Congress before nominating conventions of the 8th district.
His obituary says he was buried at his home,”Waveland”, in King George so I guess he was moved to Arlington at a later date.
He was educated at Hanover Academy and later studied law under Honorable J. Randolph Tucker and was admitted to the bar in 1868. Aat the time of his death he was Chairman of the Democratic Party of King George County.
His wife was born in Fauquier county in 1845 and died December 19,1940, in Middleburg at the home of a daughter, Mrs. S. Preston Luck. She was the mother of Alice, Shirley Sylvester Ashton ,Randolph Tucker Ashton and
Charles Henry Ashton, Mrs.Barksdale died before her mother.
Charles H. Aston was born on 15 March 1843 in Fairfax, Virginia. Ida Ashton was born in 1848 in Virginia. During the 1880 United States Census they resided at Shiloh, King George County Airginia, Virginia, with their daughter, Alice B. Ashton, age 9, their son C. Henry Ashton, age 6, their son, Randolph T. Ashton, age 9, their son Unknown Ashton, age 3 months, and M. R. Hossner, female age 16, who was their ward. Charles' occupation was lawyer.
ASHTON, CHARLES H
- PVT C 9TH VA CAV CONFED STATES ARMY
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONF SITE 80-C
ASHTON, IDA D WID OF ASHTON, CHARLES H
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/19/1940
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE SITE 80-C
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