Joseph Forsythe Ashmore , 1832–1916 (aged 84 years)
- Joseph Forsythe /Ashmore/
- Given names
- Joseph Forsythe
Father Name: W. L. Ashmore Father Birth Place: Virginia Mother Name: Elizabeth Forsythe Mother Birth Place: Kentucky
Joseph was married three times. His first marriage was to Lucinda Catherine Ray; the couple married in Coles County, Illinois, May 6, 1854. His second marriage occurred on December 26, 1867 when he and Sarah A. Burton married in Edgar County; Sarah was the former Sarah Ann Tinsley. She had previously married Albert Burton on December 26, 1860; they also married in Edgar County. She was a mother of three children at the time of her marriage to Joseph. According to the 1870 census those children were: a son with an unnamed name, William (who later appeared to have taken the surname Ashmore, and Manfred. Then on September 25, 1879, Joseph and Amanda Lovell were married in Edgar County, Illinois. A fourth marriage, which was to Mollie/Nellie Shoots occurred on October 4, 1877. The marriage is listed in the "Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900," to Joseph Ashmore, but no census records show that Joseph and Mollie/Nellie were enumerated together. It may be that Miss Shoots died prior to 1880 and therefore was not enumerated with her husband.
With Lucinda he had at least three children: Minerva J., Almida, and Mary. The girls were most likely born in Coles County.
Sources: "Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 about Joseph F. Ashmore" and "Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900 about Joseph F. Ashmore"