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John Newton Ashton (1784–1855)


Ashton and Bushrod Washington exchanged letters regarding the estate of George Washington.


John Newton Ashton, whose father was a son-in-law of Augustine Washington (George Washington’s half-brother) was born on 7 May 1784 at Chestnut Hill, in King George County, Virginia. He married Louisa Ann Ashton (17951825) in 1811; they would have five children. Ashton had four children with second wife Ann Maria Ashton (18101840), whom he wed in 1830.


"Ashton Family," The William and Mary Quarterly, Volume 7, Number 3 (January 1899), 17478.

 Norman S. Fitzhugh, "Descent of Charles Ashton Eldest Son of Captain John Ashton," The William and Mary Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 2 (April 1934), 15661.

A Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, from the Thirtieth September, 1841, to the Thirtieth September, 1843 (Washington, D.C.: J. and G.S. Gideon, Printers, 1843), 29.

John N. Ashton in Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, 18121815, Microfilm Series M602, National Archives and Records Administration, Reel 6 (Fold3).

Southern Weekly Post (Raleigh, NC), 1 September 1855, page 3, column 4 (

John Newton Ashton in Pickard Family Tree (

John Newton Ashton at Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.

John Newton Ashton at Find a Grave.

John Newton Ashton at FamilySearch.