Ashley, Jacob Mills (1816-1898)

Family

Jacob was born on 7 September 1816 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to parents Jacob, a sailor, and Elizabeth. He was baptised on 11 September 1816 at St Nicholas, Yarmouth.

Jacob married Hannah Herod (1822-1888) in the summer of 1843 in the Spalding Registration District, Lincolnshire. Census returns identify eight children.

  • George Herod (1844-1877
  • Alfred Herod (b1846) – a wharfinger (1880)
  • Hephzibah Herod (1848-1944) – a schoolteacher; married Carl LaGrange Rood
  • Edwin Herod (1850-1936) – a lawyer (1900)
  • Walter Herod (1852-1942) – a clergyman (1900)
  • Herbert Herod (1854-1917) – a liveryman (1900)
  • Phoebe Jane (1859-1930) – married Frank Howard Clark
  • Laura Elizabeth (1862-1927) – married Richard Glaister in 1884

Hannah and children arrived in USA in February 1857.

The US 1860 census, finds Jacob as a Protestant Minister in Milton, Saratoga, New York. He died on 9 July 1898 at Ithaca, Gratiot, Michigan, USA.

Circuits

  • 1840 Donington
  • 1842 Fulbeck
  • 1843 Lincoln
  • 1844 Belper
  • 1845 Winster
  • 1846 Kniveton
  • 1847 Hull
  • 1848 Barton on Humber
  • 1850 Market Rasen
  • 1852 Donoughmore
  • 1853 Donoughmore & Portadown
  • 1854 Lisburn
  • 1855 disappears

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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