Friday, June 26, 2015

Friend of Friends Friday: Chloe Ashby

Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, NJ)
12 August 1884


Washington, Aug. 12 -- A colored woman named Chloe Ashby died in this city yesterday, who is said to have been 116 years old.  Her relatives say that she was born in 1768 on the farm of Gen. Henderson in Dumfries, Va., and that she lived as a slave until 1851, when she purchased her freedom.  She was the mother of seven children, two of whom survive her -- sons aged 79 and 71 respectively.

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