Marker Urged for Grave of Bladen Ashby, Pioneer

Veteran of Revoluntionary War and One of County's Early Citizens, Lies Buried at Middleboro --- No Action Ever Taken to Keep Resting Place Marked


In publishing this story the writer has two objects in view. First, in recording some of the interesting facts about this early pioneer of Wayne county; and second, to call attention of citizens to a neglected duty we owe to the memory of this illustrious citizen, the compatriot of George Washington, and General George Rogers Clark in the conquest of Indiana.

He has lain buried in the soil of Wayne county for a century, with the grave all but forgotten and without a marker except a clump of briars. His record as a Revoluntionary soldier is authentic, and honor should still be paid him.

There came to this county within the last year or so inquiries from several persons who claim relationship to Bladen Ashby, who settled in Wayne county in 1812. Investigation ....

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Source: February 28, 1930, Palladium Item

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