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Ashley, Oliver, 1743-1818



  • Existence: 1743 - 1818

Oliver Ashley was one of the son of one of the proprietors of the town of Claremont, and one of the early settlers. He was Captain of the Claremont company at Bennington, and established Ashley's Ferry in 1784.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin A. Bellows letter

Mss 780129
Identifier: Mss 780129
Scope and Contents Letter from Benjamin A. Bellows to Captain Oliver Ashley of Claremontm, NH, giving him orders to impress any arms that the owners do not equip themselves that are within Claremont.

Benjamin Bellows Jr. letter

Mss 777305.1
Identifier: Mss 777305.1
Scope and Contents Two-page letter from Benjamin Bellows Jr. to Oliver Ashley in Claremont, New Hampshire informing him that the Committee of Safety has requested him to send militia to Ticonderoga. Bellows asks Ashley yo raise as many as possible in his district and send the to No. 4. If Ashley cannot get men to enlist for three years, take some for eight months if the town will provide substitutes.

Benjamin Bellows letter

Mss 776518
Identifier: Mss 776518

Benjamin Bellows letter

Mss 777421
Identifier: Mss 777421
Scope and Contents Letter from Colonel Benjamin Bellows in Walpole, New Hampshire, to Captain Ashley informing him that he is ordered to raise, by draft, one fourth part of the militia under his command, and he therefore orders Ashley to raise one fourth part of the militia in his town and have them fully equipped at Charlestown without loss of time.

Claremont, N.H. Selectmen letter

Mss 788680.1
Identifier: Mss 788680.1
Overview In English.

Col. Benjamin Bellows letter

Mss 780125
Identifier: Mss 780125
Scope and Contents Letter from Col. Benjamin Bellows of Walpole, NH to Captain Oliver Ashley informing him that the enemy are preparing to make a descent on colonial frontiers, writer desires 80 men be equipped with gun, snow shoes, 5 days provisions and 10 alarm men be ready to be commanded by field officer.

Col. Benjamin Bellows letter

Mss 780454
Identifier: Mss 780454
Scope and Contents From Walpole, Col. Benjamin Bellows writes a letter to Capt. Oliver Ashley advising him to equip men ready to march on any emergency and to impress arms in Claremont.

Col. Samuel Hunt order

Mss 778202
Identifier: Mss 778202
Scope and Contents Order from Captain Samuel Hunt of Charlestown, New Hampshire to Captain Ashley to report on number of men in Continental Service under him.

Lt. Col. Sam Hunt orders

Mss 777257.1
Identifier: Mss 777257.1
Scope and Contents Orders from Lt. Col. Sam Hunt to Capt. Ashely for drafting men to fill Charlestown's quota.

Town of Claremont letter

Mss 000192
Identifier: Mss 000192
Overview In English.