Discover your family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

Start Now

Biography of Henry Tulley Ashford

Henry T. Ashford has had much to do with Kansas newspaper life during the last quarter of a century. He is now editor and proprietor of the Elsmore Leader, which he founded. His name is also familiar in republican party circles in this section of the state, and whatever he undertakes he does with the fullness of enthusiasm which gets results and begets confidence in his ability. He represents a family of Kentuckians, though his people have lived in Kansas since pioneer times. His grandfather, of Irish-English stock, went at an early day into Kentucky and died near Bowling Green in that state. He married Elizabeth Pocahontas, said to have been of the same ancestral stock as the famous Pocahontas of early colonial Virginia. Henry Tulley Ashford was born in Logan County, Kentucky, August 23, 1874. His father, Thomas H. Ashford, who was an only surviving son, was born near Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1838. He grew up in that community, was married in Logan County, Keutucky, and had spent his active career as a farmer, and was also agent for the Singer Sewing Machine a number of years. He first knew Kansas when it was almost an unexplored district. He came out in 1850 and sojourned for several years in the home of a cousin on the Pottawatomie Indian Reservation. He then returned to Kentucky, but in 1879 came to Kansas again, ran a meat market for two years at Salina, and then went back to Logan County, Kentucky, to his farm. In 1883 he returned to Kansas, this time locating at St. Paul, where he followed the...

Pin It on Pinterest