HARDIN ASHLEY, deceased, was born March 20, 1836, in Grayson County, Ky., and is a son of Carey and Matilda (Bratcher) Ashley. In September, 1859, he married Eliza, daughter of Jonathan and Mahala A. (Roach) Hoover, and moved to the farm where his widow now resides. He left an estate of 234 acres, divided in two highly improved farms, of which the widow has complete ownership. His death occurred June 13, 1884. He was the father of eleven children, viz.: Mahala Ann (wife of J. H. Ambrose), Matilda L., Elmore, Morgan, Elizabeth, Octavia, James Scott, Owen, Cordelia, Soporo and Hardin.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895