Ashley, Jonathan Jr.

title
Rev.
first name
Jonathan Jr.
last name
Ashley
gender
male
birth, death year
1712, --
role
enslaver
race
white
location(s)
Deerfield, MA  

Bio

lived in Deerfield, MA; son of Jonathan and Abigail; attended Yale College; minister in Deerfield by 1732; cousin of Jonathan Edwards but opposed to his views; Edwards described Ashley as "a young gentleman of liberal education and notable abilities; a fluent speaker; a man of lax principles in religion, falling in, in some essential things, with the Armenians, and is very bold and open in it." George Sheldon, author of the "History of Deerfield", remarks that Ashley was not a popular minister; justice of the peace 1770; a tory

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