Henry Ashley

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Henry Ashley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1827
Preceded byCharles A. Foote
Succeeded bySelah R. Hobbie
Personal details
BornFebruary 19, 1778 (1778-02-19)
Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire
DiedJanuary 14, 1829 (1829-01-15) (aged 50)
Catskill, Greene County, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyJacksonian
Spouse(s)Susan Haight Van Voorhis Ashley
ChildrenHenry Ashley

George Ashley

Clarence Ashley

Charles Ashley (April 26, 1826, d. November 27, 1826)

Charles Ashley
Professiontanner politician

Henry Ashley (February 19, 1778 – January 14, 1829) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Ashley was born the son of David Ashley in Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He attended the common schools on December 14, 1817 at Catskill, Greene County, New York. Henry's estate was proved on January 29, 1829 at Catskill, Greene County, New York. They had five children, Henry, George, Clarence, Charles (b. April 26, 1826, d. November 27, 1826), and Charles (b. December 19, 1827).[1]


Serving as Town Clerk of Winchester in 1811, Ashley was also a Justice of the Peace in 1817. Afterwards he moved to Catskill and married Susan Haight Van Voorhis there on December 14, 1817. They had five children. He was Chairman of the Catskill Tanners' Association in 1825.

Elected as a Jacksonian to the 19th United States Congress, Ashley was Representative for the eleventh district of New York from March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1827.[2] Afterwards he resumed his tanning business, and was President of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Catskill from 1828 until his death.


Ashley died in Catskill, Greene County, New York on January 14, 1829 (age 50 years, 330 days). He was interred at the Catskill Village Cemetery on Thomson Street.[3]


  1. ^ "Henry Ashley". David K. Conover. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Henry Ashley". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Henry Ashley". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 6 August 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles A. Foote
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Selah R. Hobbie