Thomas J. Aston1

ID#613, b. 27 April 1844, d. 2 June 1925
Father: Owen J. Aston
Mother: Mary Creighten

Birth date: 27 April 1844
Birth place: Marshall County, Virginia.2

Thomas married Mary Jane Richey, daughter of James Richey and Joanna Whittingham, on 5 November 1868 in Marshall County, West Virginia. T. M. Hughes, a minister, certified that he united them in marriage at the home of the bride's parents.2

On 2 June 1925 at age 81, Thomas died at home (Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia.)1

An obituary was published on 2 June 1925 the Moundsville Journal, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.1 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"THOMAS ASTON
OLD VETERAN ANSWERS LAST TAPS
     Thomas Aston 12th W. Va. Co., answered the last taps this morning at 1:00 o'clock at his home at Glen Easton. Mr. Aston has been ill for some time and his death was not unexpected although it cast a shadow of sadness over the community in which he lived and over his many soldier friends.
     Mr. Aston served in 12th W. Va. Co. C. during the Civil war, and was one of the 63 veterans who organized Elmore Evans Post, No. 77, in Glen Easton. Of that number there are now only three left, S. R. Hanen, George Hubbs and Samuel Harris. When the post grew so small they were received into the J. C. Caldwell Post No. 21.
     He was born and raised in Marshall county and followed farming all his life. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. He is survived by two sons and one daughter - Jess with whom he made his home, William, of Fork Ridge and Mrs. McCleary of Pleasant Valley. He was the last of the family of the late Owen Aston.
     Short funeral services will be held at the home in Glen Easton at 1:00 o'clock Thursday. The body will then be taken to the Pleasant Valley M. E. Church and services will be held there and interment at that place.
     Members of the J. C. Caldwell Post will be in charge of the cemetery
"


[original spelling and punctuation retained]



Following a graveside service, his body was interred in the Pleasant Valley M. E. Church Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, Marshall County, West Virginia.1

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1850Marshall County, VirginiaThomas Aston, male, age 6, born in Va
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)3

Deceased Children of Thomas J. Aston and Mary Jane Richey:

Family Line(s):
Aston Index
Last Edited Date=14 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S478] Marshall County Civil War Soldiers' Obituaries, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, Thomas Aston Obituary, online http://www.lindapages.com/cwar/cwobits.htm
  2. [S731] Marriage License for Thomas Aston and Mary Jane Richey, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130825_00192.jpg.
  3. [S1011] Owen Aston household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 304B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  4. [S777] Infant Aston, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00018.jpg.
  5. [S774] William O. Aston, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1983743_0001338.jpg.
  6. [S890] M. M. Asten, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00019.jpg.
  7. [S891] Myrta D. Asten, Wetzel County Index and Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file _00019.jpg.
  8. [S618] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://www.ancestry.com (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).