Biography of Joel G. Ashley
Lake County, CA Biographies





ASHLEY, JOEL G. Was born in Pennsylvania August 2, 1831. When he was six years of age he, with his grandfather, moved to Wisconsin, where thirteen years were spent. While here he leaned the carpenter's trade. In 1850 he came to California, and spent about four years in the mines; then engaged in butchering, which he followed at different places until 1860. He then went to the Humboldt Mines in Nevada, where mining was followed for about two years. We next find Mr. Ashley engaged in butchering in Folsom, Sacramento County, for about one year. He then engaged in carpentering at Colfax, Placer County, until 1869, when he came to Lake County. After residing on rented farms for about four years, he settled on his present place, consisting of one hundred and seventy eight acres, located about seven and one half miles south of Lower Lake. Here he is engaged in farming and wool growing. Mr. Ashley married January 1, 1860, Miss Catherine S. Whiteside, a native of Illinois. They have four living children: William I., Alice M., Charles R., and Ida M., and have lost one, David B.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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