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Jennie Lee "Bessie" Selby Ashley
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Birth: Dec. 14, 1881
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1972
Baytown
Harris County
Texas, USA

Jennie Lee "Bessie" SELBY was the 5th of 7 children born to John James SELBY and his 1st wife Sophia Weatherford HOLLOWAY. When she was about 4 yrs old her mom died and in 1886 her dad married Martha Ann BROCK, who had 5 more children. Bess said she worked like their 2nd mother and she cared for many Elias BROCK children too.

Martha's older sister, Mary Elizabeth BROCK, dau of Elias Franklin BROCK, married George W. ASHLEY in 1883. George was the son of James Robert & Minerva BARFIELD and had a younger brother William Amato Fletcher ASHLEY, b 1874. When Will was 23, and Bessie was sweet 16, they married on 5/Jun/1898 in Falls County, TX and had 5 children. They eventually joined the rest of the family in the Pelly-Baytown, TX area where Will also worked for Humble Oil.

Their children were Ernest Preston Roland ASHLEY (1899-1971); Lola James [MILLER] (1903-1973); Fanny Lee [CATES] (1906-1991); Minnie Mae [NUNEZ] [SIMS](1908-1996) and Georgie Minerva [HEMMENWAY] (1911-1939)
 
 
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 Spouse:
  William Amto Fletcher Ashley (1874 - 1939)
 
 Children:
  Ernest Preston Roland Ashley (1899 - 1971)*
  Georgia Minerva Ashley Hemmenway (1911 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hill of Rest Cemetery
Baytown
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: 496
 
Maintained by: Jackie Ashley Pace
Originally Created by: Al Howell
Record added: Jul 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54491238
Jennie Lee Bessie <i>Selby</i> Ashley
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Jennie Lee Bessie <i>Selby</i> Ashley
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