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Martha Frances "Mattie" Sheridan Ashworth
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1861
Alamance County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1935
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA

Daughter of James Madison Sheridan and Affia Haseltine Stone.

Sister of Mary Ellen, Cornelia Rachel, and Elizabeth Della Sheridan.

Mattie's Father, James M. Sheridan was killed in the Battle of Bristoe Station, VA on Oct 14, 1863. Her Mother, Affia Haseltine Stone died the following year in 1864. Mattie was only 3 years old when her Mother died leaving all four children orphaned. After Affia died, her four daughters were split up among relatives and friends and never lived together again.

Mattie went to live with her Aunt Ann Helen Stone (Affia's sister) who was married to Manley Coble. Helen and Manley raised Mattie along with their own children. They lived in Randolph County, NC near Asheboro.

Mattie married William Russell Ashworth (b.June 16, 1845, d.Dec 17, 1928), son of Joel and Elizabeth Woolever Ashworth, on October 3rd 1880 at the home of Manley and Ann Helen Coble in Randolph County NC.

Mattie and William lived at Evergreen Farm on Taylor's Creek in Randolph County NC until their deaths.

They had 10 children. In order of birth, they are:
1) Elizabeth Helen "Bessie", b.Oct 21, 1881, d.June 19, 1945 in Richmond VA. Married Julian Currie Bosher.

2) Rachel Cornelia, b.Feb 1884, d.?

3) Joel Adison, b.Nov 20, 1886, d.Oct 12, 1971 in Randolph County, NC. Married Swannie Aleene Spoon.

4) Viola May, b.Jan 18, 1889, d.May 20, 1959 in Randolph County, NC. Married Albert Sidney Mason.

5) William Manley, b.Dec 22,1890, d.Oct 13, 1973 in Randolph County, NC. Never Married.

6) Annettie Agnes, b.Dec 5, 1892, d.Dec 31, 1959 in Randolph County, NC. Married Joseph H. Betts.

7) Orlando Osborne, b.Aug 2, 1895, d.Jul 5, 1945 in Richmond, VA. Married Mary Wells Knight.

8) Cora Edna, b.Apr 16, 1898, d.Apr 19, 1954 in Randolph County, NC. Married John P. Bishop.

9) Martha Virginia, b.Jun 29, 1901, d.Jun 21, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. Married Walter Daniel Hessert.

10) Thelma Grace, b.Jul 9, 1904, d.Oct 31, 1974 in Fulton County, GA. Married Albert W. Rose.

Wm Russell Ashworth was married previously and had two children by his first marriage to Perlina Elmira Brookshire; daughter of Enoch and Rebecca Brookshire. They were married on Feb 10, 1867. Their marriage ended in divorce. Their two children were:
1) Walter Clark Ashworth, b. Sept 7, 1868, d. unknown
2) William Penn Ashworth, b.Nov 4, 1870, d.Nov 12, 1872, aged 2 yrs and 8 days.
Family links: 
  James Madison Sheridan (1829 - 1863)
  Affia Haseltine Stone Sheridan (1836 - 1864)
  William Russell Ashworth (1846 - 1928)
  Joel Adison Ashworth (1887 - 1971)*
  William Manley Ashworth (1890 - 1973)*
  Mary Ellen Sheridan Phillips (1856 - 1928)*
  Cornelia Rachel Sheridan Hoover (1858 - 1954)*
  Elizabeth Della Sheridan Ellis (1859 - 1938)*
  Martha Frances Sheridan Ashworth (1861 - 1935)
*Calculated relationship
Hopewell Friends Meeting Cemetery
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Patricia
Originally Created by: Polly Fry Hagerman
Record added: Mar 17, 2012
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Martha Frances Mattie <i>Sheridan</i> Ashworth
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Martha Frances Mattie <i>Sheridan</i> Ashworth
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