1. Asher1 Clugston was born in New Jersey 1801. Asher died September 26, 1865 in Indiana, at 64 years of age.
He married Catharine Rittenhouse January 10, 1829. Catharine was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey May 25, 1811. Catharine was the daughter of Benjamin Rittenhouse and Elizabeth Roberson. In the 1850 census Red Lion Hundred, New Castle, Delaware page 254, Asher (age 48) is recorded with Catherine (age 38), David (age 18), Mary (age 14), Eysiah (age 13), Gertrude (age 12), Asher (age 10), Levina (age 7), Ruth (age 6), Rebecca Smith (age 13), and George Wilson (age 20). Asher is a farmer. He and Catherine and David were born in New Jersey and the others in Delaware.
In the 1860 census Red Lion Hundred, New Castle, Delaware page 233, Asher (age 58) is recorded with Catherine (age 49), Isiah (age 23), Gertrude (age 21), Asher (age 20), Levina (age 18), Ruth (age 16), and Byard (age 4). Asher is a farmer born in NJ.
Asher Clugston and Catharine Rittenhouse had the following children:
2 i. David B2 Clugston was born in New Jersey 1832. He married Margaret Ann McLallen. Margaret was born New York 1838.
3 ii. Mary E Clugston was born Delaware 1835. Mary died 1857 at 22 years of age. She married Thomas McCra. Thomas was born about 1835.
4 iii. Azariah R Clugston was born Delaware 1837. Azariah died 1885 at 48 years of age. He married Sophia S Thompson about 1861. Sophia was born in Pennsylvania 1834.
5 iv. Gertrude J Clugston was born Delaware 1838. She married Thomas S Stradley Delaware, about 1861. Thomas was born Delaware 1837.
6 v. Asher R Clugston was born Delaware 1839. He married Mary A Mattonn. Mary was born in Massachusetts 1841. In the 1870 census Richland Twp, Whitley Co, Indiana page 413, Asher Clugston (age 30), is recorded with Mary (age 28) and Lucia (age 1m). Asher was born in Delaware and is a Dry Good Merchant.
7 vi. Lavina C Clugston was born Delaware 1842. Lavina died 1880 at 38 years of age. She married Henry McLallen about 1865. Henry was born New York 1841.
8 vii. Ruth Anna Clugston was born Delaware 1844. Ruth died 1872 at 28 years of age. She married James M Kerr about 1866. James was born in Medina Co, Ohio 1844.
9 viii. Byard Clugston was born in New Castle, DE 1855.
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