From "History of Ashtabula County" by Large, 1924, Page 1071-1072
S.L. Ashley, progressive farmer and stockman of Morgan twp. and the owner of 325 acres of well improved land, is a native of Ashtabula Co. He was born in Richmond Twp., Feb 16, 1852 and is a son of Elkanah and Sarah Ashley.
Elkanah Ashley was born in Richmond Twp., and was a leading farmer of Ashtabula Co., during his life. There were three children born to Mr. and Mrs. Ashley; Elkanah Uezell, Sarah L., and S.L., the subject of this sketch.
S.L. Ashley was reared on his father's farm and attended the district schools of Richmond Twp. He has lived on his present farm in Morgan Twp. (Forman Rd) for 27 years. He is well known throughout the county as a dairy farmer and is breeder of registered stock exclusively.
On June 6, 1874, Mr. Ashley was married to Miss Sarah French, who was born in PA. To this union 6 children were born as follows;
Solomon B., b. Aug 12, 1876 lives in Kingsville, Ohio;
Maude Park, born July 23, 1879 lives at Ashtabula and has 6 children, Ora, Ward, Hubert, Kenneth, Lawrence, Paul
Claude Bliss b. Oct 15 1883 lives in Morgan twp. and has 6 children; Lloyd, George, Zae, Berdette, Walter, Elva
Floyd b. Dec 18, 1895 lives at home and has 4 children Miriam, Lucille, Robert, Solomon
Florence b. Dec. 18, 1895 married Mr. Roth and have 2 children, Louise and Donald;
one child died in infancy
In politics Mr. Ashley is identified with the Republican Party. He is an excellent citizen and is widely known in Ashtabula, Co.