• St. George Pioneer


Mary Virginia Garr Ashby was born 27 June 1840 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, United States to Fielding Garr (1794-1855) and Paulina Turner (1805-1844) and died 26 April 1886 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Nathaniel Ashby (1835-1882) 22 February 1858 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

St. George Pioneers of 1861-62

This person is listed on the Encampment Mall Memorial - a list of over 300 LDS Pioneer Families that helped to settle St. George, Utah in 1861. They were part of the "Dixie Cotton Mission" called by President Brigham Young to raise cotton and other southern crops in the warmer climate of Washington County, Utah.


Offspring of Nathaniel Ashby, Jr. and Mary Virginia Garr (1840-1886)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Virginia Ashby (1859-1899)
Nathaniel Ashby (1861-1863)
Benjamin Franklin Ashby (1863-1890)
George William Ashby (1865-1934)
Louisa Adeline Ashby (1868-1950)
Bryant Hammond Ashby (1871-1950)
Charlotte Marie Ashby (1873-1905)
Robert Turner Ashby (1876-1930) 23 January 1876 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States 14 December 1930 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States Emma Brooks (1875-1939)
Zina Ashby (1879-1937)
Paulina Ashby (1881-1881)



See Also

  • Mary Garr
  • Garr in Wayne County, Indiana
  • Garr in Washington County, Utah

Footnotes (including sources)