Bill Ashley II
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Bill Ashley II

Bill V. Ashley II
Born 1920s.
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)], and
Died 2000s.
Profile last modified | Created 15 Mar 2015
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Date and Place of Birth

William ("Bill") Vernon Ashley II was the son of Daniel W. Ashley and Lillian Keith Ashley.[1][2][3] He was born on August 23, 1923 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.[1][4]

First Marriage and Children

Bill married Julianna ("Julie") McClinton in December 1950. Bill and Julie had the following children:

  1. Catharine Rule Ashley, b. December 18, 1952 in Stamford, Connecticut[citation needed]
  2. Chase Whitcher Ashley, b. November 16, 1956 in Stamford, Connecticut[citation needed]

Bill and Julie were divorced on May 9, 1969.[5][6] Bill had requested the divorce;[citation needed] however, the divorce was granted to Julie on the basis of cruelty,[5] since that was one of the few reasons for which divorces were allowed at the time in Connecticut.[citation needed]

Second Marriage and Children

Bill married Diane DeVries on _______ in _________. Bill and Diane had the following child:

  1. Matthew David DeVries Ashley, b. January 5, 1986 in New York City[citation needed]

Death; Burial

Bill died in Pinecrest[citation needed] Miami-Dade, Florida on August 28, 2009.[7] He was cremated and his ashes were buried at Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA near the gravestones of his parents and other Ashley ancestors.[citation needed]

DNA Confirmed

William Ashley's paternal line back to Thomas Ashley and his parentage of son Chase Ashley are DNA confirmed because Chase Ashley and Richard Byron Ashley match on 62 out of 67 markers (see Family Tree Ashley DNA Project results for kits 464788 and 72529, YSearch IDs NYGKJ and RNPYZ), which confirms their direct paternal lines back to their most recent common male ancestor, Thomas Ashley.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Brasil, São Paulo, Cartões de Imigração, 1902-1980," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 March 2018), William Vernon Ashley, 1976; citing Immigration, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, certificate , registration , Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Public Archives), Brazil.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 6 March 2020), William V Ashley in household of Daniel W Ashley, Darien Town, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-30, sheet 9A, line 7, family 179, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 494.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 9 April 2020), William V Ashley in household of Daniel L Ashley, New Trier, Cook, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 2222, sheet 23A, line 23, family 318, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 503; FHL microfilm 2,340,238.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Connecticut, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 13. Link to record at
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 “Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968-1997.” Database. Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut. Archive Collection Number: DR09368.Link to record at
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968-1997", database, FamilySearch ( : 8 April 2020), Willi V Ashley and Juli, 1969.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File. Link to record at

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Bill by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Chase Ashley Find Relationship : Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #464788 + Y-Chromosome Test 75 markers, haplogroup R-S588
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