Charles Ashby Entsminger, born: 1 Mar 1885; Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge Co. VA; died: 4 Jan 1952; Shenandoah County Hospital, Woodstock, VA; buried: Riverview Cem., Strasburg, VA;
Ashby, married: 13 Aug 1908; Lexington, Rockbridge Co. VA; by Rev. William S. Hammond (M.E. Minister); Celia Agnes Smith, born: 6 Apr 1891; Jack Town, Rockbridge Co. VA; died: around 1911; Rockbridge Co. VA; probably of complications from childbirth; I believe it is possible that Celia died while giving birth to Nettie. This may be part of the reason Ashby's 2nd marriage was only about five months after Nettie's birth. Being that Ashby is listed as a 'widower' in the record of his 2nd marriage proves that Celia was dead by that time.
These are the webmaster's ancestors.
Celia's birth on county registry, mother's maiden name Rachel Smith, father unknown.
Marriage record on Reel 86: "ENTSMINGER, CHARLES ASHBY 23 years, single, white, born in Rockbridge, farmer, parents David H. & Nancy Ann, m. 13 Aug 1908 by Rev. Wm. S. Hammond (M.E. Minister) in Lexington to Celia Agnes SMITH 17 years, single, parents Rachel Smith"
Ashby, married 2nd: 19 Oct 1911; Lexington, Rockbridge Co. VA; with Charles Manly (Baptist Minister) officiating; Mary Belle Agnor, born: 26 Dec 1876; possibly Rockbridge Co. VA; died: 27 Feb 1947; buried: Riverview Cem., Strasburg, VA; She was listed as 'single' and he was listed as 'widower' and 'a farmer' in the marriage record. Believe her tombstone has the wrong year and possibly she was actually born in 1886. Will check for more info. on this.
Marriage record on Reel 86: "ENTSMINGER, CHARLES ASHBY 26 years, widower, white, born in Rockbridge, farmer, parents D.H. & Nancy Ann, m. 19 Oct 1911 by Charles Manly (Baptist Minister) in Lexington to Mary Bell AGNOR 24 years, single, parents S.T. & Nelia F. Agnor".
Also, their ages were given as '26' for Ashby and '24' for Mary Belle. Could there be an error on the tombstone or was the wrong age given for Mary Belle? Her birthdate comes from her tombstone inscription. Ashby & Mary Belle along with his daughter Nettie were listed as being members of Strasburg Christian Church with a year of admission being 1922 for all three. Also listed were David H. admitted 1927 and Mrs. David H. with year left blank. Probably Ashby's parents.
Source info: Carson Jenkins; Nancy Ritter; Ashby Entsminger's obituary; Ken Morris; Riverview Cem., grave inscriptions; Rockbridge County, VA- Agnor/ Agner/Egner Marriages; Members Strasburg Christian Church, Past and Present, 1856-1950s;