Ashton, Jacob (deceased), was for many years a resident of Grundy County, and was born in Delaware County, Pa., in 1829, but he came to Grundy County in 1851, and for three years thereafter carried on farming in Nettle Creek Township. He then went to Wauponsee Township and there rounded out his life, dying February 27, 1897. He married Rachel Hager, and they had three children, namely: William Ashton, John A. Ashton, and Sarah Levina, the latter being deceased.
Source: History of Grundy County, Illinois. Chicago, IL, USA: Munsell Publishing, 1914, p. 756.