James E. Ashworth was born 4 May 1831 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom (Lancashire) and died 29 October 1910 Westbrookville, Sullivan County, New York, United States (Mamakating Township) of unspecified causes. He married Ellen E. Ramsbottom (1843-1910) 21 February 1861 in Dover, New Hampshire, United States.

Back view, showing the millrace- Ashworth's blanket mill

J.E. Ashworth & Sons receipt for dye purchase

James E. Ashworth (1831-1910) J.E. Ashworth & Sons blanket mill (b. May 04, 1831; Bury, England - d. October 29, 1910; Westbrookville, Mamakating Township, Sullivan County, New York, USA)



Offspring of James E. Ashworth and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
John F. Ashworth (1853-1932) 1853 United States 1932 New York, United States Sarah Moore Sarah Moore Sarah Beeler

Offspring of James E. Ashworth and Ellen E. Ramsbottom (1843-1910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ellen "Nellie" Jane Ashworth (1861-1921)
Richard Charles Ashworth (1866-1943) 1866 United States 1943 United States Frances L. Page (1868-1946)
William Ashworth (1869-)
Albert P. Ashworth (1872-1934) 29 August 1872 Greenwich, Washington County, New York, United States 11 March 1934 Westbrookville, Sullivan County, New York, United States Luella Griffin (1877-1906) Luella Griffin (1877-1906) Jessie C. Patterson (1885-1965)
Daniel Gunner Ashworth (1876-1949) 15 June 1876 East Salem, Salem, Washington County, New York, United States 28 June 1949 Westbrookville, Orange County, New York, United States Sybil H. Decker (1881-1946)

Greenwich, New York

In 1880 he was living in Greenwich, New York and working in a woolen mill.

J.E. Ashworth business

James eventually had four blanket mills in America: Hartland, Vermont; Westbrookville, New York; 190 Eagleville Rd. in Cambridge/Shushan, New York, and Whippany, New Jersey. J. E. Ashworth & Sons had a "reputation of turning out some of the finest blankets in the country." United States Trade Reports of Cincinnati, Ohio, wrote on December 16, 1904: "The products of this establishment not only equal those offered by any other manufacturer, but in points of workmanship and finish cannot be surpassed, and no house in the country is more fully equipped to meet modern demands in this line. They are firm believers in quality and zealously guard the quality of their products at all times by using only the best materials and employing experienced workmen." Their fawn colored horse blankets were used by the Wells Fargo, American Express and Adams Express Company transport companies, and the Standard Oil and Atlantic Petroleum oil companies.


"... [He] came to United States as a young man. Manufactured horse blankets in Vermont. Came to [Westbrookville, New York] had a heavy loss due to fire. After the fire he went to Whippany, New Jersey. Later he returned to this place, engaged in the saw mill business and later rebuilt the mill and conducted a large blanket manufacturing business."


He is buried in Westbrookville Cemetery

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‡ General
  • First wife's name unknown. second wife may have been Frances Ellen Ramsbottom. See son John's page.
2 Wedding 2
  • From Findagrave.

Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ), NewEngland27, Robin Patterson