My name is Marvin Elliott Ellis and I'm from Miami, Florida. My maternal ancestral heritage: Barbados and Sainte-Croix, Danish West Indies/United States Virgin Islands.
This discussion is of interest to me because my 4x great-grandfather was Robert Cooper Ashby b.1776-d.1839 of Christ Church Parish, Barbados.
He fathered a daughter, Elizabeth ("coloured") (Ashby Burke Greenidge) b.1819, my 3x great-grandmother. Her mother was Mary, an enslaved "coloured" woman. Mary and Elizabeth were owned by Mary Ashby, a "coloured" woman who had at least 10 or 11 children fathered by Robert Cooper Ashby. My connection to Robert Cooper Ashby as his descendant is verified and confirmed by papertrail research & DNA testing. I DNA match his Ashby descendants and his Brewster descendants (who are actually, Ashbys). I would like to communicate with my Ashby cousins. A branch of them live here in Miami and are quite numerous.