Name Spellings (variants): Ausley, Ausly, Ansley, Aushley, Ausby, Awsley, Osley,
Ousley, and Ozley
1) David Ausley married (unknown)
Chatham County, NC
2) Almond Ausley (Osley) was born in
North Carolina about 1804 and married (1st) Amanda (Mandy) Brasington/Brazington (b. 1808 d. before 1860) in Chatham County.
Almond died Feb. 9, 1886 and is buried in Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church, Graham, NC
Children of Almond and Amanda: Elizabeth (b. abt. 1835) married William Goodwin, Joseph D. (b. abt. 1839 died
in the Civil War battle at Seven Pines, Va. on 31 May 1962), Thomas A. (b. 11 March 1842 Chatham County died 11
Sept. 1911 Durham, NC) married Emeline Cates, George (b. abt. 1845), and John R. (b. Feb. 1948) married Joanna Perry.
Amanda was the daughter of Joseph Dixon Fred Brasington (b. abt 1755 England/NC
d. abt 1810) and Martha Gladdish (b. abt. 1756 d. after 1830). Amanda's brothers and sisters were: Judah (b. 1798)
married David Ausley; Nancy (b. ?); Joseph (b. 1802) married Azpey ____ in 1826; Samuel Nicholas (b. 1803/1804 d. Feb. 1848)
married Nancy Catherine McNeal in 1825/1828; and William (b. 1806) married Mary Winn in October 1829.
Almond married (2nd) Sarah Matthews (Mathis) on 3-25-1860. She had 2 children by
a previous marriage: Joseph (b. abt. 1852) married Emaline Kinney, and Annie Elizabeth (b. 12 Oct. 1857
died 6 April 1952 buried at Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church, Graham, NC).
Almond and Sarah had several children: Sarah Katherine (b. abt. 1861 died 20 Nov. 1881) married George L. Phillips,
William Harvey (b. Jan. 1863 died 1936) married Florence F. Fowler and Minnie Zachary, and James George (b. April 1867
died 15 April 1912).
3) Thomas A. Ausley (b. 11/3/1842 or Feb.
1840 Chatham County NC died 9-11-1911 in Durham, NC. Possibly buried at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, Durham, NC) married
Emeline Cates (b. Jan. 1855 or 1856 d. after 1911) of Orange County, NC, daughter of Isaiah (b. 1824 - d. 3 Oct 1892) &
Rhoda Ellen Ray Cates (b. 1828 - d. 1896). Both Isaiah & Rhoda Cates are buried at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in Durham,
Thomas and Emeline Ausley & their children lived
in Orange and Chatham Counties, NC until around 1890 when they moved to Durham, NC. The family moved to Portsmouth,
VA about 1903/1904. Thomas and Emeline had returned to Durham around 1911 prior to his death. In
the 1913 Portsmouth, VA City Directory, Emeline/Emma (widow of Thomas) is living with her son Joseph D. Ausley on 4th Avenue.
When and where did Emeline die?
of Thomas and Emeline:
4) William Benton Ausley (b. abt.
1872 d. 1 Dec. 1942) married (1st) Victoria Sykes (b. 11 Aug. 1869 died 2 March 1933) on 3 June 1891 in Durham, NC.
Both William and Victoria are buried at Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA. William married (2nd) Emma Lee Fleming
(died 6 Aug. 1952. Buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Portsmouth, VA). In the 1910 Federal
Census-Virginia, William and Victoria are listed as having no children. In the 1920 Census, they have a son listed,
Vernon (age 12, born VA). Is this their son or the son of Lonnie and Amanda Ausley Maynor?
5) Vernon Lawrence/Lawrence
Vernon (Larry) Ausley was born 9 July 1907 in VA and died 5 June 1970 in Gila Bend, Arizona.
He is buried in Pioneer Cemetery in Gila Bend. He married (1st) Edith Munday before 1930,
they had one son, Loran Vernon Ausley (born 1928/1929 in Michigan and died 3 July 1998 in Virginia Beach, VA).
Larry and Edith divorced a short time after 1930 and she moved back to Michigan with Loran and later married Hosea
Rowell. Larry married (2nd) Helen L. Holcomb (1918-1989) in 1952, Bellaire, MI. Larry and Helen were married
only a few years before he left Michigan. Larry married (3rd) Lena Joanne Lovelace. They were still married when
he died in 1970.
was in the TEC5 Signal Corps during WWII. He traveled extensively from Virginia to Michigan to Washington State to Arizona.
He was a cook when he died in 1970.
4) Georgetta Ausley
(b. abt 1874 died unknown). Georgetta married (1st) Joseph M Hopkins on 12 August 1891 in Durham, NC. Their
children were: Lilly M. (b. 1893), Lela E. (b. 1897) married an Askew, and Percy J. (b. 1901 VA). Georgetta married
(2nd) Clymouth Derring before 1920 in Norfolk, VA. At some point, Georgetta moved to Washington, D.C.
4) Amanda Ausley (b. abt. 1878/1880 died May 19, 1910 at 607 Chestnut
Street, Portsmouth, VA. She is buried at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in Durham, NC) married Lonnie Chambling
Maynor on 5 June 1900 in Durham, NC. Amanda and Lonnie had one son named Vernon. What
happened to Vernon? Was he adopted by William and Victoria Ausley after Amanda's death? Or did he die as a young
Lonnie was born 11 Aug. 1881 in Chatham/Moore County, NC to William Judson and Mary Ann Phillips Maynor. He was a barber
by trade. After Amanda's death in 1910, he moved back to Durham, NC for a short period of time and then moved to Petersburg,
VA. He married Maude Mabry (daughter of Archibald & Minnie Lee Baxter Mabry) on 17 August 1912. They had one son, Woodrow Maynard, born abt. 1914 (died May 1972--obituary states there are
no surviving famiy members). Lonnie was a barber in Petersburg and he & Maude lived with her mother on 214 N. Sycamore
until after Woodrow was born. Lonnie is not listed with Maude after the 1913-1914 Petersburg City Directory. Maude
married Charles B. Wells on 17 Sept. 1929 in Petersburg.
Lonnie filed his WWI Registration papers
in Charleston, West VA. in 1917-18. He ws living at 218 Patrick Street, was a barber, and listed Elizabeth Maynor
as his next of kin. Who
is Elizabeth? Lonnie died of pneumonia Feb. 18, 1919. His
death certificates lists him as married, but no other personal information--including place of burial--are listed.
According to Barlow Funeral Home in Charleston, Elizabeth Maynard paid their expenses.
Thomas/Tommie H. Ausley (b. abt. 1887 died unknown)
4) Joseph D. Ausley (b. April 7, 1889 died 26 Nov. 1974 Portsmouth, VA.) married Annie Maud Baugham (b. 16
Feb. 1893 died 8 Feb. 1973) on 6 April 1913 in Portsmouth, VA. Annie's parents were W.J. and Ella Baugham (born NC).
Both Joseph and Annie are buried in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Chesapeake, VA. Their children were: Joseph D. (b.
9-30-1914 died 11-29-1988 VA), Charles T. (b. 2-7-1916 died 12-26-1997 VA), Myrtie E. (b. 1920 died 14 April 1995 VA), Ella
A. (b. 1921), Rachel M. ( b. 1921 died 29 Oct. 1993 VA) married Melvin Nanney, Mary E. (b. abt. 1924) , and
Virginia C. (b. abt. 1925 died 20 March 2005) married (1st) Mr. Martin (2nd) George/Ed Sweeney.