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Ashley Pond
History of the University of Michigan

Ashley Pond was born at Wilmington,Essex County, New York, November 23, 1827, son of Jared and Statira (Bartlit) Pond. His ancestors were English. His parents early removed to Michigan, where he had his preparatory education in the common schools and at Wesleyan Seminary, now Albion College.

He entered the University of Michigan and was graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1854. He proceeded at once to the study of the law and was admitted to the Bar at Detroit in January 1856. Since that date he has been actively engaged in the practice of his profession in that city.

From 1865 to 1868 he was a member of the Faculty of Law at the State University. He was a member of the State Constitutional Commission of 1873.

On May 29, 1866, he was married to Harriet Louise Pearl, and they had three children : Florence Louise, Samuel Bartlit (deceased), and Ashley, Jr.

-- From "History of the University of Michigan" by Burke Aaron Hinsdale. Published by the University of Michigan in 1906.