Dr. Lawrence Ashton (1845-1902) was born in King George County, the son of Dr. Horace D. Ashton (1821-1894).  He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in medicine.  Lawrence settled in Falmouth, Virginia to practice and there married Ann Amanda “Nannie” Green (1844-1915).  While residing in Falmouth, the couple lived in Robert Dunbar’s house on Carter Street.  In 1885 Dr. Ashton served as a school trustee for the Falmouth District.  In 1890 he and Nannie moved to Dallas, Texas where he was president of the medical college.