Jesse A. Ashburn

MaleFebruary 1848–1930

Brief Life History of Jesse A.

When Jesse A. Ashburn was born in February 1848, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Wesley Ashburn, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Sallie Vaughn, was 37. He married Martha Tennessee Speck on 5 January 1868, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 9, Overton, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1930, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mayland, Cumberland, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse A. Ashburn
Martha Tennessee Speck
Marriage: 5 January 1868
Alfred Forrest Ashburn
Arthur Ashburn
Joe Ashburn
Rubel Ashburn
R. M. Ashburn
William G Ashburn
Robert Manuel Ashburn
Darcy Ashburn

Sources (11)

  • Jesse A Ashburn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jessie Ashburn in entry for Albert Forrest Ashburn, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Jesse Ashburn, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1868Overton, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 14

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 22

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Ashbourne in Derbyshire, named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + burna ‘stream’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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