Jesse Ashburn

February 1848–1930 (Age 81)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jesse

When Jesse 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 in June 1868, in DeKalb, 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.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

June 1868
DeKalb, Tennessee, United States


    Alfred Forrest Ashburn


    Arthur Ashburn


    R. M. Ashburn


    William G Ashburn


    Joe Ashburn


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Wesley Ashburn


    Sarah Sallie Vaughn




+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 Ashburnham in Sussex (Esseborne in Domesday Book), Ashbourne in Derbyshire, or Ashburton in Devon (Æscburnan land in a document of 1008 ), all named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + burna ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jesse A Ashburn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jesse Ashburn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jesse Ashburn in household of Robert Ashburn, "United States Census, 1850"

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