Mary Jane Ashburn


Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Ashburn was born in 1849, in Overton, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Johnson Ashburn, was 27 and her mother, Mary Polly Speck, was 29.

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Family Time Line

John Johnson Ashburn
Mary Polly Speck
James Ashburn
Francis A. Ashburn
Mary Jane Ashburn
John Calvin Ashburn

Sources (2)

  • Mary Ashbern in household of Johnson Ashbern, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Jane Ashburn - Published information: birth-name: Mary Jane Ashburn

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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 13

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 14

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

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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