John Bringhurst Ashmead

Male14 August 1799–14 August 1858

Brief Life History of John Bringhurst

When John Bringhurst Ashmead was born on 14 August 1799, in Whitpain Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Ashmead, was 28 and his mother, Tacy Bringhurst, was 23. He married Elizabeth Shakespear on 21 December 1824, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 14 August 1858, in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Mount Holly Cemetery, Mount Holly Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States.

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John Bringhurst Ashmead
Mary Harmstead
Marriage: 15 September 1836
Thomas Ashmead
Elizabeth Wharton Ashmead
Charles A Dee Ashmead
James Harmstead Ashmead

Sources (11)

  • John B Ashmead, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John B Ashmead, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • John B Ashmead, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 September 1836Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 13

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 20

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Ashmead Green or Ashmead House in Gloucestershire, named from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + mǣd ‘meadow’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

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