Mary Ash

19 June 1754–9 March 1843 (Age 88)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Ash was born on 19 June 1754, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Captain Henry Ash, was 31 and her mother, Rebecca Leech, was 25. She married Capt. James Craig on 26 October 1773, in Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 9 March 1843, in her hometown, at the age of 88, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Capt. James Craig
1737–1800
Mary Ash
1754–1843
Marriage: 26 October 1773

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1773Christ Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 22
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776
    Age 22
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    1780
    Age 26
    Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ (Old English æsc), hence a topographic name for someone living by an ash tree or a habitational name from any of the many places in southern and central England named with this word (Derbyshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Kent, Surrey, Shropshire, Somerset, and elsewhere).Americanized form of German Asch and Esch , the latter ultimately also of Swiss German origin (see Oesch ).Americanized form (translation into English) of French Dufresne , with the same meaning as 1 above.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Ashe
    Eisenstadt
    Dash
    Aske
    Asch
    Dufresne

    Sources (7)

    • Mary Ash, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
    • Mary Ash, "Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976"
    • Mary Craig, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

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