Jonathan Ashley Saxton

Male12 January 1795–22 September 1874

Brief Life History of Jonathan Ashley

When Jonathan Ashley Saxton was born on 12 January 1795, in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Rufus Saxton, was 25 and his mother, Tirzah Ashley, was 20. He married Miranda Wright on 17 October 1821. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 22 September 1874, at the age of 79, and was buried in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Jonathan Ashley Saxton
Miranda Wright
Marriage: 17 October 1821
Catharine Cappe Saxton
Brigadier General Rufus Saxton
Edward Manning Saxton
Charles Chase Saxton
Samuel Willard Saxton
George Henry Saxton
Martha Jane Saxton
Lewis Saxton
Philip Metacume Saxton
Mirand Wright Saxton

Sources (40)

  • Jonathan Saxton in household of Charles Williams, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Jonathan Ashley Sexton, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Jonathan A Saxton, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1821
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 8

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 24

    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 principally from Saxton (Yorkshire), but perhaps occasionally from the lost Saxton preserved in Saxon Street in Woodditton (Cambridgeshire). The Yorkshire placename probably derives from the Old Norse personal name Saxi (see Sax 3) + Old English tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though the first element may alternatively be Old English Seaxe ‘the Saxons’ (in the stem-form Seax-) or perhaps Old English seax ‘stone, rock’. The Cambridgeshire placename probably derives from Old English Seaxe (in the stem-form Seax-) + tūn.

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

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