Jonathan Ashley Saxton

12 January 1795–22 September 1874 (Age 79)
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary 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

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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:1. habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, possibly also one in Cambridgeshire, both so named from Old English Seaxe ‘Saxons’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. 2. variant of Sexton 1.

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

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Sources (39)

  • Jonathan Saxton in household of Charles Williams, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Jona A Saxton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jonathan A Saxton, "United States Census, 1850"

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