Harriet Ashley

1775–1826 (Age 51)
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Ashley was born in 1775, in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Reverend Jonathan Ashley, was 37 and her mother, Tirza Field, was 26. She married Eliel Gilbert on 21 June 1792, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 24 February 1826, in Greenfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 51.

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Eliel Gilbert
Harriet Ashley
Marriage: 21 June 1792
Thomas D. Gilbert
Harriet Ashley Gilbert
Emily Gilbert
George Washington Gilbert
Martha Gilbert
Catharine Gilbert
Martha Gilbert

Spouse and Children

21 June 1792
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Thomas D. Gilbert



    Emily Gilbert


    George Washington Gilbert


    Martha Gilbert


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 1

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 14

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in southern and central England named Ashley, from Old English æsc ‘ash’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harriot Ashley, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Harriet Ashley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Harriot Ashley, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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