William Hickman Ashburn

July 1855–1928 (Age 72)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Hickman

When William Hickman Ashburn was born in July 1855, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Wesley Ashburn, was 43 and his mother, Henrietta Smith, was 18. He married Sarah Jane Shillings on 19 May 1877, in Roane, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died in 1928, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Clarkrange, Fentress, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hickman Ashburn
1855–1928
Sarah Jane Shillings
1855–1941
Marriage: 19 May 1877
Joel Ashburn
1876–
Della Ashburn
1877–1959
Jessie C Ashburn
1878–
William J Ashburn
1880–
Horace Maynard Ashburn
1882–1965
Horace W Ashburn
1882–
George D. Ashburn
1885–
Amanda Mandie Ashburn
1887–
Bleavy Ashburn
1893–1988
Blevy A Ashburn
1893–
Benjamin H Ashburn
1896–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 May 1877
Roane, Tennessee, United States
children

(11)

    Joel Ashburn

    Male1876–Male

    Della Ashburn

    Female1877–1959Female

    Jessie C Ashburn

    Male1878–Male

    William J Ashburn

    Male1880–Male

    Horace Maynard Ashburn

    Male1882–1965Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Wesley Ashburn

    Male1812–1897Male

    Female1836–1930Female

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 7

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1863

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashburnham in Sussex (Esseborne in Domesday Book), Ashbourne in Derbyshire, or Ashburton in Devon (Æscburnan land in a document of 1008 ), all named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + burna ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wm West in household of Louise Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William H Ashburn, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hickman Ashburn, "United States Census, 1900"

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