Martha Ann Ashby

11 August 1844–31 March 1917 (Age 72)
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Ashby was born on 11 August 1844, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, her father, Vincent Ashby, was 37 and her mother, Hulda Robertson, was 27. She married John H. Branson on 16 November 1868, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870. She died on 31 March 1917, in Hanson, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hanson, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John H. Branson
Martha Ann Ashby
Marriage: 16 November 1868
Sarah Frances Branson
Joa L Branson
Charles Branson
Walter Robert Branson
Ova Branson
Callie Branson
Nora Branson

Spouse and Children

16 November 1868
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States


+2 More Children

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+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 6

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha A Ashby in household of Vincent Ashby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Branson in household of John H Branson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary A Branson in household of James H Branson, "United States Census, 1870"

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