Elizabeth Betsy Funk

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Betsy

When Elizabeth Betsy Funk was born on 8 September 1808, in Virginia, United States, her father, Johannes John Funk II, was 29 and her mother, Eunice Ann Taylor, was 19. She married Nathan Ashby Jr about 1827, in Preston, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Knox, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Lyon Township, Knox, Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 26 April 1893, in Knox, Missouri, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Rock Creek, Jefferson, Missouri, United States.

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Nathan Ashby Jr
Elizabeth Betsy Funk
Marriage: about 1827
John Washington Ashby
Benjamin F. Ashby
Nathan William Ashby
John A. Ashby
Eleanor Jane Ashby
Samuel F. Ashby
William H. Ashby
Elizabeth A. Ashby
Thomas W. Ashby
Eunice Ashby
Jonathan F. Ashby
Jasper Newton Ashby
George Ashby

Sources (5)

  • Elizabeth Ashby in household of Nathan Ashby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Funk Ashby, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth Ashby in household of Nathan Ashby, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’. This surname is also found Poland, Czechia, Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and the Netherlands.

English: from Middle English funke, fonke, founck ‘spark of fire’, with the same meaning as 1 above.

History: Between 1709 and 1772 nine families bearing this name immigrated to America. See also Funck .

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

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