Absolom Ashby

1761–1841 (Age 80)
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Absolom

When Absolom Ashby was born in 1761, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, his father, Stephen A. Ashby Sr., was 51 and his mother, Elizabeth Robertson, was 29. He married Jemima Jane Shumate on 30 June 1798, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in 1841, in his hometown, at the age of 80.

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Absolom Ashby
Jemima Jane Shumate
Marriage: 30 June 1798
James Finley Ashby

Spouse and Children


    Jemima Jane Shumate


30 June 1798
Mercer, Kentucky, United States


    James Finley Ashby


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World Events (8)


Age 15

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

Age 15

"""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."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 22

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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 (1)

  • Absalom Ashby, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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