Mary Elizabeth Asay

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Asay was born on 23 November 1857, in New Hanover Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, her father, John B. Asay, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Francis Southwick, was 27. She married Benjamin Franklin Lee in 1883. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Camden, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States in 1900 and Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States for about 20 years. She died on 26 July 1930, in Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Lee
Mary Elizabeth Asay
Marriage: 1883
Caroline Gertrude Lee
Thomas Henry Harold Lee
Sarah Lovicia Lee
Martha E. Lee

Sources (30)

  • Mary E Asay, "New Jersey State Census, 1865"
  • Mary Elizabeth Asay, "New Jersey, Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Mary Elizabeth Asay Lee, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Acey .

History: A certain Joseph Asay is recorded in Salem County, NJ, in 1755.

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

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