Thomas Ashby

12 August 1814–4 January 1893 (Age 78)
Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Ashby was born on 12 August 1814, in Warner, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, George Ashby, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Hartwell, was 24. He married Harriet Newell Abbott on 31 March 1836, in North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bradford, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1850 and North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 23 years. He died on 4 January 1893, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Thomas Ashby
Harriet Newell Abbott
Marriage: 31 March 1836
Ellen Eliza Ashby
Charles Henry Ashby
Adeliza Maria Ashby
Charlotte Jane Ashby
Frederick Mason Ashby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 March 1836North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 19
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 22
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

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

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

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    Sources (27)

    • Thomas Ashby in entry for Charlotte J. Ashby, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Thos Ashby, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Thomas Ashby, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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