William E Ashbrook

1820–1882 (Age 61)
Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William E

When William E Ashbrook was born on 13 October 1820, in Clark, Kentucky, United States, his father, Levi Louis ASHBROOK Sr, was 26 and his mother, Mary Polly Dooley, was 17. He married Mary Ann Gedge on 20 November 1860, in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died on 10 June 1882, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton, Kentucky, United States.

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William E Ashbrook
Mary Ann Gedge
Marriage: 20 November 1860
Edward Ashbrook
Russell Ashbrook
Walter Ashbrook
Owen E Ashbrook
Henderson Ashbrook
Emma Winnie Ashbrook
Alice Ashbrook

Spouse & Children

20 November 1860
Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Age 14

Covington was chartered as a city in 1834.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 18

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Estbroce, from Old English ēast + brōc ‘nook’.2 In some instances, the surname may be a literal translation of German Eschbach .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Ashbrook in household of Franklin Riggs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Ashbrook in household of Benjamin H Ellison, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Ashbrook, "United States Census, 1870"

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