John Ashmon Willoughby

15 August 1794–before 1849 (Age 54)
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Ashmon

When John Ashmon Willoughby was born on 15 August 1794, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, William Willoughby, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Sorrell, was 31. He died before 1849, at the age of 53.

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William Willoughby
Sarah Sorrell
Polly Willoughby
Sally Willoughby
Nancy Lucy Willoughby
Elizabeth G. Willoughby
Whitfield Willoughby
William Willoughby
John Ashmon Willoughby
Lucinda Willoughby
Polly K. Willoughby
Sydney Willoughby

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 9

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 18

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places called Willoughby, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Warwickshire. They are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’, or perhaps in some cases from wilig + Old English bēag ‘ring’.

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

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