Jedediah William Ashton

27 December 1856–14 May 1911 (Age 54)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Jedediah William

When Jedediah William Ashton was born on 27 December 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Edward Ashton, was 35 and his mother, Jane Treharne, was 28. He married Mary Eliza Salisbury on 11 November 1880, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 14 May 1911, in Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jedediah William Ashton
Mary Eliza Salisbury
Marriage: 11 November 1880
Lucy Rosalia Ashton
Matie Salisbury Ashton
Florence Emma Ashton
Jedediah William Ashton Jr.
Wilford Salisbury Ashton
George Rodney Ashton
Irma Jane Ashton
Sarah Melva Ashton
Lewis Marvin Ashton
Marion Salisbury Ashton
Preston Eugene Ashton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1880Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 7
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 16
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places so called, especially Ashton-under-Lyne near Manchester. Most are named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + tūn ‘settlement’; the one in Northamptonshire is (æt thǣm) æscum ‘(at the) ash trees’. Others have been assimilated to this from different sources. The one in Devon is ‘the settlement (tūn) of Æschere’, while the one in Hertfordshire is ‘the settlement of Ælli’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Jedediah William Ashton as a young father

    Jedediah William Ashton is my great grandfather. I never met him but my mother told me stories about him and what a wonderful grandfather he was. When Grandpa Jed was a young father he worked in Sal …

    Sources (63)

    • Gudedia Wiliam Ashton, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Jedidiah W Ashton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Jed W Ashton in entry for Lew M Ashton and Marie G Simon, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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