Thomas Ashton

7 November 1813–22 January 1903 (Age 89)
Parr, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Ashton was born on 7 November 1813, in Parr, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Ashton, was 33 and his mother, Catherine Cawley, was 36. He married Mary Howard on 20 November 1836, in Prescot, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Prescot, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. His occupation is listed as wheelwright, carriage builder, steam engine mechanic, stone mason for the liverpool - manchester railroad line, farmer, sheep hearder. city coucilman, city planner, construction manager and achitect of lehi city offices and schools. specialized woodworker. devised lehi irrigation system from 1823 to 1841 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 22 January 1903, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Ashton
Arminta Miranda Adelia Lawrence
Marriage: 17 February 1851
Thomas Lawrence Ashton
Rhoda Jane Lawrence Ashton
Esther Ann Ashton
James Ashton
Eleanor Ashton
Henry Lawrence Ashton
Henrietta Lawrence Ashton
William M. Ashton
Emma Ashton
Daniel Darrell Ashton
Orin Ashton

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    17 February 1851Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 26
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    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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    Thomas Ashton - Personal History

    Thomas Ashton 1813-1903 Thomas Ashton, son of Joseph and Catherine Callis Seden Ashton, was born in the Township of Parr, Lancashire, England, 7 Nov 1813. His father, Joseph Ashton, was a silver …

    Sources (58)

    • Thos Ashton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Thomas Ashton in entry for Emma Ashton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Thomas Ashton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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