Eliza Astbury

Brief Life History of Eliza

When Eliza Astbury was born on 5 November 1812, in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joshua Astbury, was 35 and her mother, Martha Lawton, was 32. She married George Coombs Sr. on 15 May 1837, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Wilton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died on 25 August 1881, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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George Coombs Sr.
Eliza Astbury
Marriage: 15 May 1837
William Henry Coombs
Joshua Coombs
George Coombs Jr.
Harriet Emaline Coombs
Ephraim Coombs
David Coombs

Sources (40)

  • Eliza Coombs in household of George Coombs, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Elizabeth Astbury, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Eliza Astbury, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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Historical Boundaries: 1817: Switzerland, Indiana, United States

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Astbury in Cheshire, named from Old English ēast ‘east’ + burh ‘manor, stronghold’ (dative byrig). As a surname it also appears with final -berry (compare Asberry ; see also Asbury ).

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

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Eliza Astbury wife of George Coombs Sr

Eliza Astbury: Was born in Hulton, Staffordshire, England. 5 November 1812. The Mormon missionaries visited the family in 1843. They were baptized in that year. Suffered quite a bit of persecutio …

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