Richard Hammond Ashby

26 December 1836–2 June 1909 (Age 72)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Richard Hammond

When Richard Hammond Ashby was born on 26 December 1836, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathaniel Ashby, was 31 and his mother, Susan Hammond, was 28. He married Esther Ann Busby on 20 December 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Ward, Queensland, Australia in 1909. He died on 2 June 1909, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Richard Hammond Ashby
Esther Ann Busby
Marriage: 20 December 1862
Emma Esther Ashby
Anna Cady Ashby
Katy May Ashby
Richard Nathaniel Ashby
Maud Ashby
Williard Ashby
William Wallace Ashby Sr.
Joseph Mark Ashby
Clifford Ashby
Carlos Busby Ashby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1840 · Harmony Grove Cemetery Established
    Age 4
    The Harmony Grove Cemetery was established in 1840. Many notible people are buried many being government officials. The war department gave cannons from the Civil War to stand as monuments along with the stautes of three different people Sarah Parker Remond, Frederick Townsend War, Stephen C. Phillips.
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ (or in one instance possibly from the Old Norse personal name Aski) + ‘farm’.

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

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    Nathaniel Ashby

    Nathaniel Ashby (1805-1846) From Biographical Wiki HISTORY OF NATHANIEL ASHBY History Written by: Fuchsia Stringham, a great-grand-daughter, November 10, 1958 Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Camp: …

    Sources (31)

    • Richard Ashby in entry for Katy M Wright, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Richard Ashby in household of Benjamin Stringham, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Richard H. Ashley in entry for Richard N. Ashley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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