Esther Ann Busby

15 May 1842–17 December 1914 (Age 72)
Pleasant Gardens, Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Esther Ann

When Esther Ann Busby was born on 15 May 1842, in Pleasant Gardens, Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph E. Busby, was 31 and her mother, Ann Cady Eldredge, was 29. She married Richard Hammond Ashby 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. She lived in Leeds, Washington, Utah, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 December 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

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
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 9
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Busby in North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Buschebi, from Old Norse buskr ‘bush, shrub’ or an Old Norse personal name Buski + ‘homestead, village’. Alternatively, a habitational name from Bushby in Leicestershire.Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Busby in Carmunnock (Renfrewshire).

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Esther Busby in entry for Katy M Wright, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Esther Buzby in household of Joseph W Buzby, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Esther Ann Ashby, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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