Benjamin Ashworth

21 July 1818–18 February 1884 (Age 65)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Ashworth was born on 21 July 1818, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Ashworth, was 29 and his mother, Martha Hargreaves, was 29. He married Eliza Dorsey on 2 June 1839, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pope, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 18 February 1884, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Ashworth
Eliza Dorsey
Marriage: 2 June 1839
Sarah Ann Ashworth
James Firth Ashworth
Martha Elizabeth Ashworth
Emma Smith Ashworth
Emmanuel Ephraim Ashworth
Joseph Hyrum Ashworth
Deseret Ashworth
Benjamin Erastus Ashworth
Charles Alma Ashworth
Eliza Vilate Ashworth
Reuben Joshua Ashworth
Thomas Stephen Ashworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1839Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries - 1829: Pope, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Pope, Arkansas, United States
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 18
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from Ashworth in Lancashire, from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

    Sources (60)

    • Benjamin Ashworth in entry for Eliza Vilate O'Brien, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Benjamin Ashworth, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Benjorman Steven Ashworth in entry for Sarah Ann Chapman, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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