Robert Ashton

15 March 1827–28 December 1916 (Age 89)
Upholland, Lancashire, England

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Ashton was born on 15 March 1827, in Upholland, Lancashire, England, his father, Robert Ashton, was 33 and his mother, Maria Eaton, was 24. He married Sarah Ann Liptrot on 2 July 1848, in Windle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 28 December 1916, in Woodruff, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Portage Cemetery, Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Ashton
Jane Helen Comish
Marriage: 2 July 1855
Robert Nephi Ashton
Joseph Ashton
Maria Elizabeth Ashton
John William Ashton
Hyrum Ashton
Brigham Ashton
Heber Ashton
Thomas Francis Ashton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1855St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 3
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 36
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Robert Ashton

    Robert Ashton was born on 15 March1827 in Upholland, Wigan, Lancaster, England to Robert Ashton and Maria Eaton or Heaton. He was the second son and twin to his sister, Mariah Ashton. His brother, …

    Sources (40)

    • Robt Ashton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Robert Ashton, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Robert Ashton, "United States Census, 1900"

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