Emma Smith Ashby

10 March 1843–25 May 1877 (Age 34)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Emma Smith

When Emma Smith Ashby was born on 10 March 1843, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathaniel Ashby, was 37 and her mother, Susan Hammond, was 34. She married Benjamin Joseph Stringham on 26 October 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 25 May 1877, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Joseph Stringham
Emma Smith Ashby
Marriage: 26 October 1861
Benjamin Ashby Stringham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 18
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.
    Age 20
    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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    Story Highlight

    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 (11)

    • Emma Ashby in household of Susan Ashby, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Emma Smith Ashby in entry for Benj Ashby Stringam, "Utah, Early Mormon Missionary Database"
    • Emma Smith Ashby in entry for Benjamin Ashby Stringam, "Utah, Early Mormon Missionary Database"

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