Rachel Jane Ashby

Brief Life History of Rachel Jane

When Rachel Jane Ashby was born on 7 August 1799, in Greenwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Ashby, was 26 and her mother, Rachel Jane Wise Jeffery, was 22. She married Thomas Bright Knowlden Sr. on 11 June 1825, in Woolwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Deptford, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 4 August 1885, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bright Knowlden Sr.
Rachel Jane Ashby
Marriage: 11 June 1825
Rachael Louisa Knowlden
Thomas Bright Knowlden Jr.
Mary Ann Knowlden
George Henry Knowlden
Josiah Knowlden

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  • Rechel Knowden in household of Thomas Knowden, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Rachel Ashby, "England Marriages, 1538–1973" (Thomas Bright Knowlden 1825)
  • Rachael Knowlden, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"(1885)

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.


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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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Rachel Jane Ashby Knowlden

Father: Samuel Ashby Mother: Rachel Jane Jeffery Spouse: Thomas Bright Knowlden Married: Jun. 11, 1825 in St. Mary Magdalen, Woolwich, Kent County, England Children: Rachael Louisa Knowlden 1826 - 1 …

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