Mary Ann Ashman

Female1 March 1830–24 March 1894

Brief Life History of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Ashman was born on 1 March 1830, in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Ashman, was 24 and her mother, Priscilla Treasure, was 23. She married George Henry Sheppard on 24 December 1850, in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1861 and Bere Regis, Dorset, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 24 March 1894, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Sheppard
Mary Ann Ashman
Marriage: 24 December 1850
William Ashman Sheppard
Elizabeth Sheppard
Charles Sheppard
Thomas Sheppard
Sarah Ann Sheppard
Eliza Sheppard
Marie Sheppard
Annie Sheppard
Mary Ann Sheppard

Sources (37)

  • Mary Ann Sheppard in household of George Sheppard, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Mary Ann Ashman in entry for Geo W Seabury and Mary S Fairbanks, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Mary Ann in entry for Elizabeth Shepard, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1850Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 

    Age 1

    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed

    Age 20

    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Asman, Ashman (Old English Æscmann, probably originally a byname from æscman ‘shipman, sailor’).

    Americanized form of German Aschmann .

    Americanized form of German and Swiss German Eschmann .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Ann Ashman Sheppard Seabury 1830-1894

    Note: Modified 26 August 2013 by HelenCNorberg1 MARY ANN ASHMAN SHEPPARD 1830 - 1894 Mary Ann Ashman was born in Biaspermon, England March 14, 1830. Her parents, Charles Ashman and Prescilla Trea …

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