Mary Ann Ashman

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 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1862 and Bere Regis, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1871. 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 (43)

  • Mary Ann Sheppard in household of George Sheppard, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Mary Ann Ashman, "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Mary Ann Ashman Seabury, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1846: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Washington, Nebraska Territory, United States 1856: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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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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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