James Edward Ashbrook

1841–1919 (Age 78)
Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Ashbrook was born on 12 July 1841, in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States, his father, Levi Louis ASHBROOK Sr, was 47 and his mother, Mary Polly Dooley, was 38. He married Mary Tabitha MATHEWS on 20 August 1861, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 16 September 1919, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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James Edward Ashbrook
Mary Tabitha MATHEWS
Marriage: 20 August 1861
Ella W. Ashbrook
Elizabeth Pearl ASHBROOK

Spouse & Children

20 August 1861
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States


  • Ella W. Ashbrook


  • Elizabeth Pearl ASHBROOK


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 9

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1862 · Battle of Perryville

Age 21

On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Estbroce, from Old English ēast + brōc ‘nook’.2 In some instances, the surname may be a literal translation of German Eschbach .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James Ashbrook in household of Levi Ashbrook, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James E Ashbrook, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James E. Ashbrook, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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