John Jefford Ashby

9 December 1845–17 September 1893 (Age 47)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Jefford

When John Jefford Ashby was born on 9 December 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Nathaniel Ashby, was 40 and his mother, Susan Hammond, was 37. He married Susannah Felshaw on 15 November 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 17 September 1893, in Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Aurora, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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John Jefford Ashby
Susannah Felshaw
Marriage: 15 November 1869
Hammond Felshaw Ashby
John William Ashby
Gilbert Ashby
Sarah Lillian Ashby
Mary Rozilla Ashby
Julia Susanna Ashby
Luta Blanche Ashby
Joseph Herbert Ashby
Lola Vilate Ashby
Willie Ashby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
    Age 1
    On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
    Age 18
    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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    Sources (33)

    • John J Ashby in entry for Mary Rozilla Frampton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John Ashby in household of Benjamin Stringham, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John J in entry for Joseph Herbert Ashby and Della Pyper Peterson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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