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Thomas Ashton

Male 1813 - 1903  (89 years)

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  • Name Thomas Ashton  [1
    Born 7 Nov 1813  Parr, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • Parr is located in Prescott parish in southwest Lancashire on the southeast side in the border of St. Helens.
    Christened 28 Nov 1813  St. Marys Parish, Parr, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  St. Helen, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8

    • Thomas Ashton, 25, joiner, born in Lancashire. Mary Ashton, 25, born in Lancashire. Joseph Ashton, 3, born in Lancashire. Catherine Ashton, 5 mos, born in Lancashire.
    Move 1841  Skunk River, , Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from Lancashire, England to a home he built 
    Move 1843  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from Skunk River when they were driven away by murdering mobs 
    Move Feb 1846  Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nauvoo when driven from there by murdering mobs and traveled across the Mississippi River 
    Move 1847  Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    to a log home he built 
    Move 1851  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from Kanesville traveling with the Morris Phelps handcart company 
    Move 27 Sep 1851  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from Kanesville 
    • The Ashton family walked across the plains with the Morris Phelps Company.
    Census 1860  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [9

    • Thos Ashton, 46, farmer, real estate $400, personal $500, born in England. Aminda, 29, born in Canada. Josh, 21, born in England. Mary, 13, born in Iowa. Rhoda J. 9, born in Utah. Ester A. 4, born in Utah. James, 2, born in Utah. Elenor, 7 months, born in Utah.
    Census 1870  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    • Thomas Ashton, 55, farmer, real estate $1000, personal estate $1100, born in England. Arminta Ashton, 39, keeping house, born in Canada. Rhoda Ashton, 16, born in Utah. Esther Ashton, 14, born in Utah. James Ashton, 10, born in Utah. Ellenor Ashton, 10, born in Utah. Henry Ashton, 8, born in Utah. Henrietta Ashton, 8, born in Utah. William Ashton, 5, born in Utah. Emma Ashton, 2, born in Utah.
    Property 15 Apr 1872  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • BLM Land Patent Details

      THOMAS ASHTON
      Survey
      State: UTAH
      Acres: 160
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Title Transfer
      Issue Date: 4/15/1872
      Land Office: Utah
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: July 2, 1862: State Grant-Agri College (12 Stat. 503)
      Document Numbers
      Document Nr.: 361
      Accession/Serial Nr.: UTUTAA 013912
      BLM Serial Nr.: UTUTAA 013912
      Location: SE 20/ 5-S 1-E No Salt Lake UT Utah
    Census 1880  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [11

    • Thomas Ashton, 66, farmer, born in England. Araminta Ashton, 47, keeping house, born in Canada. Esther Ashton, 24, born in Utah. James Ashton, 22, works on farm, born in Utah. Elnor Ashton, 20, born in Utah. Henry Ashton, 17, works on farm, born in Utah. Herriett Ashton, 17, born in Utah. William Ashton, 15, works on farm, born in Utah. Emma Ashton, 13, born in Utah. Orin Ashton, 5, born in Utah. Agnes Ashton, 5, granddaughter, born in Utah.
    Census 1900  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [12

    • Thomas Ashton, 86, born in England. Emma Ashton, 30, born in Utah. Orin Ashton, 25, born in Utah.
    Occupation wheelwright, carriage builder, ship carpenter and farmer  [13
    Buried Jan 1903  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 14
    • Name: Thomas Ashton
      Gender: M
      Birth Date: 0 0 1813
      Birth Place: Lancashire, England
      Death Date: 22 January 1903
      Burial Date: 0 0 0
      Cemetery: Lehi City Cemetery
      Source: Sexton Records / Grant Grave Location: UK_45
    Died 22 Jan 1903  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 15
    • Lehi Banner, 29 Jan 1903

      In Last Resting Place

      Remains of Thoams Ashton Laid Away


      The funeral services over the remains of Thomas Ashton were held from the meeting house last Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Councilor A. R. Anderson conducted the services and the choir rendered the singing. After prayer by Elder Wm. Southwick, Elders Mills of Provo, Geo Southwich, Pres A. J. Evans and Councilor A. R. Anderson spoke, each giving interesting accounts of the deceased. The casket was completely covered with beautiful flowers.

      After eulogies by the speakers and singing by the choir, benediction was offered by Elder Heber C. Austin.

      A large cortege followed the remains to their last resting place.

      Biography

      Thomas Ashton was born Nov. 7 in Parr, Lancashire, England, and died Jan. 22, 1903, being in his 90th year. At the age of 10 years he was apprenticed to a wheelright and carriage maker, serving six years. At expiration of his apprenticeship he went to work on the London railroad.

      Mr. Ashton married Mary Howard Nov. 20, 1836, and he and his wife were to be bptized members of the Mormon church ast St. Helens, Lancashire, England. Five children were born to them. Mrs. Ashton died Aug. 26, 1849. In Sept. of the same year, he married Sarah E. Mills. She gave birth to one child and died in 1850. Feb. 17, 1851 he married Arminta Lawrence in Council Bluffs, Ia., who gave birth to eleven children. Two of his first wife's children living, one of second wife's and eight of the thrid wife's. Forty-eight grand children and thirty-eight great grand children survive him.

      Mr. Ashton emigrated to America in 1841 and made his home at Skunk River, Ia. Moved with his family after the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Took part in all the events there. Fought for the Mormons in the fight at Nauvoo and helped to work the canon that was made out of a boat shaft. Left Nauvoo at the final expulsion and traveling to Winter Quarters, and passing through all the events that happened there. On the breaking up of Winter Quarters, not having means to come to Utah, he moved back to Council Bluffs, where he lived til 1851, then came to Utah in Capt. M. Phelps company. Arrived in Salt Lake City Sept. 7. Came to Lehi Oct 6 of the same year, where he has resided ever since. Took an active part in early days in helping to construct water ditches, building bridges and helped to erect the present old meeting house. Was elected six times a member of the city council of Lehi.

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      The Improvement Era, Vol. 4, March 1903, No. 5

      Thomas Ashton, born England, November 17, 1813, came to Nauvoo in 1841, died in Lehi.
    Notes 
    • Thomas Ashton, the son of Joseph and Catherine Callis (Cowley) Ashton, was born in the township of Parr, Lancashire, England, 7 Nov 1813. His father Joseph Ashton was a silversmith by trade. Thomas had one sister, Eleanor, who was nine years his senior.

      At the age of fifteen years, he was apprenticed for six years to the trade of wheelwright, carriage builder and a ship carpenter. At the expiration of this apprenticeship, he went to work on the London railway which was being built at that time.

      On 20 Nov 1836 he married Mary Howard, daughter of James and Mary Howard of Leyland, Lancashire, England at Prescot, Lancashire, (Merseyside) England. He and his wife were the first citizens of St. Ellen's to be baptized members of the Mormon Church. They were baptized by Samuel Cryer at St. Ellen's, Lancashire, England 28 Jan 1841. They emigrated to America in 1841 and made their home at Skunk River, Iowa. The family was driven away by the mob and went to Nauvoo. He returned to Skunk River to sell his property, but the mob had possession and compelled him to sign a deed to the property.

      His wife died 26 Aug 1849 at Pottawattomie, Iowa. She was the mother of five children, Joseph, Catherine, Margaret, Mary Ann and Elizabeth Eleanor who died a few weeks after her mother.

      The same year Thomas Ashton built a log house about five miles north of Kanesville, Council Bluff, his family consisted of his wife and two children, Joseph and Mary. He left them in the care of John Mills while he went down the river in search of work. Mary, his wife took sickly with ague. She was sick about three weeks gave birth to a baby girl (named Elizabeth Eleanor) 13 Aug 1849 and died 26 Aug 1849. She was buried at Kanesville, Iowa. Her father, Brother Mills wrote to her husband of her illness, but he did not get home until after she was buried. She was a good woman and loved by all who knew her. The baby died 5 Oct 1849 and was buried inside the coffin of its mother.

      Thomas Ashton stayed home and took care of his four children that were left without a mother, with the aid of Sister Mills and her daughter Sarah. He married Sarah Mills 25 Sept 1849. She died 3 Sep 1850 leaving one child John Mills Ashton. On 17 Feb 1851 he married Arminta Adelia Lawrence at Council Bluffs, Pottawattomie, Iowa. Before his final move to Nauvoo, he went there to work and worked under the direction of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He assisted to build the noted Mormon Boat, the "Maid of Iowa." The family moved to Nauvoo after the death of the Prophet. Brother Ashton took part in all the events of the trying times until the final expulsion.

      He worked in the big wagon shop where the wagons were made for the trip westward. He assisted in the last defense of Nauvoo against the mob and helped to work the noted cannon that was made out of a steam boat shaft. A sythe of his that he used to protect the prophet now hangs in the museum in Lehi, Utah.

      The family left Nauvoo at the final expulsion and trouble and went to Winter Quarters, passing through all the events that happened there until the breaking up of Winter Quarters. Not having means enough to continue on to Utah, they moved back across the Missouri River to Council Bluff, Pottawattomie, Iowa. Here they lived and raised crops until the year 1851. Then the family moved to Utah, traveling in the company of Morris Phelps. The company arrived in Salt Lake City 27 Sept 1851. They came to Lehi arriving 6 Oct. 1851 and have lived here since that date.

      Eleven children were born to Arminta Adelia Lawrence and Thomas Ashton. They were, Thomas, Rhoda Jane, Esther, James, Eleanor, Henry, Henrietta, Emma, William, Daniel and Orin.

      Brother Ashton was ordained a Priest by Theodore Curtis Jan. 1841 and a Seventy at Nauvoo in 1844 and a High Priest by Daniel Thomas Aug. 22, 1875 at Lehi.

      Brother Ashton took a very active part in the planning and making of our first water ditch and was one of our first water masters when no salary was attached to that office. He was also very active in planning and building our first bridge across the Jordan River and other places, also our first meeting house. He was six times elected a member of the Lehi City Council and was also prominent in adding his means in the outfits of all of the boys growing on Indian raids. He lived to a grand old age of eighty-nine years, two months and fifteen days.

      ******
      Parr is a part of St. Helens--or St. Helens is a part of Parr. I haven't quite figured that out yet... Both seem to be part of Prescot. Also, for your info, Penketh is about 3 miles west of Warrington. So, Parr, St. Helens, Penketh, Eccleston, Farnworth, and Warrington all are in the same general vicinity--and all on the southern border of Lancashire. And,some may not be the small hamlets that I imagined. I saw something showing the 1951 population of St. Helen's as about 150,000!

      Lancaster, by the way, is about as far north of Preston as St. Helens is south of Preston--maybe it's even in Chesire County now.


      ASHTON, ThomasChristening
      Gender: Male
      Christening Date: 28 Nov 1813
      Recorded in: St Helens, Lancashire, England

      Collection: BTs
      Father: Joseph ASHTON
      Mother: Katharine
      Source: FHL Film 1469036
      Dates:1813 - 1850


      Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, volume 1

      Name: Thomas Ashton
      Birth Date: 27 Nov 1813
      Birth Place: Parr, Lancs, England
      Parents: Joseph and Catherine Sedden (Callis) Ashton
      Death Date: 22 Jan 1903
      Death Place: Lehi, Utah, Utah
      Arrival: 27 Sep 1851, Morris Phelps Co.
      Spouse: Mary Howard
      Marriage Date: 20 Nov 1836
      Marriage Place: Prescott, England
      Spouse's Parents: James and Mary Howard
      Spouse's Birth Date: 28 Jan 1814
      Spouse's Birth Place: England
      Spouse's Death Date: 26 Aug 1849
      Spouse's Death Place: Pottawattamie Co., Iowa

      Baptized by Elisha Grover in Lancashire.

      Married 2nd: Sarah E. Mills Date: 25 Sep 1849 , Pottawattamie, Iowa . Parents: John Mills and wife Died: 3 Sep 1850 , Pottawattamie, Iowa Married 3rd: Arminta Miranda Adelia Lawrence Date: 17 Feb 1851 , Council Bluffs, Iowa Born: 5 Dec 1832 , of Ontario, Canada Parents: John and Rhoda Sanford Lawrence Died: 10 Jun 1891 , Lehi, Utah Thomas ' father was a silversmith. He only had one sister, Eleanor who was 9 years his senor. At the age of 15 he apprenticed to a wheelwright, carriage builder and ship carpenter. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, he worked helping build the Liverpool and London Railway. He married Mary in Prescott, England where they met the missionaries and were baptized in 1841 . Later that same year they emigrated to America and made their home at Skunk River in Iowa . Because of the mobs, they moved to Nauvoo . The family was involved in all the events and work in Nauvoo . He helped construct the wagons used in the trek west. He lost his first wife in Iowa and remarried a few months later. She died after giving birth to her first child. Thomas then met and married again at Council Bluffs . They crossed the plains together and had 7 children. Thomas took part in the Church activities and also in community affairs. Children of 1st wife: Joseph , b. 27 Nov 1837 , St. Helena, Lancs, England . Md. 20 Oct 1866 , Elizabeth Mathews . D. 3 Jul 1916 , Lehi, Utah . Catherine , b. 19 Dec 1840 , St. Helens, England . D. 11 Oct 1845 . Child. Margaret Elizabeth , b. 21 Feb 1843 , Augusta, Iowa . Dd. 23 Nov 1845 . Child. Mary Ann , b. 7 Oct 1846 , Pottawattamie Co., Iowa . Md. 1 Jan 1866 , Daniel Wight Thomas . D. 11 Dec 1939 , Lehi, Utah . Elizabeth Eleanor , b. 13 Aug 1849 , Potawattamie, Iowa . D. 5 Oct 1849 . Child. Children of 2nd wife: John Mills , b. 1950 , Pottawattamie Co., Iowa . Children of 3rd wife: Thomas Lawrence , b. 27 Nov 1852 , Lehi, Utah . D. 20 Sep 1856 . Child. Rhoda Jane , b. 3 Sep 1853 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 16 Feb 1874 , John Peterson , D. Taylor, Bonneville, Idaho . Esther Ann , b. 17 Feb 1856 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 24 Jan 1883 , Thaddeus Powell . D. 10 Nov 1945 , Lehi, Utah . James , b. 14 Feb 1858 , Lehi, Utah . Unmarried. D. 12 Feb 1889 , Killed by a horse. Eleanor Lawrence , b. 23 Apr 1859 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 25 Aug 1881 , Prime Coleman Jacobs . D. 20 Jun 1828 , Lehi, Utah . Emma , b. 11 Dec 1860 , Lehi, Utah . D. 2 Apr 1861 . Child. Henrietta Lawrence (twin), b. 27 Aug 1862 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 19 Dec 1889 , John Stewart Jr. D. 18 Aug 1921 . Henry Lawrence (twin), b. 27 Aug 1862 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 23 Jan 1884 , Aldura Marie Hammer . D. 24 Jun 1907 , Los Angeles, California . William , b. 5 Feb 1865 , Lehi, Utah . Md. Lydia Carter Barratt . D. 3 Jul 1923 . Daniel , b. 4 Feb 1872 , Lehi, Utah . D. 28 Sep 1873 . Child. Orin , b. 28 Feb 1874 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 15 Jul 1902 , Elspeth (Elsie) Hunter . D. 10 Feb 1940 . Richard Moyle

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      Heart Throbs of the West: Volume 10
      Toll Gates, Bridges and Ferries of the West Jordan Toll Bridge

      One of the first bridges to span the Jordan river near Lehi was built under the supervision of Thomas Ashton. It was the result of a commercial enterprise, a stock company having been organized for the purpose. For this company, Charles Hopkins obtained a charter from the Legislative Assembly, which empowered the holders both to construct the bridge and to collect toll for crossing it.

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      Ashton, Thomas Nov. 7, 1813 - England
      Morris Phelps Handcart Company
      Heart Throbs of the West
      Heart Throbs of the West Volume 12
      They Came in 1851
      Pioneers of 1851


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      Pioneers And Prominent Men of Utah, p.725

      High priest. Took a very active part in the planning and making of Lehi's first water ditch and one of its water-masters. Active in planning and making the first bridge across Jordan river and in building Lehi's first meeting house. Elected a member of the Lehi city council six times. Wheelwright and carriage builder. Died Jan. 22, 1903, Lehi, Utah.

      Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, volume 1

      Name: Thomas Ashton
      Birth Date: 27 Nov 1813
      Birth Place: Parr, Lancs, England
      Parents: Joseph and Catherine Sedden (Callis) Ashton
      Death Date: 22 Jan 1903
      Death Place: Lehi, Utah, Utah
      Arrival: 27 Sep 1851, Morris Phelps Co.
      Spouse: Mary Howard
      Marriage Date: 20 Nov 1836
      Marriage Place: Prescott, England
      Spouse's Parents: James and Mary Howard
      Spouse's Birth Date: 28 Jan 1814
      Spouse's Birth Place: England
      Spouse's Death Date: 26 Aug 1849
      Spouse's Death Place: Pottawattamie Co., Iowa
      Married 2nd: Sarah E. Mills Date: 25 Sep 1849 , Pottawattamie, Iowa . Parents: John Mills and wife Died: 3 Sep 1850 , Pottawattamie, Iowa Married 3rd: Arminta Miranda Adelia Lawrence Date: 17 Feb 1851 , Council Bluffs, Iowa Born: 5 Dec 1832 , of Ontario, Canada Parents: John and Rhoda Sanford Lawrence Died: 10 Jun 1891 , Lehi, Utah Thomas ' father was a silversmith. He only had one sister, Eleanor who was 9 years his senor. At the age of 15 he apprenticed to a wheelwright, carriage builder and ship carpenter. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, he worked helping build the Liverpool and London Railway. He married Mary in Prescott, England where they met the missionaries and were baptized in 1841 . Later that same year they emigrated to America and made their home at Skunk River in Iowa . Because of the mobs, they moved to Nauvoo . The family was involved in all the events and work in Nauvoo . He helped construct the wagons used in the trek west. He lost his first wife in Iowa and remarried a few months later. She died after giving birth to her first child. Thomas then met and married again at Council Bluffs . They crossed the plains together and had 7 children. Thomas took part in the Church activities and also in community affairs. Children of 1st wife: Joseph , b. 27 Nov 1837 , St. Helena, Lancs, England . Md. 20 Oct 1866 , Elizabeth Mathews . D. 3 Jul 1916 , Lehi, Utah . Catherine , b. 19 Dec 1840 , St. Helens, England . D. 11 Oct 1845 . Child. Margaret Elizabeth , b. 21 Feb 1843 , Augusta, Iowa . Dd. 23 Nov 1845 . Child. Mary Ann , b. 7 Oct 1846 , Pottawattamie Co., Iowa . Md. 1 Jan 1866 , Daniel Wight Thomas . D. 11 Dec 1939 , Lehi, Utah . Elizabeth Eleanor , b. 13 Aug 1849 , Potawattamie, Iowa . D. 5 Oct 1849 . Child. Children of 2nd wife: John Mills , b. 1950 , Pottawattamie Co., Iowa . Children of 3rd wife: Thomas Lawrence , b. 27 Nov 1852 , Lehi, Utah . D. 20 Sep 1856 . Child. Rhoda Jane , b. 3 Sep 1853 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 16 Feb 1874 , John Peterson , D. Taylor, Bonneville, Idaho . Esther Ann , b. 17 Feb 1856 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 24 Jan 1883 , Thaddeus Powell . D. 10 Nov 1945 , Lehi, Utah . James , b. 14 Feb 1858 , Lehi, Utah . Unmarried. D. 12 Feb 1889 , Killed by a horse. Eleanor Lawrence , b. 23 Apr 1859 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 25 Aug 1881 , Prime Coleman Jacobs . D. 20 Jun 1828 , Lehi, Utah . Emma , b. 11 Dec 1860 , Lehi, Utah . D. 2 Apr 1861 . Child. Henrietta Lawrence (twin), b. 27 Aug 1862 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 19 Dec 1889 , John Stewart Jr. D. 18 Aug 1921 . Henry Lawrence (twin), b. 27 Aug 1862 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 23 Jan 1884 , Aldura Marie Hammer . D. 24 Jun 1907 , Los Angeles, California . William , b. 5 Feb 1865 , Lehi, Utah . Md. Lydia Carter Barratt . D. 3 Jul 1923 . Daniel , b. 4 Feb 1872 , Lehi, Utah . D. 28 Sep 1873 . Child. Orin , b. 28 Feb 1874 , Lehi, Utah . Md. 15 Jul 1902 , Elspeth (Elsie) Hunter . D. 10 Feb 1940 . Richard Moyle [16, 17]
    Person ID I439243  7_families
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2011 

    Father Joseph Ashton,   b. 10 Feb 1788, Penketh, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catherine (Kitty) Cawley, (Callis),   c. 16 Apr 1789, St. Bridget, Chester, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 7 May 1807  St. Marys Parish, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F159731  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Howard,   b. 28 Jan 1814, , Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1849, Pottawattamie, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1836  St. Helens, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Howard Ashton,   b. 26 Nov 1837, St. Helens, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1916, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Catherine Ashton,   b. 19 Dec 1840, St. Helens, Prescot, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1845  (Age 4 years)
     3. Margaret Elizabeth Ashton,   b. 21 Feb 1843, Augusta, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1845  (Age 2 years)
    +4. Mary Ann Ashton,   b. 6 Oct 1846, Grand River, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1939, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. Elizabeth Eleanor Ashton,   b. 13 Aug 1849, Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1849  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F159729  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sarah Elenor Mills,   b. 1 Mar 1828, Kitley, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1850, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1849  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Children 
    +1. John Mills Ashton,   b. 18 Aug 1850, Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1925, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F159730  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Araminta Miranda Adelia Lawrence,   b. 5 Dec 1831, Kitley, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1891, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1851  Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 16
    Children 
     1. Thomas Ashton,   b. 27 Nov 1852, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1856, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +2. Rhoda Jane Lawrence Ashton,   b. 3 Sep 1853, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1913, Taylor, Shelley, Bingham, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +3. Esther Ann Lawrence Ashton,   b. 17 Feb 1856, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1945, Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. James Lawrence Ashton,   b. 14 Feb 1858, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1889, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +5. Eleanor Lawrence Ashton,   b. 23 Feb 1860, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1929, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +6. Henry Lawrence Ashton, (Twin),   b. 27 Aug 1862, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1907, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +7. Henrietta Lawrence Ashton, (Twin),   b. 27 Aug 1862, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1921, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     8. William M. Ashton,   b. 05 Feb 1866, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1923, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     9. Emma Ashton,   b. 11 Dec 1869, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1960, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     10. Daniel Ashton,   b. 4 Feb 1872, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1873, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +11. Orin (Dor) Ashton,   b. 28 Dec 1875, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1940, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F159713  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Nov 1813 - Parr, Prescot, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 28 Nov 1813 - St. Marys Parish, Parr, Prescot, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Nov 1836 - St. Helens, Prescot, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1841 - St. Helen, Prescot, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - from Lancashire, England to a home he built - 1841 - Skunk River, , Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - from Skunk River when they were driven away by murdering mobs - 1843 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Nauvoo when driven from there by murdering mobs and traveled across the Mississippi River - Feb 1846 - Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - to a log home he built - 1847 - Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Sep 1849 - Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - from Kanesville traveling with the Morris Phelps handcart company - 1851 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Feb 1851 - Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - from Kanesville - 27 Sep 1851 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Thomas Ashton
    Thomas Ashton
    Thomas Ashton
    Thomas Ashton
    Thomas is sitting behind the man on the center horse. The names of the other men are unknown.
    Joseph Howard, Thomas and John Mills Ashton
    Joseph Howard, Thomas and John Mills Ashton
    Old Tin Type Photo
    Thomas Ashton on his horse in later years
    Thomas Ashton on his horse in later years
    Thomas and Arminta Ashton home - Lehi, UT
    Thomas and Arminta Ashton home - Lehi, UT

    Documents
    Thomas Ashton Death Notice
    Thomas Ashton Death Notice
    Thomas Ashton - Old Folks Party
    Thomas Ashton - Old Folks Party
    Thomas Ashton Obituary
    Thomas Ashton Obituary
    Thomas Ashton Death Notice - Ogden Standard Examiner
    Thomas Ashton Death Notice - Ogden Standard Examiner
    Thomas Ashton Old Age Award
    Thomas Ashton Old Age Award
    Liverpool - Manchester Train pre-1850
    Liverpool - Manchester Train pre-1850
    Thomas Ashton Obituary
    Thomas Ashton Obituary

    Headstones
    Thomas and Arminta Lawrence Ashton headstone
    Thomas and Arminta Lawrence Ashton headstone
    Thomas and Arminta Lawrence Ashton headstone
    Thomas and Arminta Lawrence Ashton headstone
    Thomas Ashton military headstone
    Thomas Ashton military headstone

    Albums
    Ashton
    Ashton (141)
    Ashton and descendant families

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