1846 - 1939
||Mary Ann Ashton |
||6 Oct 1846
||Grand River, Pottawattamie, Iowa
||Lehi, Utah, Utah 
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.
||11 Dec 1939
||Lehi, Utah, Utah
- Mary Ann Ashton Thomas, daughter of Thomas and Mary Howard Ashton was born in a covered wagon on Oct.7, 1848 at the west fork of the Grand River, Pottawatomie Co., Iowa. She was the 4th child having 1 brother, Joseph, and 2 sisters, Catherine and Margaret who died in infancy. Her mother and a baby sister died when Mary was about 2 1/2 years old. Her father was left with 2 small children and having to be away from home a great deal of his time, he married Sarah E. Mills. She died the following year. She died the following year bearing a baby boy. Her father then married Arminta A. Lawrence who reared and cared for her and her brother Joseph as though they were her own children. Mary grew to love this woman as her own mother.
In the spring of 1841, Mary being about 4 years old, the family crossed the plains in the company of Captain Morris Phelps and settled in Salt Lake Valley. In October of the same year they moved to Evansville, later named Lehi. Here she grew to womanhood and was instrumental in the growth and development of the community.
On New Years Day, 1866, she married Daniel Thomas at her home. He was a farmer and stock raiser. On October 8th they went to the Endowment House and were sealed for eternity.
She assisted her husband in homesteading land. Thomas was herding cattle when we was called to serve in the Black Hawk Indian War for two years. She carried on at home and had a son, Daniel, in his absence.
She was a visiting teacher for many years and went to the temple at every opportunity. She always worked unselfishly in the Red Cross during the World War, knitting socks and making surgical bandages and cheese that she sent to the soldiers.
She was the mother of 10 children. Some proceeded her in death as did her husband who passed away on 3 Mar 1907.
She is survived by 4 children; Mrs. John F. Moyle, Alpine, 3 sons, Apollos Thomas, Ogden, John Howard Thomas, Helos, Henry Thomas, Sacramento, California.
She departed this life on Monday, Dec. 11, 1917 about 3:50 p.m. at the age of 93 years, 2 mos and 4 days. She was strong in the faith of the LDS gospel, a belief that loving one another and those on the other side and looked forward to resurrection. She was the oldest living person in Lehi .
Her surviving children feel deeply grateful for the wonderful help she has received for the past 10 years from family.
||14 Dec 1939
||Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah 
||16 Mar 2009 |
||Thomas Ashton, b. 7 Nov 1813, Parr, Prescot, Lancashire, England , d. 22 Jan 1903, Lehi, Utah, Utah |
||Mary Howard, b. 28 Jan 1814, , Lancashire, England , d. 26 Aug 1849, Pottawattamie, Pottawattamie, Iowa |
||20 Nov 1836
||St. Helens, Prescot, Lancashire, England 
||Daniel Wight Thomas, b. 11 Dec 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois , d. 3 Mar 1907, Lehi, Utah, Utah |
||1 Jan 1866
||Lehi, Utah, Utah
|>||1. Daniel Ashton Thomas, b. 3 Nov 1866, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. 22 Nov 1919, Lehi, Utah, Utah |
|>||2. Rosetta Thomas, b. 26 Nov 1868, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. 21 Jan 1939, Lehi, Utah, Utah |
| ||3. Joseph James Thomas, b. 24 Nov 1870, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. 6 Oct 1872|
| ||4. Apollos Thomas, b. 6 Nov 1872, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. 15 Sep 1945|
| ||5. Henry Thomas, b. Abt 1872, Of, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. Yes, date unknown|
|>||6. John Howard Thomas, b. 27 Aug 1874, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. 15 Dec 1942, Heber, Navajo, Arizona |
|>||7. Vernett Thomas, b. 14 Nov 1876, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. 25 Jan 1959, Orem, Utah, Utah |
| ||8. Orpha Thomas, b. 15 Sep 1878, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. 30 May 1886|
| ||9. Mary Thomas, b. 21 Mar 1883, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. 15 Jun 1918|
| ||10. Rachel Thomas, b. 26 Oct 1885, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. 5 May 1891|
|>||11. Henry Thomas, b. 26 Oct 1885, Lehi, Utah, Utah , d. 15 Jul 1945, San Francisco, San Francisco, California |
||17 Apr 2009 |
|Born - 6 Oct 1846 - Grand River, Pottawattamie, Iowa
|Census - Federal - 1860 - Lehi, Utah, Utah
|Married - 1 Jan 1866 - Lehi, Utah, Utah
|Died - 11 Dec 1939 - Lehi, Utah, Utah
|Buried - 14 Dec 1939 - Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah
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- [S142780] Utah, Utah, Lehi - 1860 - Federal Census, Utah, Utah, Lehi, (www.ancestry.com), Mary Ashton, 13, born in Iowa (Reliability: 3).
- [S142576] Lehi Utah Cemetery Records, Lehi (Utah) Sexton Records.
- [S489] Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, Frank Elwood Esshom, (Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Co., 1913), 724 (Reliability: 3).