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John Jefford Ashby

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  • Navn John Jefford Ashby 
    Født 9 dec. 1845  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted 
    Køn Mand 
    Indvandring 24 sep. 1848  Utah, USA Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted 
    Indvandring 24 sep. 1848 
    Bopæl 1860  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted 
    _MILT 30 aug. 1866  Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted 
    Mission 1883  Northern States Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted 
    Begravet sep. 1893  Aurora, Sevier, Utah, USA Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted 
    Død 17 sep. 1893  Lost Creek, Sevier, Utah, United States Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted 
    Person-ID I95879  All in one
    Sidst ændret 15 jun. 2019 

    Far Nathaniel Ashby,   f. 15 apr. 1805, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted,   d. 23 sep. 1846, Bonaparte, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted  (Alder 41 år) 
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    Mor Susan Hammond,   f. 28 aug. 1808, Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted,   d. 15 maj 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted  (Alder 42 år) 
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    Gift 30 nov. 1826  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find alle personer med begivenheder på dette sted  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Familie-ID F72332  Gruppeskema  |  Familie Tavle

  • Notater 
    • JOHN JEFFORD ASHBY

      John was just a baby on the “day of the Nauvoo battle” when his parents, along with other Latter Day Saints, were driven by the mob from their pleasant homes in the city of Nauvoo and forced to face the unknown wilderness west. His father was ill when they left and died a few days later. He was buried on the plains near Bonaparte, Iowa September 1846.

      After some weeks of travel by ox team and covered wagon they reached Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Here the family had a log cabin built in exchange for a yoke of oxen. They were fortunate to have brought with them a sheet iron stove by which they were able to keep warm through that bitter cold winter. During the time at Winter Quarters John’s mother married Joseph B. Noble.

      John Jefford Ashby was born 9 December 1845 in Nauvoo, Esex Co., Illinois and was the youngest of twelve children born to Nathanial and Susan Hammond Ashby. He had brown eyes and dark brown hair. His brothers and sisters , all born in Salem, Massachusetts, were: Robert Reed, born 17 August 1827; Benjamine, born 19 December 1828; Susan Ann, born 1 February 1830; Elisabeth Rebecca, born 19 May 1831; Martha Ellen, born 20 August 1832; Harriet Marie, born 8 April 1834; Nathaniel, born 25 May 1835; Richard H., born 26 December 1836; William H., born 16 July 1839; Mary Jane, born 20 October 1841; Emma Smith, born 14 March 1843.

      After much preparation the family traveled on to Utah with the Erastus Snow Company and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley September 10, 1848. Here they lived in a room of the Joseph Noble home at the old fort. A baby girl was born to Susan and Mr. Noble on 13 December 1849. She was named Lousia Adline. Taking care of Bro. Noble’s three motherless children together with her own seven who were at home proved too much for her strength and Susan died May 15, 1851. John Jefford then went to live with his sister, Susan Ashby Stringham.

      At a very young age John’s commanding nature began to show, for marching across the floor he would say, “I’m Chief” and motioning with his hands repeat, “I tell you I’m Chief!” One thing John remembered about his mother was the time she successfully bandaged his three cut fingers. He and his sister Emma were playing in a large pile of ashes which had been hardened by the storms. They were digging and cutting back in the pile to make houses. Emma was using a small hatchet when she accidentally came down on John’s fingers. They were cut through and hanging by the skin. His mother calmly took him into the house, sat him on the table and bandaged up the fingers. The fingers grew back and only small scars were left.

      John often played with Brigham Young’s boys. One day, because there was to be a children’s dance, John felt he should have his hair curled. This was done by braiding small strands of hair and tying the ends with white thread. After his hair was all fixed he went out to play with the young children. Dinner was called and the children, including John, went into eat. As the meal proceeded Brigham noticed all the little girls tittering and laughing. As he glanced around the table he noticed John with the little pig-tail braids in his hair, then he had to smile amusedly also.

      John was able to go to school only about three or four terms. Nevertheless, because of his very studious nature, he became self-educated.

      When he grew older he worked for his brother-in-law, Bryant Stringham, taking care of Church cattle on Antelope Island. Horses were kept on the island, thus the colts grew up very wild. John, with other boys, would herd them into corrals and break them to riding. Later they were tied down tight in boats which carried them across the lake to the city. During one trip a horse got loose. John had to hang over the side of the boat by his toes and fasten ropes across and underneath the boat to secure the horse so they could finish the trip safely. The old horses were fattened, killed and boiled in huge containers to render the fat, which was used to grease harnesses.
      When just a youth, John was a member of the Utah Militia and also served as scout and pony express man in the Black Hawk Indian War of Central Utah in 1865. On one occasion Homer Roberts and John were sent with a message from one part of the army to the other. It was a very dark night. The path was very narrow and rough, but they had to rush their horses along. They were riding single file when suddenly down plunged John and his horse into a spring. They jumped quickly out of the way of Homer and the oncoming horse. Luckily neither horses nor men were injured.

      John, with other boys, was sent down to Holden in Millard County to round up cattle, select and brand some and take them back to Antelope Island. Often in the evening, after the work was finished for the day, the boys gathered at a swing near the home of Caroline Felshaw Stevens (this was in the old fort at Cedar Springs, later named Holden). A lot of fun was had here for girls gathered at the swing also. Here John met the girl of his dreams. She was Susannah Felshaw, a sister of Mrs. Stevens. At this time she was about 15 years old, had beautiful wavy hair and gray eyes. She was staying with her sister and helped her brother-in-law, David Stevens, milk cows and churn butter. John often came and helped with these chores. Then he would drink his fill of good old buttermilk.

      Most of the time Susannah lived with her parents in Filmore. She and her twin sister were born 8 February 1851 at Galands Grove, Pottawatamie County, Iowa. Their parents were William and Mary Harriet Gilbert Felshaw.

      Susannah continued going to school until she was eighteen then John persuaded her to go to Salt Lake City and stay with his folks to get acquainted. She stayed with his sister during the winter and attended a private school.

      The following fall John and Susannah were married in the Old Endowment House in Salt Lake City on 15 November 1869. They were sealed by Daniel H. Wells.

      Their first home was on the church farm where John’s brother lived in a sort of long house with several rooms. They occupied one good-sized room and lean-to-kitchen where the cooking was done. Later they moved to Holden as John was still handling the church livestock. Here he bought land from the church and took up some dry farm land.

      Because John had a desire to help young people he, with the help of Ebenezer Tanner and William Robert Jr., organized a Young Peoples Improvement Association in Holden before the Mutual Improvement Association was organized in the Church. It was a good organization. However, they did have a problem with people getting to the meetings on time, which they solved by starting whether the majority was there or not.

      Susannah and John both took part in drama. They were very good for amateurs, both at acting and singing.

      After six children were born to them John was called on a mission. Following is a copy of a note he made of his mission: “Having been called to take a mission to the United States at the general conference held in Salt Lake City October 6, 1883, I left the city on the 16th of October and proceeded to the State of Indiana where I labored about one month when I was assigned to the State of Illinois where I labored in the counties of Brown, Adams, and Pike till the 16th of October 1884. I again returned to Indiana and labored there until the 1st of December. When I received my release to go to Massachusetts to carry the gospel to my relatives and get the genealogy of my family and return to Utah.”

      He told of some experiences he had while on his mission. On one occasion he was shown a chapter, book and verse to quote to some individuals to convince them of the truth. These were shown to him in letters of bronze about two inches high over the page he looking upon. Another time he was speaking at a meeting where a minister in the audience was heckling him and remarked that John had gotten a certain quotation from his Mormon Bible. John went down where he was sitting and showed him that the bible he was quoting from was the same as that used by all churches, the Saint James translation. The audience then hooted the minister to shame for not knowing what was in his own bible.

      The Ashbys lived in Holden until 1890 then moved to Loss Creek, Sevier County, east of Aurora. Shortly before this John had gone to St. George to do the temple work for the names he had gathered in the East. While there he met Louisa Perkins and married her as a second wife. Later John went to Salt Lake to work and Susannah and the children moved back to Holden.

      After about a year John left his second wife and came back to his family at Holden. He again moved them to Loss Creek where he owned 60 acres of land and about 40 head of cattle. They hadn’t been back long when John met with an accident. The colt he was riding suddenly reared and threw itself over sideways, causing John to fall. As he fell his neck struck
      hard sod and he suffered a broken neck. He died a few days later on September 17, 1893 and was buried at Aurora, Sevier County, Utah.

      Susannah worked on diligently and raised to adults six children. They had nine children: Hammond Felshaw, born 26 October 1870; John William, born 21 March 1873; Gilbert, born 2 December 1874; Sarah Lillian, born 13 July 1877; Mary Roszilla, born 18 May 1879; Julia Suzanna, born 7 April 1883; Luta Blanch, born 30 November 1885; Joseph Herbert, born 18 August 1888; and, Lola Vilate, born 5 September 1890.

      John and Lousia Perkins had no children.

  • Kilder 
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      Susan Hammond

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      Susan Hammond in the Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848

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    6. [S849] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHTP-9Z1 : 9 February 2018), Nathaniel Ashby and Susan Hammond, 30 Nov 1826; citing reference Vol. 5, page 146; FHL microfilm 761,210.
      Susan Hammond, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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      1850 Census

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      Legacy NFS Source: Susan Ann Hammond - birth-name: Susan Hammond

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      Susan Hammond - Individual or family possessions: death: 15 May 1851; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

    10. [S849] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, Wards of Winter Quaarters.
      Winter Quarters

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      Susan Hammond, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

    12. [S849] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, Microfilm # 1239610, Sealing Children to Parents, 1893-1942, Salt Lake Temple, LDS Church, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, Page number: Page 110, item 2646.
      Legacy NFS Source: Susan Ann Hammond - birth: 28 August 1808; Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

    13. [S849] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, Microfilm # 1033997, Nauvoo Temple Regester, LDS Church, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, Page number: Film # 1033997, page 74.
      Legacy NFS Source: Susan Ann Hammond -

    14. [S849] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F854-22X : 10 February 2018), Susan Hammond in entry for Harriet M. Stringham, 18 Apr 1921; citing Pasadena, Los Angeles, Calif., reference bk R cn 581; FHL microfilm 26,560.
      Susan Hammond in entry for Harriet M. Stringham, "Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946"

    15. [S849] FamilySearch Family Tree, FamilySearch.org, ancestry.com, attach to Hickman/Haslem Family History.
      Nathaniel & Susan Hammond Ashby Histories



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