The Augusta Cemetery Family Trees

John Ashton1811

Name
John Ashton
Given names
John
Surname
Ashton
Birth January 13, 1811
Citation details: Pagee 704-705
Text:
See NOTES John Ashton for complete biography.
MarriageFrances ManfullView this family
May 28, 1835 (Age 24 years)

Citation details: Pages 704-705
Text:
For a full report of this article, see NOTES of John Ashton.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Ashton
about 1837 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Atwood Ashton
about 1838 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3
William A. Ashton
about 1840 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Joseph Ashton
April 1844 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: Sheet 8A ED 159
Text:
Month & year of birth and place of death taken from 1900 Census - Sharon, Mercer, PA.
Birth of a son
#5
Stephen Manful Ashton
June 1845 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: Sheet 6B ED 159
Text:
Month, date and place of birth taken from the 1900 census, Sharon, Mercer, PA.
Birth of a son
#6
John Ashton
about 1848 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#7
C.A. Ashton
April 1849 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: Sheet 2A ED 162
Text:
Month, year and place of birth taken from 1900 Census, Sharon, Mercer, PA.
Census August 28, 1850 (Age 39 years)
Text:
August 28, 1850, Lower St. Clair, Allegheny, PA. JOHN ASHTON, age 40, Steel Roller, Real, $1,000, born England is living with wife, FRANCES, age 34, born England, and the following: MARY, age 13, born PA; ATWOOD, age 12, born PA; JOSEPH O., age 9, born PA; MANFULL, age 7, born PA and JOHN, age 3, born PA.
Birth of a son
#8
Franklin Ashton
March 1852 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: Sheet 1A ED 108
Text:
Month, Year and Place of birth taken from 1900 Census, Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado
Birth of a son
#9
Benj Ashton
about 1853 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#10
George Ashton
about 1855 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Alice Ashton
about 1858 (Age 46 years)
Census July 20, 1860 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: Page 128
Text:
July 20, 1860. Hickory, Mercer, PA. JOHN ASHTON, age 49, Farmer, Real $8,000; Personal $1,060, born England; FRANCES ASHTON, age 45, born England; WILLIAM A. ASHTON, age 20, Cigar Maker, born PA; JOSEPH ASHTON, age 18, Farm Labor, born PA; MANFUL ASHTON, male, age 15, Farm Labor, born PA; JOHN ASHTON, age 12, born PA; ADOLPHUS ASHTON, age 10, born PA; FRANKLIN ASHTON, age 7, born PA; GEORGE ASHTON, age 5, born PA; ALICE ASHTON, age 2, born PA.
Birth of a daughter
#12
Jennie Ashton
about 1862 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childStephen Manful AshtonAmeliaView this family
about 1866 (Age 54 years)

Census July 16, 1870 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: Page 78
Text:
July 16, 1870. Sharon Borough, Mercer, PA. JOHN ASHTON, age 59, Iron Master, Real, $31,100, Personal, $2,000. born England, Father and Mother of foreign birth, male citizen over 21, is living with FRANCES ASHTON, female, age 56, Keeps House, born England, Father and Mother of foreign birth and JOHN ASHTON, age 23, Heater RM, born PA, Father and Mother of foreign birth, male citizen over 21; ADOLPHUS ASHTON, age 21, grocer, Personal $800, born PA; Father and Mother of foreign birth, male citizen over 21; BENJ(?) ASHTON, age 17, Tinner(?) app., born PA, Father and Mother of foreign birth; GEORGE ASHTON, age 14, at school, Father and Mother of foreign birth, attended school within the year and JENNIE ASHTON, age 8, female, at school, born PA, Father and Mother of foreign birth, attended school within the year.
Marriage of a childC.A. AshtonEmma E. BownView this family
May 21, 1871 (Age 60 years)

Citation details: Page 705
Marriage of a childFranklin AshtonCarrieView this family
about 1877 (Age 65 years)

Citation details: Sheet 1A ED 108
Text:
City of Pueblo, Pueble, CO. June 1, 1900. Estimated year of marriage taken from 1900 Census.
Census 1880 (Age 68 years)
Text:
Census Place: West Ward, Sharon, Mercer, PA; Family History Library Film 1255156; NA Film Number T9-1156; Page Number 452C. 1880 - West Ward, Sharon, Mercer, PA. JOHN ASHTON, age 69, born England, Occupation, None; Parents birthplace, England, is living with FRANCIS ASHTON, wife, age 64, born England, Parents birthplace, England; ADOLPHUS ASHTON, Son, age 33, born PA, Grocer, Parents birthplace, England and MARY LITTLE, Other, Single, Female, age 17, born England, Servant, Parents born England.
Death of a wifeFrances Manfull
February 16, 1881 (Age 70 years)

Citation details: Pages 704-705
Text:
For full account of this article, see NOTES for John Ashton.
Marriage of a childC.A. AshtonMary MorrisonView this family
March 23, 1882 (Age 71 years)

Marriage of a childC.A. AshtonMay E.View this family
between 1899 and 1900 (Age 87 years)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
himself
Family with Frances Manfull - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: May 28, 1835
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
son
4 years
son
15 months
son
4 years
son
16 months
son
3 years
son
22 months
son
3 years
son
4 years
daughter
5 years
daughter

BirthHistory of Mercer County, 1888
Citation details: Pagee 704-705
Text:
See NOTES John Ashton for complete biography.
MarriageHistory of Mercer County, 1888
Citation details: Pages 704-705
Text:
For a full report of this article, see NOTES of John Ashton.
CensusCensus, Federal, 1850
Text:
August 28, 1850, Lower St. Clair, Allegheny, PA. JOHN ASHTON, age 40, Steel Roller, Real, $1,000, born England is living with wife, FRANCES, age 34, born England, and the following: MARY, age 13, born PA; ATWOOD, age 12, born PA; JOSEPH O., age 9, born PA; MANFULL, age 7, born PA and JOHN, age 3, born PA.
CensusCensus, Federal, 1860
Citation details: Page 128
Text:
July 20, 1860. Hickory, Mercer, PA. JOHN ASHTON, age 49, Farmer, Real $8,000; Personal $1,060, born England; FRANCES ASHTON, age 45, born England; WILLIAM A. ASHTON, age 20, Cigar Maker, born PA; JOSEPH ASHTON, age 18, Farm Labor, born PA; MANFUL ASHTON, male, age 15, Farm Labor, born PA; JOHN ASHTON, age 12, born PA; ADOLPHUS ASHTON, age 10, born PA; FRANKLIN ASHTON, age 7, born PA; GEORGE ASHTON, age 5, born PA; ALICE ASHTON, age 2, born PA.
CensusCensus, Federal, 1870
Citation details: Page 78
Text:
July 16, 1870. Sharon Borough, Mercer, PA. JOHN ASHTON, age 59, Iron Master, Real, $31,100, Personal, $2,000. born England, Father and Mother of foreign birth, male citizen over 21, is living with FRANCES ASHTON, female, age 56, Keeps House, born England, Father and Mother of foreign birth and JOHN ASHTON, age 23, Heater RM, born PA, Father and Mother of foreign birth, male citizen over 21; ADOLPHUS ASHTON, age 21, grocer, Personal $800, born PA; Father and Mother of foreign birth, male citizen over 21; BENJ(?) ASHTON, age 17, Tinner(?) app., born PA, Father and Mother of foreign birth; GEORGE ASHTON, age 14, at school, Father and Mother of foreign birth, attended school within the year and JENNIE ASHTON, age 8, female, at school, born PA, Father and Mother of foreign birth, attended school within the year.
CensusCensus, Federal, 1880
Text:
Census Place: West Ward, Sharon, Mercer, PA; Family History Library Film 1255156; NA Film Number T9-1156; Page Number 452C. 1880 - West Ward, Sharon, Mercer, PA. JOHN ASHTON, age 69, born England, Occupation, None; Parents birthplace, England, is living with FRANCIS ASHTON, wife, age 64, born England, Parents birthplace, England; ADOLPHUS ASHTON, Son, age 33, born PA, Grocer, Parents birthplace, England and MARY LITTLE, Other, Single, Female, age 17, born England, Servant, Parents born England.
Note
BIOGRAPHIES - MERCER COUNTY - HISTORY OF MERCER COUTY, 1888, PAGES 704-705 JOHN ASHTON JOHN ASHTON, retired manufacturer and merchant, was born in Stratfordshire, England, January 13, 1911, and is a son of Richard and Esther (Skidmore) Ashton, both of whom lived and died in England. John there grew to manhood, and attended a select school of his neighborhood. He afterward worked in a rolling-mill, and in June, 1832, immigrated to the United States, and found employment in an iron-mill in New Jersey about two years. He then removed to Pittsburgh, Penn., and continued to work at the iron business there until the fall of 1850, when he came to Sharon with a number of other millmen to form a stock company with Joel B. Curtis, George Boyce, Peter Shoenberger and David Agnew, under the name of the Sharon Iron Company. This company built the first plant, and Mr. Ashton was connected with it till the mill shut down. He subsequently followed farming a few years, and then worked for the Westerman Iron Company. Mr. Ashton was one of the company of erected and put in operation the Atlantic Iron Mills, the firm being Alexander, Ashton & Co. P. L. Kimberly subsequently bought Alexander's interest, and the firm became Kimberly, Ashton & Co. In 1871 Mr. Ashton sold out to Col. James Carnes, whose name succeeded his in the firm. He next went into the grocery business, and soon afterward engaged in developing the coal fields of Trumbull County, Ohio. For the past seventeen years Mr. Ashton has not been engaged in active business, except looking after his real estate and other property. He was married May 28, 1835 to Miss Frances, daughter of Stephen and Rebecca Manfull, natives of England, where Mrs. Ashton was born. Ten sons and three daughters were the fruits of this union: Richard (deceased), Mary Esther (deceased), William A. (deceased) Joseph, Stephen M., John, C. A., David (deceased), Frank, James (deeased), George W. (deceased) and Alice (deceased); five sons and one daughter surviving. Mrs. Ashton died February 16, 1881, a member of the Christian Church, to which denomination most of her children adhere. Politically Mr. Ashton is a Republican, has served in the borough council several terms, and one term as burgess. Coming to the United States comparatively a poor man, he has accumulated through the passing years a large estate, and is not only recognized as one of the wealthiest retired business men of Sharon, but also one of its honest, enterprising and respected citizens.