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Joseph Ashburn

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Husband of Betsy Ross
Father of Elizabeth Ashburn and Zillah Ashburn

Occupation: Mariner
Managed by: Colleen Rose Keenan
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About Joseph Ashburn

On June 15, 1777, Betsey Ross married her second husband, mariner Joseph Ashburn. In 1780, Ashburn's ship was captured by a British frigate and he was charged with treason and imprisoned at Old Mill Prison, in England. During this time, their daughter, Eliza, was born.[6] Ashburn died in jail.[6]


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June 1777
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
March 1782