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Susan Ashby (Hammond)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Hammond and Rebecca Hammond
Wife of Nathaniel Ashby, I and Joseph Bates Noble
Mother of Robert Reed Ashby; Benjamin Ashby; Susan Ann Young; Elizabeth Rebecca Snow; Martha Ellen Stringham and 8 others

Managed by: Irene Nowyckyj Johnson
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About Susan Ashby

Susan Hammond Ashby

In Marblehead, Massachusetts lived the family of Edward and Rebecca Flack Hammond. One of the children of this fine family was a daughter named Susan. This lovely lady grew to womanhood in the town of her birth. The ancestors of Susan had been among the earliest settlers of Maine. Her family had given to Susan a fine heritage.

Susan met and married Nathaniel Ashby on November 30, 1826 in Salem, Massachusetts and became parents of a large worthy family. They had eleven children: Benjamin Ashby, Susan Ann Ashby, Elizabeth Rebecca Ashby, Martha Ellen Ashby, Harriet Maria Ashby, Nathaniel Ashby Jr., Richard Hammond Ashby, William Hardin Ashby, Mary Jane Ashby, John Jefford Ashby and Emma Smith Ashby.

The Ashbys were converted to Mormonism by Elder Erastus Snow who was then laboring as a missionary in the Eastern States. The Ashby family moved to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1843. During the early 1840's the Nauvoo Temple was being rushed to completion. The Ashby family gave generously of their substance toward this wonderful cause. Susan had woven two rugs, one with a wreath of roses and one with a basket of flowers. These, together with a beautiful Brussels carpet, went into the Nauvoo Temple.

When the great western exodus began the Nathaniel Ashby's were among that devoted band that started West. Soon after leaving Nauvoo Nathaniel Ashby died September 23, 1846, three years after their youngest daughter was born on the plains near Bonaparte, Iowa.


The family of this good man continued on to Winter Quarters where they met Joseph Bates Noble and they were married Mar 3, 1847 at Winter Quarters. Susan and family remained in Winter Quarters during the Winter and Spring of 1847-48.

In June 1848 Susan and her children started West and traveled in Brigham Young Company to the Salt Lake Valley. On arrival they were met by Joseph B. Noble and taken into one of his homes in the North Fort. Here they were kindly received by Mary Noble and here the Ashby family lived for some time.

In Nov 9, 1849, a daughter named Louisa Adeline Noble was born to Susan and Joseph Bates Noble. This child grew to womanhood and later married Rodney Badger of Salt Lake City.

In Feb 1851 when Mary Noble died, Susan Ashby Noble took into her home the three motherless children of Mary and gave to them loving care. But Susan was not to live long herself. She passed away May 16, 1851, in Salt Lake City.

The life of this good woman was an example of devotion and sacrifice to her family and to the Gospel she embraced. (Susan and J. B. Noble were married for Time Only).

Her history is also on [http://www.biographicalwiki.com/index.php/Susan_Hammond_(1808-1851) BIOGRAPHICAL WIKI]

Note: When Susan died, they included her first husband, Nathaniel's name with her own on their gravestone in Salt Lake.

Note: Susan and Joseph Bates Noble were married for time only.

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Susan Ashby's Timeline

1808
August 28, 1808
Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
September 23, 1808
Marblehead, Essex, Ma
1826
November 30, 1826
Age 18
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1827
August 17, 1827
Age 18
Salem, Essex, Ma
1828
December 19, 1828
Age 20
Salem, Essex, MA
1830
February 1, 1830
Age 21
Salem, Essex, MA, USA
1831
May 17, 1831
Age 22
Salem, MA, USA
1832
August 28, 1832
Age 24
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
1834
April 8, 1834
Age 25
Salem, Essex, MA, USA
1835
May 25, 1835
Age 26
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States