Seaman Joseph Ashburn

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Joseph Ashburn

Birthdate:
Death: Died in Plymouth, England
Cause of death: prisoner of War
Immediate Family:

Husband of Betsy Ross
Father of Elizabeth Ashburn; Zillah Ashburn; Zilah Ashburn and Elizabeth Ashburn

Occupation: Mariner
Managed by: Colleen Rose Keenan
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About Seaman 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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On June 15, 1777, Betsy Ross (Griscom)married her second husband, mariner Joseph Ashburn. In 1780, Ashburn's ship was captured by a British Royal Navy frigate and he was charged with treason (for being of British ancestry and "naturalized" American colonial citizenship was not recognized) and imprisoned at Old Mill Prison, in England. During this time, their first daughter, Zilla, died at the age of nine months and their second daughter, Eliza, was born.[7] Seaman Ashburn died in the British jail.[7] ~• wikipedia