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Mary Jane Collins Ashby-Pitt (Dyer)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Berrynarbor, Devon, England
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Utah
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Dyer and Mary Dyer
Wife of Benjamin Ashby and William Hill Pitt
Mother of Etta Ingalls (Ashby); Caroline Blanche Lee; Regenia May Pitt; William Washington Pitt; Mountain Daisy Harding and 2 others
Sister of William Collins Dyer; Richard Dyer and Henrietta Ellerbeck

Occupation: Scholaress
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About Mary Jane Collins Ashby-Pitt

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

Dyer, Mary Jane Collins

Birth Date: 7 Aug. 1839 Death Date: 30 July 1927 Gender: Female Age: 17 Company: Unidentified Companies (1857)

Pioneer Information: She married in Salt Lake City in October 1857; divorced in 1859. In the 1860 census she is Mary J. Dyer.

SOURCE: http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneerdetails/1,15791,4018-1-57696,00.html

On 12/12/1861 she married William Pitt and was with him as Mary Pitt in the 1870 Census in Ward 17, SLC.


  • Census: 1851 - Gilly Witlan, Part Ot The Llansamlet, Glamorganshire, Wales

The family story is that she divorced her husband, Benjamin because he wanted to take a second wife and she would not be a part of that. It was winter time and she walked and carried her baby, Etta some 20 miles all the way back to her parents home and then divorced him.

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Mary Jane Collins Ashby-Pitt's Timeline

1839
August 7, 1839
Berrynarbor, Devon, England
1858
November 23, 1858
Age 19
Salt Lake City, UT
1862
September 12, 1862
Age 23
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1864
December 8, 1864
Age 25
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1866
August 31, 1866
Age 27
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1868
May 13, 1868
Age 28
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States