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Ellen Matilda ASH
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
Alternative names
Ellen Matilda NELSON (Married)
Ellen Matilda PETERSON (Married)
Ancestors
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John ASH
~1781 - ~1881
Optician
John ASH
~1820 - ~1891
Gun finisher of England
 
Ellen Matilda ASH
1854 - 1954
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
 
Unknown EDWARDS
~1754 - ~1804
John EDWARDS
~1795 - 1844
Millwright of Warwickshire
 
Sophia EDWARDS
1829 - 1863
Mormon Handcart Trek Pioneer of Birmingham, Warwickshire
 
Joseph REYNOLDS
~1714 - bur.1775
Carpet weaver of Upper Arley, Bewdley, Worcestershire
Richard REYNOLDS
bap.1772 - 1852
Agricultural labourer of Upper Arley, Bewdley, Worcestershire
 
John UNDERHILL
~1691 - bur.1788
of Coleshill, Warwickshire
Susannah UNDERHILL
bap.1729 - bur.1773
of Coleshill, Warwickshire
 
Anne PADDY
~1695 - bur.1732
of Coleshill, Warwickshire
Sarah REYNOLDS
1807 - ~1894
Confectioner of Kinlet, Shropshire
 
Elizabeth FOULK
~1771 - ~1856
of Oldbury, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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Ellen Matilda ASH
1854 - 1954
of Birmingham, Warwickshire
  m. Brigham Williamson NELSON (~1842 - ~1917)
  m. Lars PETERSON (1855 - 1935)
 
Sophia NELSON
1875 - 1876
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Eugene NELSON
1877 - 1963
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. Christina HOGENSON (1878 - ~1938)
 
Mildred Uvada NELSON
1900 - ~1961
of Newton, Cache County, Utah, USA
  m. Alexander LEWIS (~1890 - ~1965)
 
Merlin Eugene NELSON
1902 - 1976
of Newton, Cache County, Utah, USA
  m. Elda Lee KENNINGTON (~1908 - ?)
 
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Mabel Bodell NELSON
1904 - 1991
  m. William SMART (~1904 - ?)
 
Erma E NELSON
1908 - 2000
  m. Dellis HEAP (~1908 - ?)
 
Afton L NELSON
1910 - 2002
  m. Gordon E COWAN (1909 - ~1959)
 
Ellis E NELSON
1914 - 1942
  m. Sidney De Vere HANSON (1910 - ~1971)
 
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  m. Orrin Grant HATCH (1934 - 2022)
 
M Donne NELSON
1916 - ~1966
Vardis M NELSON
1918 - ~1968
Blaine Russell NELSON
1921 - 1995
of Newton, Cache County, Utah, USA
  m. Colleen BIRD (1929 - 1991)
 
Ellis Warren NELSON
1926 - 1942
Ray NELSON
1881 - 1881
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Ada Ellen PETERSON
1886 - 1963
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. William Charles ENGLAND (1888 - 1977)
 
Maurine ENGLAND
1914 - ~1975
  m. Glen Alfred ERICKSON (~1903 - ~1978)
 
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Earl ENGLAND
1917 - ~1967
  m. Luana UNKNOWN (1921 - ~1971)
 
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John Leslie PETERSON
1889 - 1990
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. Clarene RAWLINS (1892 - ~1952)
 
Louise PETERSON
1914 - ~1975
  m. George Warren STATES (~1903 - ~1978)
 
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Maurice 'Bud' PETERSON
1916 - 1991
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. Dorothy JONES (1918 - 1997)
 
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Alice PETERSON
1916 - 1991
  m. V VIRGIL (~1908 - ?)
  m. Harvey Cazier CHRISTENSEN (~1913 - ?)
 
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  m. Clin Anthony BALLS (~1917 - ?)
 
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Mark Anthony BALLS
~1945 - 1995
of Wyoming, USA
 
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John Leslie PETERSON
1924 - 1924
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Amanda Myrtle PETERSON
1893 - ~1943
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
  m. Lloyd Crawford MCDONALD (1891 - 1950)
 
Beena Ddlone PETERSON
1899 - ~1949
of Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Narrative and Notes

Ellen was born in Birmingham in 1854, but, in 1856, shortly after her birth, her parents John & Sophia ASH were participants in the very first Mormon hand cart trek to Utah. At the time Ellen Matilda was just 2 years old.

Her parents settled in Richmond, Utah in 1860 where Ellen's mother died leaving four small children. Ellen, the eldest, was nine years of age. Later they moved to Logan where Ellen attended school and helped with the younger children. The motherless youngsters encountered many of the hardships endured by the early pioneers.

Ellen married Brigham NELSON on New Year's Day 1875. They had three children, two of whom died in infancy.

On 16 Dec 1885, she was married to Lars Peter Peterson, who was a widower with three small sons. The family moved to Amalga, Utah where Lars engaged in farming. They went through the privations of pioneer farm life, but were successful in their efforts to develop a fine farm.

In 1919 they retired and moved to Logan where they spent their declining years. Her husband died in 1935. She kept her own home until she was 88 then moved in with family.

When she died in 1954, aged 99, she was the eldest pioneer resident in Cache County. She is buried in the Logan, UT cemetery as Ellen Ash Peterson.

Timeline
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Date
Age*
Event
Place
28 Oct 1854
0
Birth 
2
Birmingham, Warwickshire
5 Jan 1857
2
Death of sister Elizabeth ASH 
 
28 Jul 1858
3
Death of sister Sophia ASH 
 
3 Aug 1860
5
Census 
3
Brigham City, Cache County, Utah, USA
24 Nov 1863
9
Death of mother Sophia EDWARDS 
Richmond, Cache, Utah, USA
22 Jul 1865
10
Death of brother George A ASH 
 
Jan 1875
20
Marriage to husband Brigham Williamson NELSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
21 Oct 1875
20
Birth of daughter Sophia NELSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
26 Mar 1876
21
Death of daughter Sophia NELSON 
 
7 Jul 1877
22
Birth of son Eugene NELSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
5 Aug 1881
26
Birth of son Ray NELSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
14 Aug 1881
26
Death of son Ray NELSON 
 
30 Jan 1884
29
Marriage of brother John William ASH and Tilly PARDINGTON 
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
30 Jan 1884
29
Marriage of sister Emily Faith ASH and George Lesley CURTIS 
 
1885
31
Marriage to husband Lars PETERSON 
 
7 Nov 1886
32
Birth of daughter Ada Ellen PETERSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
27 Aug 1889
34
Birth of son John Leslie PETERSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
18 Jun 1893
38
Birth of daughter Amanda Myrtle PETERSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
1899
45
Marriage of son Eugene NELSON and Christina HOGENSON 
 
27 Apr 1899
44
Birth of daughter Beena Ddlone PETERSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
7 Feb 1912
57
Marriage of daughter Ada Ellen PETERSON and William Charles ENGLAND 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
5 Jun 1912
57
Marriage of son John Leslie PETERSON and Clarene RAWLINS 
 
28 Jun 1926
71
Death of sister Emily Faith ASH 
Bannock, Idaho, USA
15 Oct 1935
80
Death of husband Lars PETERSON 
Cache County, Utah, USA
21 Apr 1937
82
Death of half brother Joseph ASH 
 
9 Jun 1945
90
Death of brother John William ASH 
 
11 Apr 1954
99
Death 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
14 Apr 1954
99
Burial 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
22 Apr 1963
108
Death of daughter Ada Ellen PETERSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
14 Jul 1963
108
Death of son Eugene NELSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
29 Nov 1990
136
Death of son John Leslie PETERSON 
Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - Email from Reg Edwards
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2 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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Author: LDS. Publishing Info: © IGI This information has been reproduced with permission of LDS

ELLEN MATILDA ASH

Female

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Event(s):

Birth: 28 OCT 1854 Birmingham, Warwick, England

Death: 11 APR 1954

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Parents:

Father: JOHN ASH

Mother: SOPHIA EDWARDS

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Source Information:

Batch Number: 7205529

Sheet: 94

Source Call No.: 0820220 Type: Film

3 - US 1860 Census
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Free inhabitants in the County of Cache Terr'y of Utah enumerated by me, on the 3rd day of August 1860 C Thomas Browning Asst Marshall

Post Office: Brigham

Jno Ash - 39 - M - Farmer - Value of Real Estate: 600 - Value of Personal Estate: 240 - Eng[land]

Sophia Ash - 30 - F - - - - Eng[land]

Joseph Ash - 13 - M - - - - Eng[land]

Hellen Ash - 5 - F - - - - Eng[land]

Jno W Ash - 1 - M - - - - Eng[land]