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Re: Jehudah Ashmun md ? Royce/Rice
Posted by: Joanna Ashmun Date: December 31, 1999 at 13:09:48
In Reply to: Jehudah Ashmun md ? Royce/Rice by Jean Ohai of 229

I know of four different Jehudi Ashmuns. The one who looks possible for your query d. 11 Feb 1833 at the age of 67, so was b. abt 1765. I have no marriage information, and I don't know who his parents were, but I suspect that he was the brother of Samuel Ashmun (b. 1764) of Champlain, NY, since Samuel was the progenitor of three younger Jehudis -- including the "famous" Jehudi who went to Liberia and the Jehudi you found in Michigan and a Jehudi who went to Waupaca County, Wisconsin.

Here's what I know about him:
<http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/me/maine/wayfare/church/emaine.txt>
"An Act to Incorporate the Maine Charity School in the county of
Hancock. Approved Feb. 25, 1814. To establish a literary seminary."
"The seminary was opened in October, 1816. The first year it had one professor, Reverend Jehudi Ashmun."
"The same year the old professors or teachers resigned: Reverend Professor Ashmun went to Deer Isle, 1819 to 1831. He died at Worcester, February 11, 1833, aged sixty-seven." I don't know which Worcester this would be.


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