Caroline Martin

about 1841–5 June 1911 (Age 70)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Martin was born about 1841, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Cook Martin, was 30 and her mother, Rebecca Cardwell, was 31. She married David Barr on 27 April 1862, in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in White, Tennessee, United States in 1850. She died on 5 June 1911, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Martin, Weakley, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Barr
1842–1863
Caroline Martin
1841–1911
Marriage: 27 April 1862
David Barr
1862–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 April 1862
Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 5

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 21

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Caroline Martin in household of Thomas C Martin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline Martin in household of T C Martin, "United States Census, 1860"

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