Martha Matilda Gilbraith

16 May 1827–6 June 1860 (Age 33)
Jefferson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Matilda

When Martha Matilda Gilbraith was born on 16 May 1827, in Jefferson, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Bartram Gilbreath, was 38 and her mother, Martha Hoskins, was 31. She married John Franklin Newman in 1852, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 6 June 1860, in her hometown, at the age of 33, and was buried in Mount Horeb Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, United States.

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John Franklin Newman
Martha Matilda Gilbraith
Marriage: 1852
Catherine Cole Newman
James Aaron Newman
Mark Alexander Newman
Sina F. Newman

Spouse and Children

Tennessee, United States


    Catherine Cole Newman


    James Aaron Newman


    Mark Alexander Newman


    Sina F. Newman


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World Events (4)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 8

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: ethnic name for someone descended from a tribe of Britons living in Scotland, from Gaelic gall ‘stranger’ ( see Gall ) + Breathnach ‘Briton’ (i.e. ‘British foreigner’). These were either survivors of the British peoples who lived in Scotland before the Gaelic invasions from Ireland in the 5th century (in particular the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons, who survived as a distinctive ethnic group until about the 14th century), or others who had perhaps migrated northwestwards at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha M. Gillbreath in entry for Catharine C. Mcmurray, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Martha Galbreath in entry for Mark O. Newman, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"
  • Martha M Gilbreath, "Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

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