Martha Elizabeth Weaver

1845–1877 (Age 32)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Weaver was born in 1845, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Andrew W. Weaver, was 23 and her mother, Malinda Weaver, was 20. She married Sylvester Darnell on 8 December 1872, in Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Grayson, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1877, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester Darnell
Martha Elizabeth Weaver
Marriage: 8 December 1872
Johnson Avery Darnell
Sarah Naomi Darnell
Martha Marilda Stuart
Martha Merilda Darnell

Spouse and Children

8 December 1872
Jefferson, Ashe, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Mary Jane Weaver



    Phoebe Marilda Weaver


    Isaac Weaver


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World Events (7)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 2

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 16

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name, from an agent derivative of Middle English weven ‘to weave’ (Old English wefan).2 English: habitational name from a place on the Weaver river in Cheshire, now called Weaver Hall but recorded simply as Weuere in the 13th and 14th centuries. The river name is from Old English wēfer(e) ‘winding stream’.3 Translated form of German Weber .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Warner in household of Andrew Warner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Weaver in household of Andrew Weaver, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Weaver in household of Andrew Weaver, "United States Census, 1870"

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