Martha Ann Jones

10 January 1847–25 March 1889 (Age 42)
Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Jones was born on 10 January 1847, her father, Elias Jones, was 28 and her mother, Christiana McLennan, was 28. She married Phillip Bible Speegle on 11 August 1869, in McLennan, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 25 March 1889, at the age of 42, and was buried in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Bible Speegle
Martha Ann Jones
Marriage: 11 August 1869
Jeanette Lucinda Speegle
Phiiliip Adam Speegle
Joseph Giles Speegle
Mary Etta Speegle
Arachristian Speegle
Kate Mae Speegle
Michael Ryan Speegle

Spouse and Children

11 August 1869
McLennan, Texas, United States



    Joseph Giles Speegle



    Phiiliip Adam Speegle


    Arachristian Speegle


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Aquilla Jones



    Samuel Neil Jones



    Janette Jones


+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 3

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 14

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Jones in household of Eli Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Speagle in household of Philip Speagle, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Spegles in household of P Spegles, "United States Census, 1880"

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