Martha Ann Jones

Female10 January 1847–25 March 1889

Brief Life History 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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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 May Speegle
Michael Ryan Speegle

Sources (13)

  • Martha Jones in household of Eli Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha A Jones, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Martha Anne Speegle, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1869McLennan, Texas, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    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.


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1850: McLennan, Texas, United States

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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