Martha Ann Funston

19 January 1827–29 October 1902 (Age 75)
Jerseytown, Madison Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Funston was born on 19 January 1827, in Jerseytown, Madison Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Aten Funston, was 35 and her mother, Hannah Schooley, was 26. She married Jacob Dieffenbach on 10 October 1846, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Madison, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 29 October 1902, in Bloomsburg, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Old Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Dieffenbach
1818–1898
Martha Ann Funston
1827–1902
Marriage: 10 October 1846
Sarah Adeline Dieffenbach
1847–
Susan Blanche Dieffenbach
1850–1852
Alvin Hill Dieffenbach
1853–1859
Emma Jane Dieffenbach
1856–1856
Clara Adelia Dieffenbach
1857–1922
Martha Elizabeth Dieffenbach
1860–1896
Henry Funston Dieffenbach
1862–1953
Hervey Edmund Dieffenbach
1865–1915
E E Dieffenbach
1867–
Harriet Hannah Dieffenbach
1869–1964

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World Events (8)

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail
Age 3
Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1850
Age 23
Montour County, Pennsylvania (Map It) was created on May 3, 1850 from Columbia County. The county was named in honor of Madame Montour, colonial ambassador to the Native Americans.

Name Meaning

(1997: 362;2007: 693; 2010: 854)English and northern Irish: perhaps a variant of Foulston (a habitational name from Fulstone, Yorkshire), with assimilation of l-n to n-n. This name is quite common in Ireland (Fermanagh, Derry, Donegal, Tyrone), but seems to have been brought from northern England in the 17th century.

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

Sources (9)

  • Martha Diefenbacher in household of Jacob Diefenbacher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha A. Dieffenbach in entry for H. E. Dieffenbach and Jennie C. Rhoads, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Martha Driffenback, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

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