Martha Jane Endicott

Female4 March 1820–31 December 1917

Brief Life History of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Endicott was born on 4 March 1820, in Kentucky, United States, her father, John A Endicott, was 30 and her mother, Nancy Adair, was 27. She married John Stark Williams on 29 September 1839, in Posey, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Linn, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Yellow Creek Township, Linn, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. She died on 31 December 1917, in Posey, Indiana, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Bucklin, Linn, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Stark Williams
Martha Jane Endicott
Marriage: 29 September 1839
Laura Williams
Nancy Williams
Celia Williams
Cordelia Williams
William Williams
Lysander Williams
Lauretta Williams
Leroy Williams
Martha Ann Williams
John Stark Williams
Samuel T. Williams
George Robert Williams

Sources (5)

  • Martha Williams in household of Olive Scott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Jane Endicott Williams, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha J Williams in household of George Coulson, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1839Posey, Indiana, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

    Age 10

    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.


    Age 26

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon): habitational name from Endicott in Cadbury (Devon), or a topographic name meaning ‘dweller at the end cottage(s)’, Middle English ende + cot.

    History: John Endecott (1588–1665) was a prominent figure in the early history of MA, being one of the founding fathers of Salem, MA, in 1638. He served as governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (1629–30), and worked harmoniously with his successor, John Winthrop (see Winthrop ) in 1630, despite differences on points of religious doctrine. He served as governor again in 1644–45, 1649–50, 1651–54, and 1655–64, and as deputy governor in many of the intervening years. He is buried in the King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston.

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

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