Martha J Kerby

Brief Life History of Martha J

When Martha J Kerby was born on 14 January 1816, in Warren, Kentucky, United States, her father, David Robert Kerby, was 20 and her mother, Mary Jane Rowland, was 21. She married John Wesley Rice on 17 May 1835, in Huntsville, Randolph, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 21 May 1896, in Caldwell Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Exline, Appanoose, Iowa, United States.

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John Wesley Rice
Martha J Kerby
Marriage: 17 May 1835
Elizabeth Ann 'Betsy' Rice
James Weston Rice
Mary Jane Rice
Sarah Nancy Rice
David Fulton Rice
Hassendana Rice
William Olney Rice
John Franklin Rice
Louis Kossuth Rice
Ida Belle Rice

Sources (26)

  • Martha Rice in household of John W Rice, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Kerby Rice, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha Kirby in entry for John F Rice, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries: 1843: Appanoose, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Appanoose, Iowa, United States

Name Meaning

English: variant of Kirby .

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

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