Martha Emeline McFarland

Female3 May 1856–29 October 1928

Brief Life History of Martha Emeline

When Martha Emeline McFarland was born on 3 May 1856, in Knox, Kentucky, United States, her father, Barnabas "Barney" McFarland, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Ann Mitchell, was 25. She married Alvin Nelson on 13 February 1874, in Knox, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Allen, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1895 and Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 29 October 1928, in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Nelson
Martha Emeline McFarland
Marriage: 13 February 1874
William Lee Nelson
Ellen Darnall
Thomas Marion Nelson
Sarah Ellen Nelson
Joel Green Nelson
Mary Amanda "Mandy" Nelson
Lena Catherine Nelson
Charlie Nelson
Nora Jane Nelson
Alvin Nelson Jr.
John Franklin Nelson
Olive Nelson
George Madison Nelson

Sources (28)

  • Martha E McFarlin in household of Barney McFarlin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha E. Mc Farlan, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
  • Martha E Mcfarlin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 February 1874Knox, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.


    Age 7

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 19

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (northern): variant of McFarlane .

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

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