Martha Emeline McFarland

3 May 1856–29 October 1928 (Age 72)
Knox, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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 5 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
1843–1926
Martha Emeline McFarland
1856–1928
Marriage: 13 February 1874
William Lee Nelson
1875–1914
Thomas Marion Nelson
1876–1939
Sarah Ellen Nelson
1878–1953
Joel Green Nelson
1880–1943
Mary Amanda "Mandy" Nelson
1883–1958
Lena Catherine Nelson
1885–1904
Charlie Nelson
1887–1922
Nora Jane Nelson
1889–1912
Alvin Nelson Jr.
1891–1948
John Franklin Nelson
1894–1949
Olive Nelson
1897–1984
George Madison Nelson
1900–1964

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 February 1874
Knox, Kentucky, United States
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

    Barnabas "Barney" McFarland

    Male1825–1893Male

    Sarah Ann Mitchell

    Female1831–1873Female

siblings

(10)

    Eliza Jane Mcfarland

    Female1847–1919Female

    Mary Ann McFarland

    Female1850–1876Female

    Female1853–1945Female

    Joel Green McFarland

    Male1855–1932Male

    Female1856–1928Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1861

Age 5

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1863

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

Northern Irish: variant of McFarlane .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha E McFarlin in household of Barney McFarlin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Mcfarland in household of Barnabass Mcfarland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Nelson in household of Alvin Nelson, "Kansas State Census, 1895"

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