Martha Elizabeth Mahood

Female18 April 1867–25 April 1927

Brief Life History of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Mahood was born on 18 April 1867, in Prince George, Virginia, United States, her father, Alexander Benjamin Mahood, was 41 and her mother, Helen Walker Phillips, was 30. She married Edward Fleming Sheffey on 10 December 1890, in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Lynchburg, Virginia, United States for about 40 years. She died on 25 April 1927, in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Fleming Sheffey
Martha Elizabeth Mahood
Marriage: 10 December 1890
Robert Alexander Sheffey Sr.
Edward Fleming Sheffey
Charles Phillips Mahood Sheffey
Grace Stafford Sheffey
Elizabeth Helen Sheffey
Max Hugh Sheffey
John Mahood Sheffey
Coke Smith Sheffey

Sources (31)

  • Mattie E Sheffey in household of Ed F Sheffey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha E Mahood or Mahovd, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Mattie Elizabeth Mahood, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1890Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 1

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.


    Age 19

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: shortened form of MacHood, an altered form of Irish Ó hUid ‘descendant of Ud’, in which Ó ‘descendant’ has been replaced by Mac ‘son’. Compare Hood 5. The name was taken by 19th-century Irish migrants to south-west Scotland and north-west England.

    English: variant of Maude 1.

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

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    Martha Elizabeth Mahood ~ Find a Grave Information

    Birth: 1870 Giles County Virginia, USA Death: Apr. 25, 1927 Lynchburg City Virginia, USA d/o Alexander & Helen W. Mahood Obituary: Lyncburg, Va.-April 25-Mrs. Mattie M. Sheffey, wife of Edward F. She …

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