Martha Corbett

about 1820–
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Corbett was born about 1820, in North Carolina, United States, her father, James Corbett, was 41 and her mother, Priscilla Wilson, was 31. She married Albert Pugh on 1 March 1837, in Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pike, Alabama, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Albert Pugh
Martha Corbett
Marriage: 1 March 1837
James Lewis Pugh
Mary E. Pugh
Newton B Pugh
Felix Pugh
Nicholas M. Pugh
Jesse Marion Pugh
George Washington Pugh
Martha Sidney Pugh
Lydia Mary Pugh

Spouse and Children

1 March 1837
Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States


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+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 10

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 31

Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.

Name Meaning

1 English (Shropshire; of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘little crow’, ‘raven’, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English corbet, a diminutive of corb, alluding probably to someone with dark hair or a dark complexion. The name was taken from Shropshire to Scotland in the 12th century and to northern Ireland in the 17th century, and thence to North America by one group of bearers of the name.2 Irish: see Corban .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Pugh in household of Albert Pugh, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Corbit, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Unknown in entry for Jesse M. Pugh, "Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974"

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