Martha Corbett

Femaleabout 1820–1850

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Corbett was born about 1820, in North Carolina, United States, her father, James Jehovah Corbett, was 42 and her mother, Priscilla Wilson, was 32. 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. She died in 1850, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (5)

  • 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"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1837Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (5)

    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.


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1821: Pike, Alabama, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 10

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands, of Norman origin): nickname from Old French corbet ‘raven’, probably denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.

    History: This is the name of a family descended from Hugh Corbet, a Norman baron who settled in Shropshire following the Norman Conquest. One of his descendants, Sir Richard Corbet, was granted land near Shrewsbury in 1223; since the 13th century, this place has been known as Moreton Corbet. 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 at least one group of bearers of the name.

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

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