Martha Smart Vincent

Brief Life History of Martha Smart

When Martha Smart Vincent was born on 23 March 1821, in Illinois, United States, her father, Isham Allen Vincent, was 59 and her mother, Martha Smart, was 34. She married Isaac Riley Pearce on 8 November 1836, in Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Jackson, Arkansas, United States in 1850. She died in 1907, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 86.

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Isaac Riley Pearce
Martha Smart Vincent
Marriage: 8 November 1836
William M Pearce
Henry Marion Pearce
Mary A Pearce
Levi F Pearce
David Jasper Pearce
Joseph Pearce
James Benjamin Pearce

Sources (3)

  • Martha Pierce, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha S Vincent, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Martha S Pearce in household of Juno W Pearce, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historical Boundaries 1829: Jackson, Arkansas Territory, United States 1836: Jackson, Arkansas, United States


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English, French, West Indian (mainly Haiti), and Spanish: from the personal name Vincent, Latin Vincentius, a derivative of vincens, genitive vincentis, present participle of vincere ‘to conquer’. The name was borne by a 3rd-century Spanish martyr widely venerated in the Middle Ages and by a 5th-century monk and writer of Lérins, as well as various other early Christian saints.

Irish: the English surname (see 1 above) has been established in the south of Ireland since the 17th century, and has also been adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhinse ‘son of the dark man of the island’.

History: The surname Vincent of French origin (see 1 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

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

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