Martha Drane

13 December 1807–23 March 1861 (Age 53)
Hardin Springs, Hardin, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Drane was born on 13 December 1807, in Hardin Springs, Hardin, Kentucky, United States, her father, Thomas Drane, was 62 and her mother, Martha Wells, was 42. She married Meredith Pruitt on 10 August 1829, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Marion, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died on 23 March 1861, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Meredith Pruitt
Martha Drane
Marriage: 10 August 1829
Delila Pruitt
James Hardin Prewitt
Redmond Booker Pruitt
Joel Thomas Pruitt
Joseph Prewitt

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
Age 5
During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 18
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.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a lazy man, from Middle English drone ‘drone’, ‘male honey bee’, long taken as a symbol of idleness (Old English drān).2 English: variant spelling of Drain .

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

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Sources (5)

  • Martha Prewitt in household of Meredith Prewitt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Drain, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Martha Drain, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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