Martha J Grinder

Brief Life History of Martha J

When Martha J Grinder was born about 1834, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Samuel Grinder, was 18 and her mother, Mrs Sarah Grinder, was 31. She married Henry B Treece about 1848, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bear Creek Township, Searcy, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Tomahawk Township, Marion, Arkansas, United States in 1860.

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Henry B Treece
Martha J Grinder
Marriage: about 1848
William Robert Treece
Robert Treece
Hannah Elizabeth Treece
Samuel Treece
Tennessee Kirkirene Treece
Fraile Treece
John Treece
Mary Treece

Sources (3)

  • Martha J Grinder in household of Samuel Grinder, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Grinder in household of Samuel Grinder, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Treace in household of Henry Treace, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Sussex): occupational name for a grinder of grain, i.e. a miller, from Middle English grinder ‘grinder of corn, miller’ (Old English grindere), an agent noun from Old English grindan ‘to grind’. Less often it may have referred to someone who ground blades to keep their sharpness or who ground pigments, spices, and medicinal herbs to powder.

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

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