Martha J Grinder

about 1834–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha J

When Martha J Grinder was born about 1834, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Samuel Grinder, was 16 and her mother, Mrs Sarah Grinder, was 30. She married Henry B Treece about 1848, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tomahawk, Searcy, Arkansas, United States in 1850 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
Samuel Treace
Robert Treece
Hannah Elizabeth Treece
Samuel Treece
Tennessee Kirkirene Treace
Robert Wiley N. Treece
Tennessee Catherine Treece
Fraile Treece
John Treece
Mary Treece

Spouse and Children

about 1848
Searcy, Arkansas, United States


    William Robert Treece


    Robert Treece


    Hannah Elizabeth Treece


    Samuel Treace


    Samuel Treece


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 1

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

Age 2

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.

Age 31

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a grinder of grain, i.e. a miller, Middle English, 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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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"

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