Martha Bennett


Brief Life History of Martha

Martha Bennett was born in 1829, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States. She married Henry Harrison Hampton Covington in 1846. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Richmond, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Rockingham Township, Richmond, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died in 1867, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States.

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James Hampton Covington
Martha Bennett
Marriage: 8 August 1858
Sallie Covington
Hampton Thomas Covington
James Simmon Covington
Susan P. Covington

Sources (12)

  • Martha Covington in household of Hampton Covington, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Covington in entry for W W Gibson and Susan Covington, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Martha Covington in household of Jas H Covington, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1858Richmond, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (4)

    World Events (6)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    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.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 1

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


    Age 17

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

    Name Meaning

    English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

    German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

    Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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