Martha Hobson

Female30 August 1836–28 June 1855

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Hobson was born on 30 August 1836, in DuPage, Illinois, United States, her father, Bailey Hobson, was 38 and her mother, Clarissa Stewart, was 31. She married William R. Cody on 10 October 1854. She lived in Morris, Grundy, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 28 June 1855, in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, at the age of 18, and was buried in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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William R. Cody
Martha Hobson
Marriage: 10 October 1854

Sources (3)

  • Martha Hobson in household of Clarrissa Hobson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Hobson, "Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889"
  • Martha Cody, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1854
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (5)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1837: DeKalb, Illinois, United States

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

    Age 3

    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1842: Grundy, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): patronymic from the personal name Hobb(e) + son (see Hobbs ).

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

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