Martha Conger

30 January 1830–18 March 1894 (Age 64)
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Conger was born on 30 January 1830, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, her father, William Conger, was 21 and her mother, Mary Newell, was 19. She married William E Garner on 3 January 1854, in Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 18 March 1894, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 64.

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William E Garner
Martha Conger
Marriage: 3 January 1854
James T Garner
William Harden Garner
Felix W Garner
Mary Elizabeth Garner
Hester Garner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1854Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 5
    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.
    1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established
    Age 17
    Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

    Name Meaning

    English: unexplained.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Martha Congo in household of William Congo, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Martha Conger, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Martha Couger in entry for Felix W. Garner, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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