Martha Ann Beasley

Brief Life History of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Beasley was born on 7 June 1865, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, her father, George Washington Bazzlay, was 24 and her mother, Eva Jane Sadler, was 22. She married James M. Dennis on 10 April 1881, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1880 and Scottsville, Allen, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 13 October 1936, in Allen, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Concord Church Cemetery, Adolphus, Allen, Kentucky, United States.

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James M. Dennis
Martha Ann Beasley
Marriage: 10 April 1881
Sylvester Dennis
Garland Dennis
Toy Dennis
Joseph C. Dennis
William Barlow Dennis

Sources (16)

  • Anna Dennis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anney Or Anny Beazley, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Annie B. Dennis, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning


variant of Bisley, a habitational name from any of the places called Bisley in Gloucestershire and Surrey (the former named with the Old English personal name Bisa + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, the later named with either a personal name or Old English bysce ‘copse, bushes’ + lēah), or Bisseley (a lost place in Coventry, Warwickshire).

habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Beesley, probably named with Old English bēos ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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