Martha Ann Beasley

7 June 1865–13 October 1936 (Age 71)
Simpson, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

10 April 1881
Sumner, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Bazzlay


    Eva Jane Sadler





    George Washington Bazzlay



    James E. Bazzley


    Mary J. Beasley


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

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

Age 5

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

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha A Baggley in household of G W Baggley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Annie Dennis in household of Jim Dennis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha A Bazzley in household of George W Bazzley, "United States Census, 1870"

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