Martha Ellen Acord

Brief Life History of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Acord was born on 10 July 1870, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, her father, Zur Acord, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Ann Oliver, was 40. She married William Riley Shumate in 1888, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Slab Fork District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States for about 60 years. She died on 9 December 1942, in Saulsville, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Saulsville, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Riley Shumate
1867–1964
Martha Ellen Acord
1870–1942
Marriage: 1888
Tollison Shumate
1889–1954
Henderson Ben Shumate
1891–1968
Minnie Shumate
1893–1949
Eva Shumate
1895–1989
George Greene
1896–1959
Virgil Amos Shumate
1898–1985
Ted Teddy Shumate
1900–1987
James B Shumate
1902–1936
Mae L. Shumate
1904–1999
Ethel S. Shumate
1907–1999
Oma A Shumate
1909–1987

Sources (33)

  • Martha E Acord in household of Sarah Acord, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen Acord, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Martha Ellen Acord Shumate, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Eckard or Eckhardt . Compare Achord .

History: The name Andreas Lowrence Acord appears on an 18th-century ship's master's list, corresponding to Andreas Arkhard among the signatures of those taking an oath of allegiance in PA in October 1753. A will written in Staunton County, VA, in 1806 begins ‘‘In the Name of God, Amen, I, Francis Acord …’’ but is signed in German script as Frantz Eckhardt.

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

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