Sarah Martha Bates

25 March 1838–26 June 1892 (Age 54)
Washington, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sarah Martha

When Sarah Martha Bates was born on 25 March 1838, in Washington, Kentucky, United States, her father, Squire Bates, was 41 and her mother, Mary B. Polly Nash, was 39. She married Benjamin F. Harding on 17 June 1855, in Denton, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Denton, Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 1, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 26 June 1892, in Woodbine, Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Nelson Grove Cemetery, Oak Ridge, Cooke, Texas, United States.

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Benjamin F. Harding
Sarah Martha Bates
Marriage: 17 June 1855
Alice Frances Hardin
Marion Hardin
Letha Hardin

Spouse and Children

17 June 1855
Denton, Texas, United States


    Alice Frances Hardin


    Marion Hardin



Parents and Siblings







    George Bates


    James W Bates


    Daniel M. Bates


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 6

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 12

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 23

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Bate ( see Bartholomew ).2 Americanized form of German Betz . See also Betts .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah M Howard in household of James Howard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • S M Howard in household of J D Howard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha Harden in household of B F Harden, "United States Census, 1860"

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