Martha Connell

1 April 1823–18 September 1894 (Age 71)
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Connell was born on 1 April 1823, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, her father, William E Connell, was 23 and her mother, Mrs. William E. Connell, was 18. She married Josiah Newton Reed about 1847, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 18 September 1894, in Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Dido, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Newton Reed
Martha Connell
Marriage: about 1847
Elizabeth Jane Reed
Matilda Ann Reed
William Benton Reed Sr
Adline Reed
Martha A Read
Rosalyn Sintha Reed
Samuel Reed
Francis F Read
Arzila Reed
Robert Lerner Reed
Parker or James Reed
John Read
Ewing Read

Spouse and Children

about 1847
Gibson, Tennessee, United States


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 12

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.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McConnell or O'Connell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha C Read in household of J N Read, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha C Read in household of J N Read, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Connell in entry for W B Reed, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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