Martha Hurst

Female26 September 1798–1859

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Hurst was born on 26 September 1798, in Padbury, Buckinghamshire, England, her father, Edward Henry Hurst, was 25 and her mother, Ann Marcham, was 22. She married Thomas Pittam on 1 September 1818, in Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1859, in Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in East Dubuque Cemetery, East Dubuque, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Pittam
Martha Hurst
Marriage: 1 September 1818
Henrietta Maria Pittam
Mary Ann Pittam
Henry Pittam
Phillis Pittam
Ann Sylvester Maria Pittam
William Pittam
William C. Pittam
Hiram Hurst Pittam

Sources (29)

  • Martha Hurst, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha Hurst Goth, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Martha Hurst Pittam, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1818Leckhampstead, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 5

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 20

    Illinois is the 21st state.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived near a wood or wooded hill, from Middle English hirst(e), herst(e), hurst(e) (Old English hyrst) or a habitational name from any of the places so called, such as Hurst Green (in Mitton, Lancashire), Hirst (Northumberland), Hurst (Berkshire, Kent, Warwickshire), Hurstpierpoint (Sussex), or Hirst in Longwood (Yorkshire).

    Irish: re-Anglicized form of de Horsaigh, the Gaelicized form of the English habitational name Horsey , established in Ireland since the 13th century.

    German and Swiss German (also Hürst): topographic name from Middle High German hurst ‘woodland, thicket’; or a habitational name from a place so named in Westphalia.

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

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