Martha Prince

June 1794–29 January 1877 (Age 82)
Buchanan, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Prince was born in June 1794, in Buchanan, Virginia, United States, her father, John Prince, was 54 and her mother, Elizabeth Freeman, was 24. She married Obediah Belcher on 8 February 1815, in Giles, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Mercer, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Rock, Mercer, West Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 29 January 1877, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Obediah Belcher
1796–1870
Martha Prince
1794–1877
Marriage: 8 February 1815
Thompson C. Belcher
1815–
Bartley Belcher
1816–1885
Littleberry Belcher
1816–1898
Mary Anna Belcher
1818–1898
Christian Belcher
1819–1899
Nancy Belcher
1821–1883
Chrispyanos Amos Belcher
1822–1913
John N. Belcher
1824–1883
Juliana Belcher
1829–1915
Elizabeth Belcher
1830–
Belcher
1830–
George W. Belcher
1835–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 February 1815
Giles, Virginia, United States
children

(12)

    Thompson C. Belcher

    Male1815–Male

    Littleberry Belcher

    Male1816–1898Male

    Male1816–1885Male

    Mary Anna Belcher

    Female1818–1898Female

    Christian Belcher

    Male1819–1899Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Prince

    Male1740–1840Male

    Elizabeth Freeman

    Female1770–1850Female

siblings

(5)

    William Prince

    Male1780–1821Male

    Female1794–1877Female

    Male1800–1865Male

    Zachariah Prince

    Male1807–1893Male

    Permelia "Milley" Prince

    Female1812–1831Female

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 18

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French prince (Latin princeps), presumably denoting someone who behaved in a regal manner or who had won the title in some contest of skill.2 Translation of German and Ashkenazic Jewish Prinz or of a word meaning ‘prince’ in some other language.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Belcher in household of Obediah Belcher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Belcher in household of Obadiah Belcher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Belcher in household of Obadiah Belcher, "United States Census, 1850"

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