Martha Sparrow

about 1788–1875 (Age 87)
Long Melford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

Martha Sparrow was born about 1788, in Long Melford, Suffolk, England as the daughter of Isaac Sparrow and Sarah Sparrow. She married William Gridley on 17 January 1809, in Long Melford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died in 1875, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

William Gridley
1787–1875
Martha Sparrow
1788–1875
Marriage: 17 January 1809
John Gridley
1809–
William Gridley
1816–1887
Elizabeth Gridley
1818–
Charles Gridley
1821–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 January 1809
Long Melford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Sparrow

    MaleMale

    Sarah Sparrow

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (6)

1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 1

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 13

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 27

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English sparewe ‘sparrow’, perhaps for a small, chirpy person, or else for someone bearing some fancied physical resemblance to a sparrow.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Gridley in household of William Gridley, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Martha Gridley in household of William Gridley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Martha Gridley in household of William Gridley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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