Martha Ann Sprinkle

about 1828–after 1880 (Age 52)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Sprinkle was born about 1828, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Jesse Sprinkle, was 27 and her mother, Sally Ferguson, was 20. She married William Harper on 29 January 1857, in Floyd, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Georgetown Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Georgetown, Floyd, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died after 1880, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

William Harper
1827–
Martha Ann Sprinkle
1828–1880
Marriage: 29 January 1857
Amanda Harper
1858–
Manda J. Harper
1858–
Sarah E Harper
1860–
Clara Belle Harper
1864–1932
Moses M. Harper
1865–1931
Moses Harper
1865–
Mary B Harper
1868–
Mary E. Harper
1868–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 January 1857
Floyd, Indiana, United States
children

(8)

    Amanda Harper

    Female1858–Female

    Manda J. Harper

    Female1858–Female

    Sarah E Harper

    Female1860–Female

    Clara Belle Harper

    Female1864–1932Female

    Moses M. Harper

    Male1865–1931Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Sprinkle

    Male1801–1830Male

    Sally Ferguson

    Female1808–1877Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 2

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 8

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 23

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Sprinkel .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha A Harper in household of William Harper, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Harper in household of William Harper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha A Mccown in household of Sarah Mccown, "United States Census, 1850"

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