Martha Bibb Hardaway

9 October 1836–15 October 1893 (Age 57)
Elbert, Georgia, United States

The Life of Martha Bibb

When Martha Bibb Hardaway was born on 9 October 1836, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, her father, Robert Stanfield Hardaway, was 39 and her mother, Martha Bibb Jarratt, was 30. She married James Tarpley Redding on 12 March 1861, in Muscogee, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 473, Monroe, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 15 October 1893, in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States.

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James Tarpley Redding
Martha Bibb Hardaway
Marriage: 12 March 1861
Martha Hardaway Redding
Mallion Redding
Virginia Walker Redding
Louisa Roberta Redding
Harriet Redding
James Tarpley Redding
William C. Redding
Abner Redding
Mary Bibb Redding

Spouse and Children

12 March 1861
Muscogee, Georgia, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Sarah Elizabeth Hardaway



    Virginia Marie Hardaway


    Calvin E. Johnston


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 2

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Age 10

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

Age 25

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Hadaway, itself a variant of Hathaway . In the U.S., this is name is concentrated in the south, in TX, TN, and GA.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha B Hardaway in household of R S Hardaway, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Redding in household of Jonas Redding, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha B Redding in household of J T Redding, "United States Census, 1870"

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