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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Family Time Line

James Tarpley Redding
1824–1901
Martha Bibb Hardaway
1836–1893
Marriage: 12 March 1861
Martha Hardaway Redding
1862–1907
Mallion Redding
1880–
Virginia Walker Redding
1863–1915
Louisa Roberta Redding
1865–1910
Harriet Redding
1867–1955
James Tarpley Redding
1870–1952
William C. Redding
1873–
Abner Redding
1875–
Mary Bibb Redding
1875–1959

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 March 1861
Muscogee, Georgia, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Male1829–1899Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Hardaway

    Female1830–1899Female

    Female1836–1893Female

    Virginia Marie Hardaway

    Female1839–1924Female

    Calvin E. Johnston

    Male1839–1924Male

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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.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

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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