Martha E. Harlan

20 January 1859–4 June 1935 (Age 76)
Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha E.

When Martha E. Harlan was born on 20 January 1859, in Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States, her father, Reuben Marion Harlan, was 54 and her mother, Cynthia Darnell, was 34. She married Christopher Krels Kessler on 21 October 1874, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 4 June 1935, in Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Nobob, Barren, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Krels Kessler
Martha E. Harlan
Marriage: 21 October 1874
Franz Kessler
Wilhelm Heinrich Kessler
Margaret Kessler
Evaline May Kessler

Spouse and Children

21 October 1874
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States


    Franz Kessler


    Wilhelm Heinrich Kessler



    Evaline May Kessler


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish (of English origin): altered form of Harland 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mattie Kessler in household of Chris Kessler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • M E Harland in household of Reub Harland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha E. Barkhurst, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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