Martha Jones

3 February 1833–26 September 1877 (Age 44)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Jones was born on 3 February 1833, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Hardy Fennel Jones, was 19 and her mother, Matilda Parnetha Nickolson, was 21. She married Fielding Thomas Thacker on 13 January 1852, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 26 September 1877, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Nichols Cemetery, Montgomery, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fielding Thomas Thacker
Martha Jones
Marriage: 13 January 1852
Elisha W. Thacker
Elizabeth Thacker
William Thomas Thacker
Harriet Matilda Thacker
Sarah Catherine Thacker
Fielding Allen Thacker
John Hardy Thacker
Preston H Thacker
Nancy Jane Thacker
James Alex Thacker
Edward A. Thacker

Spouse and Children

13 January 1852
Montgomery, Illinois, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Hardy Fennel Jones


    Matilda Parnetha Nickolson





    Lydia M. Jones


    Mary Ann Jones


    William N Jones


    Letta Jones


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 6

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 15

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Jones in household of Hardy Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Thacker in household of Fieldon Thacker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Thacker in household of Fielding Thacker, "United States Census, 1870"

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