Martha Asher

30 August 1844–18 June 1920 (Age 75)
Clay, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Asher was born on 30 August 1844, in Clay, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jackson Davis Asher, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Hendrickson, was 22. She married Elisha "Lige" Morgan on 20 September 1864, in Clay, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 11 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 2 Marrowbone, Leslie, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Bald Hill, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 18 June 1920, in Plumas, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Haskell, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha "Lige" Morgan
Martha Asher
Marriage: 20 September 1864
T. T. Morgan
Margaret Morgan
George M. Morgan
Fanny Morgan
Mary Magdalene Morgan
Ella Morgan
Mattie Morgan
Martha Morgan
Elisabeth Morgan
Sarah Rebecca Morgan
Josephine Morgan
James Farmer Morgan
Dora Agness Morgan
Rose Gibson Morgan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1864Clay, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 4
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly southern): topographic name denoting someone living by an ash tree, from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + the habitational suffix -er.English: possibly from the Middle English personal name Ascher, a survival of the rare Old English name Æschere.English: perhaps from the Anglo-Norman and Middle English personal name Asser, Atser (Old Norse Qzurr, Azur).

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Martha Morgan in household of Andrew K Hendrickson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Martha Aelin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Martha Asher in entry for Ella Morgan Davis, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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