Martha Ann McMurtrey

October 1845–18 August 1941 (Age 95)
Bradley, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann McMurtrey was born in October 1845, in Bradley, Arkansas, United States, her father, Alexander Campbell McMurtrey, was 54 and her mother, Sarah Ann Callaway, was 37. She married John Mercer Graham on 14 December 1868, in Panola, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Harrison, Texas, United States in 1880 and Vaugine Township, Jefferson, Arkansas, United States in 1900. She died on 18 August 1941, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 95.

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John Mercer Graham
Martha Ann McMurtrey
Marriage: 14 December 1868
Joseph Mercer Graham
Alpha Powell Graham
Sarah Clara Graham
L M Graham

Spouse and Children

14 December 1868
Panola, Texas, United States


    Joseph Mercer Graham



    Sarah Clara Graham


    L M Graham


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846 · Mexican-American War

Age 1

Known in the United States as the Mexican War. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did not officially acknowledge the secession of Texas, and interpreted the US involvement with Texas as an invasion of borders. Mexican forces attacked American forces in an event called the Thornton Affair, prompting President James K. Polk to send a request for war to Congress. The war ended when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which required the Mexican Cession of the northern territories and acceptance of the Rio Grande as the southern border of the United States. At the same time, the U.S. committed to pay Mexico $15 million for war damages and assumed roughly $3.25 million of their existing debt.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 25

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: variant spelling of McMurtry .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • M A Moore, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha N Moore in household of Joseph M Graham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Moore in household of Joseph M Graham, "United States Census, 1920"

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