Martha Turner

20 March 1829–20 August 1920 (Age 91)
Madison, Ohio, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Turner was born on 20 March 1829, in Madison, Ohio, United States, her father, Aquilla T Turner, was 30 and her mother, Frances Judy, was 28. She married Peter Staley on 29 November 1850, in Union, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Paris Township, Union, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 20 August 1920, in York Township, Union, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville, Union, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Staley
Martha Turner
Marriage: 29 November 1850
Addie Staley
Aquilla Turner Staley
Luther Martin Staley
Alexander Burnes Staley
Katherine Jane Staley

Spouse and Children

29 November 1850
Union, Ohio, United States


    Addie Staley


    Aquilla Turner Staley



    Alexander Burnes Staley


    Katherine Jane Staley


Parents and Siblings

    Aquilla T Turner





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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 7

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 31

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Staley in household of Peter Staley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Turner in household of Aquilla Turner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Staley in household of Peter Staley, "United States Census, 1870"

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