Martha Laning

about 1817–
Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Laning was born about 1817, in Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, Daniel Lanning, was 44 and her mother, Frances Bainbridge, was 42. She married Joseph Cline on 1 July 1854, in Warren, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons.

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Joseph Cline
Martha Laning
Marriage: 1 July 1854
Joseph C. Laning
Joseph C. Laning Cline
James M. Cline Or Laning
Charles Cline

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Cline



1 July 1854
Warren, New Jersey, United States


    Joseph C. Laning


    Joseph C. Laning Cline


    James M. Cline Or Laning


    Charles Cline


Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 3

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.

Age 44

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lanning .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Lanning, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Martha in entry for Chas. Cline, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Martha Caning in entry for James M. Cline, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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