Martha Ann Barnes

1 September 1830–24 December 1910 (Age 80)
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

Martha Ann Barnes was born on 1 September 1830, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States. She married Thomas Didimus Talley in 1847, in Heard, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 8, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1900 and Hamilton, Hamilton, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 24 December 1910, in Woodson, Throckmorton, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Woodson, Throckmorton, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Didimus Talley
Martha Ann Barnes
Marriage: 1847
Warren Littleton Talley
Jefferson E Talley
Missy Talley
Sarah Harriet Talley
Johnny Talley
William F. Talley
Martha E. Talley
James Wiley Talley
Joseph Able Talley
Lewis Bailey Talley
Carey Judson Talley

Spouse and Children

Heard, Georgia, United States


    Warren Littleton Talley


    Jefferson E Talley


    Missy Talley



    Johnny Talley


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 19

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 21

Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha A Tally in household of Lewis B Tally, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Talley in household of Reuben H Pierce, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Tally in household of T D Tally, "United States Census, 1870"

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