Martha Barksdale Garrett

20 April 1839–16 January 1926 (Age 86)
Forsyth, Georgia, United States

The Life of Martha Barksdale

When Martha Barksdale Garrett was born on 20 April 1839, her father, John Garrett, was 36 and her mother, Manicy Owings, was 35. She married Alberry Bruton on 24 February 1876, in Forsyth, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in District 880, Forsyth, Georgia, United States in 1870 and Hightower, Forsyth, Georgia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 16 January 1926, in Forsyth, Georgia, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Alberry Bruton
Martha Barksdale Garrett
Marriage: 24 February 1876
Minnie Elmira Bruton
John Joab Bruton

Spouse and Children

24 February 1876
Forsyth, Georgia, United States


    Minnie Elmira Bruton



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World Events (8)


Age 7

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

Age 22

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: from either of two Germanic personal names introduced to Britain by the Normans: Gerard, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; and Gerald, composed of the elements gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + wald ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Garret in household of John Garret, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Garrett in household of John Garrett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Garrett in household of John Garrett, "United States Census, 1850"

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