Martha Williams Garland

23 February 1823–30 January 1907 (Age 83)
Clermont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Martha Williams

When Martha Williams Garland was born on 23 February 1823, in Clermont, Ohio, United States, her father, James Smith Garland, was 21 and her mother, Nancy Williams, was 24. She married Austin Toplin Smith on 11 March 1841, in Clinton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Union Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 30 January 1907, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Wilmington, Clinton, Ohio, United States.

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Austin Toplin Smith
Martha Williams Garland
Marriage: 11 March 1841
Hiram E Smith
Rebecca J. Smith
Nancy W. Smith
Levi Smith
James Smith
Abigail Smith
Mary L. Smith
Sarah E. Smith
Austin T. Smith Sr
Hannah M. Smith
Ruebin J. Smith
Joseph R. Smith
Francis E. Smith
Margaret Smith
Noah Ellsworth Smith

Spouse and Children

11 March 1841
Clinton, Ohio, United States


+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Smith Garland


    Nancy Williams




World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 2

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

English:1. metonymic occupational name for a maker of garlands or chaplets, perhaps also a habitational name from a house sign. The word is first attested in the 14th century, from Old French, and appears to be of Germanic origin. 2. habitational name from a minor place, such as Garland in Chulmleigh, Devon, named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ ( see Gore ) + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martin W Smith in household of Austin T Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Smith in household of Austin T Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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