Martha Frances Herrick

16 September 1811–11 December 1851 (Age 40)
Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of Martha Frances

When Martha Frances Herrick was born on 16 September 1811, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, General Samuel Herrick, was 32 and her mother, Margaret Davidson, was 29. She married Josiah Buffet Allen on 12 March 1829. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 11 December 1851, in United States, at the age of 40.

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Josiah Buffet Allen
Martha Frances Herrick
Marriage: 12 March 1829
Edward Herrick Allen
George B. Allen
Samuel Allen
Charles Allen
Mary Anne Allen
Margaret Davidson Allen
Emma Allen
Martha Frances Allen
Josiah Allen
Elizabeth Allen

Spouse and Children

12 March 1829


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World Events (7)


Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, composed of the elements eir ‘mercy’, ‘peace’ + rík ‘power’. The addition in English of an inorganic H- to names beginning with a vowel is a relatively common phenomenon. It is possible that this name may have swallowed up a less common Germanic personal name with the first element heri, hari ‘army’.2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + rīc ‘power’, or from an assimilated form of Henrick, a Dutch form of Henry .3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled’, ‘dark red’, or ‘salmon’. There was a saint of this name. The surname is born by families in Munster and Ulster, where it has usually been changed to Harkin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Allen in household of Josiah B Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Francis Herrick, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Martha Francis Herrick, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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