Martha Frances Herrick

16 September 1811–11 December 1852 (Age 41)
Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary 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, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 11 December 1852, in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Buffet Allen
1806–1885
Martha Frances Herrick
1811–1852
Marriage: 12 March 1829
Edward Herrick Allen
1830–1895
George B. Allen
1832–1835
Charles Allen
1834–1852
Mary Anne Allen
1837–1914
Margaret Davidson Allen
1839–1894
Emma Allen
1842–1927
Martha Frances Allen
1844–1932
Josiah Francis Allen
1847–1890
Samuel Allen
1850–1913
Elizabeth Allen
1852–1878

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1829Muskingum, Ohio, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1812
    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

    English: from the Old Norse personal name Eiríkr, Old Danish, Old Swedish Erik, itself from Proto-Scandinavian ain- ‘one, select’ + rík- ‘rule(r)’ + prosthetic H-.Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEirc ‘descendant of Erc’, a personal name meaning ‘speckled, dark red’ or ‘salmon’, and borne by a Christian saint. In Munster and Ulster this name has been changed to Harkin .History: The English poet Robert Herrick (1591–1674) was the son of a wealthy London goldsmith, whose family had a long history in the town of Leicester. DNA analysis suggests that the modern surname is monogenetic, i.e. from a single eponymous bearer. The earliest known bearer of the name in Leicester was John Eirich, recorded as a burgess there in 1211. Leicester was one of the headquarters of the Viking army that conquered and settled the eastern midlands in the late 9th century, leading to the English adoption of many Old Norse personal names, such as Eirikr, as personal names. The initial aspirate is first recorded in the name of Nicholas Heyryke, recorded as a Leicester burgess in 1524.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Harkin

    Sources (13)

    • Frances Allen in household of Josiah B Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Martha F in entry for Charles Allen and Martha L Moore, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
    • Death in entry for daughter Emma Allen Dodd, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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