Martha A Starnes

3 April 1837–18 November 1924 (Age 87)
Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha A

When Martha A Starnes was born on 3 April 1837, in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, George Harrison Starnes, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Miller, was 21. She married John Balas Ramsey on 24 January 1866, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Regency, Mills, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 3, Jones, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 18 November 1924, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States.

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John Balas Ramsey
Martha A Starnes
Marriage: 24 January 1866
John Ramsey
Robert K. Ramsey
Annie Hardy Ramsey
Charles Ramsey
Sarah Ramsey
Jesse Green Ramsey

Spouse and Children

    John Balas Ramsey



24 January 1866
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States


    John Ramsey


    Annie Hardy Ramsey


    Charles Ramsey


    Sarah Ramsey


    Robert K. Ramsey


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World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 7

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 24

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex): unexplained.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mattie Ramsey in household of John Ramsey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Ramsey in household of John Ramsey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Ramsey in household of J B Ramsey, "United States Census, 1900"

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