Martha Isbell

1772–1818 (Age 46)

The Life of Martha

Martha Isbell was born in 1772. She married Edward Walton on 17 February 1813. She died in 1818, at the age of 46.

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Edward Walton
1772–
Martha Isbell
1772–1818
Marriage: 17 February 1813

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MARRIAGE
17 February 1813

Name Meaning

English: from the female personal name Isabel(l)(a). This originated as a variant of Elizabeth, a name which owed its popularity in medieval Europe to the fact that it was borne by John the Baptist's mother. The original form of the name was Hebrew Elisheva ‘my God (is my) oath’; it appears thus in Exodus 6:23 as the name of Aaron's wife. By New Testament times the second element had been altered to Hebrew shabat ‘rest’, ‘Sabbath’. The form Isabella originated in Spain, the initial syllable being detached because of its resemblance to the definite article el, and the final one being assimilated to the characteristic Spanish feminine ending -ella. The name in this form was introduced to France in the 13th century, being borne by a sister of St. Louis who lived as a nun after declining marriage with the Holy Roman Emperor. Thence it was taken to England, where it achieved considerable popularity as an independent personal name alongside its doublet Elizabeth.

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

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