Mary Elizabeth Horsley

Female14 September 1861–9 March 1944

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Horsley was born on 14 September 1861, in St. Clair, Alabama, United States, her father, John C. Horsley, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Wharton, was 27. She married James Andrew Jesse Martin on 30 September 1888, in St. Clair, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Selfville, Blount, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 9, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 9 March 1944, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Odenville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Andrew Jesse Martin
Mary Elizabeth Horsley
Marriage: 30 September 1888
James Benjamin Martin
Emma Martin
Martha Ella Stephens
John Henry Martin Sr.
Lizzie Mae Martin
Gertrude Lou Martin
Charles Lloyd Martin
Carrie Elsie Martin

Sources (14)

  • Mary E Martin in household of James A Martin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mollie Horsley, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Mary Elizabeth Martin, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 September 1888St. Clair, Alabama, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 2

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.


    Age 25

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northeastern England): habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hors ‘horse’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, such as Horsley (Derbyshire, Gloucestershire), Long Horsley (Northumberland), and Horseley Hills Farm in Wolverley (Worcestershire), probably referring to a place where horses were put out to pasture.

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

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