Martha Emeline Ford

March 1826–16 July 1910 (Age 84)
Campbell, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Emeline

When Martha Emeline Ford was born in March 1826, in Campbell, Tennessee, United States, her father, Stephen Ford, was 39 and her mother, Melinda Meadows, was 28. She married Isaac Petree on 8 June 1844, in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 2, Laurel, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Bush, Laurel, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 16 July 1910, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84.

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Isaac Petree
Martha Emeline Ford
Marriage: 8 June 1844
John Petree
Robert Petree
Milton E. Petree
Sarah Petree
Mary Ann Petree
Elizabeth Petree
Malinda Jane Petree
Catherine Petree
Lucinda Petree

Spouse and Children

8 June 1844
Claiborne, Tennessee, United States


    John Petree



    Sarah Petree



    Robert Petree


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 4

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 24

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh ’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha ’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin ( see Foran ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha E Deaton in household of Greene Deaton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha E Petree in household of John Petree, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Petrie in household of Isaac Petrie, "United States Census, 1850"

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