Martha Rambo

1821–1857 (Age 36)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Rambo was born in 1821, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Jesse Rambo, was 63 and her mother, Mary Humphrey, was 41. She married Obadiah Gravitt in 1848. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States in 1850. She died in 1857, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Obadiah Gravitt
1801–1959
Martha Rambo
1821–1857
Marriage: 1848
Gravitt
1850–
Sarah Gravitt
1855–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1848
children

(2)

    Gravitt

    Female1850–Female

    Sarah Gravitt

    Female1855–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Male1758–1860Male

    Mary Humphrey

    Female1780–1882Female

siblings

(4)

    Jesse Rambo

    Male1796–1860Male

    Kinchen Rambo

    Male1802–1882Male

    Kinchin Rambo

    Female1803–Female

    Female1821–1857Female

World Events (5)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 1

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 11

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 French: variant of Rambeau .2 German: variant of Rambow .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Martha Gravet in household of Jesse Rambo, "United States Census, 1850"

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