Martha Frances Medearis

11 November 1858–18 March 1881 (Age 22)
Bedford, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Frances

When Martha Frances Medearis was born on 11 November 1858, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Thomas Medearis, was 30 and her mother, Frances Eveline Dean, was 25. She married Hugh Douglas Smith on 16 November 1877, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. She died on 18 March 1881, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 22.

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Hugh Douglas Smith
Martha Frances Medearis
Marriage: 16 November 1877
William Medearis Smith

Spouse and Children

16 November 1877
Lincoln, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 4

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 5

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

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Altered form of Portuguese and Galician Medeiros .

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

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Sources (3)

  • M F Medearis in household of J L Medearis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frances Dean Medearis in entry for William Medearis Smith, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Frances Medearis - Published information: death: 18 March 1881; ,Lincoln, Tennessee, United States

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