Martha Bristol

Michigan, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Bristol was born in 1847, in Michigan, United States, her father, Charles Bristol, was 23 and her mother, Almira Camp, was 20. She married Edwin Willard Chapman in 1862, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Springwells, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Edwin Willard Chapman
Martha Bristol
Marriage: 1862
Jennie Louise Chapman

Spouse and Children

Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Bristol


    Almira Camp





    Leroy Columbus Bristol


World Events (8)

1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 0

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 32

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bristow , respelled to conform to the spelling of the modern place name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Bristol in household of Charles Bristol, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Bristol in household of Charles Bristol, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha B Amos in household of Ferdinand Amos, "United States Census, 1880"

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