Martha Ann Presson

14 January 1847–8 October 1935 (Age 88)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Presson was born on 14 January 1847, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas A. Presson, was 22 and her mother, Angeline Herrin, was 24. She married Henry Radford on 28 October 1871, in Benton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Benton, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Civil District 4, Henry, Tennessee, United States in 1920. She died on 8 October 1935, in Weakley, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Weakley, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Radford
Martha Ann Presson
Marriage: 28 October 1871
Robert Lee Radford
Charles Houston Radford
Henry Alexander Radford

Spouse and Children

28 October 1871
Benton, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Angeline Herrin





    Susan F. Presson


    Sarah L. Presson


    Leonard Henderson Presson


    Beverly Herron Presson


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 15

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 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Middle English prest ‘priest’, i.e. ‘son of the priest’.2 French: occupational name for a presser of wine or oil, from a derivative of presser ‘to press’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha A Owens in household of Robert L Radford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Presson in household of T A Presson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Presson in household of Thos A Presson, "United States Census, 1850"

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