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
1824–1878
Martha Ann Presson
1847–1935
Marriage: 28 October 1871
Robert Lee Radford
1868–1936
Charles Houston Radford
1873–1961
Henry Alexander Radford
1876–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 October 1871
Benton, Tennessee, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1824–1880Male

    Angeline Herrin

    Female1823–1865Female

siblings

(8)

    Female1847–1935Female

    Susan F. Presson

    Female1849–Female

    Sarah L. Presson

    Female1851–1930Female

    Leonard Henderson Presson

    Male1851–1905Male

    Beverly Herron Presson

    Male1854–1918Male

+3 More Children

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.
1863

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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