Martha Biteley

18 February 1828–13 August 1907 (Age 79)
Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Biteley was born on 18 February 1828, in Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Joseph Loadman Bitely, was 43 and her mother, Laurilla Durkee, was 27. She married Amos Morris on 29 March 1854, in Paw Paw Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Moreau, Saratoga, New York, United States in 1850 and Volinia, Cass, Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 13 August 1907, in Lawton, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Amos Morris
Martha Biteley
Marriage: 29 March 1854
Laura Morris
Dolphin Lucius Morris
Mary Grace Morris
Lizzie Morris
Lottie Morris

Spouse and Children

29 March 1854
Paw Paw Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 9

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 26

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Byerly .2 Americanized spelling of German Beyerle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Morris in household of Amos Morris, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Biteley in household of Joseph Biteley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Morris in household of Amos Morris, "United States Census, 1880"

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