Martha Lavender

1852–
Monroe, Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Lavender was born in 1852, in Monroe, Virginia, United States, her father, John Lavender, was 48 and her mother, Jane Baker, was 43. She lived in Boone, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

John Lavender
1804–
Jane Baker
1809–
Elizabeth Jane Lavender
1827–1889
Sarah Joanna Lavender
1836–
James R Lavender
1828–
John S. Lavender
1837–1877
Nancy Lavender
1840–
Eliza Lavender
1843–
Henry A Lavender
1844–1894
Henry A. Lavender
1848–1894
Marinda Pricella Lavender
1849–1865
Martha Lavender
1852–

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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 9

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 34

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch: occupational name for a washerman or launderer, Old French, Middle Dutch lavendier (Late Latin lavandarius, an agent derivative of lavanda ‘washing’, ‘things to be washed’). The term was applied especially to a worker in the wool industry who washed the raw wool or rinsed the cloth after fulling. There is no evidence for any direct connection with the word for the plant (Middle English, Old French lavendre).However, the etymology of the plant name is obscure; it may have been named in ancient times with reference to the use of lavender oil for cleaning or of the dried heads of lavender in perfuming freshly washed clothes.

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

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  • Martha Lavender in household of John Lavender, "United States Census, 1860"

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