Martha A. Peterson

Coffee, Georgia, United States

The Life of Martha A.

When Martha A. Peterson was born in 1864, in Coffee, Georgia, United States, her father, Henry Peterson, was 43 and her mother, Martha Turner, was 35. She married Cyrus A Gaskins on 26 December 1878, in Coffee, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Georgia, United States in 1870.

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Cyrus A Gaskins
Martha A. Peterson
Marriage: 26 December 1878
Joseph Henry Gaskins
Daniel Williams Gaskin

Spouse and Children

26 December 1878
Coffee, Georgia, United States


    Joseph Henry Gaskins


    Daniel Williams Gaskin


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 29

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 32

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter .2 Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such as Petersen , or Swedish Pettersson).3 In VT, there are Petersons who were originally called by the French name Beausoleil ; in some documentation this was translated fairly literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Martha Peterson in household of Henry Peterson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • M. A. Peterson, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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