Martha Griggs


Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Griggs was born in 1807, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States, her father, Woodward Webb Griggs, was 27 and her mother, Leander Johnson, was 25. She married Daniel Nichols in 1824, in Burke, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Smithbridge Township, Macon, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Cartoogechaye Township, Macon, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died in United States.

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Daniel Nichols
Martha Griggs
Marriage: 1824
Elizabeth R. Nichols
Althea R. Nichols
Mary Emeline Nichols
Susannah Nicols
Hester Ann Nichols
James Thaddeus Nichols
John Griggs
Harriett Nichols
Daniel J. Nichols
Joab L. Nichols

Sources (7)

  • Martha Nichols in household of Dan'L Nichols, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Patsy Nichols in entry for J P Watts and Hester A Waldron, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Patsy Griggs in entry for Althea Long, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1824Burke, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 23

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


    Age 39

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Grig, a pet form of Gregory (compare Gregg ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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