Martha Callan

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Callan was born on 30 September 1843, in St Issells, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, James Callan, was 21 and her mother, Sarah Prout, was 20. She married Thomas Davis on 11 December 1866, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1870 and Benson, Cache, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 8 March 1905, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Davis
Martha Callan
Marriage: 11 December 1866
Sarah Jane Davis
Martha Ann Davis
Mary Elizabeth Davis
Thomas James Davis
Emma Maretta Davis
Polly Barnetta Davis

Sources (24)

  • Martha Davis in household of Thomas Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Davis, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • Martha Callen in the Pembrokeshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1599-1995

Parents and Siblings

World Events (8)


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

1851 · Brigham City is Settled

In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.


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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Colm, Dermot, Aidan, Brennan, Donovan, Eamon, Ethna, Grainne.

Irish (Louth and Monaghan): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathaláin ‘descendant of Cathalán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of Cathal (see Cahill ).

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cailein ‘son of Cailean’, or Mac Ailein, see McCallion and Collin .

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

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