Martha G. Spencer

10 June 1835–3 June 1870 (Age 35)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha G.

When Martha G. Spencer was born on 10 June 1835, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Barksdale Spencer, was 41 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Baker Ewing, was 41. She married Dr William Simmons in 1854. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Logan, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died on 3 June 1870, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

Dr William Simmons
Martha G. Spencer
Marriage: 1854
Richard L. Simmons
Ewing Simmons
Mary Myrtle Simmons

Spouse and Children

    Dr William Simmons





    Richard L. Simmons


    Ewing Simmons


    Mary Myrtle Simmons


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 15

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Sources (1)

  • Martha Spencer in household of Barksdale Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"

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