Martha Elizabeth Comstock

31 March 1860–31 March 1891 (Age 31)
Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Comstock was born on 31 March 1860, in Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States, her father, Napoleon Bonaparte Comstock, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Newman, was 27. She married William Shipman Gibbs on 13 March 1883, in Hancock, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Lewisport, Hancock, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 31 March 1891, in Morley, Scott, Missouri, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Morley, Scott, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Shipman Gibbs
1861–1915
Martha Elizabeth Comstock
1860–1891
Marriage: 13 March 1883
Nina Lawson Gibbs
1884–1913
Irvin Wyatt Gibbs
1886–1951
Callie E. Gibbs
1890–1973

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 March 1883
Hancock, Kentucky, United States
children

(3)

    Nina Lawson Gibbs

    Female1884–1913Female

    Male1886–1951Male

    Callie E. Gibbs

    Female1890–1973Female

Parents and Siblings

    Napoleon Bonaparte Comstock

    Male1820–1899Male

    Elizabeth Newman

    Female1833–1904Female

siblings

(7)

    Sarah E Comstock

    Female1852–1861Female

    John Williams Comstock

    Male1856–1904Male

    Female1860–1891Female

    Morgan Buckner Comstock

    Male1862–1902Male

    Washington Obadiah Comstock

    Male1866–1905Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1861

Age 1

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 10

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): probably a habitational name from an unidentified place.

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha Comstock in household of N B Comstock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha E Comstock in household of Napoleon M Comstock, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha M Comstock in household of N B Comstock, "United States Census, 1860"

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