Martha Wilson

25 March 1832–1912 (Age 79)
St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Wilson was born on 25 March 1832, in St. Albans, Franklin, Vermont, United States, her father, George Clinton Wilson, was 31 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Kinney, was 26. She married Hiram Butler Kempton on 24 March 1856, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in California, United States in 1870 and Nicolaus, Sutter, California, United States in 1880. She died in 1912, in Rio Oso, Sutter, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rio Oso, Sutter, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Butler Kempton
Martha Wilson
Marriage: 24 March 1856
Martha Marianna Kempton
Hiram Jefferson Kempton
Nathan Kempton
Jennet Kempton
John H Kempton
Naoma Kempton
Frank Kempton
Edith Kempton
Eva Kempton
Betty J. Kempton
George Aaron Kempton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1856Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 7
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 25
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Martha Wilton in household of George Wilston, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Martha Kempton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha Kempton in household of Hyrum B Kempton, "United States Census, 1880"

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