Martha Whitehead

Female23 April 1855–1 June 1866

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Whitehead was born on 23 April 1855, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, her father, Daniel Whitehead, was 33 and her mother, Sarah M Crouse, was 36. She lived in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 1 June 1866, at the age of 11, and was buried in Whitehead, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States.

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Daniel Whitehead
Sarah M Crouse
Nancy Caroline Whitehead
Phoebe Elizabeth Jane Whitehead
William Whitehead
John Whitehead
Anna Whitehead
Martha Whitehead
Sarah Whitehead
Martha Whitehead

Sources (2)

  • Martha Whitehead in household of Daniel Whitehead, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Whitehead, "Find A Grave Index"

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Siblings (8)

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World Events (4)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 7

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.


Age 8

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


Age 10

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English whit ‘white’ + hed ‘head’ (Old English hwīt + hēafod), denoting a person with white or fair hair. Occasionally perhaps from Middle English whīt ‘white’ + hod ‘hood’ (Old English hwīt + hōd).

Irish: adopted by erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ (see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.

Americanized form (translation into English) of German Weisshaupt (see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf (see Weiskopf ).

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

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