21 October 1861–13 July 1955 (Age 93) Goochland, Virginia, United States
The Life of Emma Viola
When Emma Viola Martin was born on 21 October 1861, in Goochland, Virginia, United States, her father, Marcellus Dabney Martin, was 28 and her mother, Lucy Christian Jordan, was 22. She married George Lafayette Payne on 23 November 1880, in Fluvanna, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Dover, Goochland, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 13 July 1955, at the age of 93.
The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.