Olive Marston

Brief Life History of Olive

When Olive Marston was born about 1812, in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Simeon Marston, was 49 and her mother, Mary Lord, was 45. She married Eden Smith in 1828, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America.

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Eden Smith
–1850
Olive Marston
1812–
Marriage: 1828

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    World Events (8)

    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1846

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from one or other of the numerous places called Marston or Merston, in counties including Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Sussex, and Worcestershire. Most of the placenames derive from Old English mersc ‘marsh’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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