Martha Randolph

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Randolph was born in 1876, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Randolph, was 41 and her mother, Nancy Caroline Harrill, was 38. She lived in Jasper Township, Camden, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died in February 1886, at the age of 10, and was buried in Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Randolph
1835–1886
Nancy Caroline Harrill
1838–1927
Thomas Mitchell Randolph
1854–1933
Jasper Newton Randolph
1857–1937
Sarah Isabelle Randolph
1859–1930
Mary Howard Randolph
1861–1914
Lucinda Andrew Randolph
1863–1948
Julia Caroline Randolph
1866–1930
James Knox Polk Randolph
1868–1932
George Dallas Randolph
1870–1957
Geretta Randolph
1871–1950
Joseph Evans Randolph
1874–1960
Martha Randolph
1876–1886
General Jackson Randolph
1878–1972

Sources (1)

  • Martha Randolph in household of Jackson Randolph, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (6)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and German: from Randolf, an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements rand ‘rim (of a shield), shield’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was introduced into England by the Normans in Old French forms of two different ancient Germanic personal names which became confused with each other: Randulf (from rand ‘(shield-)edge’ + wulf ‘wolf’) and Rannulf (from hraf(a)n ‘raven’ + wulf ‘wolf’).

History: An American family bearing this surname are descended from William Randolph (c. 1651–1711), a planter and merchant, a member of a family that originally came from Sussex, England. William Randolph emigrated from Warwickshire to VA c. 1673. He was a forebear of Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee. Randolph had seven sons, each of whom inherited an estate, the name of which was sometimes added to their own, such as Sir John Randolph of Tazewell. His great-grandsons included Edmund Randolph (1753–1813), first attorney general of the US and one of the framers of the US Constitution, and the diplomat and statesman John Randolph of Roanoke (1773–1833), who served as US minister to Russia.

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

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