Martha Kimmons

Femaleabout 1811–before 1896

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Kimmons was born about 1811, in North Carolina, United States, her father, John Kimmons, was 27 and her mother, Margaret May “Peggy” Morrison, was 22. She married Jordan Franklin Blackwood about 1835, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1870 and Limestone Springs, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1880. She died before 1896.

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Family Time Line

Jordan Franklin Blackwood
Martha Kimmons
Marriage: about 1835
Mary Jane Blackwood
James Thomas Blackwood
John Blackwood
Jordan Franklin Blackwood
Nancy Blackwood
Martha A Blackwood
Alera Blackwood
Myra Blackwood
Melvin Columbus Blackwood

Sources (5)

  • Martha Blackwood in household of Jordan Blackwood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mattie Kemmings in entry for Columbus Blackwood, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Martha Blackwood in household of Jordan Blackwood, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1835North Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 19

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 25

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shiomóin ‘son of Simon’ (Gaelic Sh- is pronounced as H-). The K- in this name represents a trace of the Gaelic patronymic Mac, while the English patronymic ending -s has been added superfluously.

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

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