Martha Ellen Bobbitt

1858–1929 (Age 70)
Orange, Indiana, United States

The Life of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Bobbitt was born on 31 March 1858, in Orange, Indiana, United States, her father, William L Bobbitt, was 29 and her mother, Mary Jane Hollowell, was 29. She married Joseph Leander Wilson on 13 December 1876, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Southeast Township, Orange, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 7 March 1929, in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martha Ellen Bobbitt
Joseph Leander Wilson
Marriage: 13 December 1876
Grace Florence Wilson
Alfred Fonso Wilson
Finis Erwin Wilson
Ira Melvin Wilson
Herman Hamilton Wilson
Emmitt Merritt Wilson
Derry Elvin Wilson
Joe Claude Wilson
Pearlie Mac Wilson

Spouse and Children

13 December 1876
Marion, Illinois, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



  • Nancy J Bobbitt


  • Jonathan H. Bobbitt


  • Simon Lee Bobbitt


  • Female1858–1929Female

  • John Thomas Bobbitt


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 3

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 23

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Bobb ( see Bubb ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha E Bobbitt in household of Wm L Bobbitt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha C Bobbitt in household of William D Bobbitt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Bobbit in entry for Fines Euen Wilson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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