Betsy Martin

1790–
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Betsy

Betsy Martin was born in 1790, in South Carolina, United States as the daughter of Capt George W. Martin. She married Matt Mays about 1818.

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Betsy Martin
1790–
Matt Mays
1794–
Marriage: about 1818

Spouse & Children

  • Female1790–Female

  • Matt Mays

    Male1794–Male

MARRIAGE
about 1818
of, Westmoreland, Virginia

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(16)

+11 More Children

World Events (3)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 1

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
1792 · Head Tax Law

Age 2

"In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."

Name Meaning

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.

Possible Related Names

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

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