Martha Wills Sandefur

Female5 January 1797–1873

Brief Life History of Martha Wills

When Martha Wills Sandefur was born on 5 January 1797, in Amelia, Virginia, United States, her father, Matthew Sandefur, was 29 and her mother, Mary Johnson Wills, was 22. She married Robert Boaz on 17 February 1818, in Patrick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Patrick, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1873, in Ridgeway, Henry, Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Ridgeway, Henry, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Boaz
Martha Wills Sandefur
Marriage: 17 February 1818
Stephen Moore Boaz
Mary Johnson Boaz
Abraham Sandifer Boaz
James Russell Boaz
Thomas Jefferson Boaz
Robert W. Boaz Jr

Sources (13)

  • Martha Boaze in household of Robert Boaze, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Wills Sandifer Boaz, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha Boaz in entry for Thomas J Boaz, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1818Patrick, Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 15

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 22

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Sandifer .

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

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