Martha Maria Liggett

Female25 November 1838–11 October 1896

Brief Life History of Martha Maria

When Martha Maria Liggett was born on 25 November 1838, in Saline, Missouri, United States, her father, Joseph Liggett Jr, was 30 and her mother, Mary Polly Thompson, was 31. She married William McMahan Gwinn on 24 July 1855, in Saline, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in De Witt Township, Carroll, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Harper, Kansas, United States in 1895. She died on 11 October 1896, in Harper, Harper, Kansas, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

William McMahan Gwinn
Martha Maria Liggett
Marriage: 24 July 1855
Mary Elizabeth Gwinn
James Walter Gwinn
Sarah Alice Gwinn
Anne Lee Gwinn
Miss Gwinn
Mr. Gwinn
Lydia Kate Gwinn
Ida Leggitt Gwinn
Lottie Novela Gwinn
Florence Martha Gwinn
Fannie M. Gwin
Mr. Gwinn

Sources (10)

  • Martha Liggett in household of Joseph Liggett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Maria Liggett - birth-name: Martha Maria Liggett
  • Martha Maria Liggett Gwinn, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1855Saline, Missouri, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 16

    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.


    Age 29

    Historical Boundaries: 1867: Harper, Kansas, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (now found mainly in northern Ireland): habitational name predominantly from Lydiate in Lancashire, or sometimes from Lidgate in Suffolk. The name derives from Middle English lidyate ‘gate in a fence between plowed land and meadow’ (Old English hlid-geat ‘swing-gate’).

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

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