Martha W Clegg

7 March 1841–10 May 1924 (Age 83)
Heaton Norris, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha W

When Martha W Clegg was born on 7 March 1841, in Heaton Norris, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Clegg, was 45 and her mother, Ann Massey, was 35. She married William Williamson Nelson on 26 December 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Logan, Cache, Utah, United States for about 50 years. She died on 10 May 1924, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Williamson Nelson
Martha W Clegg
Marriage: 26 December 1864
John Clegg Nelson
Ann Williamson Nelson
William Clegg Nelson
Catherine Nelson
Martha Williamson Nelson
Isabel Burt Nelson
Lovine Nelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 6
    Earliest grave seen in memorial list
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Clegg, from Old Norse kleggi ‘haystack’, originally the name of a nearby hill. Alternatively, a nickname from Middle English clege and Older Scots cleg, gleg ‘gadfly, horsefly’ (Old Norse kleggi), presumably for an irritating person. The name was taken to Ulster in the early 18th century.Manx: variant of Clague , which in Lancashire and Cumbria have occasionally been absorbed into Clegg.

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

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    Martha Clegg Nelson

    MARTHA CLEGG NELSON I compiled this story from materials that my sister, Laura Chipman Wilcox, had gathered and shared with me. I do not know the sources of her material. Martha Clegg Nelson is our g …

    Sources (25)

    • Martha Clegg in household of Thomas Clegg, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Martha W Nelson, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Mrs. Martha Nelson in household of Daniel B Ames, "United States Census, 1910"

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