Martha Durfee

17 November 1811–2 November 1874 (Age 62)
Lenox, Madison, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Durfee was born on 17 November 1811, in Lenox, Madison, New York, United States, her father, Edmund Durfee Sr, was 23 and her mother, Magdalena Pickle, was 23. She married Lyman Stevens on 21 January 1836, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ruggles Township, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1830 and Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 2 November 1874, in Shonesburg, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Shunesburg Cemetery, Shunesburg, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Stevens
Martha Durfee
Marriage: 21 January 1836
John D Stevens
Reuben Lyman Stevens
Hyrum Smith Stevens
Edmund Jonathan Stevens
Emma Stevens
Joseph Smith Stevens
Amos Henry Stevens
Ezra William Stevens
Charles Franklin Stevens Sr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1836Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 16
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 19
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of French Durfé: habitational name, with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’, for someone from Urfé in Loire. The surname Durfé is virtually non-existing in France.History: The name was brought to England by Huguenot refugees in the 16th century. Thomas Durfee, the ancestor of the Durfee family in America, was born in 1643 and came to Providence, RI, in 1660.

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

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    Sources (38)

    • Maria Stephen in household of Lyman Stephen, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Martha Durfee, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Martha Durphy in entry for Charles Franklin Stevens, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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