Martha Jane van Valkenberg

Brief Life History of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane van Valkenberg was born on 7 December 1839, in Hornby, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, Peter Aker Van Valkenburg, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Predmore, was 29. She married Otis Lysander Terry on 30 November 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 26 April 1919, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Otis Lysander Terry
Martha Jane van Valkenberg
Marriage: 30 November 1857
Parley Pratt Terry
Margaret Ann Terry
Martha Maria Terry
Eugenia Gertrude Terry
William Henry Terry
Andrew Berdell Terry
Wilford Alonzo Terry

Sources (32)

  • Martha J Terry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Utah, Select Marriages, 1887-1966
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *Renamed Salt Lake in 1868


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Anh, Thanh, Hung, Minh, Vinh, Dung, Hue, Huong, Lan, Quang, Tan, Thuy, Hong, Chi, Hang, Ho, Pok, Sang, Bai, Chin, Ching, Chu, Chuan, Dong.

Vietnamese (Vạn): from the Chinese surname 萬, see Wan 1.

Vietnamese (Văn): from the Chinese surnames 文 or 聞, see Wen 2 and 3, and also 5 below.

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

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