Martha Wilson Sweat

15 March 1833–6 April 1896 (Age 63)
Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Wilson

When Martha Wilson Sweat was born on 15 March 1833, in Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, John Sweat, was 43 and her mother, Molly Marston, was 40. She married Jonathan McKee Sr. on 15 March 1848, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 6 April 1896, in Union Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Chambers Cemetery, Persia, Harrison, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan McKee Sr.
Martha Wilson Sweat
Marriage: 15 March 1848
Mary Ann McKee
Jonathan McKee Jr.
Thomas McKee
Pricilla Jane McKee
Elizabeth Sweat McKee
Martha W. McKee
William McKee
Sophia McKee
Joshua McKee

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1848Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1838 · The Aroostook War
    Age 5
    "An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."
    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition
    Age 18
    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Sweet .

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Martha Mc Kee in household of Jonathan Mc Kee, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Marth W Mckee in household of Jonathan Mckee, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Wilson Sweat - Church record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 15 March 1833; Slippery Rock, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

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