Martha Ann Wilson

Female20 May 1835–28 July 1862

Brief Life History of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Wilson was born on 20 May 1835, in Richland, Springfield Township, Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, Whitford Gill Wilson, was 35 and her mother, Mary Ann Sheehand, was 30. She married James Otha Stephens on 1 March 1856, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 28 July 1862, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Otha Stephens
1834–1907
Martha Ann Wilson
1835–1862
Marriage: 1 March 1856
James Alonzo Stephens Sr
1857–1936
John Whitford Stephens
1859–1905
David Nathaniel Stephens
1861–1913

Sources (19)

  • Martha Willson in household of Whitford G Willson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Ann Wilson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha Wilson in entry for David Nathanial Stephens, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1856Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 1

    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.

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

    Age 4

    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    1845 · Oh My Father

    Age 10

    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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    Story Highlight

    John Stephens

    John Stephens is the son of Alexander Stephens and Mary Daily. Alexander is the son of Richard Stephens and Martha Robards. Mary Daily is the daughter of William Daily and Mary Palmer. William Dail …

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