Martha Ellen Bennett

1 March 1840–25 April 1917 (Age 77)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Bennett was born on 1 March 1840, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, David Alma Bennett, was 38 and her mother, Johanna Lovell, was 36. She married David Flemmins Hamilton on 18 November 1858, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Gooseberry, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 25 April 1917, in Myton, Duchesne, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Myton, Duchesne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Flemmins Hamilton
Martha Ellen Bennett
Marriage: 18 November 1858
William David Hamilton
James Alma Hamilton
Robert A Hamilton
Rodolphus Hamilton
Edward Brigham Hamilton Sr
Henry Hamilton
Calvin Hamilton
Henry Hamilton
Ellen Marie Hamilton
Emma Lutilda Hamilton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1858Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 1
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 21
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Martha E Hamilton in household of D F Hamilton, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Martha E Hamilton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Mary Ellen Bennett in entry for Ella Marie Warren, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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