Martha Jennings

24 July 1808–17 August 1852 (Age 44)
Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Jennings was born on 24 July 1808, in Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Matthew Jennings, was 55 and her mother, Elvira Dodd, was 35. She married William Henry Adams Sr. on 3 November 1839, in Dover St Mary the Virgin, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in St Mary in the Marsh, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 17 August 1852, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Adams Sr.
Martha Jennings
Marriage: 3 November 1839
Mary Adams
Martha Adams
William Henry Adams Jr
Eliza Adams
John Alma Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1839Dover St Mary the Virgin, Kent, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 4
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 12
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Jenning , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.German: patronymic from a pet form (see Jenning ) of the personal name Johannes (see John ).

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Martha Adams in household of William Adams, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Martha Jennings in entry for Eliza Adams Huggins, "Utah Death Certificates, 1913"
    • Martha Adams in household of William Adams, "United States Census, 1850"

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