Martha Allen

1860–1928 (Age 67)
Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Allen was born on 3 March 1860, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, her father, Samuel Allen, was 30 and her mother, Harriet Moore, was 30. She married Sylvester Aaron Barton on 30 November 1877, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States in 1860. She died on 19 January 1928, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Martha Allen
Sylvester Aaron Barton
Marriage: 30 November 1877
Sylvester Aaron Barton
Samuel Byron Barton
Harriet Susanna Barton
Perry Eugene Barton
Sarah Alice Barton
Ada Alihea BARTON
Lucile Barton
Merrill Allen Barton
Hugh Moore Barton
Thomas Fern Barton
Kathryn Elmira Barton
William Ivo Barton

Spouse & Children

30 November 1877
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha Allen in household of Saml Allen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marthia Barton in household of Sylvester A Barton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Barton in household of Sylvester Barton, "United States Census, 1920"

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