Martha Edgecomb

30 June 1798–12 August 1863 (Age 65)
Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Edgecomb was born on 30 June 1798, in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, her father, John Edgecomb, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Ham, was 32. She married Capt. Thomas Timmins on 7 August 1831. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 12 August 1863, at the age of 65, and was buried in Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States.

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Capt. Thomas Timmins
Martha Edgecomb
Marriage: 7 August 1831
Martha Ann Timmins

Spouse and Children

    Capt. Thomas Timmins



7 August 1831


    Martha Ann Timmins


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 6

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Edgecombe .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Martha Edgecomb in entry for Martha A Farnham, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Martha Edgcomb, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

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