Martha Jane King

25 December 1862–7 November 1953 (Age 90)
Colbert, Alabama, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane King was born on 25 December 1862, in Colbert, Alabama, United States, her father, William King, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Hulsey, was 44. She married Samuel Pearce on 22 August 1875, in Colbert, Alabama, United States. She lived in Wagoner, Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Sand Springs City, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 7 November 1953, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Rush Chapman
1860–1927
Martha Jane King
1862–1953
Marriage: 1881
Orah Chapman
1883–1945
Olive Victoria Ollie Chapman
1887–1937
Eula M Chapman
1889–
Myrtle Chapman
1892–
James A Chapman
1896–1962
Pearl Chapman
1897–1978
Wilbur J Chapman
1903–

Spouse and Children

    Benjamin Rush Chapman

    Male1860–1927Male

    Female1862–1953Female

MARRIAGE
1881
Baxter, Arkansas, United States
children

(7)

    Female1883–1945Female

    Olive Victoria Ollie Chapman

    Female1887–1937Female

    Eula M Chapman

    Female1889–Female

    Myrtle Chapman

    Female1892–Female

    Male1896–1962Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William King

    Male1823–1865Male

    Elizabeth Hulsey

    Female1818–1902Female

siblings

(7)

    James C. King

    Male1841–1904Male

    William Rufus King

    Male1846–1899Male

    Nancy Catherine King

    Female1848–1907Female

    Alfred King

    Male1851–1865Male

    Male1854–1909Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Alabama Ratifies the 13th Amendment

Age 3

Alabama ratified the 13th Amendment on December 2, 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment officially became part of the Constitution on December 6, 1865. Roughly 440,000 Alabamians born into slavery were freed and made citizens. However, loopholes in the law made this a slow process.
1886

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English king, Old English cyning ‘king’ (originally merely a tribal leader, from Old English cyn(n) ‘tribe’, ‘race’ + the Germanic suffix -ing). The word was already used as a byname before the Norman Conquest, and the nickname was common in the Middle Ages, being used to refer to someone who conducted himself in a kingly manner, or one who had played the part of a king in a pageant, or one who had won the title in a tournament. In other cases it may actually have referred to someone who served in the king's household. The American surname has absorbed several European cognates and equivalents with the same meaning, for example German König ( see Koenig ), Swiss German Küng, French Leroy . It is also found as an Ashkenazic Jewish surname, of ornamental origin.2 Chinese 金: variant of Jin 1.3 Chinese 景, 荆, 井, 金: see Jing .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Chapman in household of C M Leitch, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Chapman in household of Richard Piersall, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Chapman in household of Benjamin R Chapman, "United States Census, 1910"

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