Martha Arminta Griffith

7 August 1820–12 April 1905 (Age 84)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Arminta

When Martha Arminta Griffith was born on 7 August 1820, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Jonathan Thaddeus Griffith Sr., was 30 and her mother, Sarah Lumley, was 33. She married James Robertson Sharp Sr. on 5 March 1835, in Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Plattville Township, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1880. She died on 12 April 1905, in Reardan, Lincoln, Washington, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Reardan, Lincoln, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Robertson Sharp Sr.
Martha Arminta Griffith
Marriage: 5 March 1835
John Martin Sharp
Mary Louise Sharp
William H Sharp
Joseph Smith Sharp
Sarah Emma Sharp
James Robertson Sharp Jr
George Washington Sharp
Nancy Jane Sharp
Brigham Young Sharp
Araminta Elizabeth Sharp
Rhoda Rowantha Josephine Sharp
Jefferson Carlos Sharp
Orson Pratt Sharp
Heber Chase Kimball Sharp

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  • Marriage
    5 March 1835Madison, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1839: Johnson, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Johnson, Iowa, United States
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh (Carmarthenshire and western England): from the Old Welsh personal name Gruffudd, Old Welsh Grip(p)iud, composed of the elements grip, of uncertain significance, + iud ‘chief, lord’.

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

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    Nancy Jane Sharp - Compiled from Sharp/Higley histories

    Nancy Jane Sharp was born June 15, 1848 as the eighth daughter of 14 children to James Robertson Sharp and Martha Arminta Griffith. Her father James Robertson Sharp was a Methodist minister and in 183 …

    Sources (38)

    • Martha Dwiggins in household of James Welch, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Martha Griffith in entry for Brigham Sharp and Bell Dial, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Martha Griffith in entry for George Washington Sharp, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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