Martha Rebecca Abbott

23 December 1872–6 May 1955 (Age 82)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Rebecca

When Martha Rebecca Abbott was born on 23 December 1872, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Wilson G. Abbott, was 23 and her mother, Samantha Emiline Wren, was 17. She married William Greene Grant on 25 November 1891. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Civil District 19, Gibson, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 May 1955, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gibson, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Greene Grant
Martha Rebecca Abbott
Marriage: 25 November 1891
Eva L Grant
Jessie Wade Grant
Wilsie Grant
William Robert Grant
Lou Emma Grant
Pauline E Grant
Cecil Brown Grant

Spouse and Children

25 November 1891
, Gibson, Tennessee





    William Robert Grant


    Lou Emma Grant


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Samantha Emiline Wren




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 6

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English abbott ‘abbot’ (Old English abbod) or Old French abet ‘priest’. Both the Old English and the Old French term are derived from Late Latin abbas ‘priest’ (genitive abbatis), from Greek abbas, from Aramaic aba ‘father’. This was an occupational name for someone employed in the household of or on the lands of an abbot, and perhaps also a nickname for a sanctimonious person thought to resemble an abbot. In the U.S. this name is also sometimes a translation of a cognate or equivalent European name, e.g. Italian Abate , Spanish Abad , or German Abt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mrs. Mattie R Grant, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mattie Grant, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mattie R Grant in household of William G Grant, "United States Census, 1900"

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