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
1857–1914
Martha Rebecca Abbott
1872–1955
Marriage: 25 November 1891
Eva L Grant
1893–1968
Jessie Wade Grant
1895–1992
Wilsie Grant
1898–1979
William Robert Grant
1899–
Lou Emma Grant
1902–1903
Pauline E Grant
1904–1984
Cecil Brown Grant
1906–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 November 1891
, Gibson, Tennessee
children

(7)

    Female1893–1968Female

    Female1895–1992Female

    Female1898–1979Female

    William Robert Grant

    Male1899–Male

    Lou Emma Grant

    Female1902–1903Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1849–1900Male

    Samantha Emiline Wren

    Female1855–1919Female

siblings

(6)

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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