Emily Martin

about 1856–
Spencer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Emily

When Emily Martin was born about 1856, in Spencer, Kentucky, United States, her father, Spear Martin, was 45 and her mother, Virginia Goodwin, was 40. She lived in District 2, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Kentucky, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Spear Martin
1811–1872
Virginia Goodwin
1816–1868
John G. Martin
1845–
Emily Martin
1856–
Spear T. Martin Jr
1849–

Parents and Siblings

    Spear Martin

    Male1811–1872Male

    Virginia Goodwin

    Female1816–1868Female

siblings

(3)

    John G. Martin

    Male1845–Male

    Spear T. Martin Jr

    Male1849–Male

    Female1856–Female

World Events (8)

1861

Age 5

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Emily M Martin in household of Spear Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emily Martin in household of Spear Martin, "United States Census, 1860"

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