Martha

Femaleabout 1745–after 1830

Brief Life History of Martha

Martha was born about 1745, in Virginia, United States. She had at least 2 daughters with Jacob Burton. She died after 1830, in Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Burton
1758–1830
Martha
1745–1830
Elizabeth Burton
1778–
Lucy Burton
1784–1854

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    Children (2)

    World Events (7)

    1758 · Mount Vernon

    Age 13

    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

    1776

    Age 31

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 35

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    Name Meaning

    New Testament name, of Aramaic rather than Hebrew origin, meaning ‘lady’. It was borne by the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (John 11:1). According to Luke 10:38, when Jesus visited the house of Mary and Martha, Mary sat at his feet, listening to him, while Martha ‘was cumbered about much serving’, so that she complained to Jesus, ‘Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone?’ For this reason, the name Martha has always been associated with hard domestic work, as opposed to the contemplative life.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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