Martha Letts

11 April 1834–23 April 1913 (Age 79)
Knox, Ohio, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Letts was born on 11 April 1834, in Knox, Ohio, United States, her father, Caleb Letts, was 27 and her mother, Maria Wood, was 24. She married James Anderson Beam on 25 December 1856, in Knox, Vinton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Clinton Township, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 23 April 1913, in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79.

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James Anderson Beam
Martha Letts
Marriage: 25 December 1856
Frank Letts Beam
Isabell Beam
Clara Beam

Spouse and Children

25 December 1856
Knox, Vinton, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 14

In 1848, by state legislative action, Knox County lost 3 western townships, South Bloomfield, Chester and Franklin, to Morrow County, leaving Hilliar as the lone original western township.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 26

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 English: metronymic from Lett 1.2 Americanized spelling of German Letz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Beani, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Beam, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Beam, "United States Census, 1880"

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