Martha Jane Tilson

13 August 1863–27 June 1969 (Age 105)
Clearbranch, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Tilson was born on 13 August 1863, in Clearbranch, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States, her father, John A Tilson, was 39 and her mother, Rebecca Bayles, was 35. She married William Allison Edwards on 3 May 1888. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Coffee Ridge, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 8, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States for about 40 years. She died on 27 June 1969, in Clearbranch, Unicoi, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 105, and was buried in Clear Branch Cemetery, Union, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Allison Edwards
Martha Jane Tilson
Marriage: 3 May 1888
Daniel Edgar Edwards Sr
Minta Ladeca Edwards

Spouse and Children

3 May 1888


Parents and Siblings


    Rebecca Bayles




    Margaret C Tilson


    Ruth Ann Tilson


    Elijah B. Tilson




+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 2

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

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: metronymic from the medieval female personal name Till .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Marthy J Forman in household of David P Forman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha J F?Rnor in household of David P F?Rnor, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Farnor in household of David Farnor, "United States Census, 1920"

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