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
1869–1951
Martha Jane Tilson
1863–1969
Marriage: 3 May 1888
Daniel Edgar Edwards Sr
1889–1946
Minta Ladeca Edwards
1891–1973

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 May 1888
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1824–1906Male

    Rebecca Bayles

    Female1827–1914Female

siblings

(6)

    Margaret C Tilson

    Female1853–1916Female

    Ruth Ann Tilson

    Female1855–1938Female

    Elijah B. Tilson

    Male1857–Male

    Female1859–1947Female

    Female1863–1969Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1865

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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