Martha Linn

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Linn was born on 25 June 1785, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, Adam Linn, was 35 and her mother, Sydney Ann Ewing, was 29. She had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with John Dyer. She died in 1856, in Trigg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 71.

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John Dyer
Martha Linn
Nancy B. Dyer
Sidney Dyer
Alford B Dyer
John J Dyer
Frances Dyer
Martha Dyer

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  • United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ;

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · Becomes the 10th state

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 


Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Lynn .

German: habitational name from a place called Linn, named with lin ‘swamp, bog, marsh’.

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name, Linto, formed with Old High German lind(i) ‘soft’.

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

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