Martha Ann Wilson

Brief Life History of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Wilson was born on 1 July 1852, in Taylor Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, her father, Wellington Paul Wilson, was 38 and her mother, Rebecca McBride, was 24. She lived in Urbana Township, Monroe, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died in September 1864, in Wyoming, United States, at the age of 12, and was buried in United States.

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Wellington Paul Wilson
Rebecca McBride
Amos Wilson
Esther Evaline Wilson
Ellen Wilson
Martha Ann Wilson
Marcus Wilson
Emma Catherine Wilson
Almera Wilson
Fanny Wilson
Lavina Wilson
May Wilson
Grace Wilson
Dorcus Mable Cassandra Wilson
Wellington Wilson
Keziah Rebecca Wilson

Sources (2)

  • Martha Knap in household of Rebecka Knap, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Knapp - Pioneer Overland Travel

World Events (5)


On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.


Historical Boundaries: 1855: Otoe, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Otoe, Nebraska, United States

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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