Martha Ann Rodgers

19 October 1843–18 May 1908 (Age 64)
Johnson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Rodgers was born on 19 October 1843, in Johnson, Indiana, United States, her father, Nathan Rogers, was 43 and her mother, Delphia Bowling, was 41. She married John B. Bolen about 1861, in Johnson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Nineveh, Nineveh Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Elm River Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 18 May 1908, at the age of 64, and was buried in Enterprise, Elm River Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John B. Bolen
Martha Ann Rodgers
Marriage: about 1861
Mary Jane Bolen
Caltha Ann Bolen
Eric Albert Bolen
Dora Alma Bolen
Alonzo Cleveland Bolen

Spouse and Children

about 1861
Johnson, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 5

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 18

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Roger 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha A Rodgers in household of Nathan Rodgers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha A Bolen in household of John Bolen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Bolen in household of John Bolen, "United States Census, 1880"

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