Martha A Wellman

27 September 1834–10 June 1858 (Age 23)
Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Martha A

When Martha A Wellman was born on 27 September 1834, in Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine, United States, her father, John Parsons Wellman, was 23 and her mother, Martha Cowan Jones, was 20. She married Ryan Monroe Fairbanks on 15 January 1855. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 10 June 1858, at the age of 23, and was buried in Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Ryan Monroe Fairbanks
Martha A Wellman
Marriage: 15 January 1855
Joseph Fairbanks

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    Ryan Monroe Fairbanks



15 January 1855


    Joseph Fairbanks


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World Events (5)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · The Aroostook War

Age 4

"An international incident referred to as the Aroostook War or ""Pork and Beans War"". The conflict resulted as part of an international boundary dispute between the United States. Although several British soldiers were captured, nobody was killed during the war. In fact, local militia units did not engage in any significant combat. One of the most dramatic events was actually when two Canadian militia were injured by Black Bears."
1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

Age 8

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Well , with the addition of man ‘man’, i.e. ‘man who lived by a stream’.2 Variant spelling of German Wellmann .3 Swedish: ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element (found as a placename element, of various possible origins) + man ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha A Wellman in household of John P Wellman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha A. Wellman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha A. Wellman in entry for Uriah Collamore, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

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