Martha Ann Marthews
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|About Martha Ann Marthews|
Martha Ann Marthews was born about 1858 in an unknown place and died on November 10, 1894 somewhere in Florida. Actual date of birth is unknown. She lived to be about 36 years old.
Martha Ann Marthews
1858 - 11/10/1894
She had ten children:
- Jim Bailey
- Sam Bailey
- Jonas "Doc" Bailey
- John Bailey
- Emily Bailey Stewart
- Zettie Bailey Pope
- Vinnie Bailey Morrell
- Della Bailey Stephens
- Delia Bailey Sherrod
|Marriage||10/23/1873 ||FL (Calhoun County) ||15 yrs old |
|page 56: marriage of Alford Bailey to Martha Ann Marthews on Oct. 23, 1873. |
|Census||1/1/1880 ||Hansford Mills, Precinct 4 FL (Calhoun County) ||22 yrs old |
|129- Alfred (age 40) , Martha (22), Joel (6) , Joshua (4) , Lizah (6mo.)- born in Jan. All born in FL. Alfred states he is a farmer, his parents were born in SC. Marsha parents born in NC & SC. |
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1880: Blountstown was declared the seat of Calhoun County in 1880. Prior to that, Abe Springs had been the county seat. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. || |
|Census||1/1/1885 ||FL (Calhoun County) ||27 yrs old |
|176 -Alford Bailey (age 49),
Mattie Bailey (27),
James Bailey (30),
Rosa Bailey (13),
J H Bailey (12),
Joseph Barley (10),
Frmedy Barley (10),
Jonas Bailey (7),
Elga Bailey (5),
C V Bailey(2). Alfred was born in SC, as were his parents. Mattie was born in FL, her parents in SC. All other born in FL. Alfred is a farmer. |
|Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1885: The principle towns in Calhoun County were Blountstown, Marysville, Chipola, Selman, Ocheesee, and Abe Springs. In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod. |
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Martha, her family, and friends. For example, Martha is 2 years old when Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
||Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
||Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
||May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
||During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
||The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
||Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
||Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
Born about 1834 and died on October 13, 1889
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