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Martha Emily Fort Parrish
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1818
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1877
Randolph County
Missouri, USA

Shot and killed by her son-in-law, James Hayden "Hade" Brown (husband of daughter, Susan) who was tried and hung for her murder. Despite all the newspaper and other written accounts of the shootings, trial, Susan's suicide, etc., no record of Martha Emily's burial has been found. If anyone has this information, please contact me.

Martha Emily first married Ambrose Waller Burton on September 22, 1836 in Randolph Co. MO. They had six known children:
William Fort Burton (1837-1909)
Martha Agnes Burton (1839-1926
Frances Burton (1842-?)
May Burton (1844-?)
John Burton (1847 ?)
Burilla Burton (1850-?)

Martha Emily married 2nd Dr Jeptha Calloway Parrish on November 2, 1853 in Randolph Co. MO. They had five known children, including two sets of twin daughters:
Amanda Parrish (1854-1859(accidentally shot))
Mary H Parrish (1854-1878)
Sarah Jane Parrish (1857-1931)
Susan A R Parrish (1857-1880)
Louisa "Loutie" Parrish (1859-1903)

Family links: 
  William Fort (1793 - 1881)
  Martha Frances Sugg Gorham Fort (1796 - 1883)
  Jeptha Calloway Parrish (1818 - 1892)
  Ambrose Waller Burton (1812 - 1851)*
  Wiliam Fort Burton (1837 - 1923)*
  Martha Agnes Burton Manning (1839 - 1926)*
  May Burton (1844 - 1864)*
  Mary H Parrish Osbourn (1854 - 1878)*
  Sarah Jane Parrish Young (1857 - 1931)*
  Susan A. Parrish Brown (1857 - 1880)*
  Martha Emily Fort Parrish (1818 - 1877)
  Amanda C Fort Hammett (1821 - 1888)*
  Louisa G Fort Lowry (1826 - 1884)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Nancy Meadows
Record added: Apr 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108701052


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