|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1851|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1938|
3rd daughter of John and Eliza (Hockman) Jacobs. Martha was badly injuried as a child. During the Civil War, as she and some friends were teasing a billy goat , it charged. The children all jumped over a fence, but on the way over, Martha's leg was caught between the goat's horns. The leg was crushed from the kneedown. She was in bed and then on crutches for five years. She was to be a "cripple" the remainder of her life. Some years later , her son-in-law, Dr. Clymer, wanted her to have corrective surgery done at Johns Hopkins, but she had no intrest in surgery for her problem.
After the war, she moved to Luke, Maryland with her father. At one time, she delivered the mail using a team of horses. The story is told that one day, while passing through some woods, an assailant jumped out and grabbed the horses in an attempt to rob her. She gave him to the count of three to let go, but he just laughed at her. She hit him across the face with her whip and drove on.
She married James Buckalew (1859-1901) on March 18, 1879 in Piedmont,W. Va. He was a coal miner and died of Black Lung in 1901.
After that, Martha lived with her daughter Lizzy and Dr. Clymer until her death of Stomach Cancer. Martha is said to have chewed and rubbed snuff for most of her life and could spit it across the street.
Her 1st child:
Ida Florence Jacobs (1873-1949)
Her 2nd child:
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Ellen Buckalew (1878-1944)
James D. Buckalew (____ - 1901)*
Plot: Lot 113 Friedship Sec.
Created by: Dennis Hockman
Record added: Oct 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16233190
what a interesting life you have lead. you never let a disabilty get the best of you. may you rest in peace dear lady.|
Added: Nov. 29, 2006