|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1852|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 1927|
Martha Ann S. Hilsabeck, a pretty blue-eyed petite teenager, lived in Dawson, Wright Co, MO, near Hartville, with her parents, Jacob and Caroline (Poindexter) Hilsabeck, and seven siblings, when she married Malichi Bell.
Her siblings were: Julianna Caroline, Mary Lee, John Henry, Permelia, Samuel Riley, Jacob Jeffrey, William Tecumseh Sherman, & Ida Jane.
Her great-great-grandparents, Jurg Friedrich and Catherina (Bertschin) Hiltzbeck, came to Philadelphia from Rotterdam, Germany, in 1753 and eventually settled in Bethania, North Carolina. The name Hiltzbeck was later changed to Hilsabeck.
Martha's parents were married in Yadkin County, North Carolina, on February 13, 1846. She and two sisters were born in Yadkin Valley before they started on their journey to Missouri. A son was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and the family arrived in Wright County, Missouri, in 1858. Their first farm was in Rail, Missouri. Jacob and Caroline had five more children before buying a farm in Dawson in 1874. They dedicated part of their land for Friendship Cemetery where they were later buried.
Judge Ellis united Malichi and Martha in marriage on Wednesday, February 3, 1869. Malichi was 31 years old, and Martha was 16. Their children were: Henry David, James Jeffrey, Missouri Jane, Thomas, Permelia, Jalina Estella, Mary Ida, William, Christine, & Malichi, Jr.
Martha had a stroke on May 24, 1927, within three weeks after she wrote the letter to James and Hattie. Dr. G.W. Taylor, their physician, was called to the house to see her. During the next two weeks, her condition steadily grew worse. Early Thursday morning, June 9, Dr. Taylor was once again called to her bedside, but there wasn't anything he could do to help. She took her last breath at 8:25 a.m. On her death record, Dr. Taylor showed the cause of death as "apoplexy," an old medical term used for cerebral hemorrhage. The following day she was buried in Walden Cemetery near her children. She had lived 75 years, 5 months, and 28 days.
From "The Family of James and Caroline Bell."
Jacob Jeffrey Hilsabeck (1822 - 1878)
Caroline Matilda Poindexter Hilsabeck (1827 - 1896)
Malichi Bell (1837 - 1927)*
Henry David Bell (1870 - 1944)*
James Jeffrey Bell (1873 - 1954)*
Missouri Jane Bell Burden (1875 - 1899)*
William L Bell (1887 - 1889)*
Christine E. Bell (1890 - 1893)*
Malichi Bell (1895 - 1898)*
Martha Ann Hilsabeck Bell (1852 - 1927)
Mary E E Hilsabeck Hopkins (1854 - 1912)*
Permelia Sophia Hilsabeck Scott (1859 - 1941)*
Samuel Riley Hilsabeck (1861 - 1946)*
Jacob Jeffrey Hilsabeck (1863 - 1944)*
William Tecumseh Sherman Hilsabeck (1866 - 1936)*
Ida Jane Hilsabeck Keener (1870 - 1906)*
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Mar 26, 2009
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