Martha Jane Gaston Bell

Richburg, Chester County, South Carolina, USA
Death 20 Jul 1861 (aged 51)
Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 109015338 · View Source
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Martha Jane Gaston, daughter of John and Mary [née Kirkpatrick] Gaston, was born March 5th 1810 at the family homestead in Richburg, South Carolina. Martha Jane's father was the grandson of Justice John Gaston; whose family were well known Revolutionary war patriots.

Around 1815, Martha Jane's parents emigrated west to the are around Wilcox County, Alabama. This is were Martha Jane grew to adulthood and married her first husband, James Hill Kirkpatrick, around 1829. She and James had four children and lived in Madison County, Mississippi.

After James died in 1841, Martha married on November 18th 1845, Washington "Wash" Lovett Bell, a widower with five children. Martha Jane and Wash Bell would add two children:
George Hugh (1846-1920)
Ashley McClure (1850-1935)

In 1851, Martha Jane and Wash Bell moved their growing family to the area Near hamburg in Ashley County, Arkansas. There they built a large plantation; There Martha Jane died on the 20th of July 1861.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Jane Gaston Bell (5 Mar 1810–20 Jul 1861), Find a Grave Memorial no. 109015338, citing Bell Plantation Family Cemetery, Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by GMG (contributor 47391530) .