Martha Pearson <I>Cook</I> Winship

Martha Pearson Cook Winship

Georgia, USA
Death 11 Jun 1882 (aged 68)
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Burial Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Plot Lakeside Terrace
Memorial ID 20687295 · View Source
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Martha Pearson Cook was the daughter of Major Philip Cook and Anna Martha Wooten and a granddaughter of South Carolina Revolutionary War Soldier, Capt. John Cook and Martha Ann Pearson. She was born in Fort Hawkins, Indian Territory, Georgia, on Oct. 8, 1813 and said to be the first white child born in what is now Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. She was named for Philip's sister, Martha Pearson Cook, widow of Levi Daniell and later widow of his cousin, Jack Daniel, both of Hancock County, Georgia.

At the tender age of 14 on May 1, 1828, Martha married Isaac Winship, age 26, in Bibb County. They had eleven children: Capt. Emory Winship, C.S.A.; Laura Ellen; Anna Eliza; Martha Angelina; Mary Cook; Ida Louise; Sarah Irene; Emily Lavina; Victoria Comer; Isaac Phillip, and Nathaniel Robertson Winship.

In 1860, Martha and family lived in Atlanta, Georgia. During the War Between The States, Martha organized the first military hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. After the war, Isaac and Martha returned to Bibb County where she died in 1882.

Martha was the President of the Ladies Memorial Association which erected the life-sized standing angel monument that watches over the Confederate dead in Stonewall Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia. The monument was dedicated on August 27, 1869. The Ladies Memorial Association later became the Boynton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, named for Colonel James Stoddard Boynton, C.S.A., who was the principal speaker at the dedication.
[Robert Louis Daniell]
To reach this tomb, go down the river entrance steps, then go to the right around the steps, and carefully follow the creek upstream. This tomb is in the side of the hill, quite a ways up. Be careful, snakes are known to be in this area. This tomb is across the creek from the more famous tombs of the Ziegler and Washington families. [Marsha Brockman]

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  • Maintained by: Robert Louis Daniell
  • Originally Created by: graveelady
  • Added: 29 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20687295
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Pearson Cook Winship (8 Oct 1813–11 Jun 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20687295, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Robert Louis Daniell (contributor 47276468) .