Mary Rice <I>Spillman</I> Martin

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Mary Rice Spillman Martin

Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death 26 Apr 1884 (aged 92)
Norton, Norton County, Kansas, USA
Burial Norton, Norton County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 49759751 · View Source
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Mary Rice Spillman, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Nancy J. (Rice) Spillman, was born in Garrard County, Virginia (now Kentucky). On 15 September 1808, she married James D. Martin in Muhlenberg, Kentucky. To them were born ten children; Eliza, James Cleland, an male infant, Jane Mary, Mahulda Ann, Louisa Robinson, Alney Thornton, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Finley and Thomas Allen.

In 1850, Mary was living in Lawrence County, Illinois with her husband and three children (B. Franklin, Louisa and Thomas). She was enumerated as a 58-year-old white female.

Ten years later he famly was once again enumerated in Lawrence County, Illinois when Mary was 68 years old. Others in the household were her 74-year-old husband and 40-year-old daughter Louisa.

James died in Lawrence County on 6 November 1864. Mary was enumerated in 1870 living with the family of her daughter Mahulda (or Mahala) Newell [misspelled as Nowell] in Cedar County, Iowa. At that time, she was shown as 79 years old. Her daughter Louisa, then 50, was also living in the household.

During the following ten years, Mary and Louisa moved to Norton County, Kansas with the Newells. Mary was enumerated in that county's Norton village on 21 June 1880 as an 88-year-old widowed white female who had been born in Kentucky to Virginia-born parents. She died in Norton on 26 April 1884.


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  • Added: 15 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49759751
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Rice Spillman Martin (8 Mar 1792–26 Apr 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49759751, citing Norton Cemetery, Norton, Norton County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Dıehard (contributor 46809256) .