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Martha Rich

Female 1795 - 1859


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  • Born  3 Sep 1795  , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Death 
    • Her grave marker does not provide a birth date and only provides a only the year 1848 as the date of death. This cannot be correct because she was enumerated in the 1850 census with her daughter, Melvina, and her son-in-law, Leonidas Duke(s), as a 53 year old [which would be consistent with a birth year of about 1797]. According to one researcher, the family Bible of Leonidas P. Duke, Sr., husband of Martha's daughter, Melvina Fenn Duke, lists Martha's exact date of death as 10 May 1859.
    Census: Federal  1820  , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • male 26-45: Elijah Fann [at abt 32]
      female 16-26 [Martha at abt 25]
      female <10 [Eliza at abt abt 9]
      female <10 [Sarah Ann at abt 7]
      male <10 [William at abt 6]
      female <10 [Letty at abt 4]
      female <10 [Lucile at abt 1]
      female >45
    Move  Abt 1824  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census: Federal  1830  , Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • male 40-50: Elijah Fenn [at abt 42]
      female 30-40 [Martha at abt 35]
      female 15-20 [Eliza at abt 19]
      female 10-15 [Sarah Ann at abt 17?]
      male 15-20 [William at abt 16]
      female 10-15 [Letty at abt 14]
      female 10-15 [Lucile at abt 11]
      female 10-15 [Mary Polly at abt 9?]
      female 5-10 [Melvena at abt 8]
      female 5-10 [Catherine at abt 6]
      female <5 [Carolyn at abt 3]
      male <5 [John at abt 1]
      male 70-80
    Census: Federal  8 Nov 1850  , District 25, Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1) Leonides P. Dukes, male age 38, farmer, $200 real estate, born in GA
      2) Melvina Dukes, female age 28, born in GA, cannot read or write
      3) William G. Dukes, male age 6, born in GA
      4) Martha Dukes, female age 4, born in GA
      5) Leonides Jr. Dukes, male age 3, born in GA
      6) Benjamin J. Dukes, male age 7/12, born in GA
      7) Martha Fenn, female age 53, born in GA, cannot read or write, attended school
      8) Alsted Fenn, female age 15, born in GA
      9) Eltha Fenn, female age 11, born in GA
    Petition  21 Jul 1855  , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Martha filed a petition dated 21 Jul 1855 in Decatur County for a bounty land grant based on her husband's service in the War of 1812.

      She claimed she was 67 years old at the time of filing, which would be consistent with a birth year of about 1787.

      Please note, this source has not yet been verified by the author of this web site. The claim is filed as #42382-160-55 and the original will be examined as soon as time permits.
    County Formation  1856 
    Miller County was formed out of Early County 
    Died  10 May 1859  , , Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Mothers Home Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
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    Person ID  I423  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  Stephen Rich,   b. Between 1760 and 1770,   d. Aft 1832, , , Emanuel County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Abiah [--?--],   b. Between 1760 and 1770,   d. 1849 
    Family ID  F1301  Group Sheet

    Family  Elijah Fenn,   b. 17 Jul 1788, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1844, , , Early (now Miller) County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1807  , , Burke County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Eliza Fenn,   b. 23 Aug 1811, , , Montgomery County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1897, , Coffee Springs, Geneva County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah Fenn,   b. Abt 1813, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1880 and 1900, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Fenn, Sr.,   b. Abt 1814, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1855 and 1858
     4. Letty Fenn,   b. 26 Apr 1816, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1857, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucile Fenn,   b. Abt 1819, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873
     6. Mary "Polly" Fenn,   b. Abt 1821, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Nov 1850, , , Early County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Melvina Fenn,   b. Abt 1822, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, , , Calhoun County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Catherine Fenn,   b. Abt 1824, , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1899, , , Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Carolyn Fenn,   b. 1827, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. John F. Fenn,   b. Abt 1829, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1880 and 1900, , , Macon County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Rhoda Ann Fenn,   b. Abt 1830, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Martha Jane Fenn,   b. Abt 1831, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Zelphia Fenn,   b. Abt 1833, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 4 Jun 1880, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Alsia Fenn,   b. Abt 1835, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F185  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Sep 1795 - , , , Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1807 - , , Burke County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1820 - , , Laurens County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Abt 1824 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1830 - , Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 8 Nov 1850 - , District 25, Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPetition - 21 Jul 1855 - , , Early County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 May 1859 - , , Miller County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mothers Home Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Boykin, Miller County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S764] History of Miller County, Georgia 1856-1980, Nellie Cook Davis, (Colquitt, Georgia: Citizens Bank, 1980), G975.8964 DAV GA., 15-16.

    2. [S506] 1820 U.S. census, Laurens County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Elijah Fann household, page 15; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M33, roll 9.

    3. [S1718] 1830 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, Georgia, Early County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M19, p. 12, Elija Fenn household, accessed 11 Jan 2011, 11 Jan 2011.

    4. [S1255] 1850 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), M432, roll 68, District 25, p. 336, dwelling 15, family 15, Leonides P. Dukes household, accessed 5 Jul 2008, 5 Jul 2008.

    5. [S50] Mothers Home Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, near Colquitt, Miller County, Georgia, joint grave marker for Elijah and Martha Fann, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 27 May 2005.

    6. [S764] History of Miller County, Georgia 1856-1980, Nellie Cook Davis, (Colquitt, Georgia: Citizens Bank, 1980), G975.8964 DAV GA., 15.