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Martha Shirley

Martha Shirley

Female 1789 - 1853  (64 years)

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  • Name Martha Shirley 
    Nickname Patsy 
    Born 26 Jan 1789  Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 May 1853  Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19322  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2013 

    Father Thomas Shirley,   b. 21 Mar 1761, Spotsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1820, Adair, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Mary Martha Yates,   b. 17 Aug 1767, Spotsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1839, Adair, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1788  Caroline, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Samuel Hodges,   b. 13 Feb 1782, Albemarle, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1833, Nelson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Children 
     1. John T. Hodges,   b. Abt 1808, Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas P. Hodges,   b. Abt 1809, Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Porterfield H. Hodges,   b. Abt 1809, Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry A. Hodges,   b. Abt 1810, Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William S. Hodges,   b. Abt 1811, Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Benjamin A. Hodges,   b. 12 Sep 1822, Barren, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F7128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • HODGES; sgorin; Posted: 5 Apr 1998; Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1886. Metcalfe County.

      BENJAMIN A. HODGES was born Septembr 12, 1822, in Barren County, Ky. In childhood removed with his parents to Nelson County, and located near Bloomfield, where his father died. In 1835 he removed with his mother to Adair County, where he remained seven years, when the family located in Green County. In 1855 he located in Metcalfe (then Barren) County, where he now resides.

      His father, Samuel Hodges, a native of Albemarle County, Va., was born February 13, 1782; immigrated to Kentucky in 1807, and died in 1833. He was the son of William W. Hodges, of Virginia, a soldier in the Revolutionary war, who died in Harrodsburg, Ky., in 1813.

      Samuel married Martha, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Yates) Shirley, of Barren County (born January 26, 1789; died May 15, 1853), and from their union sprang Emily J. (White), John T., Thomas P. (deceased), Porterfield H., Henry A., William S., Samuel H., Benjamin A., Lafayette W. L., Thomas P. and Jefferson P. Benjamin A. married, April 12, 1857, Sarah S., daughter of William and Sarah (Hipkins) Fraser, of Adair County (born October 24, 1832), and to them have been born William S., Sarah M., Mary C., Lewis Z., Elizabeth L., Viola O. and Thomas J. R. (deceased).

      Mr. Hodges acted as constable two years in Green County; also as tax commissioner and assessor for seven years, and as deputy sheriff for two years. He is now a farmer, having 202 acres of well improved and productive land in a fine state of cultivation. He and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and in politics is a Democrat. Thomas Shirley was a soldier under Gen. Gates in the Revolution. William Fraser was a captain in the war of 1812.