Martha Emmaline "Mattie" Jefferson1

ID#308, b. 23 May 1847, d. 8 August 1930
Father: John Jefferson
Mother: Rachel Lowrey

Birth date: 23 May 1847.
Birth place: near Moundsville, Marshall County, Virginia.2,3,4

Commonly known by the nickname, Mattie.5

Another spelling of her middle name is Emmeline.

Martha married Samuel McKinney Stewart, son of Samuel Stewart and Sarah Wilson, on 25 November 1875 in Marshall County, West Virginia. H. C. Sanford, a minister, certified that he united them in marriage at the bride's residence.6

She became a widow at age 59 when Samuel died on 21 March 1907.7

Martha died at age 83 from angina pectoris on 8 August 1930 at R.D. 2, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia. Angina is chest pain that results when the heart muscle doesn't have enough oxygen due to an insufficient blood supply.3,8

A memorial service for Martha was conducted on 10 August 1930.2 Martha's body was interred on 10 August 1930 in the Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, 8681 Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia; her name appears on the gravestone as "Martha E. Stewart."3,9

An obituary was published after the burial had already taken place per an unidentified news clipping.2 The following is a transcription of that obituary:

"MRS. MARTHA STEWART

In memory of Martha E. Stewart

Mrs. Martha Emmaline Stewart, born May 23, 1847, near Moundsville, Marshall county, West Virginia, departed this life Aug. 8, 1930.
     On Nov. 25, 1875, she was united in marriage to Samuel M. Stewart who preceded her in death twenty three years. Her entire married life was spent in the home she came to as a bride. To this union were born seven children, three sons and four daughters. They are Mrs. Myrtle Fish of Moundsville; Mrs. Sara Harris of New Athens, Ohio; Mrs. W. F. Hopkins of Moundsville; Miss Mattie Stewart at home; Homer at home; Ralph of Cameron; Carson of Hundred. Eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive.
     She was a daughter of the late John and Rachel Jefferson and was one of twelve children two of whom survive, James F. Jefferson and Mrs. Wm. Francis. In girlhood she united with the Presbyterian church of Limestone and in later years became a member of the Christian church.
     She was a woman of strong faith, a good mother, possessed of a cheerful and happy disposition; lived a useful and beautiful life and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
     The funeral service was conducted Sunday evening, Aug. 10, by Rev. W. E. Pierce of Cameron Christian church. Interment at Fork Ridge Christian church cemetery.

There is no death! The stars go down,
To rise upon some fairer shore;
And bright in heavens jeweled crown
They shine forevermore
"


[original spelling and punctuation retained]



Click on camera icon(s) to view photo(s) of gravestone, then use your browser's back button to return here. This photo shows the positioning of one of the daughters of Martha and Samuel next to their burial site.10

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Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1880Marshall County, West VirginiaMartha Stewart, female, age 33, wife, married, born in W.Va, keeping house
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1880)12,13,14
1900Marshall County, West VirginiaMartha Stewart, female, age 53, wife, married 32 years, born May 1847 in (West) Virginia, 7 of 7 children still living
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1900)4
1930Marshall County, West VirginiaMartha E. Stewart, female, age 82, mother, widow, age 29 at first marriage, born in West Virginia
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 April 1930)15

Deceased Children of Martha Emmaline "Mattie" Jefferson and Samuel McKinney Stewart:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=6 Apr 2017

Citations

  1. [S807] Sarah R. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00013.jpg, shows nickname of Mattie.
  2. [S801] Martha Stewart obituary, undated clipping from unidentified newspaper.
  3. [S832] Mrs. Martha E. Stewart, Certificate of Death, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 1953608_0001963.jpg.
  4. [S973] Samuel Stewart household, 1900 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 67, sheet 10A, National Archives micropublication T623_1765.
  5. [S807] Sarah R. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00013.jpg.
  6. [S758] Marriage License for Samuel M. Stewart and Martha Jefferson, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_mcsearch.aspx, file 4130826_00057.jpg.
  7. [S755] Samuel M. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00317.jpg.
  8. [S833] Martha E. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Deaths, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx, file 4132553_00333.jpg.
  9. [S71] S. M. and Martha E. Stewart gravestone, Fork Ridge Christian Cemetery, Marshall County, West Virginia; transcribed by Jo Ellen Dalton, 1983.
  10. [S315] Digital photograph of Martha V. Stewart (small stone) and S. M. and Martha E. Stewart (large stone) gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery (Fork Ridge Road, Glen Easton, Marshall County, West Virginia); photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 October 2005.
  11. [S450] Digital photograph of S. M. and Martha E. Stewart gravestone in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery; photo taken by Jo Ellen Dalton, 04 September 2006.
  12. [S841] Samuel Stewart household, 1880 U. S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron District, Enumeration District 188, page 4C (66 stamped), National Archives micropublication T9_1407.
  13. [S842] "Isaac Grimes," presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/7wvi-grimes.htm. Information pertaining to explains relationships between the three Gump individuals.
  14. [S843] "Ancestors of Mona Marguerite "Peg" Delbridge," submitted by Mona Marguerite "Peg" Delbridge, presented by The Marshall County WVGenWeb, online http://www.lindapages.com/marshall/dobbs/margdelbridge.htm. Information pertaining to provides support for source no. 1099.
  15. [S241] O. Homer Stewart household, 1930 U.S. Census, Marshall County, West Virginia, Cameron Magisterial District, Enumeration District 26-2, sheet 6B, National Archives micropublication T626_2543.
  16. [S844] Ralph R. Stewart, Marshall County Register of Births, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_bcsearch.aspx, file 4130821_00038.jpg.