Person:Martha Richey (3)

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Martha Jane Richey
d.Bef June 1880 Texas, United States
m. 1841
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Name Martha Jane Richey
Gender Female
Birth[1] 18 Dec 1824 Jefferson, Alabama, United States
Marriage 1841 Texasto William Sanford Fults
Death[4] Bef June 1880 Texas, United States

Martha Jane Richey was born in Jefferson, Alabama the daughter of John Richey and Martha M __(?). Her father purchased land in Alabama on 14 April 1821 when the family moved to Jefferson, Alabama to seek land. When they sold the land in Alabama, she moved on with them to Texas to Red River County and where her father filed for a headright in Red River county.

She met Sanford Fults who was one of the early settlers in the Stouts Creek neighborhood. Most family historians believe they were married about 1841. When Sanford Fults applied for his headright certificate on 4 October 1838, he received 640 acres as a class 2 certificate, receiving his patent on 2 August 1841s2(640 acres indicates they had married). Her husband was a trustee of the Mt. Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church of Christ near Pine Forest in May 1855. She died before 1880 as her husband is a widower on the 1880 Texas Census in Franklin County (East of Hopkins County). They had twelve children according to the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census.


Martha J Fults signed her partto her mother in the estate of her father, John Richey:

Children's Signing 11 Nov 1844: John Richey Estate
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Children's Signing 11 Nov 1844: John Richey Estate
References
  1. Martha Jane Richey, in Post, Gerald Virtrue, and 1904-1977. Alive and Good to Know, 386 pps: Dedicated to Family and Comunity Historians and to everyone who is alive and good to know. (Dallas, Texas 75234: APSWIN, Inc. 14418 Hague, Dallas, Texas 75234, 1988), p. 287, 18 Dec 1824.
  2.   William S Fults, in White, Gifford (Gifford Elmore). 1840 citizens of Texas. (Austin, Texas: G. White, 1983-1988), p. 89, 4 Oct 1839.

    Red River 2 August 1841 Patent

  3.   William Fults, in Price, Velda Jenkins, and Ovelle Cagle. 1850 census of Hopkins County, Texas. (Sulphur Springs, Texas: Hopkins County Genealogical Society, c1993), p. 142B, 1850.

    William Fults, age 32, Jane Fults, age 25; Malisssa F Fults, age 6; William Fults, age 4; George Fults, age 2; Jos A Fults, age 6/12.

  4. Hopkins, Texas, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 26, SD, 2, ED 34.

    Sanford Fults, age 62, widower; Lou, age 28, daughter; Tim, age 23, son; Mary, age 16, daughter; Charley, age 12 son.