Sunday, April 10, 2011

Born this day - Apr 10

Each day I will post a blog entry for someone born on this day in my family files.

For today, Apr 10, I had a choice of 947 people. As none were direct ancestors, I chose Martha Armenia Cook.

Martha was my 6th cousin 3 times removed in two ways, my 7th cousin 3 times removed in two ways and my 6th cousin 5 times removed. We may have other relationship as well, as I limited the query to 5 relationships.

Martha Armenia Cook was born 10 Apr 1843 in Iowa . She was the daughter of Seeley Mansfield Cook and his wife Nancy Beulah Rice.

In the 1850 census Martha is living in Center, Cedar Iowa with her parents and paternal grandparents.

A quick Google search led me to this lovely site on the Oregon Trail/Oregon Pioneers .

Apparently, Martha traveled to Oregon with her parents in 1852.

Martha married Basil Nelson Longsworth 5 Aug 1859 in Lane County, Oregon.

In the 1860 census Martha is living with her husband in Marion County, Oregon.

Basil and Martha had 4 children:

Elma Melvina, Addie Elizabeth, Union Grant and Sherman Nelson Longsworth.

Basil died in 1893, and Martha appears as a widow in Jefferson, Marion County in 1900.

Martha is living in Jefferson in the 1910 and the 1920 census.

Martha Armenia Cook Longsworth died 23 Jan 1930 in Oregon.