Martha Gordon 1852-1925 m. William Green Maupin 1847-1914

d/o David Gordon 1821-1893 m. Lovey Bolling 1821-1881


1847 Jan 11 — husband William Green Maupin born in Metcalfe, KY

1852 Oct 14 — Born in Monroe City, Washington, IN [1920 Federal Census says her father was born in IN and her mother born in South Carolina]

1860 — Federal Census for Prowsville, Jefferson Township, Washington, IN. Lists David Gordon age 37, Lovey Gordon age 37, Sarah Gordon age 12, Mary Gordon age 12, Nancy Gordon age 9, Martha Ann Gordon age 7, Rachel Gordon age 3, and William Gordon age 9-1/2 and Alvin Boen age 22. (doc)

1860s — husband William Green Maupin served in Company B 16
th Regiment of Indiana Infantry and M 13th Regiment of Indiana Cavalry; 14 Aug 1886 Pension Application indicates he was an invalid (App#582889 Certificate #363.418) and wife applied for Widow Pension on 13, Jul 1914 (App#1031.013, Certificate #780.799-doc)

1870 — Federal Census Campbellsburg, Jefferson, Washington, IN [David Gordon 40; Lovey Gordon 42; Mary Gordon 22; Sarah Gordon 22; Nancy Gordon 20; Martha Gordon 18; Rachael Gordon 15; William Gordon 13; Jefferson Caves 15] (doc)

1873 Mar 4 — Married William G Maupin in Salem, Washington, IN; he was age 21 [IN Marriages 001306390, p510] (doc) (Indiana Marriage Register says 1 Mar 1873; doc)

1876 Mar 16 — Daughter Mary R Maupin born in Washington, IN

??1880 — Federal Census

1880 Dec 24 — Son Charles Emmet Maupin born in Washington, IN [m.1 Minnie Luella Robinson 12 Aug 1921 Marion, Grant, IN; m.2 Ora Belle Lawson 1907 in IN]

1883 Feb 25 — Daughter Effie D Maupin born in Monroe City, Washington, IN [m. John Edward Rhetts 2 May 1907 Louisville, Jefferson, KY] (KY Death Record Transcription states she died in Louisville, Jefferson, KY and buried in Salem, IN; doc)

1900 Jun 4 — Federal Census at Monroe Township, Washington, IN. Lists William G age 53, wife Martha A age 47, daughter Mary R age 26 (a dressmaker), son Charles E age 20 (farm laborer), and daughter Effie D age 17 (at school). Notes William and wife married for 27 years. Indicates they had 6 children and only 3 are still living. Listed as a farmer. (doc)

1910 May 4 — Federal Census at Salem, Washington, IN. William age 63 (retired) and wife Martha age 57. Both listed as being able to read and write. (doc)

1914 Jul 3 — husband William Green Maupin died in Salem, Washington, IN {
Salem Leader, 10 Jul 1919: states that William died at home in Salem and that son-in-law Dr John Edward Rhetts served as a pall bearer; buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (doc) (photo of gravestone)]

1914 Jul 13 — Martha applied for Widow Pension (App#1031.013, Certificate #780.799-doc)

1919 Jul 9 — Salem Democrat: “Mary Gordon, the daughter of David and Lovie Gordon was born January 28, 1848 in Jefferson township, where she grew to womanhood. In the year of 1870, Dec 27, she was united in marriage to Thomas Bryan, to this union was born one son, Thomas Bryan, Jr. He husband preceded her to the Great Beyond Jan. 11, 1876. She was again united in marriage to Seth Boling of Plattsburgh, Oct. 17, 1900. While visiting her sister, Mrs. William Maupin, of Salem, she was suddenly stricken with paralysis, July third, and based [sic] to the Spirit World last Saturday evening at 7:00 o’clock. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, one son and wife, one brother, William Gordon, of Kossuth, three sisters, Sarah Gordon, of Plattsburgh,; Mrs. A.C. Sutton, of Kossuth, and Mrs. William Maupin, of Salem. All who knew Mary will testify that her life has been that of a kind neighbor, true wife and loving mother. The funeral took place at Plattsburgh M.E. church Monday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock, conducted by Rev. F. L. Priest, of Salem. The remains were interred in the Plattsburgh cemetery.” (doc)

1920 Jan 5 — Federal Census Salem, Washington, IN. Lists Martha as head of household, age 66 and Mary, daughter, age 45 (telephone operator). Both listed as being able to read and write. Living at 800 North Main Street. Salem (doc)

1925 Jan 16 — Died in Washington, IN. Buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem, Washington, IN. [Death Certificate #3179, doc] TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTION: Martha Maupin 1884-1925 (photo)