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Martha Nugent
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Martha Nugent was born around 1823 in Roark's Cove Franklin County Tennessee. Her father was John Nugent and mother was Elizabeth Neighbors. Martha is named as one of the beneficiaries in the Will of William Nugent, her grand father. Martha and her sisters were assaulted as is shown in the 1852 court case. She married George W Dossett June 28, 1858 in Franklin County and had a son John T. according to the 1860 census record. George died in the Civil War in 1862. I have found no other record of her son John T since. In the 1870 census she is living with her father and is listed as an heir in the John Nugent estate in 1876 as Martha Dossett. She probably died in Franklin County before the 1880 census. I have found no marked grave or records since then.

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The following are census records of Martha Nugent (Dossett)

State: TN Year: 1830
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: No Township Listed Page: 068
Database: TN 1830 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John
1 - male under 5 - ???
1 - male 15 to 20 - Milton
1 - male 20 to 30 - ???
1 - male 30 to 40 - John
2 - female under 5 - Elizabeth, Jane
1 - female 5 to 10 - Martha
2 - female 10 to 15 - Margaret, ???
1 - female 30 to 40 - Elizabeth (Wife)


State: TN Year: 1840
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: No Township Listed Page: 036
Database: TN 1840 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John
1 - male 40 to 50 - John
3 - female 5 to 10 - Mary A, Minerva, Musadora
2 - female 10 to 15 - Elizabeth, Jane
2 - female 15 to 20 - Martha, ???
1 - female 20 to 30 - ???
1 - female 50 to 60 - Elizabeth (Wife)


State: TN Year: 1850
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: 9th District Page: 075
Database: TN 1850 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John - 65 - M - Blacksmith - SC
Martha - 34 - F - TN
Elizabeth - 28 - F - TN
Jane - 25 - F - TN
Mary Ann - 21 - F - TN
Minerva - 18 - F - TN
Musadora - 16 - F - TN

Note: The 1850 listed ages are not in line with other census records.


State: TN Year: 1860
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: District 9 Page: 189
Database: TN 1860 Federal Census Index

DOSSET, George - 24 - M - Farmer - 0 80 - TN - Cannot Read or Write
Martha - 33 - F - Geo - Cannot Read or Write
John T. - 1/12 -TN
Roark, Timothy - 79 - M - 0 25 - NC - Cannot Read or Write
Elizabeth - 81 - F - NC


State: TN Year: 1870
County: Franklin County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: District 9 Page: 27
Database: TN 1870 Federal Census Index

NUGENT, John - 77 - M - Farmer - SC
Martha - 41 - F - TN
Mary A - 33 - F - TN
Narvy - 30 (Minerva) - F - TN