Madness Monday: Martha Williams Saul is my husband’s great-great grandmother.
Martha H. Williams Saul was born in Virginia about 1827 and married Albert G. Saul on 5 Oct 1846 in Franklin Co., Virginia. They had five known children. Before the Civil War, they appeared to be relatively prosperous, living at Oak Level, Henry, Virginia, in the 1860 census.
By 1870, Martha is a patient in at the Western Lunatic Asylum, Staunton, Augusta, Virginia, and dies before 1880.
Sophronia Jane SAUL
1 Oct 1847 Franklin County, Virginia
George W. SAUL
1850 Franklin County, Virginia
Sarah Elizabeth (Bettie) SAUL
15 Jan 1852 Oak Level, Henry, Virginia
23 Jun 1854 Oak Level, Henry, Virginia
22 Feb 1857 Oak Level, Henry, Virginia
I hope I can discover what happened to Martha Williams Saul.
[…] Western State Lunatic Asylum and Martha Saul is my follow-up post to a 2010 (!) Madness Monday post about my husband’s great-great grandmother. In 1860, she was a wife and mother to five […]
I should look into both those possibilities. Number eleventy-million on my genie to do list! 😀
You may want to look at court records to see if there is any mention of Martha in them about being committed to the asylum. Also, does are the asylum records themselves archived somewhere?
How tragic. Is there any way to discover what happened to cause her to be there?