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Martha Captain
(Abt 1814-)


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1. Chief Paschal Fish

Martha Captain 2

  • Born: Abt 1814
  • Marriage (1): Chief Paschal Fish in 1840 in Kansas, United States 1

  Research Notes:


Was this the Martha listed as Paschal's wife in the 1854 Indian Census? If so, then should was born around 1814 (age 40 in the 1854 census).

A Martha is listed in the 1854 Shawnee census as Paschal Fish's wife (age 40). Since William Jackson Fish was deceased in 1833, although he was known sometimes as Paschal Sr., the Martha in the 1854 census was not William Jackson's wife Polly. She was moST likely Martha Captain.

  Birth Notes:

The 1854 Indian census roll lists Martha, age 40, as the wife of Paschal Fish Jr., placing her birth year as 1813 or 1814.

She may have been born in 1819 in the Shawnee Tribe in the Kansas Territory.

  Noted events in her life were:

Census: of Shawnee, 1854. Paschal Fish age 50
Martha, wife, 40
Obediah, 12
Eudora, 9
Leander Jackson, 7

Martha married Chief Paschal Fish, son of William Jackson Fish and Martha "Polly" Rogers, in 1840 in Kansas, United States.1 (Chief Paschal Fish was born about 1796 in Shawnee Tribe, (Kansas Territory), (United States) 3 and died about 4 Feb 1893 in Baxter Springs, Cherokee, Kansas, United States 4.)

  Marriage Notes:

Could have been married in 1852.


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch Family Tree," database, <i>FamilySearch</i>( : accessed 27 Apr 2020), person ID KZML-GFL. Cit. Date: 27 Apr 2020.

2 Cindy Higgins, "Where the Wakarusa Meets the Kaw" (, 2010), "Delaware and Shawnee Migration," Cit. Date: 20 Apr 2020.

3 Don Greene, <i>Alphabetical list of Shawnee Names found in Shawnee Heritage I (the first volume of the series).</i> (, Cit. Date: 28 Sep 2019.

4 Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities, "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers" (, Baxter Springs news. [volume], February 18, 1893, Image 5 at Cit. Date: 23 Apr 2020.

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