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Biography: Martha (Hazard) Storrs born 1828




Dallas and Shelby Counties, Alabama

Martha Aylett Hazard was born 1828 in Dallas County, Alabama to John Bours Hazard( 1802-1835) and Mary Fairfax Aylett (1806-1869). Her parents were early pioneers to Shelby County, Alabama and died there.

She married John Storrs. Dec. 21, 1847 in Shelby Springs, Alabama. After he died in 1862, she married Samuel S. Holbrook September 10, 1866.

The children of Samuel and Martha (Hazard-Storrs) Holbrook were:

  1. Alice S. Holbrook born 1868 died 1955
  2. Ethel Holbrook born Nov. 7, 1869 Montevallo died 1955

According to Martha’s obituary, “Mrs. Martha Storrs Holbrook was a good friend of Mrs. Clay-Clopton and was one of the most intellectual and best-rounded women of our State.” She was survived “by a son and four daughters: Mr. John A Storrs, Cincinnati, Miss Electra Storrs of Montevallo, Mrs. Albert Lalady(?) and Mrs. D. P. Sparrows of Birmingham, and Mrs. Charles B. Haskell of Pittsfield, MS. The funeral will be from the Holbrook residence tomorrow morning at 8 (?) o’clock, and the remains will be interred in the old family cemetery near Shelby Springs.” She died June 20, 1911.


  1. -obituary
  2. Familytreemaker
  3. Lineage book, Volume 24 By Daughters of the American Revolution
  4. From The Storrs Family, by Charles Storrs, 1886

More information about Martha Storrs family can be found in the book Shelby County Alabama Pioneers Volume I

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