Martha Chalfant

1767–1811 (Age 44)
New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Chalfant was born in 1767, in New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, Thomas Chalfant, was 38 and her mother, Margaret Green, was 42. She married George Pierce on 22 July 1790, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1811, in Newlin Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 44.

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George Pierce
Martha Chalfant
Marriage: 22 July 1790
Levi Pierce
Margaret Pierce
Mary E Peirce
William Chalfant Pierce

Spouse and Children

22 July 1790
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1777 · Battle of Cooch's Bridge

Age 10

The Battle of Cooch's Bridge took place on September 3, 1777. It was a battle between the Continental Army, American militia and German soldiers fighting with Britain. On the US side, twenty were killed and twenty were wounded. For Britain, three to thirty were killed and twenty to thirty were wounded. The battle was a British victory when they pushed the Americans back across the bridge.

Age 13

Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Chalfont, habitational name from either of two places in Buckinghamshire, Chalfont St. Giles and Chalfont St. Peter, named with Old English cealf ‘calf’ + funta ‘spring’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Peirce in entry for Levi Peirce, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Martha Pierce in entry for Levi Pierce, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Martha Chalfant, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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