Martha Chalfant

1767–1811 (Age 44)
New Castle, Delaware, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Chalfant was born in 1767, in New Castle, Delaware, British Colonial America, 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1790Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 9
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    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

    English: variant of Chalfont, a habitational name from either of two places in Buckinghamshire, Chalfont Saint 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 (19)

    • Martha Peirce in entry for Levi Peirce, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Martha Chalfant in entry for George Pierce, "Delaware Marriages and Marriage Licenses, 1683-1894"
    • Martha Chalfant, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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