Martha Eldred

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Eldred was born on 20 June 1720, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, William Eldred, was 27 and her mother, Mary Wilbur, was 24. She married Job Card on 1 November 1756, in North Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 10 October 1778, in North Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 58.

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Job Card
Martha Eldred
Marriage: 1 November 1756
Matthew Card
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Martha Card
Robert Card
Stephen Eldred Card
Job Card

Sources (6)

  • Martha Eldridge, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Martha Eldred, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Martha Eldreg, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (3)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.

1763 · First Synagogue in America

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

1772 · The Gaspee Affair

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Aldred . This form of the surname is widespread in eastern England, especially in Essex.

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

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