Martha Hill

1770–12 May 1820 (Age 50)
Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Hill was born in 1770, in Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, Samuel Hill, was 28 and her mother, Martha Carman, was 20. She married Joseph Reading on 1 March 1789, in Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 May 1820, in her hometown, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Reading
1767–1808
Martha Hill
1770–1820
Marriage: 1 March 1789
Ann M Reading
1789–1821
Thomas W. Reading
1792–1860
Francis Reading
1798–1863

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 March 1789
Amwell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1742–1824Male

    Martha Carman

    Female1750–1783Female

siblings

(3)

    Jonathan Hill

    Male1768–Male

    Female1770–1820Female

    Issac Hill

    Male1783–1850Male

World Events (8)

1775

Age 5

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 16

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).2 English: from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary ( see Hillary ) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.3 German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.

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

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