Martha Brelsford

Female21 February 1717–

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Brelsford was born on 21 February 1717, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Brelsford, was 34 and her mother, Rebecca Hedley, was 29. She married Gabriel Van Horn on 4 March 1736, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She died in Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gabriel Van Horn
Martha Brelsford
Marriage: 4 March 1736
Jacob Van Horn
Elizabeth Van Horn
Rebecca Van Horn
Gabriel Peterson Van Horn
Peter Van Horn
Martha Van Horn
Elizabeth Van Horn
Isiah Van Horn
Peter Van Horn
Charity Van Horn
Jacob Van Horn
Elias Van Horn

Sources (5)

  • Martha Brelsford, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Martha Brelsford in entry for Gabriel Van Horn, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Martha Belsford, "Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1736Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 59

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 59

    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 63

    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 (Lancashire): variant of Brailsford .

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

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