Martha Shinn

Female1715–4 November 1796

Brief Life History of Martha

Martha Shinn was born in 1715, in Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America. She married Daniel Gaskill on 5 November 1735, in Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 4 November 1796, in Mount Holly, Lumberton Township, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 81.

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Daniel Gaskill
Martha Shinn
Marriage: 5 November 1735
John Gaskill
Solomon Gaskill
Benjamin Gaskill
Edward Gaskill
Martha Gaskill
Margaret Gaskill
Joshua Gaskill
Martha Gaskill
Joseph Gaskill
Joseph Gaskill
Josiah Gaskill
Daniel Gaskill

Sources (5)

  • Martha Gaskill, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Shinn - birth: 1715; Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 November 1735Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (5)


    Age 20

    Founded in 1735 by William Foster. Name changed later to Mt. Holley


    Age 60

    "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."


    Age 61

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk and Suffolk): nickname from Middle English shin(ne) ‘fair, handsome’, a variant of Shine 3 and Sheen 2.

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

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