Martha Shinn

1715–4 November 1796 (Age 81)
Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life 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, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Gaskill
1715–1754
Martha Shinn
1715–1796
Marriage: 5 November 1735
John Gaskill
1736–
Solomon Gaskill
1737–1808
Benjamin Gaskill
1739–
Edward Gaskill
1742–
Joseph Gaskell
Martha Gaskill
Margaret Gaskill
1738–1798
Joshua Gaskill
1739–
Martha Gaskill
1741–
Joseph Gaskill
1742–1798
Josiah Gaskill
1745–
Daniel Gaskill
1753–1801

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 November 1735
Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (4)

1775

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."
1776

Age 61

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780

Age 65

"Sometimes referred to as the ""forgotten victory"", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit"

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a Skinner , from Old English scinn, Middle English shin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’. In Middle English this word was replaced by the Norse equivalent, skinn.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Martha Gaskill, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Shinn - birth: 1715; Northampton, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

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