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

Spouse and Children

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


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World Events (4)


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.

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.

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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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