Rebecca Martin

23 March 1739–22 December 1831 (Age 92)
West Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Rebecca

When Rebecca Martin was born on 23 March 1739, in West Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Buffington Martin, was 21 and her mother, Hannah Harlan, was 18. She married Joseph Woodward on 17 November 1760, in Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 22 December 1831, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Joseph Woodward
Rebecca Martin
Marriage: 17 November 1760
James Woodward
Hannah Woodward
Abner Woodward
Ann Woodward
Lydia Woodward
Jane Woodward
Joseph Woodward Jr.
Rachel Woodward
Rebecca Woodward
Jacob Woodward

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1760Old Swedes Church, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    Age 37
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 37
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 47
    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

    English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’. This was borne by a famous 4th-century Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.English: variant of Marton .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

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

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    Sources (32)

    • Rebecca Martin, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
    • Rebecca in entry for Hannah Woodwards, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
    • Rebecca Martin in entry for Joseph Woodward, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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