Rebecca Martin

23 March 1739–22 December 1831 (Age 92)
West Bradford, Bradford Township, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Martin was born on 23 March 1739, in West Bradford, Bradford Township, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Buffington Martin, was 21 and her mother, Hannah Harlan, was 18. She married Joseph Woodward about 1760, in Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. 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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Family Time Line

Joseph Woodward
1737–1812
Rebecca Martin
1739–1831
Marriage: about 1760
James Woodward
1761–1841
Hannah Woodward
1763–1843
Abner Woodward
1765–1846
Ann Woodward
1767–1841
Lydia Woodward
1769–1843
Jane Woodward
1771–1825
Joseph Woodward Jr.
1773–1833
Rachel Woodward
1775–1796
Rebecca Woodward
1779–1870
Jacob Woodward
1781–1846

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1760
Chester, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, 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 saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Martin, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Rebecca Martin in entry for Joseph Woodward, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Rebecca Martin in entry for Joseph Woodward, "Delaware Vital Records, 1650-1974"

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