Martha Patty Averill

1763–1805 (Age 42)
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Patty

When Martha Patty Averill was born in 1763, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Captain Moses Averill, was 40 and her mother, Martha Cogswell, was 35. She married Solomon Murray on 14 August 1782, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She died in 1805, in Claverack, Columbia, New York, United States, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

Solomon Murray
Martha Patty Averill
Marriage: 14 August 1782
William Cogswell Murray
Reuben Murray
Mary Way Murray
Elizabeth Murray
Emma Murray
Amy Caswell Murray
Martha Murray
Patty  A Caswell Murray
Nancy Murray
Laura Murray

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 August 1782Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 13
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 13
    New York is the 11th state.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 23
    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:apparently from the name of the month (April), Middle English averil, Old French avrill, Latin aprīlis, perhaps with reference to freshness of temperament, or youth, or possibly to the changeable weather of the month.perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Haverhill in Suffolk, with loss of initial H-. The placename derives from either Old English hæfera ‘oats’ or hæfer ‘he-goat’ + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Avery .

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

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    Sources (4)

    • Martha Murray in entry for Mary W. Elton, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Martha Murrey in entry for Patty  A Caswell, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
    • Martha Murray in entry for Mary W Elton, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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