Martha Patty Averill

1763–1802 (Age 39)
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Martha Patty

When Martha Patty Averill was born in 1763, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Moses (Capt) 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 1802, at the age of 39.

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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

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14 August 1782
Woodbury, 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.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
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: of uncertain origin.1. Reaney and Wilson cite 13th- and 14thcentury examples such as Richard Averil, which they associate with the name of the month ( see April ; the Old French word Avrill was taken into Middle English as Averil before being altered under Latin influence to April). 2. As a North American surname, it may be a habitational name from Haverhill in Suffolk, which is probably named from Old English hafri ‘oats’ + hyll ‘hill’. The traditional English pronunciation of this place name was Have-rill. Compare Avery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • 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"
  • Martha Murray in entry for Mary W. Elton, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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