Martha Hale

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Hale was born on 25 April 1765, in Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Moses Hale, was 37 and her mother, Abigail Smith, was 44. She married William Thompson on 29 November 1787, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Thompson
1763–1833
Martha Hale
1765–
Marriage: 29 November 1787
William Thompson
1789–
Sally Thompson
1796–
Nancy Thompson
1800–
Electra Thompson
1802–1882
Theoda Thompson
1806–
David Thompson
1791–
Rhoda Thompson
1797–1872
Calvin John Thompson
1814–1887

Sources (12)

  • Martha Hale, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Martha Hale, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Mary Hale in entry for Electa Kemland, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a (usually remote) nook or corner of land, from Old English and Middle English hale, dative of h(e)alh ‘nook, hollow’, or a habitational name from a place so named such as Hale in Cheshire, Hampshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Holme Hale (Norfolk), Hale Street (Kent), and Haile (Cumberland). In northern England the word often has a specialized meaning, denoting a piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, typically one deposited in a bend. See Haugh . In southeastern England it often referred to a patch of dry land in a fen. In some cases the surname may be a habitational name from any of several places in England named with this fossilized inflected form, which would originally have been preceded by a preposition, e.g. in the hale or at the hale. This surname is also established in south Wales.

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céile (see McHale ).

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Halle .

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

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