Eliza Martin

3 July 1798–
Noank, Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Martin was born on 3 July 1798, in Noank, Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Aaron Martin, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Fitch, was 28. She married Alfred Freeman on 11 December 1817. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Freeman
1793–1860
Eliza Martin
1798–
Marriage: 11 December 1817
Elizabeth Freeman
1821–
Charlotte Freeman
1826–1895

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 December 1817
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 4

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 31

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

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 (1)

  • Will of Aaron Martin; New York Probate Records, 1629-1971

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