Martha Topliff

Femaleabout 1775–21 August 1839

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Topliff was born about 1775, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Calvin Topliff, was 57 and her mother, Jerusha Bicknell, was 33. She married Nathaniel Freeman Slafter about 1795, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 August 1839, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 65.

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Nathaniel Freeman Slafter
Martha Topliff
Marriage: about 1795
Martha Stafter
Alvin Slafter
Achsa Slafter

Sources (6)

  • Martha Slater, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha Slaster, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Martha Slaster, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1795Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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


    Age 10


    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 19

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from Topcliff by Thirsk or Topcliffe by Wakefield, both in Yorkshire. The first derives from Old English topp ‘top’ + clif ‘cliff, bank’, and the second derives from Old Norse topt, late Old English toft ‘building, enclosure’ + Old English clif ‘cliff, bank’.

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

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