Grisel or Grizel Martin

1773–about 1844 (Age 71)
Fermanagh Township, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Grisel or Grizel

When Grisel or Grizel Martin was born in 1773, in Fermanagh Township, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, David William Martin, was 28 and her mother, Grizella McMeen, was 25. She married William Brooks about 1792, in Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States. She died about 1844, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

William Brooks
1770–1835
Grisel or Grizel Martin
1773–1844
Marriage: about 1792

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1792
Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 3

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 21

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

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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