Marah Spelman

Female18 August 1736–16 September 1831

Brief Life History of Marah

When Marah Spelman was born on 18 August 1736, in Durham, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Spelman, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Hickox, was 20. She married Ephriam Pelton Sr. on 25 April 1754, in Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 16 September 1831, in South Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Alburg, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States.

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Ephriam Pelton Sr.
Marah Spelman
Marriage: 25 April 1754
Samuel Pelton
Thomas Pelton
Stephen Pelton
James B. Pelton
Daniel Pelton
Ichebud Pelton
Ephriam Pelton Jr
Roxina Pelton
Ruth Pelton
Mary Pelton

Sources (57)

  • Mary Spelman, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Marah Spelman, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Mary Spelman Pelton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 April 1754Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 40

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 40

    """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 50

    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 and Irish (Galway): variant of Spellman and Spillman .

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

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