Martha Page

28 April 1761–before 1813 (Age 51)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Page was born on 28 April 1761, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Page, was 22 and her mother, Martha Parker, was 23. She married Peter Dow on 12 December 1781, in Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She died before 1813, at the age of 50.

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Peter Dow
Martha Page
Marriage: 12 December 1781
Hannah Dow
Polley Dow
Henrietta Dow
Achsal Dow
Martha Parker Dow

Spouse and Children

12 December 1781
Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States


    Hannah Dow


    Polley Dow


    Henrietta Dow


    Achsal Dow


    Martha Parker Dow


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World Events (6)


Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 15

"""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."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 27

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and French: status name for a young servant, Middle English and Old French page (from Italian paggio, ultimately from Greek paidion, diminutive of pais ‘boy’, ‘child’). The surname is also common in Ireland (especially Ulster and eastern Galway), having been established there since the 16th century.2 North German: metonymic occupational name for a horse dealer, from Middle Low German page ‘horse’.3 (Pagé): North American form of French Paget .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Page, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Martha in entry for Polley Dow, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Martha in entry for Henrietta Dow, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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