Martha Shipman

1723–1784 (Age 60)
Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Shipman was born on 6 October 1723, in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Shipman, was 21 and her mother, Ruth Hungerford, was 18. She married John Benson Pelton on 25 March 1756, in Saybrook Manor, Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 4 March 1784, in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 60.

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Martha Shipman
John Benson Pelton
Marriage: 25 March 1756
Joseph Pelton
Ruth Pelton
Martha Pelton
Priscilla Pelton
Phineas Pelton Sr
Sarah Pelton
Jonathan Pelton Sr.
Elizabeth Pelton
David M. Pelton
Israel Pelton
Jemima Pelton

Spouse & Children

25 March 1756
Saybrook Manor, Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


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+5 More Children

World Events (2)


Age 53

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 58

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a shepherd, Middle English schepman (literally ‘sheep man’). 2. occupational name for a mariner, or occasionally perhaps for a boatbuilder, Middle English schipman (literally ‘ship man’).

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

Sources (1)

  • Martha Shipman, "United States Census, 1820"

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