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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Family Time Line

Martha Shipman
1723–1784
John Benson Pelton
1708–1786
Marriage: 25 March 1756
Joseph Pelton
1756–1837
Ruth Pelton
1758–1786
Martha Pelton
1759–1846
Priscilla Pelton
1761–
Phineas Pelton Sr
1763–1847
Sarah Pelton
1766–1862
Jonathan Pelton Sr.
1768–1850
Elizabeth Pelton
1771–1837
David M. Pelton
1773–1821
Israel Pelton
1775–1829
Jemima Pelton
1779–1852

Spouse & Children

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

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (2)

1776

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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