Martha Nettleton

1722–18 June 1810 (Age 88)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Nettleton was born in 1722, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Nettleton, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Hine, was 18. She married Justus Baldwin on 26 November 1771, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. She died on 18 June 1810, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 88.

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Justus Baldwin
Martha Nettleton
Marriage: 26 November 1771

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26 November 1771
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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World Events (4)


Age 54

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

Age 59

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.

Age 67

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place so named, probably the one in Lincolnshire, although there is also one in Wiltshire. The place name is derived from Old English netele ‘nettle’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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