Elizabeth Martin

10 February 1766–2 December 1843 (Age 77)
Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Martin was born on 10 February 1766, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johann Eberhardt Martin, was 48 and her mother, Jacobina Elisabetha Wunderlich, was 42. She married John B Vaught Sr. in 1783, in Derry Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 2 December 1843, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77.

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John B Vaught Sr.
Elizabeth Martin
Marriage: 1783
Margaret Vaught
Abraham Vaught
Eleanor Vaught
John Vaught
Daniel Vaught
Mary Vaught
Francis S. Vaught
Simeon Vaught
William Martin Vaught
Samuel Fulton Vaught
Christopher Martin Vaught

Spouse and Children

Derry Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States


    Margaret Vaught





    Daniel Vaught


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 10

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

Age 10

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 21

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Vought, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Elizabeth Vaught, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Elizabeth Martin in the U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970

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