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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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.