Martha Emeline Leete

7 December 1828–October 1891 (Age 62)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Martha Emeline

When Martha Emeline Leete was born on 7 December 1828, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Absalom Leete, was 46 and her mother, Sally Pease, was 35. She married Samuel Nash De Forest on 4 July 1850, in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1850 and New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1860. She died in October 1891, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Nash De Forest
Martha Emeline Leete
Marriage: 4 July 1850
Mary Adelaide DeForest
Reverend David Woolsey DeForest
George Milton DeForest
John Lincoln DeForest
Elizabeth DE FOREST
Charles Stanley DeForest
Clarence Leete DeForest

Spouse and Children

4 July 1850
Madison, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Absalom Leete


    Sally Pease




    Lucy Ann Leete


    Harriet M. Leete


    George Warren Leete


    David Edwin Leete


    Anson Lewis Leete


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World Events (8)

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 1

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Leet .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Deforest in household of Samuel Deforest, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha E Leete in household of Absalom Leete, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Deforest in household of Samuel N Deforest, "United States Census, 1860"

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