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
1828–1905
Martha Emeline Leete
1828–1891
Marriage: 4 July 1850
Mary Adelaide DeForest
1851–1905
Reverend David Woolsey DeForest
1856–1926
George Milton DeForest
1858–1909
John Lincoln DeForest
1861–
Elizabeth DE FOREST
1863–1940
Charles Stanley DeForest
1865–1936
Clarence Leete DeForest
1869–1946

Spouse and Children

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

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    Absalom Leete

    Male1782–1857Male

    Sally Pease

    Female1793–1852Female

siblings

(8)

    Lucy Ann Leete

    Female1814–Female

    Harriet M. Leete

    Female1816–1857Female

    George Warren Leete

    Male1819–1881Male

    David Edwin Leete

    Male1823–1855Male

    Anson Lewis Leete

    Male1823–1893Male

+3 More Children

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.
1846

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.

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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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