Martha Cheeseman

8 August 1740–
Gloucester, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Cheeseman was born on 8 August 1740, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, her father, Benjamin Cheesman, was 30 and her mother, Kasiah Lawrence, was 30. She married Joshua Cozens on 19 April 1760, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died in New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Cozens
1735–1783
Martha Cheeseman
1740–
Marriage: 19 April 1760
Josiah Young Cozens
1760–
Jacob COZENS
1765–
Daniel Cozens
1770–
Mary Cozens
1771–
Sarah Cozens
1771–
Benjamin Cozens
1772–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 April 1760
Pennsylvania, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (6)

1775

Age 35

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 36

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1803

Age 63

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or seller of cheese, from Old English cȳse, cēse ‘cheese’ (Latin caseus) + mann ‘man’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Cheesman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Martha Cheesman in entry for Joshua Couzine, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Martha Cheesman, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

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