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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Joshua Cozens
Martha Cheeseman
Marriage: 19 April 1760
Josiah Young Cozens
Daniel Cozens
Mary Cozens
Sarah Cozens
Benjamin Cozens

Spouse and Children

19 April 1760
Pennsylvania, United States


+1 More Child

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World Events (6)


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."

Age 36

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

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.

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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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