Martha Stephens

1750–1801 (Age 51)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Stephens was born on 22 September 1750, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jedediah Stephens, was 34 and her mother, Mary Rathbone, was 23. She married Elijah Rood on 22 November 1770, in Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 November 1801, in Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 51.

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Martha Stephens
Elijah Rood
Marriage: 22 November 1770
Elijah Rood Jr.
Sarah Rood
Thankful Rood
Ira Rood I
David Rood
Sylvinia Rood

Spouse & Children

22 November 1770
Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 26

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 31

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Stephen ( see Steven ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha in entry for Thankfull Rood, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Martha in entry for Elijah Rood, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Martha in entry for Ira Rood, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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