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Martha Barlow

Female 1633 - 1698  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Martha Barlow  [1, 2
    Born ca 1631-1633  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died Feb or Mar 1698  [5
    Notes 
    • MARTHA married James Beers who bought land in 1659. Their son James was born 1662 as he was of age in 1683. Two daughters of Manta Beers were Martha who married Joseph Bulkley (b. ca 1648) and had a son born 16$2, and Deborah who married Samuel Hull (b. say ca 1651) and had her first child probably by 1686. From these rnarriages and childbirths we estimate that the sisters were born 1664-1666. Joseph, the second sort of Martha and James Beers, married by 1687/8 was likely born 1668 or earlier, and Elizabeth, the last daughter, married John Darling at least by 1688 and was probably born abut 1670. So with children born say 1662, 1664, 1666, 1668 and 1670, Martha and James must have married about 1660/1, and she has a likely birth-year of 1640.

      Her father's will mentions daughters "Elizabeth Frost, Martha Beers, Deborah Sturgis, Isabella Clapham, Ruth Bradley" all in correct order of Dale Kellogg's article except Martha. (For unknown reasons, his will did not mention Ann Drake, who was alive at the time of his death.) Martha could have been born as early as 1631-1633, perhaps a twin of Deborah. She may have had a first marriage that has been unrecorded or she may have married late. She was capable at age 39 of having daughter Elizebeth in 1670. [6]
    Person ID I40472  Mindrum
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2018 

    Father John Barlow,   d. Bef 3 Nov 1674, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna,   d. Bef 25 Feb 1684/5, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F27554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James Beers,   d. Nov 1694 
    Married ca 1660-1661  [6
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F27579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S8570] John Barlow Will and Inventory, Fairfield Connecticut Probate Vol. 2, pp. 77-78.

    2. [S1701] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald L. Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, CT, 1930), p. I:28.

    3. [S8570] John Barlow Will and Inventory, Fairfield Connecticut Probate Vol. 2, pp. 77-78, Martha mentioned second in father's will, which did not mention daughter Ann.

    4. [S8620] An Exercise in Probability: The Children of John Barlow of Fairfield, Connecticut, Dale C. Kellogg, The Connecticut Nutmegger, pp. 549-551, March, 1993, ca 1640.

    5. [S4566] Paul W. Prindle, Ancestry of Elizabeth Barrett Gillespie, (1976), p. 27.

    6. [S8620] An Exercise in Probability: The Children of John Barlow of Fairfield, Connecticut, Dale C. Kellogg, The Connecticut Nutmegger, pp. 549-551, March, 1993.