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Martha Dennison

Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Denison and Martha Martyn
Sister of Rev. John Dennison and Daniel Dennison

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About Martha Dennison

The children of John and Martha [Symonds] Denison were

5  ii MARTHA4 DENISON, b. 1 March 1667/68, [26]   married three times. [27]  She married first, THOMAS WIGGINof Exeter, New Hampshire, b. at Hampton, 5: 1 mo.: 1660/61, son of Andrew and Hannah [Anne Bradstreet] Wiggin, [28]  and they had one child

  • i.   HANNAH WIGGIN, b. ca. 1690.  Her marriage to Jonathan Cogswell was recorded at Ipswich , Oct. 23, 1717.[30]

Martha married second, in 1693,[31] JONATHAN THING, mentioned in the probate record above, who died 31 October, 1694, at age 40:[32] 

 They had one son:

  • ii.  DANIEL THING, May 12, 1694.[33]  Guardianship was granted to Matthew Whipple, 23 October 1700.[34]  When he married ELIZABETH CLARK of Newbury,[35]   3 March  1717/18 , he was called “Daniell Thing of Exeter.”[36]  At Exeter, he and his wife had five children. [37] 

Returning to Ipswich, Martha married her third husband, MATTHEW WHIPPLE, 11 June 1697.[38]  He was the son of son of Capt. John and Martha [Reynor] Whipple.  The probate documents of Jonathan Thing also allude to Martha’s marriage to Matthew Whipple.  Martha then had three (or four) children with Matthew:  all but one are found in the Ipswich Vital Records:[39] 

  •    iii.  JOSEPH WHIPPLE, b. 31 July 1701;  
  •   iv.  MARTHA WHIPPLE, b. 07 January 1703/04 and d. in three weeks time;   
  •    v.  MARTHA WHIPPLE again, for whom no birth record has been found;[40]  m. Ebenezer Hartshorn.      
  •    vi.  NATHANIEL WHIPPLE, b. 2 September 1711.   

 Martha [Denison] [Wiggin] [Thing] Whipple d. 12 September 1728 at Ipswich,[41] and the entry leaves no doubt about her identity: “Whipple, Martha, w. Maj. Matthew, Esq., and d. John Dennison, only s. Maj. Daniel, Sept. 12, 1728, in her 60th y.” 


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Martha Dennison's Timeline

March 1, 1668
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
September 12, 1728
Age 60
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA