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Mårten Garretsson (Garrettsson)

Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Sweden
Death: 1680 (38)
NJ, United States (drowned out of his canoe)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Christina Lom
Father of Armegot "Almica" Garretsson; Gertrude Stille; Gerrit Garretsson; Mårten Garrett and Garret Gerritson

Managed by: Jim Semple, Jr
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About Mårten Garretsson

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Mårten Gertsson of Christina Creek married Christina Lom c. 1663. he drowned out of his canoe in 1680, Lars Andersson Collinus and Sven Månsson Lom were named administrators of his estate. children:

  1. Gertrude Gertsson, born 1664, died 1744 in Moyamensing; married John Stille, son of Olof Stille, 12 children.
  2. Armegot Gertsson, born 1664, died 1755 in Blockley Township, married Johan Skute, son of Captain Sven Skute, 3 children.
  3. Gerrit Gertsson [later Garrett], born c. 1672, died 1732 in Blockley Township, married:
  • (1st) Magdalena
  • (2nd) his cousin Regina Huling, daughter of Marcus Laurens, 8 children.
  1. Mårten Gertsson [later Garrett], born 1675, died 1751 in Blockley Township; married Brita Jonasdotter Nilsson, 5 children.2

Marten Gerritsen(#154), living just west of John Arskin, was a joint owner with Arskin of the Christina Creek plantation patented to them in January 1667/8. He drowned in his canoe on the Christina River in October 1680. His wife was Christina Lom. Her stepfather Lars Andersson Collinus (#a) and her brother Sven Månsson Lom were named administrators of his estate. The children, Gertrude, Armegot, Gerrit and Marten, moved to Moyamensing to live with their re1atives.


The Garrett Mansion. — In the West Park near the Falls of Schuylkill, now called "The Lilacs." The Garrett family are of Swedish descent, their ancestor being one Garretson, who came to Delaware at an early date. The Swedes settled at Wilmington in 1683, and claimed both banks of the Delaware River as far north as Trenton, and both banks of the Schuylkill as far as Reading. The domain constituted "New Sweden." W^illiam Penn recognized the claims of the Swedes to ownership in the land. The Welsh who settled Lower Merion and Blockley, in the summer of 1682, made friends with their Swedish neighbors. The Garrett family retained their plantation up to the time that the city of Philadelphia acquired it for park purposes. In extending the park the city became possessed of a number of old Swedish and Welsh land claims. At the time of the Revolution the Garrett mansion was occupied by Captain, afterwards Major, Morton Garrett, of the Philadelphia County Militia. The Ford Road passed up from Garrett's Ford, which was just at the foot of the hill below "The Lilacs." Source

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Mårten Garretsson's Timeline

Age 22
DE, United States
Age 22
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Age 30
Age 33
Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 35
Age 38
NJ, United States