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Martha Nelson (Ford)

Also Known As: "Martha Foorde"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Deacon William Ford and Martha Browne
Wife of William Nelson
Mother of Martha Cobb (Nelson); John Nelson; William Nelson, III and Jane Faunce
Sister of Alfred William Ford, Deacon; Jacob Foorde and John Ford
Half sister of Priscilla Brown Allen and Mary Tinkham (Browne)

Occupation: born the night following landing. Excitement recorded by Bradford.
Managed by: Private User
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About Martha Nelson

Martha Ford, the first white girl born in Plymouth. Martha was the daughter of widow Martha Ford who is listed as a passenger on the Fortune of London (55 tons)


MARTHA, 2nd known child of Widow Martha Ford, was born about 1619 (died Plymouth 20 December 1683 in her 64th year. She married at Plymouth 29 October 1640 William Nelson. Source: Anderson's Great Migration Begins.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54701072


Her mother Martha' first husband is (Unknown) Ford. We do know it could not have been William Ford of Marshfield.

Sources

Florence Barelay TAG 42:35-42 Conclusion Husband could not have been William Ford

TAG 56:32-35 (Mostly about daughter Martha);

GMB p 687 citing TAG 42:35-42 and TAG 56:32-35 as latest research

Anderson, The Plymouth Migration (NEHGS, 2004) p 211-212;

Anderson GM Direcotry (2015) p 188 still citing TAG above as latest reserach

TAG 79:161 2004 English Origins of Peter Brown

I've read all of these and none of them argue that William Ford could have been her husband.

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Martha Nelson's Timeline

1621
November 21, 1621
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
1641
1641
Age 19
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1643
1643
Age 21
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1645
1645
Age 23
Massachusetts
1651
February 28, 1651
Age 29
Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1683
December 20, 1683
Age 62
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
December 20, 1683
Age 62
1932
September 24, 1932
Age 62
October 25, 1932
Age 62