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Surnames: WHITEHEAD, DECKER, VAN PELT, Kinsey
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Three different sources have told me that WHITEHEAD is the most likely maiden name of a
Martha - -1st husband DECKER and 2nd husband VAN PELT - - in my line and that she
originally came from NJ.
Here's what I have on Martha, perhaps someone has some additional information that can
Martha WHITEHEAD (maybe) b. somewhere between 1780-1789 someplace in NJ d. 6 Nov 1858,
Northfield, Staten Island, NY.
Married, first husband: John M. DECKER 11 children from this union: Japhet A // Abraham
J // Jacob V // Hiram C // David R // Jeremiah posible middle name KINSEY// Hannah Ann //
Martha // Susan Ann // Catherine Mary // Emilietta
Widowed and remarries. Second husband: Jacob VAN PELT. There are no known children born
of this union.
Martha VAN PELT appears on the 1850 fed census and the 1855 NY State census for Richmond
CO., NY living in the town Northfield with her second husband. She dies in 1858, Nov.
I don't know when she married eigther time not when she comes to Richmond Co from NJ.
Hope someone can help me with this. Thanks!