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Martha (Etter) Corkum (1795)

Martha Corkum formerly Etter
Born in Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotiamap
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Wife of — married 2 Aug 1814 in Chester, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotiamap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 25 Sep 2009
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Martha was born June 1, 1795[1] and baptized on June 15, 1797.[2] She married John Corkum on 2 Aug 1814 in Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.[3][4] Her date of death is not known.


  1. FamilySearch Family Records of the Town of Chester. "Heirs of Franklin Germenis Etter, Esqr. Martha Etter, Daughter of Franklin Germenis, and Elisabeth Etter, was born in Chester on the first day of June, one thousand, Seven hundred and Ninety five. Recorded December 6th, 1805. Ebenezer Fitch, Town Clerk." (Image 56)
  2. FamilySearch Baptism records of St. John's Anglican Church, Chester. "1797. June 15th. Martha, of Franklin Germanis, & Elizabeth Etter." (Image 413)
  3. FamilySearch Records of the Town of Chester. "Jno. Corckum, and Martha Etter were Legally Joined in Marriage on the Second day of Augt., , One thousand, Eight hundred and fourteen, By the Revd. Joseph Dimock, of Chester. Recorded the 24th Decr., 1814. Jno. E. Pence, Town Clerk." (Image 17)
  4. The Diary of Joseph Dimock Page 120 "71. John Gorkum son of Henry was married to Martha Etter both of Chester after being Lawfully published by Me Joseph Dimock Clerk Aug. 2 1814"
  • Chester, Nova Scotia, Town Records, Record Type: microfilm. MG4, Vol. 13. Nova Scotia Public Archives and Records Management.


Thank you to Jamie Swindells and Marsha Auger for their research.

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