Peter Martin b. 8 фебруар 1740 d. 4 март 1807 - Индекс потомака

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11/1 Peter Martin [Martin]
Рођење: 8 фебруар 1740, Prussia, Virginia, Prussia or Virginia
Смрт: 4 март 1807, Clay Village (Kentucky), Shelby County (Kentucky), (on Peter Jr.s farm)

In the "History of Shelby County" it states that Peter Martin's descendants believe, from family lore, that Peter was born in Prussia and came to Jamestown, Virginia, on a small ship of 100 when young, but given his mother Eve, it would seem that is in error. As with many Germans, Peter was a devout Lutheran and his bible, preserved by a Shelby or Henry County, Kentucky historical group, provides much information, but not his birth place. He was described as being short and heavy set by his grandson, usually dressed in blue coat and striped pants..There is a statue of Peter in the museum in Williamsburg, Virginia. His Application for a Pension when he lived in Westmorland County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 70? (80) in 1820, lists his wife as Jane? According to the pension application of Peter's son-in-law, Samuel Jacobs, they entered service from Culpeper County Courthouse & fought together in the Revolutionary War (under Captain George Johnson) and were at the Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown (along with several other Clark ancestors). Family lore also indicated that Peter may have served as an interpreter (German?) for Washington and that he was a sleep walker. At Valley Forge he dreamed his wife had visited and he would return with her. After passing the sleeping sentries he awoke when he stepped into a cold river. Without a counter sign or pass he was in trouble, but he managed to sneak back past the sentries and rejoined his sleeping comrades. (Later in Kentucky he was worried about Indians stealing his fine mare, so again he waIked in his sleep, caught the horse and tied her up in the "stink hole" where she was finally found 4 days later). In 1916, Stella B. Caughlin of Corydon, Indiana, inquired about his Revolutionary War file. In DAR National Application Number 771856 it is stated that Peter furnished military supplies at first and then served as a private in the Culpeper County Militia, Virginia under Captain Georg Johnson in January 1781, which makes his Valley Forge lore a little doubtful. In 1782 he moved to Shelby County, Kentucky. In Kentucky he found the Indians troublesome (thefts). Here again he sleep walked with his prize mare and hid it and only later realized he had been on another night trip. His marriage to Sarah was listed in his bible. Peter probably moved to Shelby County in 1788. After Peters death, Mary lived with their son Peter, Jr. Most of the Martins settled in Washington County, Indiana, (probably Jackson Township, along with many Clark ancestors. According to County files Peter owned 100 acres of land on Tick Creek in Shelby County in 1796 and also that he sold 574 acres on Tick Creek to Crawley in January 1827.

See "Pete Martin and Descendants", 1989, Higginson Books

Another history:

Peter Martin was the son of John Joseph Merten who was of the group of German settlers brought to Virginia by Governor Spotswood from about fifty miles west of Cologne, Germany, to work as ironmongers for him. They were indentured for eight years at the iron works in Germanna, Virginia. Because of the harsh treatment at the hands of Governor Spotswood, after about five years they ignored their indenture and fled about twenty miles into the wilderness where they established the colony of Germantown. Peter Martin served in the militia from Culpeper County, Virginia, during the Revolutionary War. He was in Captain George Johnson's company and served from January 1781 until at least October of the same year after seeing Cornwallis surrender at Yorktown. Governor Thomas Jefferson ordered the mobilization of the Virginia Militia to repel Cornwallis' invasion of the Old Dominion State. Peter left his wife and ten children to go off and fight for independence. When he came home he was the father of twelve children. Sarah had given birth to twins on September 4, 1781. Family tradition says that Peter Martin served as an interpreter on Washington's staff and that he was at Valley Forge. I have found no proof of this yet.


21/2 <1+?> Moses Martin [Martin]
Рођење: 24 фебруар 1776, Orange County (Virginia), Virginia
Број брака: август 1792
Смрт: 4 март 1857, Washington County (Indiana), Indiana
!GENEALOGY-BIRTH-DEATH-MARRIAGE-SPOUSE-BURIAL-BIOGRAPHY: Letter and accompanying notes received from Walter K. Martin his letter dated August 15, 1995 from Pekin, Indiana 47165 and received 8/18/95. On the FGS by Walter K. Martin dated Jan 3, 1986, the following is listed: Recorded by Lennie Martin Berkey (Mrs. James G.) 1930; Updated by Marjorie Ann Martin Souder 1964; Updated by B.C. Holtzclaw Nassau-Seigen Immigrants to Virginia 1714-1750; Germanna Record No. 5, 1964; Updated from cemeterys, Old Bibles and Claude O. Martin's record by Walter K. Martin April 16, 1988. BURIAL: at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Washington Co., Indiana; BIOGRAPHY: "Moses Martin's son John wrote the following letter which was published in Volume 1, May 1857 issue of the Christian Record edited by James M. Mathes.

Washington Co., Ind. March 12, 1857

Brother Mathes: My only earthly parent is no more! My dear father Moses, Martin fell asleep in Jesus, on the first Lord's day in March 1857. His sufferings were severe till about 12 hours before he died, during which time, he seemed to be passing into a quiet slumber. From which he awoke no more. But from which the Lord shall awake him on the resurrection morn, to enter upon the enjoyment of the rich inheritance of heaven where our God shall wipe away all tears from his eyes. Few men live as long upon the earth as he did. He was born Feb 24, 1766, and died March 1st 1857, making him 91 years and 8 days old. Fewer still enjoy the blessings of the christian religion for so long a time as he did. About 70 years ago, he put on Christ, in the institution of Christian immersion. About this time he came from Virginia to Kentucky and left the "regular Baptists," and united with the "Emancipation Baptists" in the fellowship of which church he lived till 1817, when he emigrated to Indiana. About this time he embrased the principles of the current reformation, and was one of the first who was sacrificed by the Baptist Assocation. He then united with the Christian Church, and in its fellowship he lived and died. I rejoice that he could say with the apostle, "I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith," and a crown is reserved for him. Your brother in hope, John Martin."

According to this letter, Moses came to Kentucky about 1787. This is a couple years earlier than his father Peter Martin is thought to have arrived in Kentucky. I was told many years ago by Martin Martin Kay that moses was the first of the family to move to Kentucky. On the other hand, 1787 is :about" 1789 and we are fairly sure 1789 is when Peter and most of his children made the move. What's a couple of years one way or the other. Moses married into a well-known family in Jessamine County, Kentucky. Later he is found in Woodford County and finally in Shelby County. These three Kentucky counties lie on an east-west line and his movement is steadily westward. He and Sarah were evidentally well-to-do as these three county courthouses abound in records of sales of land. In various versions the story is told that Moses, at some time became an abolitionish, freed his slaves, and freed Sarah's also but without asking her permission. This angered her so that they separated and did not live together for a while. They eventually got together and finsihed out their days in Indiana. Old Hebron Cemeteery, where they lie, buried in the Dutch custom in order of death rather than in family groups. Therefore, Moses and Sally (so reads her tomstone) do not lie together which may be symbolic as they did not always live together. This "scandal" was not talked about among the family. When one member became quite ill and began rambling about Moses and Sally's separation, all the others present hurried to imply that she was out of her head and didn't now what she was talking about. "Aunt Jane Baker," a neighborhood practical nurse, later told my Aunt Edna that "She did too know what she was talking about." I have no quarrel with Sally standing up for her rights of property, but it was unusal for that day. Sarah "Sally" Singleton Martin must have been an unusual woman, accustomed to buying and selling on her own. I found a deed in the Washington County Courthouse where she alone, Moses is not mentioned, sold a farm near here to her son Mason S. Martin. When I told my syster-in-law about Moses freeing Sarah's slaves without her permission, I said, "Doesn't that sound just like something a Martin would do?" She replied that it sure did, and what's more, in her opinion, the characteristic hadn't weakened a bit down through the generations. I'm afraid she may have a point there. We don't know exactly when Moses became an abolitionist. From the above letter we see he was a member of the Emanicpation Baptists. I don't know if this means that this group of Baptists favored abolition of slavery or, more likely, this group of Baptists favored freedom to interpret the Scriptures independetly. We do know historically that the restoration movement that swept through Kentucky in the early 1800's did contain groups that favored the abolition of slavery. Since he was dismissed from the Baptist Association about 1817, I suspect this was about the time he also became an abolitionist. I can say with certainty that it was between 1813 when he purchased a slave and 1822 when he freed the same slave. Note the following set of manumission papers from Deed Book S-1, page 475, in the Shelby County Courthouse, Shelbyville, Kentucky. This Indenture made this 7th day of December 1822 between Moses Martin of Selby County and State of Kentucky of the one part and Richard Woods a Man of Colour & now my slave of the other part Witnesseth that the said Moses Martin, having purchased the said Richard as a slave about the 25th day of December 1813 of Edward Woods for the Sum of $450. and the said Richard having been a Good honest faihtful slave and the said Moses deeming it unjust, Oppresive and Contrary to the Laws of God and the Spirit of the Laws of the Commonwealth, to hold any of the human family of Salvery for an in consideration of the Services aforesaid, and in pursuance of that principal heretofore described inimical to Slavery, the said Moses Martin doth bereby release, Manumit Set the said Richard Woods free and the said Richard being about 25 years of age about 5 feet 8 inches high a dark mulatto, and the said Moses Martin hereby Grants sets Over Manumits and declares the said Richard Woods to be entitled to all the rights and privledges of a free man as fully as he is authorized by law to enjoy the Same In Testimony whereof the said Moses Martin hath hereto set his hand Seal the date first above written. Shelby County Lct. Moses Martin (seal)" December Court 1822. This deed on manumision was acknowledged in Open Court by Moses Martin to be his act and deed and Ordered to be recorded. Ja. L. Whitaker, Cklg."

From the above document, we can see that Moses was still refered to as "of Shelby County" in 1822 even though he first emigrated to Indiana in 1817. He must have been back and forth settling his business. In 1819 he and Sally began selling their Kentucky property. In 1825, he first purchased land in Washington County, Indiana. Deed book D, page 16, dated 11 Nov 1825 shows Moses buying the NW quarter of Section 13, Township 1 North, Range 4 East. This farm adjoins on the south the farm where I now live and is owned today by my mother-in-law. Later Moses cleared and cultivated a large farm west of Salem. The county histories [!BIOGRAPHY: Goodspeed, HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, INDIANA, a reproduction of a portion of the original "History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Countries 1884" (Paoli, Indiana: Stout's Print Shop, 1965) p. 691] and [!BIOGRAPHY: Warder W. Stevens, CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, INDIANA Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen and Company, Inc. 1916). Page: 604] say that Moses Martin owned a horse-mill in Martinsburg after 1819. One lists him as holding the office of Washington County Surveyor. Our son Jeffrey Dawson Souder, a Registered Land Surveyor, today holds the office held by his great great, great, grandfather Moses Martin from 1830-1837. Shortly after Jeff took office but long enough for him to have dug around among the dusty tomes in the vault, he came home one day and said. "Mother, guess who kept Book I in the Washington County Surveyor's Office, MOSES MARTIN!" Howard Martin's family in Kirkland, Washington, has an old surveying instrument known to thav ebeen used by Oscar Martin, grandson of Moses. Howard brought the instrumnet with him on eyear when he came in for a Martin reunion and I took Jeff's picture with it. Jeffrey sas it is of the correct vintage to have been the one used by Moses. He has the picture hanging in the County Surveyor's Office at the Courthouse today. In his later years, Moses fell, striking his head on the steps of the Mill Creek Church house. Afterward he thought he was two separate people and insisted on two plates being set before him at the table. Other than this, he survived in fairly good health to a ripe old age." A copy of the Moses Martin Bible record is in Martin File #2 at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Kentucky.

!BURIAL: Washington County Historical Society, Washington County, Indiana Township Cemetery Books. (Salem, IN: Twelve Volumes, 1980-1989). Washington Township, p. 127

!GENEALOGY-BIRTH-SPOUSE: William A. Martin, A MARTIN GENEALOGY - TIED TO THE HISTORY OF GERMANNA, VIRGINIA, Heritage Books, Inc. 1540 E. Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, MD 20716 (c) 1995 (published) 1995. p. 107

!BIRTH-DEATH: Information was received from "Beth Martin" via E-Mail: <> Dated: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 17:06:59 -0700. She sent a image from the book, "Washington County, Indiana Obituaries". See page 142, 157. This Obiturary claims to be reporting from the "History of Washington County Indiana 1916-1976 from February 1857. It cites that Moses Martin was born February 24, 1766 and died February 28, 1857 (this death date is not correct). It goes on to cite Sarah Singleton as being Septber 15, 1777 to August 8, 1845 which is different from what we have too.


31/3 <2+?> Polly (Mary Ann) Martin [Martin]
Рођење: 23 март 1794, Jessamine County (Kentucky), USA,,_Kentucky


41/4 <3+?> William Neal [Neal]
Рођење: 1818, Shelby County (Kentucky), USA
_FA1: Cicero (Indiana), (Moved to)
Свадба: <1> Hannah Rollings [Rollings] b. 16 фебруар 1822 d. 20 март 1895, Jackson Township (Hamilton County Indiana)


51/5 <4+1> Richard Neal [Neal]
Рођење: 1857, Cicero (Indiana), USA
Професија : Cicero (Indiana), USA, lawyer
Свадба: <2> Dovie Parent [Parent] , Cicero (Indiana), Hamilton County (Indiana), USA


61/6 <5+2> Leona Neal [Neal]
Рођење: 27 децембар 1884, Cicero (Indiana)


71/7 <6+?> Ruth Arduser [Arduser]
Рођење: 3 октобар 1910, Cicero (Indiana)
Смрт: 28 јануар 1993
Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - January 29, 1993 - C7 DEATH NOTICE


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81/8 <7+?> Living Vobbe [Vobbe]