["\n\n\n\n\n\n \n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n Absalom Martin (c.1758 - 1802) - Genealogy\n \n \n \n\n \n\n\n\n \n \n \n \n\n \n \n\n \n \n \n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n\n \n \n\n \n\n\n\n\n \n\n \n\n\t\n\n \n \n \n\n \n \n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n \n \n \n\n
\n \n \n\n \n \n\n\n\n\n \n \n \n\n\n\n
\n
\n\n
\n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n
\n \n\n \n\n
\n\n\n\n \n \n \n \n
\n \n \n \n \n \n \n\n
\n\n
\n\n\n
\n \n
\n\n\n
\n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n
\n\n\n
\n\n
\n
\n
\n Join the world's largest family tree\n
\n
\n
\n
\n
Gender
\n
\n \n \n \n \n
\n
\n
\n
First Name
\n
\n \n
\n
\n
\n
Last Name
\n
\n \n
\n
\n
\n
Email
\n
\n \n
\n \"\"\n never shared, never spammed\n
\n
\n
\n \n
\n
\n \n or Cancel\n
\n
\n
\n\n
\n\n\n\n\n\n \n\n \n
\n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n
\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
\n
\n
\n
\n

\n \n \n \n \t Absalom Martin\n \n \n (c.1758 - 1802) \n MP\n \n \n

\n \n

‹ Back to Martin surname

\n
\n
\n
\n\n
\n \n
\n
\n

Is your surname Martin?

\n
\n Research the Martin family\n
\n \n
\n
\n \n\n
\n
\n

Capt. Absalom Martin's Geni Profile

\n
\n
\n \n
\n
\n \n
\n
\n

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

\n

\"\"

\n
    \n
  • \n Build your family tree online
  • \n
  • \n Share photos and videos
  • \n
  • \n Smart Matching™ technology
  • \n
  • \n Free!
  • \n
\n \n
\n
\n
\n
\n

Share

\n
\n
\n
    \n
  • \n \n
  • \n
  • \n \n \n
  • \n
\n
\n
\n\n \n
\n\n
\n \n\n
\n
\n \n \"\"\n
\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
Birthplace:\n Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
Death:\n \n Died\n \n \n \n \n in \n \n Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, United States\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n
Managed by:\n \n Mary Edith Niffen\n
Last Updated:\n \n
\n\n \n \n \n
\n
\n\n
\n\n\n\n \n \n\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n\n
\n
\n \n view all\n \n

Immediate Family

\n
\n
\n \n
\n
\n\n \n\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n \n\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n\n\n \n\n\n\n \n
\n
\n
\n

About Absalom Martin

\n
\n
\n

DAR Ancestor #: A074064. SERVED IN 1780 IN THE CONTINENTAL LINE as a private.

\n

34. Absalom8 Martin (Ephraim (Col)7, Ephraim6, James5, Joseph4, John3, Isaac2, Christopher1) was born 1758 in Basking Ridge, NJ, and died January 1802 in Jefferson(Martins Ferry, Ohio).

\n
    \n
  • Parents: Ephraim MARTIN b: 13 Sep 1733 in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey & Catherine Squier
  • \n
\n

He married Catherine Zane 1789 in Ohio Co, WV, daughter of Ebenezer Zane and Elizabeth McCulloch. She was born June 17, 1769 in Redstone (Old Fort) Fayette Co, Pa, and died 1816 in Pease Twshp, Belmont Co, Ohio.

\n

Brief Biography

\n
    \n
  • from Louise Martin Mohler's book "The Martin family of America"
  • \n
\n

The first legal resident of the state of Ohio. Served in the American Revolution under his father and was a paymaster. had a most oustanding army career and then, came out to the West. Served as surveyor under Thomas Hutchins when the congress requested surveys of the Seven Ranges. After that completion, surveyed for the French at Gallipolis, Ohio. Then, assisted in surveying the Army Lands which reached almost to the present site of Columbus. His own land, near Wheeling, bordered the river and there he operated a ferry. His name appears in various official capacities in the new government, both local and state. Late in his career, in 1801 the Jefferson County sheriff was empowered to seize his property to pay a debt owed to a Robert Woods. He died shortly thereafter.

\n

Notes for Absalom Martin:

\n

Absalom was a Revolutionary War Veteran:

\n

Paymaster 4th NJ, November 27, 1776

\n

Lieutenant 1st NJ, November 2, 1777

\n

Regimental Paymaster, February 1, 1779 to June 1783

\n

Captain 6th NJ, January 1783 to close of war

\n

Above from Historic Register, Officers of the Continental Army 1775-1783 by Heitman

\n

Member of survey team to survey the 7 ranges in Ohio 1785-1787

\n

Member of survey team to survey Zane's Trace (Wheeling to Maysville)

\n

Original member of the "Society of Cincinnati"

\n

Chronological Sequence of Recorded Events

\n

1. 1758 - Born vicinity of Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey

\n

2. Jan 3 1777 - Suffered broken arm during skirmish with British at Elizabethtown Farms while serving in NJ Continental Line under Col. Ephraim Martin, 4th Bat, 2nd Estab.

\n

3. Feb 171777 - Appointed Paymaster, Col. Ephraim Martin's Regiment, 4th Est, 2nd Estab. NJ Continental Line.

\n

4. Nov 2 1777 - Appointed Lieutenant and Paymaster, Col. Ephraim Martin's 4th Bat, 2nd Estab, NJ Continental Line.

\n

5. Mar 26 1779 - Transferred as Lieutenant to Col. Mathias Ogden's 1st Rgt, 2nd Estab., NJ Continental Line, when NJ approved the arrangement by Congress reducing NJ quota from 4 regiments to 3 regiments.

\n

6. Nov 1 1779 - Appointed Lieutenant and Paymaster, Col. Mathias Ogden's 1st Reg, 2nd Estab, NJ Continental Line

\n

7. May1780 - Muster and Payroll reveals to be absent Reason given - wounded

\n

8. Sept 1780 - Muster and Payroll reveals returned to Regiment.

\n

9. Jan 6 1783 - Appointed Captain, Col Mathias Ogden's 1st Reg, 2nd Estab, NJ Continenal Line

\n

10. Apr1783 - Retained as Captain, serving at NJ Command Office until end of war.

\n

11. May 131783 - Society of the Cincinnati in the state of NJ formed, and Absalom Martin

\n

appears as an original member.

\n

12. Dec 1 1783 - Continental Army disbanded.

\n

13. Sept 30 1785 - Gen. Richard Butler, on his mission to treat with Indians at Miami, in Fall of 1785, mentions in his journal, of meeting the U.S. Surveyors at the Penn. State Line, who were just then making a beginning for the "Survey of the Seven Ranges". Ordinance for the survey was passed by Congress May 20, 1785. Survey was

\n

conducted by Thomas Hutchins, Geographer of the US, and Absalom Martin was the surveyor representing the State of NJ, along with the twelve others from the other states.

\n

14. 1786 - Absalom Martin's field notes, in possession of the Engineering Office, Belmont County, St. Clairsville, Ohio reveal Absalom Martin surveyed lands in the "Survey of the Seven Ranges."

\n

Children of Absalom Martin and Catherine Zane are:

\n

37 i. Martha (Patty) Stites9 Martin, born Abt. 1793 in Piscataway, Middlesex Co, NJ; died 1810 in

\n

Piscataway, Middlesex Co, NJ. She married Charles Williamson.

\n

Notes for Martha (Patty) Stites Martin:

\n

Notes: Martha died at seventeen years of age from an inoculation to prevent smallpox. In that day,

\n

vaccination was comparatively a new discovery. To inoculate, the virus from a smallpox patient was used

\n

after preparing the subject by proper diet and care. In the case of Martha, she took smallpox in violent form and could not recover. She was buried July 4, 1810. Added Charles Williamson as her spouse as I found it in an internet genealogy. She was only 17 and all my records show she was single. Need to research and/or inquire - Her birth location also came from this genealogy.

\n

More About Martha (Patty) Stites Martin:

\n

Burial: July 04, 1810

\n

+ 38 ii. Ebenezer Martin, born November 09, 1791 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died January 15, 1876 in Martins

\n

Ferry, Ohio.

\n

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=43936&GRid=35553428&CScn=Walnut+Grove&CScntry=4&CSst=37&

\n

Birth: unknown

\n

Death: 1801

\n

Burial:

\n

Walnut Grove Cemetery

\n

Martins Ferry

\n

Belmont County

\n

Ohio, USA

\n
 
\n

Created by: Sharon Brown

\n

Record added: Apr 05, 2009

\n

Find A Grave Memorial# 35553428

\n

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~archibald/Ged2WebFiles/p00000bq.htm

\n

Father: Ephraim MARTIN

\n

Mother: Martha SQUIRE

\n

Birth: 1758

\n

Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA

\n

Partnership with: Catherine

\n

Child: Ebenezer MARTIN Birth: 1791

\n

Child: Jonathan MARTIN Birth: 1795, Belmont county, Ohio, USA

\n

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/scripts/data/database.cgi?file=Data&report=SingleArticle&ArticleID=0018140

\n

Roll Of Capt. Absalom Martin's Company

\n

The following data is extracted from Roster Of Ohio Soldiers In The War Of 1812.

\n

(From Guernsey or Belmont County)

\n

Served from August 26, until November 12, 1812.

\n

Capt. Absalom Martin

\n

Lieut. Wyatt Hutchison

\n

Ensign, James Shuman

\n

Sergt. John Broton

\n

Sergt. George Scadan

\n

Sergt. Thomas Mullen

\n

Sergt. William Israel

\n

Corp. Christopher Donouer

\n

Corp. James Edwards

\n

Corp. Edward Davis

\n

Corp. Henry Wolford

\n

Drummer, Thomas DeBatnon

\n

Fifer, Edward Milner

\n

Privates

\n

Atkinson, Michael

\n

Beard, Moses

\n

Beard, Thomas

\n

Bell, Joseph

\n

Berry, Thomas

\n

Bowers, Joseph

\n

Brown, David

\n

Burys, David

\n

Carnes, William

\n

Carroll, Henry

\n

Cogle, Joseph

\n

Davis, Henry

\n

Delong, Darel

\n

Everett, James

\n

Fink, William

\n

Hanna, William

\n

Hart, Jacob

\n

Heage, Aaron

\n

Hill, Henry

\n

Lambert, Lewis

\n

Launtz, George

\n

Maple, William

\n

McGiffin, John

\n

McGiffin, William

\n

McWilliams, Phillip

\n

Mealman, John

\n

Merrit, Thomas

\n

Miller, James

\n

Moore, William

\n

Pack, Samuel

\n

Reed, John

\n

Reed, William

\n

Reeves, Joshua

\n

Rowers, Jonah

\n

Salor, John

\n

Shipley, George

\n

Shove, Philip

\n

Stites, Jonothan

\n

Tetrick, Jacob

\n

Tetrick, Michael

\n

Tetrick, Richard

\n

Wanich, James

\n

Wanich, Robert

\n

Warne, Jonothan

\n

Wilkins, Thomas

\n

Wilson, David

\n

Wirack, Peter

\n

Wirick, Andrew

\n

Woodbick, John

\n

Source: Roster Of Ohio Soldiers In The War Of 1812

\n\n
\n
\n
\n\n\n \n\n\n
\n
\n
\n \n view all\n \n

Capt. Absalom Martin's Timeline

\n
\n
\n \n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n \n\n \n \n \n \n \n\n\n
\n \n 1758\n \n \n
1758
\n \n
\n \n \n
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
\n \n \n\n
    \n \n \n
\n
\n
\n \n 1785\n \n \n
1785
\n \n
Age 27
\n
\n \n \n
Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, United States
\n \n \n

            MARTIN’S FERRY is on the west bank of the Ohio river opposite Wheeling, W. Va.  The site of the city is a broad river bottom over two miles in length and extending westward to the foot-hills a distance of a mile and a half at the widest point.  The adjacent hills rise gradually and afford many beautiful building sites overlooking the river, giving a view not excelled at any point on the Ohio.  The city is underlaid with an inexhaustible supply of coal.  A bountiful supply of building stone and limestone is found within the corporation limits, and natural gas has been struck in ample quantities for the town’s needs.\n
 \n
            The first settlement was made and called Norristown in 1785, but, upon complaint of the Indians that the whites were encroaching on their hunting-grounds, the settlers were dispossessed and driven to the other side of the river by Col. Harmer, acting under the orders of the United States government.  In 1788 the ground upon which the town is built was granted by patent to Absalom Martin, and in 1795 he laid out a town and called it Jefferson.  But, having failed in his efforts to have it made the county-seat, Mr. Martin purchased such town lots as had been already sold and vacated the town, supposing a town could never exist so near Wheeling.

\n\n

Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~henryhowesbook/be...

\n \n\n
    \n \n \n
\n
\n \"\"\n
\n \n 1789\n \n \n
1789
\n \n
Age 31
\n
\n \n \n \n\n
    \n \n \n
\n
\n
\n \n 1791\n \n \n
November 9, 1791
\n \n
Age 33
\n
\n \n \n
Jefferson, Belmont , Ohio
\n \n \n\n
    \n \n \n
\n
\n
\n \n 1793\n \n \n
1793
\n \n
Age 35
\n
\n \n \n
Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ, USA
\n \n \n\n
    \n \n \n
\n
\n
\n \n 1795\n \n \n
1795
\n \n
Age 37
\n
\n \n \n
Belmont, Ohio, USA
\n \n \n\n
    \n \n \n
\n
\n
\n \n 1802\n \n \n
January, 1802
\n \n
Age 44
\n
\n \n \n
Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, United States
\n \n \n\n
    \n \n \n
\n
\n
\n \n \n \n \n
1802
\n \n
Age 44
\n
\n \n \n
Martins Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, United States
\n \n \n\n
    \n \n \n
\n
\n
\n
\n
\n
\n\n\n
\n
\n\n\n\n\n\n
\n\n
\n
\n Genealogy Directory:\n
    \n \n
  • A
  • \n \n
  • B
  • \n \n
  • C
  • \n \n
  • D
  • \n \n
  • E
  • \n \n
  • F
  • \n \n
  • G
  • \n \n
  • H
  • \n \n
  • I
  • \n \n
  • J
  • \n \n
  • K
  • \n \n
  • L
  • \n \n
  • M
  • \n \n
  • N
  • \n \n
  • O
  • \n \n
  • P
  • \n \n
  • Q
  • \n \n
  • R
  • \n \n
  • S
  • \n \n
  • T
  • \n \n
  • U
  • \n \n
  • V
  • \n \n
  • W
  • \n \n
  • X
  • \n \n
  • Y
  • \n \n
  • Z
  • \n \n
\n
\n\n
\n\n \n \n \n \n \n \n\n
\n \n\n \n\n
\n
\n \n
\n
\n
\n app001
\n
\n\n \n\n
\n\n \n Follow UsBe a Fan\n \n\n \n\n
\n \n\n
\n\n \n
\n \n
\n\t \n\t\t\n \t\n\t\t English (US)  \n\t\t\n\t\t eesti  \n\t\t\n\t\t Svenska  \n\t\t\n\t\t Español (España)  \n\t\t\n\t\t Français  \n\t\t\n\t\t עברית  \n\t\t\n\t\t Norsk (bokmål)  \n\t\t\n\t\t dansk  \n\t\t\n\t\t Nederlands  \n\t\t\n\t\t Deutsch  \n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t »\n\t\t\t\t\t\n \n
\n\n
\n \n\n
\n
\n\n\n\n \n \n\n \n \n \n\n\n\n\n\n
\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n
\n\n"]