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Ebenezer Martin, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Jefferson, Belmont , Ohio
Death: Died in Martins Ferry, Belmont, OH, USA
Place of Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Martin's Ferry, Belmont, Ohio, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Absalom Martin and Catherine Martin Zane
Husband of Hannah Martin McLaughlin and Minerva Martin Zane
Father of Boy Martin; Mary Zane West Martin; Martha Woods Martin; Polly Martin; Absolom Martin and 14 others
Brother of Martha "Patty" Martin and Jonathan Martin

Occupation: Farmer, ferry-master
Managed by: Private User
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About Ebenezer Martin, Sr.

"EBENEZER MARTIN, founder of Martin's Ferry, born November 9, 1791, on what is now the site of the Benwood blast furnace, died January 15, 1876, was one of the most widely known pioneers of eastern Ohio. He was the son of Absalom Martin, a native of New Jersey, who assisted in the earliest government surveys of Ohio, and received therefor a grant of 640 acres near the site of Martin's Ferry, on the west side of the river. During the war of the revolution he had been a gallant soldier, and he held the rank of captain. He settled upon his grant in the latter part of the last century and died there in 1800. In 1789 he was married to Catherine, daughter of Ebenezer Zane, and they had two children, a daughter, who died young, and Ebenezer, the subject of this sketch. The spirit of the latter may be judged by the fact that he traveled on horseback from his Ohio home to Princeton, N. J., to obtain an education. On his return home he took charge of the farm and continued to manage it during the remainder of his life, and after his father's death also conducted the ferry which the elder Martin established over the Ohio river, and retained control of this until 1840, when he sold it to Hugh Nichols. In 1835 he layed out the town which was known until recent years as Martinsville, but now as Martin's Ferry. He devoted his life to the care of his property, and devoted considerable time to fruit raising, having one of the best orchards in the valley. To this, such was his charity and kindness, all poor people had free access. His faith in human nature was imposed upon by many dishonest rogues, and most of his property had passed out of his hands before his death. His good deeds were beyond number, and all mourned his death. His religious affiliation was with the Methodist church, to which he gave a lot when he platted the town, and in politics he was a Whig and afterward a republican.

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Birth: Nov. 9, 1791

New Brunswick

Middlesex County

New Jersey, USA

Death: Jan. 15, 1875

Martins Ferry

Belmont County

Ohio, USA

Ebenezer Martin was the son of Absalom Martin and Catherine Zane, he was married first to, Miss Hannah McLaughlin, daughter of Ephriam McLaughlin and Elizabeth "Betty" Zane. He was married a second time to, Minerva Zane, daughter of Isaac Zane.


Burial:

Walnut Grove Cemetery

Martins Ferry

Belmont County

Ohio, USA


Created by: Madel Lancaster

Record added: Feb 23, 2006

Find A Grave Memorial# 13418430

http://marhavenmiscellany.com/files/Genealogy.pdf

38. Ebenezer9 Martin (Absalom8, Ephraim (Col)7, Ephraim6, James5, Joseph4, John3, Isaac2, Christopher1)

was born November 09, 1791 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and died January 15, 1876 in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He

married (1) Hannah McLaughlin May 30, 1811 in Belmont County, Ohio, daughter of Ephraim McLaughlin and

Elizabeth Zane. She was born August 26, 1794 in Wheeling, WV, and died September 02, 1834 in Wheeling,

WV. He married (2) Minerva Zane 1837, daughter of Isaac Zane and Mary French. She was born April 09,

1810 in Wheeling, W.V., and died October 27, 1872 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Notes for Ebenezer Martin:

Have found one reference stating Ebenezer was born in New Brunswick, NJ.

Children of Ebenezer Martin and Hannah McLaughlin are:

39 i. Boy10 Martin, born Bet. 1810 - 1815 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

+ 40 ii. Mary Zane Martin, born 1814 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died April 02, 1882 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

41 iii. Martha M. Martin, born 1815 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

42 iv. Girl Martin (Polly?), born Bet. 1810 - 1815 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

+ 43 v. Absalom Martin, born February 15, 1819 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died May 22, 1862.

44 vi. Girl Martin, born Bet. 1815 - 1820 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

45 vii. Ephraim Martin, born 1823 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

46 viii. John Martin, born 1825 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

47 ix. Katherine Martin, born September 14, 1828 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Children of Ebenezer Martin and Minerva Zane are:

48 i. Hannah Zane10 Martin, born July 13, 1838 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died March 10, 1839 in Martins

Ferry, Ohio.

49 ii. Isaac Martin, born January 23, 1840 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died January 14, 1909 in Lancaster, Ohio.

+ 50 iii. Rebecca Martin, born May 15, 1841 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died September 30, 1925 in Lake Harbor,

Mi.

51 iv. Jr. Ebenezer Martin, born November 26, 1842 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died February 23, 1895.

52 v. Edith M. Martin, born March 05, 1844 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died September 17, 1888.

+ 53 vi. Leonides Martin, born August 02, 1845 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died July 25, 1901 in Norton Twsp, Mi.

54 vii. Antionette Martin, born December 03, 1846 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died September 02, 1926 in

Muskegon, Mi.

55 viii. Annie (Chic) Martin, born November 03, 1848 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died April 21, 1911 in Martins

Ferry, Ohio. She married William H. Wood.

+ 56 ix. Lucien Brockunier Martin, born April 11, 1853 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died July 09, 1923 in Lancaster,

Ohio.

57 x. Baby Martin, born March 30, 1856 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; died April 18, 1856 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

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!US Census 1850 (September) Ohio, Belmont Co., Pease Township, Roll M432_661, Sheet 43/44, Page 202A/202B, House No. 1322, Lines 41-42/1-12: Ebanezer Martin (b. 1792 - 58 - in OH - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $15,000) married to Merrinda (b. 1810 - 40 - in OH). Children listed (born in OH) are: Ephram (son b. 1826 - 24 - Occ: Farmer); Catherine E. (dau b. 1830 - 20); Isaac (son b. 1840 - 10); Rebecca (dau b. 1841 - 9); Ebanezer (son b. 1843 - 7); Edith (dau b. 1844 - 6); Leoridies (son b. 1845 - 5); Antacthe (dau b. 1846 - 4); and Ann (dau b. 1849 - 1). ALSO LISTED are: John M. Martin (son b. 1828 - 22 - in OH - Occ: Boatman); Dallas McGlaughlin (b. 1820 - 30 - in OH - Occ: Laborer); and Mary Thompson (b. 1834 - 16 - in VA - BLACK)

!US Census 1860 (15 August) Ohio, Belmont Co., Burlington Pease Township, Bridgeport PO, Roll M653_937, Sheet 187/188, Page 278A/278B, House No. 1336, Lines 40/1-10: Ebenezer Martin (b. 1791 - 69 - in OH - Occ: Farmer - Property Value $400) married to Minerva (b. 1810 - 50 - in OH). Children listed (born in OH) are: Ephraim (son b. 1827 - 33 - Occ: Farmer); Isaac (son b. 1840 - 20 - Occ: Farmer); Rebecca (dau b. 1842 - 18); Ebenezer (son b. 1843 - 17); Edith (dau b. 1844 - 16); Leonides (son b. 1845 - 15); Antionette (dau b. 1846 - 14); Ann (dau b. 1849 - 11); and Lucian (dau b. 1853 - 7)

!US Census 1870 (23 August) Ohio, Belmont Co., Pease Township, Burlington PO, Roll M593_1173, Sheet 118, Page 170B, House No. 943, Lines 9-17: Ebenezer Martin (b. 1791 - 79 - in OH - Occ: Gardiner - Property Value $8,000 + $200) married to Minerva (b. 1810 - 60 - in OH - Occ: Keeping House). Children listed (born in OH) are: Isaac (son b. 1840 - 30 - Occ: Help Father); Ebenezer (son b. 1844 - 26 - Occ: Help Father); Edith (dau b. 1846 - 24 - Occ: Help Mother); Leonides (son b. 1848 - 22 - Occ: Teaching School); Antoinette (dau b. 1850 - 20 - Occ: Help Mother); Annie (dau b. 1852 - 18 - Occ: Teaching Music); and Lucien (son b. 1854 - 16)

!"History of the Upper Ohio Valley" Vol. II, 1890; Page 547: "EBENEZER MARTIN, founder of Martin's Ferry, born November 9, 1791, on what is now the site of the Benwood blast furnace, died January 15, 1876, was one of the most widely known pioneers of eastern Ohio. He was the son of Absalom Martin, a native of New Jersey, who assisted in the earliest government surveys of Ohio, and received therefor a grant of 640 acres near the site of Martin's Ferry, on the west side of the river. During the war of the revolution he had been a gallant soldier, and he held the rank of captain. He settled upon his grant in the latter part of the last century and died there in 1800. In 1789 he was married to Catherine, daughter of Ebenezer Zane, and they had two children, a daughter, who died young, and Ebenezer, the subject of this sketch. The spirit of the latter may be judged by the fact that he traveled on horseback from his Ohio home to Princeton, N. J., to obtain an education. On his return home he took charge of the farm and continued to manage it during the remainder of his life, and after his father's death also conducted the ferry which the elder Martin established over the Ohio river, and retained control of this until 1840, when he sold it to Hugh Nichols. In 1835 he layed out the town which was known until recent years as Martinsville, but now as Martin's Ferry. He devoted his life to the care of his property, and devoted considerable time to fruit raising, having one of the best orchards in the valley. To this, such was his charity and kindness, all poor people had free access. His faith in human nature was imposed upon by many dishonest rogues, and most of his property had passed out of his hands before his death. His good deeds were beyond number, and all mourned his death. His religious affiliation was with the Methodist church, to which he gave a lot when he platted the town, and in politics he was a Whig and afterward a republican. Mr. Martin was first married in 1809, to Hannah McLaughlin, a daughter of Elizabeth Zane, and by this union he had nine children, of whom one survives: Catherine E. In 1837, his first wife having died, he married Minerva, daughter of Isaac Zane, and they had ten children: Isaac, Rebecca V., wife of Mr. Van Pelt, of Lansing, Mich.; Ebenezer, of Lake Harbor, Mich.; Edith M., deceased; Leonidas, of Lake Harbor, Mich.; Antoinette, of the same place; Annie M., wife of William H. Wood; Lucian B., of Fostoria, Ohio, and two who died in infancy. Three of the sons by the first marriage were soldiers in the war of the rebellion. Absalom died in a hospital at St. Louis; John M., a transport pilot, and Ephraim, who died from disease contracted in the service. Ebenezer, Jr., also served in the First Virginia regiment.

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Ebenezer Martin, Sr.'s Timeline

1791
November 9, 1791
Jefferson, Belmont , Ohio
1810
1810
Age 18
1811
May 30, 1811
Age 19
Belmont Co., Ohio, USA
1814
1814
Age 22
Martins Ferry, OH, USA
1815
1815
Age 23
Martins Ferry, OH, USA
1815
Age 23
1819
February 15, 1819
Age 27
Martins Ferry, OH, USA
1821
May 18, 1821
Age 29
Belmont, Ohio, USA
1825
1825
Age 33
Martins Ferry, OH, USA
1828
1828
Age 36
Martins Ferry, OH, USA