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John Martin, Jr.

Also Known As: "Martyn"
Birthplace: Dover, Strafford, NH, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Piscataway, Middlesex, Nj
Immediate Family:

Son of John Martin, Sr. and Esther Martin
Husband of Dorothy Smith
Father of Elizabeth Dunn; Patience Sutton and Dorothy Martin
Brother of Martha Langstaff; Mary Hall; Lydia Smalley; Joseph Martin; Benjamin Martin, Sr. and 6 others

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About John Martin, Jr.

John4 Martin, born 1647; died April 18, 1704. He married (1) Dorothy Smith June 26, 1677. He

married (2) Ann Brown January 19, 1697/98. --------------------

-------------------- Orra Eugene Monnette, First Settlers of ye plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge, olde East New Jersey, 1664-1714, a period of fifty years; The Leroy Carman Press, Los Angeles, CA, 1930.

[It is possible that these are baptism, rather than birth, dates - ed.]

p. 239 [Family of John Martin and Dorothy Smith]

Martin, Dorothy, [daughter of] John & Dorothy, 7 June 1686.

Martin, John, [son of] John & Dorothy, 2 Nov 1691.

Martin, Richard, [son of] John & Dorothy, 7 Jan 1693/94.


Wilfred Jordan, ed., Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania: Genealogical and Personal Memoirs; Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., New York, 1934; volume 5, part 2, pp. 924-925.

(The Second Martin Line).

Introduction and first generation same as First Martin Line.

(II) ENSIGN JOHN MARTIN, JR., son of John and Hester or Esther (Roberts) Martin, was born in 1650. He was of Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey. His will was proved April 18, 1704; it reads as follows:

In the name of God Amen: In the year of our Lord one thousand seaven hundread & three ye 21st day of May, I, John Martin of Piscataway in the County of Middlesex in the province of East New Jersey, Yeoman being at present sick and weake in body but through the mercy of God whole and sound in my mind and understanding and of perfect memory, Doe thinke meete to make and ordaine this my last will and testament as followeth. First and above all I comitt my Spiritt into the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ the Redeamer thereof and my body after my deseace to be interred at the discretion of my Executrix Concerning the Outward Estate which the Lord hath lend me. I dispose thereof in manner following. First my will and my mind is that all my Just Debts Shall be payed and fully Satisfied. Item. I will and bequeath to my well beloved brothers and Sisters--Joseph Martin, Benjamin Martin, Thomas Martin, and Mary Ball and Lydia Smaley--to each of them all one Shilling Sterling mony a peace or in other pay Equivalent to it. It--I will and bequeath to my well beloved daughter, Elizabeth Dun, two shillings. It--I will and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter, Ester Martin, one cow for a memorial of my Love to each of them to be payd to Each of them Respectively within the space of three months after my Deseace. It--my mind is that all my Debts being payd and all these Legacies above bequeathed Deducted outt of my Estate the Remainder thereof Shall be disposed of In Manner folg. Item. I Give to my dearly beloved wife, Ann Martin, the best feather bed with the furniture to itt which Is now in the house and after that my personable Estate with the moveables to be legaly appraised and equaly to be divided into three parts my wife takeing one part to her Selfe her heires and Assignes for Ever and the other two partes to be divided in manner following. Item. I will and Bequeath to my Welbeloved Daughter Dorothy Martin and Patience Martin seaven pounds of Currant Silver mony of this province Apeace or in other goods Equivalent to It to be payde at the day of marriage or otherwise when the Overseers shall see Convenient. It--I will and Bequeath to my Eldest son John Martin ten pounds currant Silver mony of this province or goods equivalent to be paid him att the age of twenty one yeares or otherwise as the overseers shall see Convenient. It--I will and bequeath unto my Eldest son John Martin one hundred and fifety akers of land leying part uppon Shingle hill part uppon turkey hill and turkey Neck so Running to the brooke Dismall with five Akers of Meadow joining to my brother Joseph Martins Meadow Runing from the pond upwards Lenghwayes. Item. I will and bequeath to my youngest son Richard Martin one Iron Kettle with one Gridiron with the Remaineing part of the moveables aforesaid mentioned the Legacies being payde. Item. I will and Bequeath to my youngest son Richard Martin my home lot Containeing one hundred Akers of Land with ten Akers of Meadow belongeing thereunto more or less. Item. My will and pleasure is that my Well beloved Wife Ann Martin Shall enjoy my said home lot with the Rights and privileges belongeing thereunto. Item for the full Performance and Due Execution of this my Preasant last will and Testament in all Respects as is aforesaid written I doe hereby appoint impower nominate and ordaine my Well beloved brother Benjamin Martin with my Well beloved friend Samuell Blackford to be my Sole and onely Executors to whome I Give and Comitt all trust and power thereunto Neadfull whome I doe Intreat to afford their best help assistance and Councell for the performance of the same. And in Testimony That this above written is my true and Last Will I the said John Martin have hereunto putt my hand and Seale Dated as above said.

John “his X mark” Martin

Sealed in the Presence of signed

Benjamin Martin, Joseph Martin

Stephen Wilson

John Martin, Jr., married (first), at Piscataway, June 26, 1677, Dorothy Smith. (Smith II.) He married (second), January 9, 1698-99, Anne Brown. Children, all by the first marriage, births of numbers 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 recorded at Piscataway, New Jersey, others mentioned in father’s will:

1. Easter, born February 8, 1677-78, died April 9, 1678.

2. Esther, born April 11, 1679, died November 8, 1682.

3. Elizabeth, born March 24, 1680-81; married, August 9, 1697, Hugh Dun.

4. Ester, unmarried when her father made his will.

5. Patience, of whom further.

6. Dorothy, born June 7, 1686; married, September 21, 1704, Benajah Dunham.

7. John, born November 2, 1691, died July 16, 1721.

8. Richard, born January 7, 1693-94.

(“New Jersey Records of Wills,” Bk. 1, pp. 34-36. “New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings,” New Series, Vol. IV, pp. 38-42; 3rd Series, Vol. II, pp. 174-175. “New Jersey Archives,” Vol. XXI, p. 49.)

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  • 'Lineage Book of Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors By Robert Glenn Thurtle
  • Lineage Book of Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors By Robert Glenn Thurtle
  • Pg. 311
  • 1. Thomas Roberts, Governor of New Hampshire 1640-41
    • 2. Esther Roberts New Hamshire c.1626 Piscataway, NJ 12 Dec 1687 m. c.1646 John Martin Durham, Eng. c.1620 Piscataway 5 July 1587
      • '3. John Martin, Jr. Dover, NH 1647 Piscataway 1703 m. 26 Jun 1677 Dorothy Smith 28 Mar 1698
        • 4. Patience Martin m. 31 Oct 1704 Daniel Sutton Piscatway 25 Feb 1682 Piscataway 1761
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  • 'Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, Volume 4 By New Jersey Historical Society
  • Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, Volume 4 By New Jersey Historical Society
    • Piscataway, New Jersey, Marriage and Death Records
    • From the Town Register, 1668 to 1805.
  • Pg. 38
  • Martin, Lydia (John and Easter), to John Smalley, Oct. 18, 1676.
  • 'Martin, John (John and Hester) to Dorothy Smith, June 26, 1677.
  • Martin, Joseph (John and Hester) to Sarah Trotter (of Eliz.), (d. Wm. and Catharine), Nov. 25, 1679.
  • Martin, Martha, to Josiah Wooden, Nov. 20, 1705.
  • Martin, Benjamin (John and Hes.), to Margaret Rennals, Oct. 24, 1680.
  • Martin, Benjamin to Margt. Ellstone, Nov. 10 1688.
  • Martin, Thomas, to Rebecca Higgins, Apl. 28, 1683.
  • 'Martin, Elizabeth (John and Dorothy), to Hugh Dun, Aug. 9, 1697.
  • 'Martin, John, to Ann Brown, Jan. 9, 1698-9.
  • Martin James, to Hannah Smith (of Wood), Sept. 4, 1701.
  • Martin, Dorothy, to Benjamin Dunham, Sept 21, 1704.
  • Martin, Patience, to Daniel Dutton, Oct. 31, 1704.
  • Martin, Joseph, to Susanna Anger, Sept. 1, 1707.
  • Martin, Richard, to Mary Salard, Mar. 3, 1713-14.
  • Martin, David, to Elizabeth Doty, Mar. 9, 1714.
  • Martin, Joshua, to Sarah Sopars, Apl. 6, 1715.
  • Martin, John, to Mary Drake, Feb. 16, 1716.
  • Martin, Jonathan (Jon. and Eliz.) to Martha Dunn, May 11, 1732.
  • Martin, Hannah, to Banajah Dunham, Feb. 5, 1745.
  • Pg. 40
  • 'Smith, Dorothy, dau. of Richd., to John Martin, June 26, 1677.
  • Pg. 42
  • 'Martin, Easter, of John and Dorothy, Apl. 9, 1678.
  • 'Martin, Easter, of John and Dorothy, Nov. 8, 1682.
  • 'Martin, John, of John and Dorothy, July 16, 1721.
  • Martin, John Senr., July 5, 1687.
  • Martin, Esther, widow of John, Dec. 12, 1687.
  • Martin, Benjamin, of Benjamin and Margaret, Oct. 24, 1682.
  • Martin, Margaret, wife of Benjamin, Jan. 12, 1687-8.
  • Martin, Joshua, of Moses and Margt., age 59 yrs., Apl. 16, 1793.
  • Martin, Abigail, of Joseph and Sarah, Jan. 19, 1693-4
  • 'Martin, Dorothy, wife of John, Mar. 28, 1698
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New Jersey Historical Society. Calendar of New Jersey wills, administrations, etc. (page 40 of 76)

  1687 Nov. 9. Martin, Easter, of Piscataway; will of. Children — John, Joseph, Thomas Martin, Mary Hull, Martha Langstafis, Lidia Smalley, Benjamin, grandchildren Mary and Plope Hull (children of Hopewell Hull). Land iu Piscataway Township. Personal property. Executor — son Benjamin. Witnesses — Edward Slater and Samuel Hull. Proved December 20, 1687. 
N. J. Archives, XXL, p. loS, and Middlesex Wills 
  1687-8 Jan. 6. Bond of her son Benjamin Martin of Piscataway as executor of her will. Edward Slater of the same place fellow bondsman, 
  1687 Sept. 15. Martin, James, of Burlington, meal man; will of. Brothers — Thomas Martin and John Martin, sister Mary Fry (excluding her husband from use of legacy), nephew Thomas Fry; Monthly Meeting of Ratlife Frends, London, and Burlington Meeting; mother Martha Martin alias Greenhill. Real and personal estate, partly in England, Executors — Samuel Jenings, Percival Towle and Thomas Ollive. Witnesses — John Johnson and Susannah Prickit. Proved March 28, 1693.
  1687 March 17. Martin, John, of Piscataway, yeoman; will of. Wife Easter heiress and executrix of real and personal estate with sons John and Benjamin Martin, Hopfull Hulle and John Langstaff as over-seers. Witnesses — Thomas Killingvvorlh, Will: Button, Benjamin Martin, Thomas Martin and Daniel Lippington. Proved 20th 20th 16S7 (?) 
N. J. Archives, XXL, p. 107, and Middlesex Wills 
  1703 May 21. Martin, Jolin, of Piscatteque, yeoman; will of. Wife Ann. Children — Elizabeth Dun, Ester Martin, Dorthy Martin, John Martin (under age), Richard Martin, brothers Joseph, Benjamin and Thomas Martin, sisters Mary Hall and Lydey Snialley. Real and personal estate. Executors — brother Benjamin Martin and Samuel Blackford. Witnesses — Benjamin Martin, Joseph Martin and Stephen W^illson. Proved April 18, 1704. Lib. i, p. 34, and Middlesex Wills 
  1703 June 12. Inventory of the personal estate (£219.17.6); made by John Royse and Edmond Dunham. 
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  • 'NEW JERSEY COLONIAL RECORDS, East Jersey Records: Part 3 - Volume 21 Calendar of Records 1664-1703
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  • 1682 May 18. Deed. John MARTIN of Piscataway to his son Joseph MARTIN of the same place, for 80 acres at the Vinyard in said Township, bounded S. by son 'John MARTIN', E. by Nicholas MUNDAY, N. by Samuel HULL, W. by unsurveyed land, as granted by patent of Septbr. 10, 1678; also one half of a 30 a. lot of meadow on Raraton R. in Woodbridge Corporation adjoining Charles GILMAN (patent of June 3, 1673) 237
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  • ' 1686 July 22. Patent to John MARTINE Junior of Piscataway, for 100 acres there, bounded N. by grantee, E. by John MARTINE Senior, S. and W. by unsurveyed land; also 90 acres at Chingell Hill, bounded W. by Hopell HULL, S. by Jeffrey MANING, E. by unsurveyed land, N. by John MARTINE Senior. 352
  • 1686 July 22. Do. to John MARTINE Senior of Piscataway, for 100 acres there, bounded N. by his homelot, W. by 'John MARTINE Junior', South by unsurveyed land, E. by Woodbridge line; also 81 a. bounded W. by Hopell HULL and Thomas HIGGINES, S. by John MARTINE Jr., E. and N. by unsurveyed lands. 353
  • 1686 July 19. Do. to Hopewell HULE of Piscataway, for 100 acres there, bounded E. by Woodbridge, S. W. and N. by unsurveyed lands; also 90 a. at Chigell Hill, bounded S. by Jaffray MANING, E. by 'John MARTINE Junior', N. by Thomas HIGGINES, W. by unsurveyed lands. 356
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  • ' 1684-5 Jan. 21. Deed. John MARTIN Junior of Piscataway to his brother Benjamin MARTIN, for a tract at the Vineye and in Piscataway Township along Woodbridge line, by virtue of patent of Sept. 10, 1678. 395
  • 'NEW JERSEY COLONIAL RECORDS, East Jersey Records: Part 4 - Volume 21 Calendar of Records 1664-1703
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  • 1684-5 Jan. 21. Do. Benjamin MARTINE to his brother 'John MARTINE joiner', both of Piscataway, for 33 acres in Woodbridge, given him by their father John MARTINE August 4, 1684. 78
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  • ' 1684 Aug. 22. Deed. John MARTINE junior of Piscataway to his father John MARTINE of Woodbridge, for 15 acres of upland at Piscataway, N. and E. the highway, W. and S. grantee. 219
  • 1687-8 March 17. Will of John MARTIN of Piscataway. Wife Esther sole heiress and executrix with sons Hopewell HULL, 'John MARTIN', Benjamin MARTIN and John LANGSTAFF as overseers and assistants. Witnesses Thomas KILLINGWORTH, Will. BUTTON, Benjamin MARTIN, Thomas MARTIN, Daniel LIPPINGTON. 220
  • 1687 Dec. 14. Letters of administration on the estate of John MARTIN dec'd., granted to his widow Esther. 221
  • 1684 Aug. 4. Deed. John MARTINE of Piscataway to his son Thomas MARTINE of the same place for two tracts of land and one tract of meadow, in Woodbridge, vizt: the first, between Abraham TAPPINE, Piscataway bounds, and son Benj. MARTIN; the second, betw. Benj. MARTINE and Piscataway line; the third, 10 acres of Raraton meadows; all by virtue of patent of June 6, 1673. 222
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  • 1687 Nov. 9. Will of Esther MARTIN of Piscataway. Sons 'John', Joseph, Thomas, Benjamin, daughter Mary HULL, Martha LANGSTAFF, Lidea SMALLY, grandchildren Hopewell, son of Hopewell and Mary HULL, Mary, dau. of the same. Executor son Benjamin. Witnesses Edward SLATTER and Samuel HULL. Proved Dec. 20, 1687. 224
  • 1687-8 Jan. 6. Letters of administration on the estate of Esther MARTIN granted to her son Benjamin. 226
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John Martin, Jr.'s Timeline

Dover, Strafford, NH, USA
June 26, 1677
Age 30
Piscataway, Middlesex Co., NJ
March 24, 1680
Age 33
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
Age 37
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey
June 16, 1686
Age 39
Piscataway, Somerset, New Jersey
May 21, 1703
Age 56
Piscataway, Middlesex, Nj
April 18, 1704
Age 57