Jonathan Martin (1687 - c.1768)

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Birthplace: Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Minister
Managed by: Karen Dorothy Plummer
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Immediate Family

About Jonathan Martin

He was a prominent settler of Piscataway and lived near the Baptist Church.

Jonathan Martin was the son of Benjamin Martin and Margaret Reynolds. Jonathan Martin had three wives and 15 known children. He married his first wife about the time the new church was formed (in Middlesex Co NJ) and it was recorded as 1706. That wife was Elizabeth Dunham, d/o the new pastor, Rev. Edmund Dunham and his wife Mary Bonham Dunham. Elizabeth died four years later at the age of 21. In 1713 Jonathan married Martha Runyon, d/o John & Ann Elizabeth Dunn Runyon. She died 7 years later at age 27. Both tombstones for Dinah and Jonathan were unearthed in 1971-72 winter when digging up an old Nike missile at the old Hadley Airport. The tombstones were eventually taken to the Metlar House, 1281 River Rd., Piscataway. His reads, 'In Memory of Jonathan Martin - Father of Jacob Martin Esq - who deceased July -- 1768 in the 82d year of his age.' His will was dated May 4, 1768, and proved August 17, 1768.

Jonathan's children with his first wife were as follows:

Twins: Mercy Martin b: 1707 m: Joseph Shotwell

               ***Mary Martin b: 1707 d: 1758 m: John Sutton

Jonathan Martin, Jr b: 1709 d: 1780 m: 1732 Martha ?

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Rev. Jonathan Martin's Timeline

1687
June 12, 1687
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
1704
August 21, 1704
Age 17
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA
1707
September 21, 1707
Age 20
September 21, 1707
Age 20
Piscataway, Middlesex Co., NJ
1709
March 19, 1709
Age 21
Piscataway Township, Middlesex, NJ, USA
1713
1713
Age 25
1715
1715
Age 27
1716
1716
Age 28
1718
April 16, 1718
Age 30
Piscataway, Middlesex Co. N.J.
1720
1720
Age 32