About Col. Ephraim Martin
Colonel in the Revolutionary War. New Jersey legislator.
From about 1778 to 1795, Martin lived on a farmstead near Basking Ridge, New Jersey, that was also the site of Reverend Samuel Kennedy's classical school established circa 1762. The school was the precursor to the Brick Academy School now located in downtown Basking Ridge.
After his Revolutionary War service, Colonel Martin was elected to the Upper House of the newly created New Jersey State Legislature.
See: Sketch of Colonel Ephraim Martin, of the New Jersey Continental Line. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 34, No. 4 (1910), pp. 480-483.
See: Edmund J. James. Some Additional Information concerning Ephraim Martin, Esquire, Colonel of the Fourth New Jersey Regiment of the Continental Line.
The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 36, No. 2 (1912), pp. 143-161.
27. Ephraim (Col)7 Martin (Ephraim6, James5, Joseph4, John3, Isaac2, Christopher1) was born September 13, 1733 in Basking Ridge, NJ, and died February 28, 1806 in New Brunswick, NJ. He married (1) Martha Squire Abt. 1756. She died 1766 in Hardyston, Middlesex County, NJ. He married (2) Kezia Carmen 1768, daughter of Richard Carman. He married (3) Catherine Wall 1783, daughter of Jarrett Wall.
Notes for Ephraim (Col) Martin:
Ephraim was a Revolutionary War Veteran, Colonel 2nd Regiment, Sussex July 25, 1775. Commanded his regiment at Battle of Long Island, New York and was wounded by a musket ball in the breast April 24, 1776
Colonel in Heard's Brigade June 14, 1776. Marched his regiment with General George Washington to Brandywine, Delaware September 1777. A monument at Valley Forge, erected by the State of New Jersey, includes 4th Rgt, Col. Ephraim Martin, December 16, 1777-June 18, 1778
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Burial: Stelton Baptist Churchyard, Piscataway, NJ
Children of Ephraim Martin and Martha Squire are:
33 i. Squire8 Martin, born 1757; died 1838.
+ 34 ii. Absalom Martin, born 1758 in Basking Ridge, NJ; died January 1802 in Jefferson(Martins Ferry, Ohio).
35 iii. Ephraim Martin, Jr, born 1760; died 1840. He married Mercy Alward.
Notes for Ephraim Martin, Jr: Pvt and Sgt, Rev War
36 iv. Jeremiah Martin, born 1762; died 1840. He married Cersis Ayers..
Birth: Sep. 13, 1733
Death: Feb. 28, 1806
Ephraim Martin (1733-1806) Colonel, aka Ephraim Martin II.
Son of Ephraim Martin I and Keziah Runyon.
Martha Martin Squire, and after her death, he married Keziah Bloomfield Loafborrow Carman, and after her death married Catherine Greene Steel Wall.
Stelton Baptist Church Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Nov 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8060945
Col. Ephraim Martin's Timeline
September 13, 1733
Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
Sussex County, Province of New Jersey
February 28, 1806
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States