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Ephraim Martin

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey
Death: February 28, 1806 (72)
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ephraim Martin and Eunice Martin
Husband of Martha Martin; Keziah Martin and Catherine Wall
Father of Squire Martin; Capt. Absalom Martin; Ephraim Martin and Jeremiah Martin
Brother of Margaret Heflin; Humphrey Martin; Nathaniel Martin; Jeremiah Martin and Lt. John Martin
Half brother of Reuben Martin

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About Col. Ephraim Martin

DAR Ancestor #: A074194

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

More About Ephraim (Col) Martin:

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


Middlesex County

New Jersey, USA

Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...

Record added: Nov 04, 2003

Find A Grave Memorial# 8060945

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Col. Ephraim Martin's Timeline

September 13, 1733
Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey
Age 23
Age 24
Basking Ridge, Somerset, New Jersey, United States
September 1760
Age 26
Sussex County, Province of New Jersey
Age 28
February 28, 1806
Age 72
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States