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Lydia Smalley (Martin)

Also Known As: "Lidia Marten", "Lydia Martin"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Dover (Oyster River), Bristol Co, NH
Death: September 20, 1731 (76)
Piscataway, Middlesex, NJ, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Martin, of Piscataway and Hester Martin
Wife of John Smalley, II
Mother of Lydia Smalley, II; John Smalley, III; Jonathan Smalley; John 2nd Smalley; Lydia 2nd Smalley and 5 others
Sister of John Martin, Jr.; Mary Hall; Martha Langstaff; Joseph Martin, of Piscataway; Benjamin Martin, Sr. and 2 others

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  • The Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography, Volume 21 By Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • The Pennsylvania magazine of history and biography, Volume 21 By Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Pg. 126
  • SMALLEY. -- January 6, 1897. William Kilpatrick, of Newark, New Jersey, says, " I am the son of Aaron Ogden Kilpatrick and Elizabeth (Smalley) Kilpatrick. My mother was a daughter of Abraham Smalley and Mary Van Nortwick, granddaughter of Abraham Smalley (of Harris's Lane, Piscataway, Middlesex County, New Jersey), born May 2, 1748, who married, October 8, 1772, Catherine Emans, born January 25, 1756, and great-granddaughter of Andrew Smalley, born about 1709."
  • Andrew Smalley was the son of Jonathan Smalley and Sarah ___, grandson of John Smalley, Jr., and Lydia Martin, and great-grandson of John Smalley, Sen., and Ann ___, who came from Eastham, Cape Cod, and settled in Piscataway Township soon after 1666.
  • Land for which John Smalley, Sen., and John Smalley, Jr., received patents is still owned by descendants bearing the name.


  • The Martin family of America : descendants of John Martin & Esther Roberts (1987) by Louise Martin Mohler
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  • JOHN MARTIN, our ancestor, came from England to America. He was born about 1618 and died in Piscataway, New Jersey July 5, 1687. In 1646, in Dover, NH, he married ESTHER/HESTER ROBERTS born about 1628 and died December 12, 1687. She was the daughter of the first Governor of New Hampshire, THOMAS ROBERTS and REBECCA HILTON.
  • For almost 100 years the parentage of JOHN MARTIN has been erroneously given, over and over again, as descending from ISAAC MARTIN in New England. It has been copied and reprinted so many times, everyone assumed it was fact. However, upon close inspection of the original material, it is very obvious to be pure guess work. .... etc.
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  • JOHN MARTIN c1618-1687 b England d Piscataway NH m 1646 ESTHER ROBERTS 1628-1687 d/o Governor THOMAS & REBECCA HILTON
    • 1 JOHN MARTIN JR Ensign 1647-1704 b NH d NJ m 1 1677 DOROTHY SMITH - 1698 d/0 RICHARD of Newtown LI m 2 1698 ANNE BROWN. There is a deed of transfer between JOHN & ANNE dated 1694 ?.
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    • 130 MARY MARTIN HULL HALL 1649-1694 m. 1 1669 HOPEWELL HULL c1636-1693 s/o Rev. JOSEPH & AGNES m 2 1696 JUSTIN HALL
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    • 283 LYDIA MARTIN SMALLEY 1655- m. 1676 JOHN SMALLY JR 1644-1731 s/o JOHN & ANN WALDEN
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    • 1496 BENJAMIN MARTIN 1659-1732 m 1 1680 MARGARET REYNOLDS -1678 d the day our JONATHAN was b d/o NICHOLAS m 2 1688 MARGARET ELSTON d/o JOHN. 7th Day Baptist Ch organized in his home 8-5-1705.
      • .... etc.
    • 2985 THOMAS MARTIN 1662-1715 m. 1683 REBECCA HIGGINS d/o RICHARD and 2nd w MARY SNOW widow of Mr. YATES
      • .... etc.
    • 3316 JAMES MARTIN 1669-1676 d age 7 years


  • Calendar of Records in the Office of the Secretary of State. 1614-1703 edited by William Nelson
  • Pg.83
  • 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
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  • 1684-5 Jan. 21. Do. Benjamin Martine to his brother John Martine
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  • junior, both of Piscataway, for 33 acres in Woodbridge, given him by their father John Martine August 4, 1684. 78
  • Pg.107
  • 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 Woolbridge, 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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  • 1684 Aug. 4. Deed. John Martine of Piscataway to his son John Martine junior, for 15 acres of meadow in Woodbridge Corporation, part of the 30 a. lot granted by patent of June 6, 1673. 66
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  • 1697-8 Jan. 6. Patent to John Martine of Piscataway, for 170 acres there, as follows: 1, 110 a. in the Vineyard, N. Widow Higgens, Widow Fitsrendalph, Nicholas Mundy and grantee's father Martine, W. Samuel Hull and a swamp, E. Woodbridge line, S. a small swamp; 2, 60 a. by Dismall, S. W. grantee, N. W. Daniel Hendricks, E. DismalI Brook, S. unsurveyed land; 3, 15 a. of Rariton meadows in Woodbridge, S. Samuel Mores, N. Joseph Martine, E. the pond, W. the common bog. 522
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  • 1699 Aug. 31. Deed. John Martine of Piscataway and wife Anne to Ralph Ransford of N, Y., butcher, for the following tracts: 1, two house-lots, 20 acres, N. the road betw. them and Smally's town lot, E. grantor's 5 a. lot, S. Nicholas Bonham, W. John Martin senior; 2, 25 a., N. a road and Daniel Lippington, W. Vincent Rugnion or a byway, S. Michael Symons and grantee, E. grantee and John Martin junior; 3, 14 a., adjoining the preceding 25, S. Rariton R., E. and W. two small springs, N. John Martin senior; 4, 5 a. of meadow, W. said river, E. Hugh Dunn, N. Capt. Drake, S. Hopewell Hull. 26


  • Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary and Post ..., Volume 23
  • 1687 Nov. 9. Martin, Easter, of Piscataway; will of. Children— John, Joseph, Thomas Martin, Mary Hull, Martha Langstaffs, Lidia Smalley, Benjamin, grandchildren Mary and Hope Hull (children of Hopewell Hull). Land in Piscataway Township. Personal property. Executor— son Benjamin. Witnesses— Edward Slater and Samuel Hull. Proved December 20, 1687.
    • N. J. Archives, XXL, p. 108, 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.
  • 1693 March 28. Bond of Samuel Jennings of Philadelphia, merchant, as surviving executor. Isaac Marriott and Henry Grubb fellow bondsmen.
  • 1693 March 28. Will proved and letters testamentary granted to the surviving executor, Samuel Jenings. Burlington Records, p. 19
  • 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 overseers. Witnesses Thomas Killingworth, Will: Button, Benjamin Martin, Thomas Martin and Daniel Lippington. Proved 20th 20th 1687 (?)
    • N. J. Archives, XXI., p. 107, and Middlesex Wills
  • 1703 May 21. Martin, John, 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 Smalley. Real and personal estate. Executors— brother Benjamin Martin and Samuel Blackford. Witnesses— Benjamin Martin, Joseph Martin and Stephen Willson. 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.
  • 1708 April 21. Administration on the estate granted to Hugh Huddy, principal creditor. Lib. I, p. 196


  • Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society Vol. IV. by New Jersey Historical Society
    • Piscataway, N. J., Marriage and Death Records
    • From the Town Register, 1668 to 1805.
  • Higgins, Rebecca (Rich. and Mary), to Thomas Martin, Apl. 28, 1683.
  • 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 Sutton, 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.
  • Rennalls, Margaret (d. of Nicholas), to Benjn. Martin, Oct. 21, 1680.
  • Smalley, John, son of John and Hannah, to Lydia Martin, (dau. of John and Esther), Oct. 18, 1676
  • Smith, Dorothy, dau. of Richd., to John Martin, June 26, 1677.


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Lydia Smalley's Timeline

Dover (Oyster River), Bristol Co, NH
March 31, 1679
Age 24
Piscataway, NJ, USA
March 3, 1680
Age 25
Piscataway, NJ, USA
April 10, 1683
Age 28
Piscataway,Middlesex,New Jersey,USA
January 6, 1685
Age 30
September 9, 1687
Age 32
January 20, 1692
Age 37
Piscataway, NJ, USA
June 20, 1696
Age 41
Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
September 1, 1697
Age 42