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Martin Family Information

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Ancestors of Joseph Martin II


Generation No. 1

1.  Joseph MartinII, born September 18, 1740 in ALBEMARLE Co., VA (Source:
HISTORY OF HENRY CO., VA PG 223-225 "MARTIN FAMILY"); died 1808 in HENRY
CO., VA (Source: HISTORY OF HENRY CO., VA).  He was the son of 2. Joseph
MartinI and 3. Susannah Chiles.  He married (1) Sarah Lucas 1762 in ORANGE
CO, VA (Source: MARRIAGES OF SOME VA. RESIDENTS, 1607-1800, DOROTHY FORD
WULFECK).  She was the daughter of William Lucas and Jean ?.  He married
(2) Elizabeth Ward Abt. 1775 in CHEROKEE NATION EAST, TN.  She was the
daughter of Bryant Ward and Gi-Ga-U Nanyihi.  He married (3) Susannah
Graves February 24, 1784 in HENRY CO., VA (Source: MARRIAGES OF SOME VA.
RESIDENTS, 1607-1800, DOROTHY FORD WULFECK).  She was the daughter of
William Graves and Mary ?.

Notes for Joseph MartinII:
Info says "from Martinsville, Va."  Gen. Joseph Martin is listed in
Collier's Encyclopedia as having founded Martinsville, Va. in 1792. 
Martinsville is located 50 miles south of Roanoke, VA. and is the county
seat of Henry Co. There is a note about a painting done by Wm. C. Cooper,
"ENGLAND", AND 6'2", Lyman Draper, R. D. Brooks, and Betsy's connection to
William and Joseph. 
Brice Martin is listed as Joseph's youngest brother in "TN AND KING'S MTN.
PAPERS," LYMAN DRAPER.
There is a John C. Martin of Woodbury, Cannon Co, TN, who advised Lyman
Draper that his brother William was one of the older sons of Gen. Joseph
Martin, who served in the War of 1812, but I have found no reference to
him.  The death of John C. Martin of Wilson Co., TN., is listed 4/10/1837.
NASHVILLE REPUBLICAN
Joseph was a LT. under Capt Abraham Penn in 1774, TN & KING'S MTN, L. C.
DRAPER
"HISTORY OF HENRY CO., VA" lists all children with their mothers.  It would
appear that there were only two children from the marriage to Betsy Ward. 
This book also says that Joseph "formed an association with Betsy Ward." 
He was a large man, bald for many years, wore chin whiskers which were
plaited and worn beneath his shirt.  There is a note in this book "13TH
child married a "Rucker."  The children are listed in the order as given in
this book.
"HISTORY OF HENRY CO., VA," PG 91-94, born near Charlottesville, Va, in
1740, of English descent, strong willed, ran away from school, but great
student of nature and man.  Besetting sin was gambling, soon in debt.  At
end of French and Indian War, spent 6 years hunting and trading with
Indians and with valuable furs and money from gambling, paid off debts. 
His companion often was Ben Cleveland, hero of King's Mtn.  1763, went
beyond mountains and settled Powell's Valley, now known as Martin's Station
(near Knoxville).  Three years as overseer for relative netted enough to
buy "Scuffle Hill" Farm on Smith's River, below Martinsville.  In 1773
moved his family to this plantation.  1774, Dunmore commissioned him Capt.
of Militia, but served as LT. in Capt. Abram Penn's Co. against Shawnee. 
1775, Capt of Committee of Safety for VA. Formed an "association with Betsy
Ward, daughter of Nancy Ward, a half breed, and closely allied to some
Indian chiefs."  Gained valuable information this way. 1777-1789
Superintent of Cherokee Affairs, appointed by Gov. Patrick Henry, pay was
20 shillings a day while with Indians, half pay when at Williamsburg. 
Appointed Major of Battalion against Cherokees and series of successes
raised him in Nation's prominence and placed him among heroes in Rev. War. 
1783, commissioned to treat with Creeks, Cherokees and Chickamaugas and by
gifts, warfare ended.  After 15 years of public service returned to his
farm,  Sarah died in 1782 and he married Susanna, daughter of Thomas
Graves, who lived across river above the double branches, but soon when to
GA to fight Indians and was elected to GA legislature.  1791-1800 served in
legislature of VA from Henry Co.  He was a large man with prepossessing
appearance, bland and courteous in manners, not lazy.  Was bald for many
years, but wore chin whiskers that he plaited and wore beneath his shirt. 
Fond of fine clothes, but stuck with old style of short trousers, knee
buckles, never drunk, lost a tooth, or bled by lancet.  1804 sold "Scuffle
Hill" and bought plantation from Randolph Harrison on Leatherwood where he
died in 1808.
DAR # 68 649 (with Graves) and #'s 47 839, 66 913, 69 061, and 79 099 (with
Lucas) from Marriages of Some Va. Residents.

Notes for Sarah Lucas:
"History of Smith Co., TN" gives me information about Sarah's sisters and
names her father as William, but information from Automated Archives Nos.
100-102 show him as James.  I have listed him as James or William.
Isham Beasley was the son of Braddock Beasley of Peyton Creek Community. 
His wife, the former Sarah Fergusson, daughter of John and Francis (Lucas)
Fergusson, and descendant of William Lucas, the pioneer Indian fighter.
(Other daughters of William Lucas had married General Joseph Martin and
Brice Martin.) The Lucas family were from Southwest Virginia.
John Fergusson and his wife, Francis (Lucas) Fergusson, left the Pleasant
Shade community and went to Fulton County, Missouri in 1819.  The
son-in-law of John Fergusson, Braddock Beasley, also left Peyton Creek in
1824 and went to Fulton County, Missouri.  They only lasted one year but
while there, a son was born and given the name Isham Beasley in honor of
his grandfather, Old Isham Beasley of Beasley's Bend, Smith County,
Tennessee.  This Isham Beasley was a Revolutionary soldier from Chatham
County, North Carolina.  When Braddock returned to Peyton Creek in early
1826, he settled down for life. 

Notes for Elizabeth Ward:
"TENNESSEE PAPERS", Lyman C. Draper, Pg 81, Wm. Martin writes that "my
father (Joseph) when appointed Indian Agent took young half-breed Cherokee,
Betsy Ward, daughter of Nancy Ward, as his wife...Bryant Ward...married
Nancy Ward, mother of my father's Cherokee wife."  It is interesting that
while Betsy carried the "Ward" name, it is stated that Bryant Ward married
her mother.  This would imply that Bryant was not Betsy's father, but I
have shown her as the daughter of Bryant.
"TN COUSINS" Pg 202 says "Many such marriages to the Indians occurred,
including that of Sam Houston and Joseph Martin, though Houston's Indian
wife had no children"  This confirms that Joseph and Betsy did have
children as stated by William in his letter to Draper.

Notes for Susannah Graves:
Susannah and Sarah are the only wives listed by Joseph in the "DAR INDEX". 
In "VA WILLS" William Graves, May 1790, lists wife as Mary; sons, Thomas,
John, and William: daughters, Polley Graves, Sally Graves, Betsey(sic)
Graves, Nancy Parbury, and Susannah Martin.  This means that Susannah was
married to Joseph before 1790.  Unknown date when Betsy Ward was married to
Joseph.
>From "HISTORY OF THE CHEROKEE INDIANS," Joseph is listed as having married
"Susannah Fields, nee Emory," on PAGE 570.  She is listed with the same
names on PAGE 644, but there it is stated she was a quarter-blood Cherokee
and the mother of John Martin, first Chief Justice and Treasurer of the
Cherokee Nation.

Children of Joseph Martin and Sarah Lucas are:
i. Susannah Martin, born Abt. 1763 in HENRY CO. OR ORANGE CO.,  VA
(Source: HISTORY OF HENRY CO., VA, PG 223); died June 06, 1844 in SMITH CO,
TN (Source: HISTORY OF HENRY CO., VA, PG 223, "MARTIN FAMILY"); married
Jacob Burrus March 13, 1781 in HENRY CO., VA (Source: HISTORY OF HENRY CO.,
VA, PG 223).

Notes for Susannah Martin:
She moved to TN. and lived near her brother, William.  He referred to her
in a letter to Lyman Draper as "my old, blind sister."

Notes for Jacob Burrus:
"RUTHERFORD CO. CEM., RUTHERFORD CO. HIST. SOC." lists Joseph Burrus, Rev.
War Vet., DOB 7/26/1762 Amherst Co, VA, DOD 1/14/1821 Rutherford Co., TN.,
m. Sophia, DOB 7/7/1775, Amherst Co, VA, DOD 2/26/1835.  Children: Charles
D., DOB 6/26/1795, DOD 1/2/8/1818 (Masonic emblem) and Lucy A., DOB
12/14/1804, DOD 6/21/1824: Possible son of Charles, Wm. C. J. DOB
12/28/1815, DOD 5/25/1859.  I assume that this is Jacob's brother. 

ii. William L. Martin, Sr., born November 26, 1765 in ORANGE CO. VA
(Source: SMITH CO. HISTORY, HISTORY OF PATRICK AND HENRY CO. VA,); died
November 04, 1846 in DIXON SPRINGS, SMITH CO., TN (Source: SMITH CO.
HISTORY, AND SMITH CO. CEMETERIES N. OF THE CUMBERLAND.); married Frances
Farris July 19, 1790 in HENRY CO., VA (Source: DAR PATRIOTS INDEX &
AUTOMATED ARCHIVES CD #229).

Notes for William L. Martin, Sr.:
Col. Wm. Martin was son of Gen. Joseph Martin, Martinsville, Va. There is a
painting of Gen. Martin by Wm. C. Cooper .  There is a note from DMM saying
"Arrested John Sevier, Gov. Of TN."  Also note after this mentions the
Painting "England, 6'2"".  See Henry Brooks for more info. JMF 2/20/1995
"King's Mountain and Its Heroes" by Lyman C Draper, Page 189, states in a
footnote "The Late Colonel Wm. Martin of TN also furnished his
recollections as devived in conversations with Col. Cleveland.  I do not
think that Col. Martin was at King's Mtn for the battle, only telling of
his conversations with Col. Cleveland." 
"Annals of Rutherford Co" by John C. Spence, Pg 33, lists a William Martin
as having been appointed one of the first constables of Rutherford Co.
1/3/1804.  
Lived in Dixon Springs, TN, was a Col. In War of 1812 and Creek Wars in
Ala. Info from R. B. Brooks, Smith Co., TN.
"TN Cousins, Smith Co," Pg 651, lists his birthplace as Henry Co, Va., but
I tend to go with info from other sources.
Smith Co Deed Bk M, Pg 338, Wm. deeded two acres to Chesley Bridgwater and
other Trustees of Dixon's Creek Baptist Meeting House on 9/11/1835.
In Letters to Lyman Draper, He tells much of his feelings about his father,
Joseph, and his father's "Young Half-Breed Cherokee."  This was Betsy Ward,
daughter of Nancy Ward, whom Joseph "Took to Wife."  Wm. states that he had
purposely omitted this in past communication "From a wish to put a veil
over it ... She was of the most distinguished clan of the whole tribe and
of one of the first families of that clan ... With this woman, he lived a
greater part of his long agency, mostly at the Long Island, but sometimes
at the Nation ... Go(ing) home to Va, stay awhile and return ... It never
produced any discord between him and my mother, such was her affection for
him ... When ... I had been there and seen all, I became mortified and much
disgusted ... advised my mother, one of the best women, to leave him, for
which she rebuked me sharply... After she died (of whom I was very
affectionate) and ... happened when I was 17 Years Old, he had me about for
several years ... I was obliged to connive (Sic) at what I saw, but felt
indignant--All through life, it shaded in some measure, my veneration for
him ... More strange still ... a year or two after my mother's death, he
married a lady of considerable distinction, she knowing all about it and he
continued that way for several years, without discord with her ... This
Indian woman ... had a son and a daughter, very promising ... Quit agency
... took (them) to Va ... hoping ... with advantages ... grow to be of
advantage to his People .. after .. education ... went back to nation ...
turned out badly ... without it (the Indian marriage), his life would not
have been safe .. But with it, he could be with them in their nation and
exercise an influence ... Otherwise impossible ... All this I admit, but
the moral turpitude I could not be reconciled to ... when a boy.  That this
connection did protect his life more than once ... To his family, he argued
that he was making a great estate for his children ... and quieted them in
that way ... He had the greatest talent of any man, to become all things to
all men ... Indulged in some of the vices ... Confined to gambling,
fighting, etc ... mostly with his friends.  Not until the ... Cherokee was
there any complaint of lewdness with women ... He was chaste and kind in
his family ... did not profess religion publicly, but for many years of his
after life, was reserved and quite moral." JMF 4/5/1995
Wm. served against the Creeks and took command when Col. Pillow was
wounded.
In June, 1995, my mother, Dorothy McCall MacGregor, and I visited the old
cemetery near Dixon Springs, TN.  The overgrowth of the cemetery made it
impossible to enter the walled-in portion of the cemetery.  We did,
however, find a grave about 20-25 ft. south of the cemetery.  This 
headstone was marked on the side facing away from the grave with "Toby"
scratched into it.  This is appears to be the grave of the slave, Toby, who
lived to be 101 years old and had saved Wm. Martin's brother's, Brice, life
when Wm. was a boy.
DAR #'s 66 913 and 67 061 from Marriages of Some VA. Residents.  Source
also gives pob as Orange Co.

Notes for Frances Farris:
"HENRY CO. VA WILL ABSTRACTS, VOL I & II 1777-1820"  his will reads "To my
wife my estate real and personal.  To son Josiah Farris Negro Bob.  To son
John Farris and two daus Jane Anthony and Frankey Martin each 25 cents. The
remainder of my estate to my son Josiah Farris and dau Patsy Pen to be
equally divided between them.  Appoint son Josiah and grandson William Penn
exor." 

iii. Martha Martin, born Abt. 1768; married William Cleveland.
iv. Elizabeth Martin, born October 13, 1768 in HENRY CO. VA; died June
11, 1805; married Carr Waller.
v. Brice M. MartinII, born Abt. 1770 in HENRY CO. VA; died Abt. 1846 in
SMITH CO., TN; married Matilda Perkins 1811 in TN (Source: HISTORY OF HENRY
CO., VA, PG 223, "MARTIN FAMILY").

Children of Joseph Martin and Elizabeth Ward are:
i. James Martin, born Abt. 1776 in CHITTIKO, CHEROKEE NATION EAST, TN;
married Nani Doshd.
ii. Elizabeth Martin, born Bef. 1787; married Edward Adair.

Notes for Elizabeth Martin:
>From "HISTORY OF THE CHEROKEE INDIANS," the 1ST daughter of Joseph and
Susannah "Fields" was named Nancy and married Jetter Lynch.  The 2ND
daughter was named Sabra and married Daniel Davis (1785-1866) who was born
in NC.

Notes for Edward Adair:
!His father was Walter "Black Wat" S. Adair who was the son of John Adair. 
His mother was M. Thompson.  Info from "Whites Among the Cherokees."  JMF
6/28/1995

Children of Joseph Martin and Susannah Graves are:
i. Joseph MartinIII, born September 23, 1785 in HENRY CO. VA; died
November 03, 1850 in HENRY CO. VA; married Sally Hughes.

Notes for Joseph MartinIII:
"PATRICK AND HENRY CO" lists his children as: Sally m. Overton Dillard
(five daughters), Matilda m. Dr. George Hairston, Susan m. Robert Cook,
Ella m. Dr. John Robertson, Ann m. John H. Dillard, Eliza m. 1)Robert
Williams 2) Samuel Williams (or they could be the same person), Jane m. 1)
Mr. McCabe 2) John Watkins, William III (1814 - 1888) m. Susan Hairston
(five daughters and three sons), Archelaus Hughes (died as infant), Samuel
(not married), Tom m. Susan Panille (he died at Malvern Hill in 1862),
Joseph IV m. Susan Panille (his brother's widow?), and Mary m. John
Staples. 
This does not all appear the same in "HISTORY OF HENRY CO. VA, PG 224." 
There were 8 daughters and four sons.

ii. Alexandra Martin, born Abt. 1786 in VA (Source: AUTOMATED ARCHIVES,
INC. CD #100-102, LDS RECORDS); died Abt. 1860 in ST. CLAIR, MO (Source:
AUTOMATED ARCHIVES, INC. CD #100-102, LDS RECORDS); married George Smith
March 21, 1812 in WILSON CO., TN.
iii. Jessie Martin, born Abt. 1787 in HENRY CO. VA; married (1) Cecelia
Reid; married (2) Annie Armistead Aft. 1812.

Notes for Jessie Martin:
DAR LINEAGE BOOK VOL. 48 LISTS A SON, DR. LAFAYETTE WASHINGTON MARTIN WITH
2ND WIFE, SARAH J. KING. JMF 3/5/1995
ALSO HAD SON THOMAS J. MARTIN, DOD BEFORE MAR 10, 1846.  WITH A WIFE,
SARAH, WHO MARRIED JOHN COLVILLE AFTER HIS DEATH.  ALSO LISTED AS HEIRS
WERE:  HENRY, WILLIE O., JESSE JR., JAMES M. MARTIN, JOSIAH, LUKE P. JOHN
M., MARY JANE, ARMSTEAD CHATTEN, JOHN D. CHATTEN, MINERVA CHATTEN, EMILY
CHTTEN, MARY JANE CHATTEN AND DAVID H. CHATTEN.  UNKNOWN IF THESE ARE HEIRS
OF THOMAS J. OR HIS FATHER JESSE.  LISTS WIDOW OF JESSE AS JANE.TN.
TIDBITS, VOL III, PG 238  JMF 3/25/1995


iv. Thomas W. Martin, born Abt. 1788 in HENRY CO. VA; died Abt. 1838 in
MARSHALL CO., TN (Source: INTERNET GENEALOGY); married Nancy Carr October
01, 1811 in RUTHERFORD CO, TN.
v. Lewis Graves Martin, born Abt. 1790 in HENRY CO. VA (Source: HISTORY
OF HENRY CO., VA, PG 223 - 225, "MARTIN FAMILY"); died Abt. 1850 in LINCOLN
CO., MO (Source: HISTORY OF HENRY CO., VA, PG 223 - 225, "MARTIN FAMILY");
married Belinda Rucker September 12, 1816 in RUTHERFORD CO, TN (Source:
AUTOMATED ARCHIVES, INC. CD #229).
vi. Alexander Martin, born Abt. 1792 in HENRY CO. VA; died Abt. 1850 in
MO; married Unknown Carr Abt. 1812.
vii. George Martin, born Abt. 1793 in HENRY CO. VA; died Abt. 1860;
married (1) Elizabeth A. Starling December 17, 1830 in TN; married (2)
Caroline R. Watkins October 25, 1837.
viii. Sallie Martin, born Abt. 1794 in HENRY CO. VA; died Abt. 1813;
married Samuel Armstead.
ix. Susannah MartinII, born Aft. 1795; married George King.
x. Lindsley D. Martin, born Abt. 1796 in VA (Source: AUTOMATED ARCHIVES,
INC. CD #100-102, LDS RECORDS); died Aft. 1860 in TN; married Nancy ?.
xi. Polly MartinII, born Abt. 1796 in HENRY CO. VA; died Abt. 1830;
married Reuben Hughes.


Generation No. 2

2.  Joseph MartinI, born Abt. 1700 in BRISTOL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND (Source:
Brøderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #1266, Date of Import: Jan 27, 1997);
died January 14, 1762 in ALBEMARLE Co., VA.  He was the son of 4. William
MartinI and 5. Mary ?.  He married 3. Susannah Chiles Abt. 1735 in CAROLINA
CO., VA (Source: GENEALOGY OF OLD AND NEW CHEROKEE INDIAN FAMILIES, PG
287).
3.  Susannah Chiles, born Abt. 1708 in ALBEMARLE Co., VA; died June 18,
1754 in HENRY CO., VA.  She was the daughter of 6. John Chiles and 7. Mary
Boucher.

Notes for Joseph MartinI:
Joseph and his cousin, John, came from "Great Britain" to VA Colony and
settled in Carolina Co in the early 1700's.  John married Malinda Burwell
(listed as Elizabeth in "Wills of Burned Counties of VA") and Joseph
married Susanna Chiles.  The family motto was "Sure and Steadfast." 
Patrick and Henry Co. Book, JMF 2/11/1995
A John Martin, attorney of King William Co, VA,  was executor of Col.
John's will in abt. 1756. 18th Century VA Newspapers.
>From "History of the Cherokee Indians," page 671-72, William Martin, a
wealthy merchant of Bristol, England, in order to break up a love match,
furnished his youngest son, Joseph, with a ship named the "Brice" and sent
him to Virginia, where Joseph married Susannah Chiles, member of a
prominent colonial family, and settled near Charlottesville, Albemarle
County, VA. JMF 11/16/1995
"The History of the Cherokee Indians, Their Legends and Folk Lores" says
that William sent Joseph to the colonies to prevent a marriage that William
did not approve.  He was a very wealthy merchant and said in on source to
have been mayor of Bristol, Eng.  The ship, "the Brice," on which Joseph
sailed, appears to have been part of a fleet owed by William.  Another was
named "the William."
"Genealogy of Old and New Cherokee Indian Families" Pg 286, gives DOB for
George as 1681, Nannie as 1683, and Joseph as 1685.  This would make Joseph
I about 55 years old when Joseph II was born.  This gives us another
problem to solve.
Another female Martin child listed by LDS married an "Overton."  This may
be a confusion of generations since Joseph III had a daughter who married
"Overton Dillard."[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #1266, Date of
Import: Jan 27, 1997]

JOSEPH MARTIN      1730 to 1800 (Estimate)

Joseph Martin was born in Bristol, England in approximately 1730 and was
the youngest son of William Martin. Joseph was trained by his father in the
merchant shipping business and was part of a very prosperous business. 

When Joseph became of age for romance he fell in love with a young lady the
family did not favor.  To avoid any problems, his father outfitted a
sailing ship named "Brice" and put aboard his son Joseph as "Supercargo". 
The name Brice later became a family name.

When Joseph settled down in Colonial Virginia he fell in love with a local
Plantation owners daughter by the name of Susanna Chiles and they were
married soon after. When word of his marriage arrived in England, his
father was so enraged that he would marry below his stature that
disinherited his son and cut him from his will.

According to family records, Joseph and Susanna settled in Albemarle
County, Virginia and had a total of nine children before Susanna passed
away around 1750.  

Joseph re-married on June 28, l754 to Ann Sandage.  Ann was the widow since
1747 of William Sandage of Spottsylvania County.  At the time Joseph was a
resident of Louisa County. Louisa County records reflect Joseph married to
Ann from 1754 onward.

Family history reflects that after both Joseph and his father William had
passed away the family members in England offered to share in the family
estate.  Joseph, the third son of Joseph booked passage on a sailing ship
to England to conclude the inheritance offering however missed the ship
sail date and thus never made it to England.  After this misfortune no
further attempt was made to share in the Family fortune.

The following Information was taken from the Albemarle County Will Book 2
Page 112.  December 3, 1760   January 14, 1762

Will of Joseph Martin of Albemarle County, Virginia

      To my present wife, Ann Martin, Negro man Ben, Negro woman Lou and
girl Temp, during her natural life and no longer, the said girl Temp to be
at her disposal forever.  I give all of the tract of land I live on to my
wife Ann Martin during her natural life and no longer, and at my wife's
decease, I give and bequeath unto my son Brice Martin part of the said
tract of land to be divided and beginning at the mouth of Stony Creek, and
to the back lines and down to the river.  Brice to have Manor Plantation,
and the rest to son William Martin.
Son Joseph Martin 300 Acres.  Son John 300 Acres.  I give my son, Joseph
all my rights and title to my land along Goose Creek on the branch of the
Pertomich River (Potomic) I have in partnership with Col. Francis Warner
living in Essex County.  To my daughter Susannah Martin, 200 Acres on Rocky
Creek, and if she die without heir to Susannah Chiles Hammack, daughter of
John Hammack and Mary Hammack his wife.  To my daughter  Susannah Martin,
Negro girl and choice of featherbeds and furniture.  Also her choice of 200
Acres of land in the tract mentioned before.  To my daughter Mary Hammack,
Negro girl Parthenia, and second choice of featherbeds and furniture.  To
my Daughter Ann Martin, Negro girl Vellah, to her and her heirs forever. 
To my Daughter Olive Martin, Negro fellow Ben and Negro Will.  All the rest
of my estate to be divided between, Sarah Burrus, Mary Hammack, Susannah
Martin, Ann Martin and Olive Martin.  Son George Martin 8 pounds current
money.

Executors
   Isaac Davis
   Thomas Burrus

Notes for Susannah Chiles:
>From "HISTORY OF SMITH CO. TN"   "Susanna was described by a grandson,
William Martin, as "one of the best of womankind -- her parents of English
descent." 

Children of Joseph Martin and Susannah Chiles are:
i. Brice MartinI, born Abt. 1737 in ALBEMARLE Co., VA; died Abt. 1816 in
TN; married Rachel Lucas August 07, 1793 in ORANGE CO, VA (Source:
AUTOMATED ARCHIVES, INC. CD #229).

Notes for Brice MartinI:
Died 1819, had sons, William who preceded him in death, and Joseph. There
may have been a son, T.C., but there is no mention in the will.  Also lists
a wife, but gives no name.  Mentions heirs of William, but does not name
them.

Notes for Rachel Lucas:
Isham Beasley was the son of Braddock Beasley of Peyton Creek Community. 
His wife, the former Sarah Fergusson, daughter of John and Francis (Lucas)
Fergusson, and descendant of William Lucas, the pioneer Indian fighter.
(Other daughters of William Lucas had married General Joseph Martin and
Brice Martin.) The Lucas family were from Southwest Virginia.
John Fergusson and his wife, Francis (Lucas) Fergusson, left the Pleasant
Shade community and went to Fulton County, Missouri in 1819.  The
son-in-law of John Fergusson, Braddock Beasley, also left Peyton Creek in
1824 and went to Fulton County, Missouri.  They only lasted one year but
while there, a son was born and given the name Isham Beasley in honor of
his grandfather, Old Isham Beasley of Beasley's Bend, Smith County,
Tennessee.  This Isham Beasley was a Revolutionary soldier from Chatham
County, North Carolina.  When Braddock returned to Peyton Creek in early
1826, he settled down for life. 

1 ii. Joseph MartinII, born September 18, 1740 in ALBEMARLE Co., VA; died
1808 in HENRY CO., VA; married (1) Sarah Lucas 1762 in ORANGE CO, VA;
married (2) Elizabeth Ward Abt. 1775 in CHEROKEE NATION EAST, TN; married
(3) Susannah Graves February 24, 1784 in HENRY CO., VA.
iii. William MartinII, born Abt. 1742 in ALBEMARLE CO., VA (Source:
PATRICK AND HENRY CO.); died Abt. 1809 in STOKES CO., NC; married Rachel
Dalton Bef. 1777 in NC (Source: SOME WILLS FROM BURNED COUNTIES, VA. PAGE
20).

Notes for William MartinII:
The will of Philip Burrow of Dinwiddie Co., Va, dated 3/10/1770, probated
3/1778, listed "son-in-law, William Martin"  Va WILLS.

iv. Olive Martin, born Abt. 1747 in VA; married Ambrose Edwards March 15,
1774 in GOOCHLAND, VA (Source: AUTOMATED ARCHIVES, INC. CD #100-102, LDS
RECORDS).
v. Martha Martin, born Abt. 1750 in VA; died June 20, 1813 in
LEATHERWOOD, HENRY CO., VA; married Pomfret Waller Abt. 1770 in VA.
vi. George Martin, born Abt. 1752; married Charlotte Davis Abt. February
22, 1808 in VA.

Children of Joseph Martin and Ann Sandage are:
i. Mary Martin, born Abt. 1756 in VA; married Hugh Venerable Lewis June
14, 1757 in GOOCHLAND, VA (Source: AUTOMATED ARCHIVES, INC. CD #100-102,
LDS RECORDS).
ii. John Childs Martin, born Abt. 1756 in CHARLOTTESVILLE, ALBEMARLE CO.,
VA (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #1266, Date of Import: Jan
27, 1997); died April 05, 1822 in Stokes Co. North Carolina (Source:
Brøderbund WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #1266, Date of Import: Jan 27, 1997);
married Nancy Ann Shipp June 1784 in LUNENBURG, VA.

Notes for John Childs Martin:
John's name is listed as "John C." and I have assumed that the "C" is for
his mother's maid name since "John" is also her father's name.[Brøderbund
WFT Vol. 6, Ed. 1, Tree #1266, Date of Import: Jan 27, 1997]

JOHN "JACK" MARTIN   1756 to 1822

John"Jack" Martin was born as the first child of Joseph and Ann Sandage
Martin in 1756.  The family was living in Louisa Co. Virginia.

John settled first in Stokes Co. No. Carolina and played an important role
of that state in the Revolutionary War and in the settlement of the area.

In 1784 John married Nancy Shipp, daughter of Josiah Shipp d. 1800 and Anna
Cox 1724-1828.

During the years 1798-1799 and again in 1811-1812 John served the County as
a representative in the State General Assembly.  For 30 years he also
served as Magistrate of Stocks Co. Court.

John was a prominent farmer owning nearly 8,000 acres of land, part of
which was a grant from the English Crown.

John and Nancy Shipp Martin had a family of 10 Children as follows,

1.  Mary Martin, born April 23, 1785

2.  Elizabeth Martin, born February 5, 1787

3.  James Martin, born March 20, 1789

4.  Joseph Martin, born February 4, 1791

5.  Virginia Martin, August 10, 1794 to June 20, 1797

6.  JOHN MARTIN, May 5, 1797 to May 27, 1845  

7.  Samuel Martin, January 29, 1900

8.  George Martin, October 30, 1802

9.  Thomas Martin, January 18, 1805

10. William Martin, August 26, 1809 to 1842 

Notes for Nancy Ann Shipp:
Her DOB is an estimate using his DOB and their marriage date.

iii. Susannah Martin, born Abt. 1758 in VA; married Henry Copland July
21, 1761 in GOOCHLAND, VA (Source: AUTOMATED ARCHIVES, INC. CD #100-102,
LDS RECORDS).






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