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Ancestors of Jeremy William Martin


      130. Ens. Benjamin Martin (Source: (1) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 166., (2) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12.), born 08 Apr 1746 in Albemarle Co., VA (Source: Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 167.); died 31 Oct 1821 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) Letter from Sandra D. Watts, Wilkes Co., NC Genweb Researcher., (2) The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc, Cemetery Records Wilkes County Area, North Carolina, Page 61., (3) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 167.). He was the son of 260. Henry Martin and 261. Mary Sarah Bryan. He married 131. Diana Harrison 21 Aug 1766 in Goochland Co., VA (Source: (1) Roger & Kay Martin Family Tree, Provided 17 Aug 1766, Albemarle Co., VA., (2) Opal Vasey.).

      131. Diana Harrison (Source: (1) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 167., (2) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12.), born 01 Oct 1744 in Pittsylvania Co., VA; died 11 May 1817 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) Letter from Sandra D. Watts, Wilkes Co., NC Genweb Researcher, Indicated 18 May 1817!, (2) Opal Vasey, Indicated 11 May 1817!). She was the daughter of 262. Capt. Benjamin Harrison and 263. ??? ???.

Notes for Ens. Benjamin Martin:
Received the remainder of his father's land from the 1752 will. On 4 Oct. 1781, Benjamin Martin and Dianah his wife of Fluvanna Co., Sold 127 acres to Elias Wills, north side of Rivanna, "all my father gave me in his will," adjoining Elias Wills, Cary and William Martin. (Fluvanna DB1, p. 349) They then moved to Wilkes Co., N.C.

Removed to Wilkes Co., NC in the winter of 1781 with the Capt. Thomas Thurman Martin family.

1782 Wilkes Co., NC Tax List as neighbors to Thomas Thurman.

Benjamin is included on the 1790 census of Wilkes Co., N.C., 11th Company: 2 males over 16; 2 males under 16; 6 females; and 13 slaves. Benjamin and his son, Benjamin Harrison Martin were over 16; sons, James and John were under 16; females were his wife, Diana, and daus., Sara Meridith, Anne, Elizabeth, Amelia and Diana. Benjamins eldest son, Robert Martin, lived nearby and his eldest daughter Patsy Martin, had married Benjamin Parks before 1790.

The above information came from MFQ Vol XII, #3 Nov, 1986 pages 167-168.

The family of Benjamin moved from Fluvanna Co., VA to Wilkes Co., NC in the winter of 1782 and established his home on a plantation along the south side of the Yadkin about two miles west of Ronda.

Benjamin was an Ensign and Revolutionary soldier in Virginia.

Ensign Benjamin Martin, a man of sterling patriotism, constantly exerted himself to encourage his people to make every needed sacrifice and to put forth every possible exertion in defense of the liberties of their country. He lived in Fluvanna County, Virginia, and the County Order Book of this county shows that Benjamin Martin was appointed Ensign and sworn into office on September 4, 1777. Two other brothers, John Martin and William Martin, were also recommended on September 4, 1777, as Second Lieutenants; therefore, the four Martin brothers were officers in the Fluvanna County troops in the War of the Revolution. Lieutenant Henry Martin is also mentioned as being in command at Cabin Point, Virginia in 1780.

Benjamin Martin's spirit of 1776 was inherited by his descendants. We find his son, Colonel James Martin, a distinguished officer in the War of 1812; and Colonel James Martin's son, John Bryan Martin, a soldier of distinction as First Lieutenant, commanded his company in the Florida Seminole War. Other descendants were gallant soldiers in the Civil Warm 1861-65. Still later, other descendants of Benjamin Martin wore khaki and gave splendidly their services in the World War, April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918.

Benjamin Martin moved from Fluvanna County, Virginia, to Wilkes County, North Carolina, 1782, and North Carolina History shows that his son, Robert Martin, in 1803, was a member of the House of Commons, Wilkes County, North Carolina, which corresponds to our Legislature. Another son, John Martin, was also a member of the House of Commons, Wilkes County, North Carolina, in 1813. Benjamin Martin was not only a land owner, but the census of North Carolina, 1790, shows that he owned at that time 13 slaves, which constituted a fortune in those early pioneer days. He is buried in Wilkes County, North Carolina, where he was a much honored citizen.

Authority for the above statements:
J.T. McAllister's "Virginia Militia in the Revolution", page 202, also page 69.
"Wheeler's History of North Carolina", page 466.
Census of North Carolina, 1790.

Douglas Reg., page 9

DAR No. 81 010

Benjamin Martins Will: In the Name of God amen
I Benjamin Martin of the State of North Carolina and County of Wilkes be
ing of good health of Body and Sound of mind and Memory thanks be
to God for the same calling unto mind the Motality of my body and
knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do this sixth day of
February in the year of our Lord One thousand eight Hundred and Eighteen
make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner following
that is to say. First of all I commit my Soul to God who gave it my Body to
be Buried in a decent Christian Burial at the Disposial of my Executors.
Secondly, I desire that all my Just debts should be paid out of my Money
and property. Thirdly, I give to my four Sons the following Negroes to
wit.) Negroe John to my Son Robert Martin; Negroe Sam to my Son Benja
min Harrison Martin; Negroe Joe to my Son James Martin and Negroe
Ceasar to my Son John Martin; and to my Daughters, Patsey Parks I
give the following Negroes, Sarah, Andrew, Sam and Ambrose, and to Sarah
Merdith Rosseau I give Jinny and her increase, and to Anne Bagby I
give Winney and Cate and their Increase, and to Elizabeth Martin I give
Sillar and Tom, and to Diannah Martin I give Sarah and Dinah and
their Increase to them and their heirs forever. I also, give to my two
Sons James Martin and John Martin the tract of Land whereon I
now live. (to wid.) the upper end I give to James Martin and the lower
end I give to John Martin, the Division line to run as follows (to wit)
Beginning at the mouth of the Spring branch thence a Straight line to a
mark'd poplar at the foot of the of the Hill whereon I now live thence along the foot
of said Hill so as to take in a part of said branch for the benefit of Watering
to the lower tract, thence to a Mark'd Oak near the foot of the Hill beyond
the Gate, thence with said Mark'd line to the Road that leads to Robert
Martins old School House, thence with said Road to the back line to them
and their heirs forever. Also I give to my Son James Martin One Hun
dred acres of land where my shop now stands to him and his Heirs
forever. Also I give to my Son John Martin a tract of land lying on
Roaring River known by the name of the Horse Shue containing One Hun
dred and forty acres together with all entries I may have adjoining them
?? to him and his Heirs forever. I give to James Martin the Shop tract &
John Martin the Roaring River tract in consequences of their having ??

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                  (13) October Term A.D. 1821

Benefit of the tract whereon I now live during my life. I also give and bequeath
Negroe Abram and Primas, and One-tenth part of all my property hereafter to
be disposed of to my Executors herein after to be appointed in trust to keep
for my Daughter Amelia Cleveland and the profits of said property to pay
over to my said Daughter for her own use and benefit during her life with
out the intervention or disposal of John H. Cleveland her Husband and after
the death of my Daughter Amelia Cleveland it is my Request & disire
that my Executors and Trustees as aforesaid shall divide the afore Men
tioned property willed to them in trust as aforesaid amongst all the Chil
dren of the body of my said Daughter Amelia Cleveland Equally and in
case any Child or Children of my Daughter Amelia Cleveland should die in her
life time leaving Issue then such Issue to have such part or parts of said
property as his or their father or Mother would have been entitled to pro
vided he or they would have been living at the death of my said Daughter
Amelia Cleveland. I give and bequeath one tenth part of all my prpoerty
to be hereafter disposed of to my Executors herein after to be appointed in
trust to keep for my Daughter Elizabeth Martin and the profits of said
property to pay over to my said Daughter to her own use and benefit
during her life without the disposial or Intervention of John Martin her
Husband and further to be _____disposed of in every Respect to her and
her heirs as I have above directed Respecting my Daughter Amelia Cleve
land and her heirs. And finally I give and bequeath to my other chil
dren (to wit.) Robert Martin, Patsey Parks, Benjamin H. Martin, Sarah
M. Rousseau, James Martin, Anne Bagbey, John Martin and Dianah
Martin One tenth part each of all the property both Real and Personal
not already disposed of that I may die leased and possess'd of and the
other two tenths to be held by my Executors in trust as above directed.
And I do hereby make and Ordain my beloved Sons Robert Martin,
Benjamin Harrison Martin, James Martin and John Martin my
Executors and Trustees Strictly enjoining it on them to carry into effect
this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Benja-
min Martin have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and
Seal the day and year above written.
Signed Sealed Published and declared |
by the said Benjamin Martin in | Benj. Martin (seal)
Presents of us |
M. Thurmond ___ | The above will was duly proven in open court
Benjamin Parks___ | by the Oaths of M. Thurmond & Benj. Parks and
Jefferson Marston | the Executors Sworn. Test
R Martin Clk
A Codicil to the above will (to wit.)
Be it remembered that in my last Will & Testament
bearing date the sixth day of February one thousand and eight Hundred and
eighteen I willed a Negroe man called Primus to my Daughter Amelia
Cleveland and having since that empowered my Son James Martin
to sell said Negroe, and the said James Martin having sold said Ne
groe for six hundred Dollars. I do by these presents Authorize and im
power my Executors named in my last Will and Testament to pay to my
Daughter Amelia Cleveland instead of said negroe the balance of the

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above mentioned $600. that shall Remain unpaid to her by me in my life
time, after deducting the cost and Charges for collecting the same, the pay
ment to be made under the same conditions and Restrictions contained
in my last Will and Testament Respecting payments to be made to
her, In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Se-
venth day of September 1821.
Test Benja. Martin (seal)
Jas. M. Parks ___
Alfred Martin ___
     
Children of Benjamin Martin and Diana Harrison are:
  i.   Dr. Robert Martin (Source: (1) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12., (2) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 279.), born 01 Aug 1767 in Albemarle Co., VA (Source: (1) International Genealogical Index 1993, Listed Goochland Co., VA., (2) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 168, Lists place of birth as Albemarle Co., VA.); died 12 Sep 1842 in Wilkesboro, Wilkes, NC (Source: (1) The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc, Cemetery Records Wilkes County Area, North Carolina, Page 52., (2) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 168.); married Amelia Wright 12 Jan 1786 in Surry Co., NC (Source: (1) CD004: Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915, "Electronic.", (2) CD229: Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850, "Electronic.", (3) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 168.); born Abt. 1767 in Fauquier Co., VA (Source: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc, Cemetery Records Wilkes County Area, North Carolina, Page 52.); died 28 Apr 1843 in Wilkesboro, Wilkes, NC (Source: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc, Cemetery Records Wilkes County Area, North Carolina, Page 52.).
  Notes for Dr. Robert Martin:
In 1830 Robert Martin is on the same page of the census with son-in-law Eli Petty. Enumeration as follows: 1 male age 10 to under 15, 1 male 60 to under 70 (Robert), and there is 1 female between 60 and under 70 (Amelia). There are 10 slaves on this census. 6 are male, 1 under 10, 2 ages 10 to under 24, 1 age 24 to under 36, and 2 ages 36 to under 55. The female slaves, 2 under age 10, 1 age 10 to under 24, and 1 age 55 to under 100.

Robert and Amelia were Baptists, and had services in their home until a church could be built. Robert was a doctor though and not a minister of the gospel.

Wilkes Co., NC Clerk of County Court 1807-1833

Robert Martins Will
I Robert Martin of the County of Wilkes and state of North Carolina
being old and afflicted in body but of a sound disposing mind and memory
thanks be to allmighty God for the same, do make this my last Will and Testa
ment in manner and form following.
First I recommend my Soul into the hands of God my Creator and my Body to be
buried in a plain and decent manner at the discretion of my friends & executors
and as to such wordly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with I dispose
of it as follows
2t I will and direct that all my just debts be paid out of my estate, and that all
my debts, that are owing to me be collected by my executors hereafter named.
I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Amelia Martin for and during
her natural life the plantation that I now line on together with all my stock
of every kind and my household and kitchen furniture and all such farming tools
as she may want, and if she should chose to sell any of the above property
not hereafter willed my will is that my executors shall dispose the same
to sale and apply the money solely to her use and support and should be there
a surplus of said money on her hand at her decease, I direct for it to be paid
over to my daughter Amelia M. Smith for her use. If dead to be equally divided
among her Children. I also will unto my beloved wife Amelia Martin for and
during her natural life my negro woman Rose.
3d I give and bequeath unto my son William Martin one Dollar in addition what
I have allready given him
4th I give and bequeath unto my daughter in law Mary Martin and Children
wife and heir of Williams W. Martin my son dec'd my negroe girl Mary
and to go in the possession of Mary Martin at my death and at Mary
Martins death to be equally divided amongst her living Children and it
is also my will that said girl Mary should not be sold out of reach of
Ben her husband.
5th I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Diana H. Pettys heirs one
Dollar in addition to what they have heretofore received of my estate
6th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Wright my tract of land
known by the name of the Squire Barker Tract whereon Mary Standley
now lives, supposed to contain 160 acres to be hers and not to be at
the disposal of her husband Wm W. Wright and after her death to be
equally divided amongst her Children together with what I have
heretofore given her
7th I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin F. Martin one Dollar in addition
to what I have heretofore given him.
8th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Amelia M Smith my negro
boy Hubbard and my Negro woman Rose to be hers after the death
of my wife also my Negro woman Sarah to the said Amelia M Smith
and her Children, I also give unto my son in law Samuel P. Smith my
Brass fire dogs, Shovel and tongs, fire guard and also a set of Black
Smith tools and my Writing Chair
9th I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Amelia M Smith

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my Negro boy ??????
10th I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Sarah M Smith my
Negro boy Orange.
11th I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Diane Lucinda Harrison
Smith my Negro girl Mira and the third choice of my Beds, Bed
steads and furniture and also my desk, after the death of my wife
12th I give and bequeath unto my grandson Robert M. Smith my Negro
boy Adam and my Side Board, Saddle and bridle and the first
choice of my beds, beadsteads and furniture.
13. I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Susannah J. Smith
my Negro Child Abram and fourth Choice of my Beds, Beadsteads
and furniture, also my corner cupboard after the death of my wife.
14. I give and bequeath unto my grandson Samuel P. Smith the second
choice of my beds, bedsteads & furniture, my clock, Book case and
Bureau after the death of my wife.
15. I will that those children named as legatees shall not have any
part of the negroes given in this will to my daughter Amelia
M. Smith at her death and that the property willed to them
remain in the hands & care of Samuel P. Smith their father
until my granddaughters are 18 years old, and my grandsons
twenty one years of age. Then to be delivered over by him or
his administrators or Executors to each as they arrive at
that age, unless the property is accidentally or providentially
destroyed, in which case he is not held responsible.
16. My further will is that if either of my grandchildren to whom
a legacy is left in this my will should die leaving no issue
then in that case their part of the legacy willed to them
I direct to be equally divided amongst my daughter Amelia
M. Smith's children who have no particular legacy left them
and are not named in this my will.
17. I further give and bequeath unto my live grandsons Robert
M. Smith and Samuel P. Smith the tract of land whereon
I now live as heretofore conveyed to them in a deed, of gift
dated the fifteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred forty two
18. I will and direct that all my Book accounts at my death if
any is left against any of my heirs they are to be collected by
my executors as it stands charged and directed on my
family account Book and not in any other manner whatever
19. I further will and direct that my daughter Amelia M. Smith
may take out of my medical shop such medicines and medical
Books as she may want for her own use and the Ballance
of my Medicine, medical instruments and medical Books and
medical apparatus belonging to my shop I give to my grand
son Robert C. Martin for his own use and benefit
20th I also will and direct that after the death of my beloved wife

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Amelia Martin that my old negro man John and old negro woman
Dilcey be set free and I leave them in charge of my son in law
Samuel P. Smith and my daughter Amelia M. Smith that is to say
that they do not suffer in their old age for diet or clothing ???
21st The reason that I have not given to my two sons in law Ely Petty
and Wm W Wright and their wives and children and my son Benjamin
F. Martin and his heirs no more then I have is this my last will &
Testament is because I consider what I have heretofore given them
makes them fully equal to my other children if not more then equal.
22nd And I do hereby notify and confirm this my last will and testament
strictly enjoining it on my ???? to carry it into Execution to which
I do ordain and appoint my trusty friends James Martin, Samuel
P. Smith and Robert C. Martin Executors In witness whereof I
the said Robert Martin have to this my last will and testament
set my hand & seal this 11th day of Septbr 1842
Test
John Rousseau Robert Martin (seal)
??????
Benj S. Martin

North Carolina |
Wilkes County | ???? ???????? 1842
The execution of the within will was duly proven
in open court by the oaths of John Rousseau & Benjamin S. Martin
the subscribing witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded and
registered that the Executors therein named, Sam'l P. Smith
Ja? Martin & Robert C Martin were duly qualified
Test
W. Mastin Clk




  ii.   Patsey Martin (Source: Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12.), born Abt. 1769 in Albemarle Co., VA (Source: Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 168.); died Abt. 1827 in NC (Source: David Pickens.); married Benjamin Parks Bef. 1790 (Source: Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 168.); born Abt. 1765 in Fluvanna Co., VA (Source: 1850 Census Online Images, "Electronic," Wilkes Co., NC Roll 649, Page 341.); died Aft. 1850.
  Notes for Benjamin Parks:
Living with his son James during the 1850 Census.

Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #5 Page 105

Benjamin Parkes' Will

In the name of God Amen I Benj Parkes being of
sound mind and memory do make this day and publish
my last will & Testament in manner following
1st I give my soul to the Lord & my body to be
buried decently
2nd I give & bequeath to my son James M Parkes a negro
girl named Matilda with all of her increase & all other property
he has received of me
3rd I give & bequeath to my son Wm Parkes one negro
Boy named Colton & all the property he has received of me
4th I give to my daughter Martha Martin her children
after her any land in Cherokee County NCarolina & all the property
she has received of me
5th I appoint my son J M Parkes executor
of this my last will & testament signed sealed & delivered
by the tetator on the 9th of December 1847 in the presents of us
who signed the same in his presents
F B Parkes |
L D Parkes | Jurat Benj Parkes [seal]

N Carolina | May Term 1854
W County | The execution of the
foregoing will was duly proven in open court
by F B Parkes & L D Parkes & ordered to be recorded
Test W Mastin Clk



  iii.   Benjamin Harrison Martin (Source: (1) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12., (2) 1790 Census Online, 10th Company, Wilkes Co., NC Page 162.), born Abt. 1771 in Albemarle Co., VA (Source: (1) Roger & Kay Martin Family Tree., (2) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 168.); died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in Probably Cherokee Co., NC; married Frances Martin 13 Jan 1797 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) Donna Johnson, Wilkes Co., Marriages., (2) CD004: Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915, "Electronic.", (3) CD229: Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850, "Electronic.", (4) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 168.); born 03 Nov 1777 in Wilkes Co., NC; died Bet. 1860 - 1870.
  iv.   Sarah Meredith Martin (Source: (1) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12., (2) 1790 Census Online, 10th Company, Wilkes Co., NC Page 162., (3) 1800 Census Online, Wilkes Co., NC Page 54.), born 14 Feb 1774 in Albemarle Co., VA (Source: Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 169.); married Col. Hiram Rousseau 21 Nov 1809 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Wilkes County, NC 1778-1868., (2) CD004: Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915, "Electronic.", (3) CD229: Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850, "Electronic."); born 03 Mar 1771 in Culpepper Co., VA (Source: E Godfrey.); died 18 Nov 1853 in Lincoln Parish, Ruston, LA (Source: E Godfrey.).
  v.   Col. James Martin (Source: (1) John Bryan's (1752) Last Will and Testament., (2) The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol 33., (3) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12., (4) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 49., (5) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 321, James Martin's Will., (6) 1790 Census Online, 10th Company, Wilkes Co., NC Page 162., (7) 1800 Census Online, Wilkes Co., NC Page 54.), born 25 Jan 1777 in Fluvanna Co., VA (Source: (1) Roger & Kay Martin Family Tree., (2) International Genealogical Index 1993., (3) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 169, Lists DOB as 26 Jan 1776.); died 25 Mar 1846 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc, Cemetery Records Wilkes County Area, North Carolina, Page 61.); married Elvira Bryan 27 Aug 1806 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) Donna Johnson, Wilkes Co., Marriages., (2) CD004: Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915, "Electronic.", (3) CD229: Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850, "Electronic."); born 03 Oct 1790 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: Family Search Ancestral File (2 Jan 1966).); died 15 Aug 1863 (Source: (1) Letter from Sandra D. Watts, Wilkes Co., NC Genweb Researcher., (2) The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc, Cemetery Records Wilkes County Area, North Carolina, Page 61.).
  Notes for Col. James Martin:
James Martin helped establish Wake Forest College and was one of the original trustees. He was the first clerk of Brier Creek Baptist Association for 25 years. He was also clerk of Brier Creek Church from 1839 until his death in 1846.

James acquired a large body of land on the south side of the Yadkin River between Ronda and Roaring River. His home built in 1806 near Brier Creek Stood until 1975, when vandals burned it.

James Martin's Will

State of North Carolina |
Wilkes County | I James Martin being of perfect mind and
memory and calling unto mind the mortality of my body and Knowing
that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this
my last Will and Testament, that is to say first of all I recommend my
Soul unto the hands of allmighty God that gave it and my body to be buried
in decent Christian Burial and as touching such worldly Estate which
it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in
the following manner.
1st I desire that all my just debts should be paid out of my money and
property 2nd I give to my beloved Wife Elvira Martin all
the lands I bought of Stephen Shepherd and the Lunsford family
it being the land whereon I now live and all my stock of every kind
household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils and all my
books not otherwise hereafter disposed of, to be hers during her life
and at her death the said lands & Books to belong to my Son
Harrison Martin, the other property she may ??? possesed off
to be equaly divided amongst all my children.
3rd I give and bequeath to my Son John B. Martin the negroes
I have put in his possession called Ceasar, Mariah, Wilson
Eliza and other such property I put in his possession.
4th I give to my daughter Amelia Shufford the negroes I have
put in her possession called Henry, Mary ?????? and the five-
hundred Dollars I let her have to buy an other and such other
property as I have put in the possession of her and her hus
band El???? Shufford.
5th I give to my daughter Diana A. Hunt and her husband James
C. Hunt the negroes I have put in their possession called Allen
Nancy, Ell??? and Suckey and such other property as I have
put in their possession.
6th I give to my Son Benjamin Oliver Hazzard Perry Martin the land
I bought of my brother John Martin together with a small addition
all of which I have made a deed for and other such property
as I have put in his possession.
7th I give to my daughter Elvira Matilda Martin the following negroes
Bety, Nelson, Wilson & Joe and other small property to equal to
what my above named children had towards fixing them for
house keeping.
8th I give to my Son Felix B. Martin the tract of land called the
Redding Tract, The Wallace Tract and the tract on the Brushy
mountain I bought of William B Lawyer and the Entry
I made adjoining the Same and Sixteen hundred Dollars to be
raised out of my money and property and to have
such other property as I have put in his possession
and to have such other furniture as will be equal to

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???????????????????
9th I give to my daughter Mary Ann Martin the following negroes
called Jane, Amy, Charles & Columbus and other small property
such as my other children had when they left me and went to
house Keeping.
10th I give to my Son Leland Martin the Balance of my Fathers Tract of
land not given to my Son Benjamin and to have such other small
property as my other childrren had.
11th I give to my Sons Rufus Martin and James Oscar Martin the tract
of land I bought of the Parks family, William Kirby and John Bryan
Esq. it being my upper plantation and the back lands adjoining
thereof which I aquired by Entry to be equally divided between
them and for them to have such other small property as my
other childrren had.
12th I give to my Son Augustus Harrison Martin in addition what
I have above given him my negroboy Larkin and if he should
die before Augustus come of lawful age then for it to be made
up to him.
13. I also give to my Wife Elvira during her life the following
negroes Cate, Sophia, Sam, Lewis, Aaron, George, Jensey and Sarah
to enable her to raise the Children and at her death said negroes
with their increase to be equally divided amongst all my Children
after making up such losses as is herein provided for and further
my Wife is to have the use of the property willed to my children
until they arrive at the age of twenty one or marry and leave her
and if any of the negroes I have willed to Elvira or Mary Ann
should die before they have come into the possession of them then
for my wife to give them other negroes equal to the one that should
die and for its worth or worth of them if more then one should die
to be paid Elvira or Mary Ann in Money to be raised out of my Estate
The term used for raising money for my Children out of my property
and estate is intended to include what money I may die possessed
of as well as other things and if there should not be property &
money enough to raise it without leaving too little for the
Support of my wife and Children and schooling them, then my other
children must pay back in equal proportions so as to make them equal
14th I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Exequtrix and my Sons John
B. Martin and Benjamin O. H. P. Martin my Executors to this my last will and
Testament in withness whereof Those hereunto set my hand and Seal
This 23rd day of Jan 1840.
James Martin (Seal)
2nd Account of A ?????? Estate
April 24 1846 Cash received from ??? |
???????? of ??????? | $23000
N Carolina | ? Martin ???????
Wilkes County | May Term 1846
The foregoing ?????????????????????????????????
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  vi.   Anne Martin (Source: (1) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12., (2) 1790 Census Online, 10th Company, Wilkes Co., NC Page 162., (3) 1800 Census Online, Wilkes Co., NC Page 54.), born 07 Jun 1779 in Fluvanna Co., VA (Source: Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 169.); died 17 Jan 1850 in Gwinnett Co., GA (Source: GENSERV, Jenny Beasley, jbeasley@athletics.tamu.edu.); married Edmund Bagby 07 Oct 1808 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) Donna Johnson, Wilkes Co., Marriages., (2) CD004: Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915, "Electronic.", (3) CD229: Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850, "Electronic.", (4) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 169.); born 07 Dec 1787 in Fluvanna Co., VA (Source: GENSERV, Jenny Beasley, jbeasley@athletics.tamu.edu lists state as NC.); died 25 Sep 1838 in Gwinnett Co., GA (Source: GENSERV, Jenny Beasley, jbeasley@athletics.tamu.edu.).
  Notes for Edmund Bagby:
1810 Census, Surry Co., NC

  vii.   Col. John Martin, Sr. (Source: (1) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12., (2) 1790 Census Online, 10th Company, Wilkes Co., NC Page 162., (3) 1800 Census Online, Wilkes Co., NC Page 54.), born 09 Mar 1781 in Fluvanna Co., VA (Source: (1) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 169., (2) Margaret Walker Freel, OUR HERITAGE The People of Cherokee County, North Carolina 1540-1955, (The Miller Publishing Company, Asheville, N.C. 1956), Page 309.); died 15 Feb 1839 in Wilkes Co., NC; married Mildred Amelia Jones 17 Dec 1805 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) Early American Marriage: Atlantic South Region, Ancestry, Inc., (2) CD004: Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915, "Electronic.", (3) CD229: Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850, "Electronic.", (4) Margaret Walker Freel, OUR HERITAGE The People of Cherokee County, North Carolina 1540-1955, (The Miller Publishing Company, Asheville, N.C. 1956), Page 309, Gives date of 17 Dec 1805.); born 19 Feb 1786 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) David Pickens., (2) Margaret Walker Freel, OUR HERITAGE The People of Cherokee County, North Carolina 1540-1955, (The Miller Publishing Company, Asheville, N.C. 1956), Page 309.); died Bet. 1870 - 1880.
  Notes for Mildred Amelia Jones:
After her husbands death moved to Cherokee Co., NC

  viii.   Elizabeth Martin (Source: (1) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12., (2) 1790 Census Online, 10th Company, Wilkes Co., NC Page 162., (3) 1800 Census Online, Wilkes Co., NC Page 54., (4) 1800 Census Online, Wilkes Co., NC Page 54.), born 03 Oct 1783 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 169.); married John Martin 20 Oct 1800 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) Brent H. Holcomb, Marriages of Wilkes County, NC 1778-1868, page 128., (2) CD004: Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915, "Electronic.", (3) CD229: Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850, "Electronic."); born Abt. 1779 in Wilkes Co., NC.
  Notes for John Martin:
Did they move to Georgia around 1800?


  ix.   Amelia Eliza Martin (Source: (1) Wilkes Co., NC Will Book #4, Page 12., (2) 1790 Census Online, 10th Company, Wilkes Co., NC Page 162., (3) 1800 Census Online, Wilkes Co., NC Page 54.), born 22 Mar 1786 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc, Cemetery Records Wilkes County Area, North Carolina, Page 61., (2) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 169.); died 12 Jul 1874 (Source: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc, Cemetery Records Wilkes County Area, North Carolina, Page 61.); married John Harrison Cleveland 24 Jul 1805 in Wilkes Co., NC (Source: (1) Donna Johnson, Wilkes Co., Martins., (2) CD004: Marriage Index: MD, NC, VA, 1624-1915, "Electronic.", (3) Martin Family Quarterly Volume XII, #3 Nov., 1986, Page 169., (4) CD229: Marriage Index: KY, NC, TN, VA, WV 1728-1850, "Electronic."); born Abt. 1782 in Wilkes Co., NC; died Abt. 1858 in Clarkesville, Habersham, GA.
  65 x.   Dianah Martin, born 05 Mar 1788 in Wilkes Co., NC; died 01 Oct 1838 in Wilkes Co., NC; married John Martin, Jr. 17 Jul 1806 in Wilkes Co., NC.


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