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Ancestors of Hilyer Opaltrie Martin


Generation No. 6


      32. Abram Martin, born February 07, 1715/16 in Virginia; died 1780 in Georgia. He was the son of 64. Captain John Martin and 65. Letita (Elizabeth) Lewis. He married 33. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Marshall October 02, 1744 in Caroline County, Virginia.

      33. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Marshall, born March 01, 1725/26 in Washington Parish, Westmoreland Co., VA; died July 1797 in Edgefield County, SC. She was the daughter of 66. John Marshall and 67. Elizabeth Markham.

Notes for Abram Martin:
He came to Edgefield County, South Carolina, about 1759/60. He was a Captain under George Washington (in the French & Indian Wars) in Braddoch Co. Was killed by the Indians while surveying land in North Georgia under orders of George Washington.

They had 7 sons who served in the Revolutionary War.

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MARTIN FAMILY
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CAPT. ABRAM MARTIN, (3--6), of Edgefield District, S.C., b. Feb. 7, 1716; d. 1780 (the youngest son of John and Martha
(Bur-well) Martin). He was killed by Indians while on a surveying expedition in Georgia. He served with distinction as Captain
in the Colonial Forces of Virginia under Col. George Washington, in the Braddock Campaign. He m. Oct. 2, 1744, Elizabeth
(Marshall) Smith, b. March 1, 1726 d. 1797; wid. of Jonn Smith, and dau. of Capt. John and Elizabeth (Markham) Marshall, of
"The Forest." She, Elizabeth (Marshall) Smith-Martin, is pictured in the well-known engraving, "Elizabeth, Grace and Rachel
Martin, Capturing a British Dispatch Squad," and an account of which is given in Mrs. Ellet's "The Women of the Revolution,"
and Johnson's "Traditions of the Revolution," etc. (See Marshall and Smith lineage.) Issue:



  Notes for Elizabeth (Lizzie) Marshall:
She was a 1st cousin to Chief Justice John Marshall, who was the 4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

More Women of the Revolution from
"Daughters of America",1849 and
"Women of the Revolution" 1882:


There is the little known story of Rachel and Grace Martin who disguised themselves as men and assailed a British courier and his
guards. They took his important dispatches, which they speedily forwarded to General Greene. Then they released the two officers
who didn't even know that they were women.


     
Children of Abram Martin and Elizabeth Marshall are:
  i.   William Martin, born September 26, 1745 in Augusta, GA; died in Augusta, GA; married Grace Waring.
  Notes for William Martin:
He was a General in the Revolutionary War.


  ii.   Letitis Martin, born September 25, 1747; married Edmund Wade.
  iii.   James Martin, born October 14, 1749; married (1) Elizabeth Terry; married (2) Obediance Bugg.
  Notes for James Martin:
He was a colonel in the Revolutionary War.


  iv.   Benjamin Martin, born 1750; died 1834; married Mary.
  v.   John Martin, born November 19, 1751; died 1813; married Elizabeth Terry.
  Notes for John Martin:

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MAJOR JOHN MARTIN, (4--4), of Edgefield District, S.C.,third son of Capt. Abram and Elizabeth (Marshall-Smith) Martin,
of Edgefield District, S.C., b. Nov. 19, 1751 d. 8-7-1813; served with distinction as Major in the Revolution; he m. first Miss
Bugg. No issue. M. 2-20-1774 (second) Elizabeth Terry, dau. of Co.Nathaniel Terry, of Virginia; (third). 1801 Mrs. Barksdale,
wid. of Wilson Barksdale. Issue:

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5--1. Sarah. b. 12-8-1779 d. 12-2-1830; m. 2-10-1798 John Cheney, b. 10-6-1770 d. 10-1828.

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5--2. Marshall, b. 1781; d. 1856; m. Jane McCartney Oliver, b.. 1786; d. 1852.

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5--3. Nathaniel Terry, b. 1782.

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5--4. Barclay, b. 1784.

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5--5. Nancy, b. 1786; m. Gen. John A. Elmore.

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5--6. William Dickerson, b. 1788; m. (first) Miss Williamson; (second) Miss. Martha Dorsey.

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5--7. Mary, b. 1790, m. Geo. Williams.

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5--8. John Marshall, b. 1792; m. 1. Rachel Burns 2. Nancy Whatley.

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5--9. EDMUND, b. Nov. 4, 1796; of whom later.

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5--10. Abram, b. 1798; m. Jane Patton, of North Carolina.

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Issue by second marriage:

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[p.370] 5--11. Anne, b. 2-20-1803 d. 2-1871, m. 1821 Mr. Ansel B. Newsome, of Tennesee.

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5--12. Charles, b. 1804.

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5--13. Matthew, b. 1806; removed to Tennessee, and was the father of Hon. John Martin, Gov. of Kansas.




  16 vi.   George Martin, born June 04, 1754 in Carolina County, Virginia; married (1) Marcissa Pillow; married (2) Alice Freeman 1782.
  vii.   Barclay Martin, born June 13, 1756; married Rachel Clay.
  viii.   Captain Marshall Martin, born February 10, 1761; died September 17, 1819; married Mary Isham Key May 09, 1784.
  Notes for Captain Marshall Martin:

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5--8. Judith, m. James Key, son of Francis and Anne Arnold(Ross) Key, of Maryland, and had issue: 1. James, m. Nancy
Ireland,and had issue; 2. Thomas, m. Miss Foley, and had issue; 3. Alexander,m. Miss Dawson, and had issue; 4. Judith, m.
Thomas Keith, sonof John and -- (Doniphan) Keith, and had issue; 5. Peyton, servedin the War of 1812; 6. Marshall, m. Harriet
Selman, and had issue;7. Mary Isham, m. Marshall Martin, son of Abram and Elizabeth(Marshall) Martin, and had issue. (See
Martin and Marshall lineage.)

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CAPT. MARSHALL MARTIN, (4--8), of Edgefield District, S.C., seventh son of Capt. Abram and Elizabeth
(Marshall-Smith) Martin, of Edgefield District, b. Feb. 10, 1761 d. 9-17-1819. He served with distinction as Capt. in the
Revolution. He m. May 9, 1784, at Alexandria, Va., Mary Isham Key, dau. of James and Judith (Keith) Key. (See Keith
lineage.) Issue:

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[p.371] 5--1. EDMUND RANDOLPH (twin), b. Dec. 28, 1784; of whom later.

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5--2.Thomas Marshall (twin), b. Dec. 28, 1784; d. in infancy.

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5--3.Elizabeth Marshall, b. Nov., 1785; d. Feb. 10, 1797.

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5--4.Robert, b. Oct. 9, 1787.

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5--5.Martha Washington, b. July 22, 1789, m. ---- Counteloss.

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5--6.Judith Keith, b. May 27, 1791; d. 1798.

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5--7.Mary Isham, b. Aug. 3, 1792.

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5--8.Henry Key, b. Jan. 4, 1795; d. 1798.

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5--9.James Keith, b. Oct. 2, 1797.



  ix.   Matthew Martin, born December 26, 1763 in Charlotte Co., Virginia; died October 16, 1846 in Bedford Co., Tennessee; married Sarah Clay January 20, 1787.
  Notes for Matthew Martin:
Matthew Martin made a distinguished service record under General Greene, Battle of Guilford and under General Clark at Sumter, S.C. He is buried in family graveyard on the farm he settled in 1808 north of Fairfield, south of Beech Grove, Tennessee.



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[p.372] CAPTĚ MATT MARTIN, (4--9), of South Carolina, Kentuckyand Tennessee, youngest son of Capt. Abram and
Elizabeth (Mar-shall-Smith) Martin, of Edgefield District, S.C., b. Dec. 26, 1763,in Charlotte Co., Va.; d. Oct. 16 1846, in
Bedford Co., Tenn. He servedwith distinction in the Revolution; and took a prominent and activepart in affairs of Church and
State. In 1806, he removed from Edge-field District, S.C., to Bourbon Co., Ky., and in 1808 to Bedford Co.,Tenn., where he
resided until his death. He m. 1-20-1787 Sarah Clay, b. 11-16-1765 d. 12-6-1842 dau ofHenry and Rachel (Puvall) Clay, of
Charlotte Co., Va.; and a cousin of Hon. Henry Clay, of Kentucky. Issue:

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5--1. Barclay, b. 12-17-1802, of Bedford Co., Tenn., a distinguished and influential citizen of his State; he filled many positions
of honor and trust, taking an active part in affairs of both Church and State. He was married four times (first) Miss Scruggs;
(second) unknown; (third) unknown; and (fourth) Maria Williams, dau. of Gen. Samuel and Ruth (Davidson) Williams; no issue.
They reared their niece, Margaret Frierson Martin, dau. of Gen. Matt and Sarah Quincy (Williams) Martin.

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5--2. MATT, b. June 18, 1812; of whom later.

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5--3. Pollie Marshall, m. John Marshall, and had issue.

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5--4. Lucy G., m. Theodoric Bradford, and had issue.

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5--5. Rachel P.,b. 1789 d. 1881 m. 1810 Hon. John Tilman, and had issue.

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5--6. Rebecca, m. Thomas B. Moseley, and had issue.

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5--7. Elizabeth Marshall, m. Edward A. Moseley, and had issue.

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5--8. Mattie Bedford, m. Samuel R. Rucker, and had issue.

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5---9. Sarah Clay, m. Col. John L. Neill, and had issue.





Mrs. Bettie Martin Thomas.
DAR ID Number: 11792
Born in Tennessee.
Wife of Hon. Atha Thomas.
Descendant of Matthew Martin, Betty Martin and Sally Clay Martin, of Tennessee.
Daughter of Washington Whitaker and Lettie Martin Moseley, his wife.
Granddaughter of E. A. Moseley and Betty Martin, his wife.
Gr.-granddaughter of Matthew Martin and Sallie Clay, his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Abraham Martin and Bettie Marshall, his wife; Dr. Henry Clay and Rachel Povall, his wife.
Matthew Martin was the youngest of eight brothers who served in the Revolution. He was a private in the company of infantry
commanded by his brother George. His eldest brother William was captain of artillery at Augusta, where he was killed.
Barclay, John, Edmund, James and Marshall were all officers and survived the war. He was born in Virginia and was a
pensioner when he died in Bedford county, 1846, aged eighty-four. The partiot mother of these sons was a heroine of the
Revolution.
Sally Clay Martin carried important dispatches by night in 1781 to Gen. Nathaniel Greene. These documents were taken by her
sisters, armed as soldiers, from British couriers enroute to the beleaguered Fort Ninety-Six.


  Notes for Sarah Clay:
Sara Clay is cousin of Henry Clay. She and Matthew Martin had 13 children.



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