Martins in the American Revolution
The following data is extracted from The Martin Genealogy .
Officers of the Continental Army
Absalom Martin (N. J.). Paymaster 4th New Jersey, 25d November, 1776; 1st Lieutenant 1st New Jersey, 2d March, 1777; Regimental Paymaster, 1st February, 1779, to June, 1783; Captain, 6th January, 1783, and served to April, 1783; Captain 27th United States Infantry, 20th May, 1813; honorably discharged 1st June, 1814.
Adam (Mass.). 1st Lieutenant in Lexington Alarm, April, 1775; Captain of Learned’s Massachusetts Regiment, April to November, 1775; Captain, I 5th Massachusetts, 1st January, 1777; resigned 28th June, 1779.
Alexander (N. C.). Lieutenant-Colonel 2d North Carolina, 1st September, 1775; Colonel, 7th May, 1776; resigned 22d November, 1777. (Died 12th November, 1807.)
Alexander (Pa.). Sergeant 3d Pennsylvania Battalion, 30th January, 1776; Ensign, 19th September, 1776; 2d Lieutenant 5th Pennsylvania, 1st January, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 7th June, 1777; resigned, 1st February, 1779.
Daniel (N. Y.). Captain New York Militia; taken prisoner 31st January, 1779; where, not stated.
Daniel (S. C.). 2d Lieutenant 5th South Carolina, , 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 21st January, 1778; was a Captain and a prisoner in 1780; when and where taken, not stated.
Ebenezer (Vt.). 1st Lieutenant of Bedel’s Regiment, Vermont Militia, April, 1778, to April, 1779.
Ephraim (N. J.). Colonel New Jersey Militia Regiment, 14th June,
1776; wounded at Long Island, 27th August, 1776; appointed Colonel 4th
New Jersey, 23d November, 1776, but never joined the regiment. (Died
Francis (Canada). 2d Lieutenant 2d Canadian (Hazen’s) Regiment, 6th December, 1776; 1st Lieutenant, 6th May, 1777; died October, 1778.
Hudson (Va.). Ensign 9th Virginia, 11th March, 1776; 2d Lieutenant, 26th July, 1776, and served to
Hugh (Va.). Surgeon’s-Mate 12th Virginia, 28th April, 1778; transferred to 8th Virginia, 10th August, 1778; Surgeon, 8th Pennsylvania, 7th March, 1780; retired 1st January, 1781.
Isaac (N. H.). 1st Lieutenant of Lee’s Independent Company, New Hampshire Rangers, 9th December, 1776, to
Jacob (N. J.). 1st Lieutenant of Forman’s Regiment, New Jersey Militia, June, 1776; 1st Lieutenant, 4th New Jersey, 23d November, 1776; Captain, 16th April, 1777; resigned 23d December, 1777.
James (N. C.). 1st Lieutenant 2d North Carolina, 3d May, 1776; Captain, 5th North Carolina, 20th April, 1777; retired 1st June, 1778; Colonel North Carolina Militia, 1780—1781.
James (S. C.). Surgeon 3d South Carolina, 24th July, 1776; taken prisoner at Charleston, 12th May, 1780.
John (Ga.). 1st Lieutenant 1st Georgia, 7th January, 1776; Captain, 5th July, 1776; killed at the siege of Augusta, 15th September, 1780.
John (N. J.). Ensign in Forman’s New Jersey Militia Regiment, June to November, 1776; 2d Lieutenant 4th New Jersey, 23d November, 1776; 1st Lieutenant, 12th February, 1777; resigned 1st November, 1777.
John (R. I.). Brigade Surgeon Rhode Island troops, 28th June to November, 1775.
John (S. C.). 2d Lieutenant 2d South Carolina, 16th February, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, 13th March, 1778; Captain, , 1779; taken prisoner at Charleston, 12th May, 1780; exchanged November, 1780, and served to close of war.
Joseph (Pa.). 1st Lieutenant of Baxter’s Pennsylvania Battalion of the Flying Camp, June, 1776; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 16th November, 1776; exchanged 2d November, 1780, and did not re-enter the service.
John (Va.). Captain of Clark’s Illinois Regiment, 1779—1782.
Marshall (Ga.). Captain Georgia Militia, 1780—1781. (Died 1819.)
Moses (N. Y.). 1st Lieutenant 2d New York, 28th June, 1775; Captain, May, 1776, and served to November, 1776.
N (S. C.). Captain South Carolina State Troops, ; wounded at Eutaw Springs, 8th September, 1781.
Nathaniel (Pa.). Ensign 11th Pennsylvania, 30th September, 1776; 2d Lieutenant, 9th April, 1777; taken prisoner at Brandywine, 11th September, 1777, and did not rejoin regiment.
Nathaniel (R. I.). Colonel Rhode Island Militia, 1776—1779. (Died 1806.)
Peter (Pa.). 2d Lieutenant 11th Pennsylvania, 30th September, 1776; killed at Brandywine, 11th September, 1777.
Philip (R. I.). Sergeant of Lippitt’s Rhode Island Militia Regiment, June, 1776; Ensign, 19th August to December, 1776.
Robert (Pa.). Ensign 10th Pennsylvania, 19th July, 1779; Lieutenant, 1st April, 1780; transferred to 1st Pennsylvania, 17th January, 1781; retired
1st January, 1783.
Samuel (Mass.). Ensign 15th Continental Infantry, 1st January, 1776; 2d Lieutenant, 12th September to 31st December, 1776.
Samuel (N. C.). 1st Lieutenant 2d North Carolina, 8th June, 1776; Captain, — June, 1780; served to . (Died 26th November, 1836.)
Simeon (R. I.). 1st Lieutenant of Babcock’s Rhode Island State Regiment, 15th January, 1776; Captain of Lippitt’s Rhode Island Regiment, 19th August, 1776, to February, 1777.
Solomon (Mass.). Corporal and Sergeant in Paterson’s Massachusetts
Regiment, 29th April to November, 1775; 2d Lieutenant, 15th Continental
Infantry, 1st January to 31st December, 1776; 1st Lieutenant, Massachusetts
Militia in 1777.
Sylvanus (Conn.). Sergeant in the Lexington Alarm, April, 1775; Ensign 4th Connecticut, 1st May, 1775; 2d Lieutenant, 1st September to 6th December, 1775.
Thomas (Va.). Ensign 9th Virginia, 31st August, 1776; 2d Lieutenant,
10th March, 1777; taken prisoner at Germantown, 4th October, 1777; 1st
Lieutenant, 4th January, 1778; transferred to 5th Virginia, 12th February,
1781; Captain, , 1781, and served to close of war; 1st Lieutenant, 1st
United States Infantry, 3d June, 1790; Captain, 5th March, 1792; assigned to
1st Sub Legion, 4th September, 1792; assigned to 1st United States Infantry,
1st November, 1796; Honorably discharged, 1st June, 1802; Military Storekeeper, 23d July, 1804. (Died 18th January, 1819.)
William (N. Y.). 2d Lieutenant 3d New York, 28th June, 1775; 1st Lieutenant of Nicholson’s Continental Regiment, March, 1776; 1st Lieutenant of Spencer’s Continental Regiment, 10th February, 1777; “killed in a fight, 31st May, 1777.”
William (Pa.). 1st Lieutenant 4th Continental Artillery, 1st April,
1777; taken prisoner at Hancock’s Bridge, 21st March, 1778; released, 4th
December, 1780; Captain-Lieutenant, 1st June, 1778; Captain, 1st January,
1782; retired 1st January, 1783.
William (S. C.). 2d Lieutenant South Carolina Rangers, 17th June,
1775, to also shown as Captain Georgia Militia; killed at White House, near Augusta (Ga.), 15th September, 1780.
The following Martins served in the American Revolution from the respective colonies. Figures following some of the names indicate the number of times those names appear on the records examined:
Connecticut: Abraham, Amasa—3, Andrew, Asel, Charles O.—2, David
—2, Ebenezer, Elijah, Eliphalet, Enas, Gedean, Jr., George—3, Gideon—3, Isaac—2, John—6, Joseph—7, Joseph O.—3, Lawrence, Lewis—2, Luther—2, Martha, Nathan—2, Nathan, Jr., Nathaniel—3, Nathaniel, Jr.—2, Philip, Reuben, Robert—3, Samuel—2, Silvanus—2, Simeon, Solomon—3, Stephen—2, Thomas—3, Wheeler, William—6. Delaware: Andrew, Angus—7, David—8, Edward—6, George—8, Hugh, Jacob, James—8, John—5, Peter, Robert—2. Georgia: Alexander, Andrew, Austin, Barclay, Bartlett—3, Betty, Cornelius, David, Edmond, Edward, Elizabeth, Ephraim—2, Ganaway—S, Jacob—5, James—8, Jesse, John—12, John, Jr.—3, John W., Joseph, Macajah, Marshall—2, Matthew 2, Medience, Meloan, Nathan, Robert, Simon—2, Thomas, William—6. Maryland: Charles, Daniel, Edward, George—2, Henry—3, Hezekiah, Hugh—3, Ignatius—2, Jacob, James—2, John—16, John of Dorset, John Silby, Joseph—3, Leonard, Lewis, Loud, Michael 4, Pacel, Philip, Robert, Samuel, Terrence, Thomas—2, William—7.
Massachusetts: Aaron—7, Abel, Adam, Alborough, Amos—5, Arnold, Asa—2, Barnard, Benjamin—2, Benjamin, Jr.—2, Briant, Caleb, Comfort, Constant, Cyrus, Daniel—3, David—5, Ebenezer 6, Edmund, Edward—6, Edward, Jr., Eleazer, Eliphalet, Enoch, Ephraim 4, George—2, Gideon—5, Hezekiah, Isaac—5, Jacob—3, Jacob, Jr., James—8, Jean, Jeremiah, Jesse, Jireh, Job—2, Joel, John—21, John M., Jonathan—4, Joseph—3, Joshua, Josiah—2, Lewis, Mark, Matthew—4, Melatiah, Moses—2, Nathan—2, Nathaniel—6, Oliver, Peleg, Peter—9, Philip, Pierce, Pierre, Reuben, Richard—3, Robert—5, Samuel—7, Samuel P., Simeon, Sinen, Solomon—2, Stephen, Sylvanus, Thomas—9, Timothy, Valentine, Wait, William—6. New Hampshire: Abraham, Agrippa, Amos—4, Asa, Benjamin—5, Christopher—JO, Ebenezer—4, Edward 7, Eleazer—11, Ephraim, Francis, Francois, Ichabod—11, Jacob 4, James—13, Jean B., Jeremiah, Jesse—7, John—35, Jonathan 2, Joseph, Joshua—2, Jubael, Louis, Moses—5, Nathan—13, Nathaniel— 14, Reuben 4, Richard—14, Robert—9, Samuel—JO, Scipio—2, Seth 4,Sidon 6, Thomas, Timothy—11, XV., William—19. New Jersey: Alexander—2, Benjamin—2, Caleb, Daniel—2, David 5, Edmund, Eliocum, Enos, George, Gershom 2, Irenias, Isaac, James 5, Jeremiah, John 3, Joseph 2, Joshua, Leonard, Lewis, Merrick, Michael, Moses, Mulford, Nathan, Nathaniel, Oliver, Reuben, Robert 2, Thomas 3, William 6. New York: Aaron, Adam, Alexander 2, Almerinus, Amosa, Archibald, Charles—2, Cor’B, Capt. Daniel, David-—2, Elemuel, Ezekiah, George 2, Gershom, Hendrick, Henry, James 4, Jeremiah, John 8, John XV., John B., Joseph—4, Johs’ B., Michael, Moses 2, Nathan, Nicalus, Peter 2, Peter NI., Philip 3, Robert 3, Roledt, Samuel -2, Thomas 9, Lix Win. 2, William 3. Pennsylvania: Aaron—2, Able, Abraham JO, Abram 4, Adam 16, Alexander—37,
Allexander—3, Angus—3, Archibald—6, Aron, Arthur—4, Ashburn, Baltzer, Baptest, Baptist, Barnard—3, Benjamin—5, Charles—JO, Chrisly, Christian—22, Sen. Christian—3, Christopher--5, Cladius, Claudeus, Claudius—15, Claud’s, Daniel—8, David—33, Eberhard, Edward, Engel, Esel—2, Frederick, George—16, Hambeton, Hamilton—3, Henrey, Henry—25, Hugh—5, Ingel—2, Isaac—7, Jsack, Jacob—2, James—61, John—91, Jonathan—S. Joseph —22, Joshua, Jost.—4, Levi—2, Lewis 2, Luds Peter, Mark, Marks—5, Martin—5, Matthew—2, Michael—6, Moses—8, Nathaniel—12, Nicholas— 5, P.—2, Paul—5, Patt, Peter—12, Ralph—3, Richard—2, Robert—36, Roger, Samuel—30, Sarah, Silas, Thomas—33, William—60, Yosht, Yost—2. Rhode Island: Benjamin—i3, Calvin—3, Charles—7, Elhanan—6, Eugene, Henry—14, Horace—5, James—9, John—6, Joseph—8, Josiah H.—9, Nathaniel—2, Philip—1l, Richard C.—3, Samuel R.—4, Simeon—14, Stephen—20, Sylvanus G., Wheeler—JO, William—JO. Vermont: Aaron—2, Benjamin—3, David, Ebenezer—7, Ephraim—3, Ephraim, Jr., Jsaac—7, John—JO, Jonathan—2, Joseph—2, Nathaniel—5, Philip—2, Reuben, Simeon, William—4. Virginia: Aaron, Alexander—2, Azariah, Brice, Caleb, Charles, David, Dudley, Edward, Elijah, Francis, George, Gideon, Henry—2, Hudson—4, Hugh—3, Jacob, James—3, Jer’l, Job, John—8, Joseph—4, Josiah, Mathias, Matthew, Murty, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Patrick, Pierre, Rawleigh, Rawling, Rawly, Robert—2, Samuel, Scott, Solomon, Thomas—4, Uriah, William—5, Williamson, Zachariah. Total, 1789.
Source: The Martin Genealogy