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Jerusha (Durkee) Martin (1710 - 1775)

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Jerusha Martin formerly Durkee aka Martyn
Born in Windham, Windham County, Colony of Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1 Apr 1729 in Windham, Windham County, Colony of Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Windham, Windham County, Colony of Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 19 Oct 2019 | Created 20 Jul 2015 | Last significant change: 19 Oct 2019
02:59: Linda (Carruth) Peterson edited the Biography for Jerusha (Durkee) Martin (1710-1775). (Data Doctor 869 - corrected duplicate citation name, combined sources) [Thank Linda for this]
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Jerusha Durkee was born at Windham, Connecticut, on 12 August 1710, a daughter of William and Rebeckah Durkee.[1]

She was married to Ebenezer Martin in Windham on 1 April 1729, as his second wife.[1][2]

Jerusha and Ebenezer Martin had 9 children together:[2]'

  1. Joseph, born 29 March 1730; married (1) Elizabeth Ford, (2) Elizabeth Coy (or Cay), (3) Zerviah Dayley
  2. Ebenezer, born 1 March 1732; married Susan Plumb
  3. Jerusha, born 8 June 1734; married Joseph Utley
  4. William, born 11 March 1736; married Naomi Upton
  5. Elizabeth, born 1 August 1738; married Ebenezer Griffith Jr.
  6. Amasa, born 7 October 1740; probably died young.
  7. George, born 14 March 1742/3; married Dorothy Brown
  8. Benjamin, born 28 February 1744/5; married Lucee Clark
  9. Lucy or Lucee, born 8 May 1747; married Nathaniel Flint.

Ebenezer Martin died on 13 July 1775, and Jerusha survived as his widow. No record has been located of her death or remarriage.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Windham, page 79. Accessed at
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Essex Genealogist, vo. 5 (1985), page 76.
  • George Martyn of Salisbury, Mass. and his descendants by: Susan Grace Martin Shipman, 1973 edition
  • History of Rochester, Vermont by; W.W. Williams
  • Family lore and records of the Martin Family
  • Birth date obtained from "Mayflower Births & Deaths" Vol. 1 & 2 pg,177
  • Find-a-grave shows Aug. 12, 1707.


  • Durkee-450 was created by Evelyn McKelvey through the import of My Family File-WEIR-HIBBARD.ged on Aug 29, 2016. '

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On 22 Jan 2017 at 05:19 GMT Evelyn (Murray) McKelvey wrote:

Durkee-450 and Durkee-322 appear to represent the same person because: Please consider this match for a merge of Durkee-450 into Durkee-322 to eliminate a duplicate profile.


On 22 Sep 2016 at 21:05 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

The Barbour Collection shows Jerusha, daughter of William and Rebeckah, as born in Windham, Conn., on 12 August 1710. (Was there an earlier child born in Massachusetts who died?)

And it has her marrying Ebenezer Martin on 1 April 1729 in Windham.

Jerusha is 16 degrees from Cari Starosta, 17 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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