Ebenezer Martyn was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts on April 20, 1697, a son of George Martin. His mother's name is not known.
He preached during the winter of 1767 in Ashford, Connecticut and settled there as the regular minister in 1768 at 70 pounds a year - one half in provisions, the other half in money. He was also given 20 pounds in land and 60 pounds toward a dwelling.
Ebenezer was married twice.
Mary Willard was his first wife. They married Oct. 4, 1721, in Windham, Windham County, Connecticut - She died on October 1, 1728
- 2 children born to Ebenezer and Mary -
John Martyn b. - April 4, 1725
Mary Martyn b.- February 11, 1726.
His second wife was Jerusha Durkee. They were married in Windham, Connecticut, on 1 April 1729.
Ebenezer and Jerusha Martin had 9 children together:'
Joseph, born 29 March 1730; married (1) Elizabeth Ford, (2) Elizabeth Coy (or Cay), (3) Zerviah Dayley
Ebenezer, born 1 March 1732; married Susan Plumb
Jerusha, born 8 June 1734; married Joseph Utley
William, born 11 March 1736; married Naomi Upton
Elizabeth, born 1 August 1738; married Ebenezer Griffith Jr.
Amasa, born 7 October 1740; probably died young.
George, born 14 March 1742/3; married Dorothy Brown
Benjamin, born 28 February 1744/5; married Lucee Clark
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.
↑Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, Windham, page 79. Accessed at AmericanAncestors.org.
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