James Martin son of Hugh Martin and Jane Hunter was born 21 May 1742 at Lebanon, Hunterdon Co., N.J. He attended Princeton University for a short time prior to his father's death in 1761. He chose to leave college to work his father's farm. In 1763 he married his 'cousin' Ruth Rogers, daughter of a Hunterdon County neighbor Thomas Rogers. James remained in Hunterdon Co. until May 1774 when he joined his brothers Alexander and Robert and sister Anna Jane in Guilford Co., N.C. James was appointed Colonel-Commandant of the Guilford County militia. Throughout the Revolutionary period until 1781 Col Martin raised militia forces and at various times fought under Generals Green and Rutherford. After the war, Col. Martin acquired over 2,000 acres of land in Stokes Co., N.C. and established a lime kiln and an ironworks and forge known as the Union Iron Works. His home was known as the Snow Creek Plantatio. James and Ruth Rogers Martin had eleven children. Ruth died sometime between 1786 and 1799. James married for the second time to Martha Loftin, the widow of William Jones. James and Martha Loftin had a total of five children. James was active politically and served terms as Legislator in the N.C. State Assembly. Col. James Martin died at his Snow Creek Plantation on 31 October 1834 at the age of 92.
Source: S-382166592 Repository: #R-945798837 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note:
FamilySearch.org;James Martin,LZLM-G3K;Collaborate Notes submitted by Ruth Case;Internet website (www.rootsweb.ancestry.com) open forum states a posting as follows: 'Joyce Jottings', Issue 5 part 2, distributed by Joyce Browing, JBrown7169@aol,com, March 2002.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with James: