Humphrey Martin was born on 31 August 1735, Piscataway, New Jersey (or possibly in the vicinity of Basking Ridge, New Jersey). He was married in 1756 to Experience Pyatt (b. 17 September 1732, Piscataway, New Jersey; d. 01 May 1813, Wantage Township, Sussex County, New Jersey), daughter of James Pyatt and Ruth FitzRandolph.
He is no doubt the "Umphray Martin" who appears in the 1793 Tax List for Independence Township, Sussex County, New Jersey. In 1794, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wantage, when he was appointed as a delegate to the Association. On 04 January 1800, the church at Wantage decided to buy a stove to warm their place of worship. There was also a special meeting held at the home of Brother Humphrey Martin at which it was decided to use Dr. Watts Hymns in public worship.
Humphrey died on Tuesday, 16 April 1805, Wantage Township, Sussex County, New Jersey. He is buried at Deckertown Cemetery.
Humphrey's will (dated 22 May 1795) was proved on 08 May 1805. He left his wife the household furnishings, two cows, a horse and riding chair. The remaining moveable property to be sold to pay off his debts and the remainder to be split between his three sons. His son Nathaniel inherited most of the land provided that Nathaniel pay 100 pounds each to four of his siblings (Eunice, Ruth, Ichabod, and Experience). One 50-acre piece of land was to be split equally between all three sons. He also directed that after the death of his wife, that the household furnishings were to be split equally between the three daughters. As executors he appointed James Martin (his eldest son), John Cox (son-in-law), and Moses Dunn (a friend).
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