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Spencer Alexander Martin (1772 - 1849)

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Spencer Alexander Martin
Born in Augusta County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1793 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 14 Mar 1808 in Harrison, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Worthington, Marion County, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Biography

Spencer Martin was born on 6 March 1772 in Augusta (later Monongalia) County, Virginia, the fifth of seven known children and the youngest of five sons of Charles and Elizabeth Burroughs Martin.
Alternate year of birth: 1771. (no source)
About 1793, when he was in his very early twenties, he married Mary "Poly" Snider in Monongalia County. She bore him seven known children, five sons and two daughters, including:
  1. John Martin
  2. Tabitha Martin
  3. Elizabeth Martin
  4. Jesse Martin
  5. William Martin
On 17 March 1808, about a week after his thirty-sixth birthday, he married Margaret Sturm in Monongalia County. She bore him ten known chldren, six sons and four daughters, including:
  1. Presley Martin
  2. George Martin
  3. Rawley Martin
  4. Mary Martin
  5. Matilda Martin
  6. Marinda Martin
On 13 February 1849, a few weeks short of his seventy-first birthday, he died in Worthington, Marion County, Virginia, of unknown causes.

From Genealogy.com family tree

Spencer Martin (son of Thomas Charles Martin and Elizabeth Burrows/Burris) was born 06 Mar 1772 in Monongalia County, Virginia/West Virginia, and died 13 Feb 1849 in Worthington, Monongalia County, West Virginia.He married (1) Mary Polly Snyder on Abt. 1793 in Monongalia County, Virginia, daughter of John Snyder.He married (2) Margaret Sturm on 17 Mar 1808 in Monongalia County, West Virginia, daughter of Jacob Sturm and Catherine.
Children of Spencer Martin and Mary Polly Snyder are:
  1. Dorcas Martin, b. 14 Jan 1794, d. date unknown.
  2. Charles Martin, b. 18 Sep 1796, Monongalia County, Virginia/West Virginia, d. date unknown, Illinois.
  3. John S. Martin, b. 15 Mar 1798, Monongalia County, Virginia/West Virginia, d. date unknown, California.
  4. Elizabeth (Betsy) Martin, b. 1800, d. date unknown.
  5. Jesse B. Martin, b. 1802, d. date unknown, Buffalo Creek near Farmington, West Virginia.
  6. Spencer Martin, b. 22 Jan 1804, Monongalia County, Virginia/West Virginia, d. date unknown, Marion County, Virginia.
  7. William Martin, b. 17 Feb 1806, Marion County, Virginia, d. date unknown, Illinois.
Children of Spencer Martin and Margaret Sturm are:
  1. Nimrod E. Martin, b. 27 Jan 1809, d. date unknown.
  2. George W. Martin, b. 17 Jan 1811, d. date unknown.
  3. Thornton Martin, b. 23 Nov 1812, d. date unknown.
  4. Mary Martin, b. 23 Sep 1815, d. date unknown.
  5. Presley N. Martin, b. 29 Jan 1819, d. date unknown.
  6. Rawley E. Martin, b. 27 Feb 1821, d. Feb 1896, Worthington, Virginia.
  7. Dorsey S. Martin, b. 11 Apr 1824, d. date unknown.
  8. Nancy Martin, b. 15 Mar 1827, d. date unknown.
  9. Matilda C. Martin, b. 04 Sep 1831, d. date unknown.
  10. Marinda Martin, b. 31 Dec 1836, d. date unknown.[1]

Spencer Martin's Will

In the Name of God Amen, I Spencer martin of Marion County and State of Virginia, Considering the uncertainty of the mortal life and being of sound mind and of disposing memory blessed be Almighty God for the same, doth make ordain and publish this my last will and testament of such things as God my heavenly father has blessed me with in the following manner to wit.
First I will and bequeath to my wife Margaret one third of all my real and personal estate of every kind and sort which may be on hand at my death including the thirds of the land with the buildings where I now live the third of the land I will to my wife will lay west of the present lane the lane being the east line which is to run straight with the same from ridge to ridge and laying parallel with the lane on the west so as to include one third part of my present lands this bequeathment I will to her during her lifetime
I also will and bequeath to my son Rolley E. Martin all my lands laying east of the present lane which joins Clemel Davis and Abram Smith’s lands and also adjoining that portion of land I have willed to his mother.
I will that out of the bequeathment made to my son Rolley E. Martin he shall pay to my daughter Marinda Martin the sum of seventy five doll. when she is twenty one years old.
I also will and bequeath to my son Dorsey S. Martin all of that part of my land joining Presley N. Martin’s land which I have I have not willed to his Mother and also that part of the land bequeathed to his mother I will also to my son Dorsey I will out of the bequeathment made to my son Dorsey Martin he shall pay to my daughter Sary ann Matilda Martin seventy five dollars at the age of twenty one years and also to pay my son William Martin out of said bequeathment twenty five dollars.
I also will and bequeath to my daughters Mary Bruneau and Nancy Mellon thirty dollars each out of my personal estate to be paid one year after my decease.
I also will and bequeath to my sons John S. Martin and Thornton F. Martin a peace [sic] of land joining Charles Swigley known my them as of the F{?}lowers land which I made a deed to my son Presley N. Martin for which is about ten acres this land I will shall be theirs when my son Presley N. Martin shall relinquish his rights back to me which as yet has not been transferred to the said Presley on the Commissioners books.
Lastly all the residue and the remainder of my estate I will shall be divided equally between my daughters Marinda and Sary ann Matilda and my son Thornton this I will they shall be paid too {two} years after my decease.

I hereby appoint my executors of this my last will and testament my son Thornton F. Martin and Jesse Sturms hereby revoking all others made heretofore by me in testimony thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of January 1849.

Spencer Martin [seal]
witnesses: Jesse Sturm, Evan H. Martin, Andrew Jones [his mark]

Will of Spencer's father, Col. Charles Martin

Last Will and Testament of Colonel Charles Martin, is transcribed at familysearch.org [1]
To wife Mary: one half of home tract bounded by Stuart’s Rd, and the State line, during her life, Negro woman Selvey and two of her children called Lucy and Win (Selvey’s other children to return to the estate), one third of my personal estate except the Negroes. After my wife’s death Silvy is to be a free woman.
To my oldest son Jesse: my Monongahela tract of land (400 a including mouth of Crooked Run).
To son George: 307 a. on Buffalo Cr. Where he now lives and my Negro man Arthur.
To son William: Negro boy Litt.
To son Spencer: 400 a adj tract where Spencer now lives and situated on waters to Traverbough. {Teverbaugh Creek}
To daughter Ann Harrison: Negro girl Pegg.
To son Presley: 400 a . where I now live except that belonging to his mother during her life, one Negro boy Abraham and one of the Negro girls bequeathed to his mother after her death and any other children of Negro woman Silvey.
Rest of my personal estate to be sold and divided equally among my sons George, Wm., Spencer, Presley, and daus. Elisabeth Randall, Ann Harrison, and gson Charles Martin, the son of Jesse Martin.
Exors: wife, Stephen Gapen, son Presley.

Citations

  1. Shari-S-Forbes, "Forbes, Martin, Scott, Carson, Bowman, Hoover, Darrin, Gott:Information about Spencer Martin,: Genealogy.com. URL: http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/f/o/r/Shari-S-Forbes/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0989.html Accessed 16 Sept 2019.

Acknowledgments

  • A Hayes created Spencer Alexander Martin (1772-1849) on 13 May 2018.

Sources

  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch [2] : 20 August 2017), Spencer Martin, Harrison, Virginia, United States; citing p. 7, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 562; FHL microfilm 29,687. There is a Spencer Martin and a Spencer Martin Sr. adjacent to each other.
  • "Genealogy of the Sturm Family, A Record of the Descendants of Jacob Sturm, of Sharpsburg, Maryland from 1750 to 1936", Clarksburg Publishing, 1938. Edited by Margaret H. Sturm, [3]
  • "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932," database, FamilySearch [4] : 27 February 2018), Spencer Martin and Margaret Stroms, 14 Mar 1808; citing Harrison, West Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 163,841.
  • "West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971" Marion Will Book v 001 1842-1863. Will of Spencer Martin, 17 Feb 1849, image 67 out of 209. [5].
  • "West Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932," database, FamilySearch [6] : 11 February 2018), Spencer Martin in entry for Elizabeth Sturm, born 1798, died 01 May 1869; citing , Marion, West Virginia, reference pg46; FHL microfilm 464,957.
  • "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch [7] : 10 March 2018), Spencer Martin in entry for Jesse B. Martin, born 1802, died 02 Sep 1885; citing Marion, West Virginia, County Records, v 1 p 88, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 834,815.
  • "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999," database, FamilySearch [8] : 10 March 2018), Spencer and Mary Ann Martin, parents, in entry for Presley N. Martin, born 1812, died 3 Jun 1885; citing Marion, West Virginia, County Records, v 1 p 88, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 834,815.
  • "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932," database, FamilySearch [9] : 10 February 2018), Spencer Martin and Margaret Martin, parents, in entry for Rawley E. Martin and Matilda Parish, 11 Apr 1871; citing Marion, West Virginia, reference 3-1871; FHL microfilm 464,957.


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