Malatiah was also known as Deacon Malatiah Martin.
He left a staff and bible that John Martin brought with him from England with his wife which should have gone to Elder Daniel Martin but he was sick so it was handed to Elder Charles Holden who had married Elder Mannasah's widow Hannah Carpenter. This staff and bible was to always be handed down from 1st son to 1st son per John Martin's wishes.
He was a farmer and lived on a farm which remained in the family until the death of his great grandson, Jonathan Martin, when it was sold.
Ordained deacon of the Second baptist Church in Swansea, October 19, 1715.
His death was sudden as he went to the well for a pail of water and was found lying dead by the well.
Buried in the Martin Burying Ground, Swansea, MA. The Martin Burying Ground, Swansea is an old family burying ground near the Rehoboth line at the end of Plain Street, Rehoboth.
The Martin genealogy of 1880 also notes a second wife, Jemima Wright, married on 11 Apr 1744.
Martin, Henry J.; Notices, genealogical and historical, of the Martin Family, of New England, who settled at Weymouth and Hingham in 1635, and were among the first planters of Rehoboth (in 1644), and Swansea (in 1667) : with some account of their descendants
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Melatiah 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 Melatiah: