Charles Martin

Charles Caffery Martin (1745 - 1808)

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Charles Caffery Martin
Born in Albemarle County, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1765 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Abbeville, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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Charles Martin was born in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1745.(DAR-grs|A074494|Charles Martin|March 23, 2017) Chales was born in January.(Ancestry, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications).

Charles, son of Thomas Martin (born 1714), married Martha "Patsy" Moon.(DAR-grs|A074574|Thomas Martin|March 23, 2017)

Patsy Moon, daughter of Jacob Moon (born 1727) and Mildred Cobb (b 1732), was born about 1751 (her parents married in 1749). Patsy died in 1802.(DAR-grs|A079193|Jacob Moon|March 23, 2017)

Patsy Moon and Charles Martin married in 1766.See this DAR record.

Charles and Patsy's children included

  • Betsy Patsy Moon Martin, married Thomas Cobb in Albemarle County on August 30, 1783 April 1785. See this DAR record (Patsy) and correction in DAR record for Charles Martin: (!DAR-grs|A074494|Charles Martin|March 23, 2017))
  • Jacob Moon Martin (born 13 April 1783, Monterey, SC), married Nancy Moore in 1810. See this DAR record.
  • Thomas Peyton Martin, married Arabella Campbell
  • Thomas Martin, married Hester Rountree

Charles died before October 25, 1808, Abbeville District, South Carolina.(ref name=DAR)Charles died June 28, 1808 in Abbeville, South Carolina.(ref name=SAR )

Charles Martin

Birth: Jan 1745 Albemarle, Virginia
Death: 28 Jun 1808 Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States


1787 Edgefield County, SC
1790 Edgefield, South Carolina
Charles Martin, born about 1741 in Caroline or Albermarle County, Virginia. He was the son of Thomas Martin (born 1714 in Caroline (King William) County, Virginia, died in Albermarle County, Virginia 1792 [Will book 3, page 174]) and Mary Ann Moorman (born 1717 in Louisa County, Virginia and died in 1792). He married Patsy Moon about 1765 in Albermarle County, Virginia.
He removed to South Carolina in 1784 from Albermarle County, Virginia. Charles is listed in the 1790 census of Edgefield District, South Carolina. In the household were himself, his wife, six sons (one over 16), and three daughters and 24 slaves. Two daughters are known to have married Thomas and James Cobb in Virginia prior to this time. Son, Thomas also was married to Hester Rountree and Abram may have been.
Charles Martin received a grant of land in Abbeville District (96 Dist.) February 4, 1782 (Book P. 21 203). He acquired additional land and died in Abbeville County in 1808. (County Records). Charles Martin purchased land in Anderson county, South Carolina (Book I page 45-46?). 150 acres more or less on Beaver Creek, dated January 3, 1804. Witnessed by Johanna Martin and Sephon Willil. Proven by Johanna Martin November 1, 1805. Recorded August 7, 1807. Johanna Martin was probably Anna Martin, wife of Abram Martin son of Charles Martin. Abram Martin died about 1809.
ABSTRACT OF CHARLES MARTIN'S WILL, ABBEVILLE COUNTY, S.C.; Box 64, Pack 1548. Found in book titled "Abstracts of Old Ninety-six and Abbeville Districts Wills and Bonds", compiled by Willie Pauline Young, published 1950
Will dated June 28, 1808 in Abbeville District. Recorded October 25, 1808. Executors: Wife, Polly Martin, Jacob, George W. Martin. Witnesses: William Drinkard, Samuel Linton, Nathaniel Bolen. Wife, Polly Martin. Children: Jacob, George Washington, William Martin, Suckey Moore, Salley Nichols. Grandchildren: Jas., Thomas Cobb, Patsey Bibb.

The following is a transcription of Charles Martin's will. Charles's gave his wife's name as Patty/Pattey, rather than Patsy, in the document. There is a distinct difference from the Patty/Pattey used for his wife, and the Patsey used for his granddaughter, Patsey Bibb.

Last Will & Testament of Charles Martin Senr Decd Ordinary's Office Recorded in Will book No 1--page (368) the 25 day of October 1808 and Examined P.[?] A. Hamilton O.A.D.

In the name of God amen: I Charles Martin of the District of Abbeville and State of South Carolina, being in perfect Health and Sound Memory Doth make and Ordain this my Last will and Testament in form as followeth To wit

Item 1st- I give to my Son Jacob Martin three Negroes to Wit George Annaky and Sam Boling to him and his Heirs for Ever.

Item 2nd- I Give to my Son George Washington Martin The Plantation whereon I now Live after my Wifes Deceas Containing two Hundred and Eighty Nine acres more of Less Lying in Abbeville formerly belonging to John Lowry. Also Four Negroes to Wit Trim, Little Lewis, Isaac, and Hannah also one Feather Bed and Furniture, also my Senk[?] Slab Tables and Sitting Cheares Also my Waggon and Team with my stock of Hogs and Two Cows and Calves be it Remembered the Negroes above Named is my Son George's property at my Death the Resid'nc as above at my wifes Deceas.

Item 3rd. I Lend to my Daughter Suckey Moore one Negro Girl Named Silvia and after my Daughters Death my Desire is the said Silvia and her Increase be Equally Divided among her Children.

Item 4th. I lend to my Son William Martin three Negroes to wit Ned, Jenny Meekins, and Joe During his Life and if my son william Should marry and have an Heir Lawfully begotten then the above Negroes I give to the Heirs of his Body and if he should Die without Issue I give the above Negroes to my Sons Jacob and Washington Martin to them and their Heirs for Ever.

Item 5th. I give to my Two Grand Sons James and Thomas Cobbs, one Cow and Calf Each

Item 6th. I give to my Grand Daughter Patsey Bibb one mourning Habbet

Item 7th. I Lend to my Beloved Wife Pattey Martin the Land whereon I now Live Containing 289 acres During her Life, and All the Rest of my Negroes that is not Named in this will. I lend to her During her Life also all my household and Kitchen Furniture also All my Cattle Hogs Sheep also my Waggon and Team and her Riding mare and Saddle and all my Working Tools

Item 7th [sic] my Desire is that my Executors here after Named after my wifes Deceas pay to Salley Nichols one Hundred Dollars out of my Estate and after that the whole of my Estate not Bequeathed above be Sold of in Lots and Drawd, for by all my Surviving Children Except Salley Nichols.

Lastly I Constitute and appoint Jacob Martin Geo W. Martin with my Wife Pattey Martin Exrs and Executrix of this my Last will and Testatment

Given and my hand & seal this 28th Day of June 1808 Interlined the word Seal before assignd.

[signed] Chas Martin {Seal}

Nathaniel Bacon

Sml Linton

William Drinkard

Family links:
Spouse:Patsy Moon Martin*
Thomas Martin (1767 - 1830)*
Jacob Moon Martin (1783 - 1863)*


  • Ancestry Family Trees (Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members), Ancestry link 1, Ancestry link 2
  •  :Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records (Ancestry Online publication, 2000)
  •  : Godfrey Memorial Library, comp., American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) (Ancestry Online publication, 1999). Original data - Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA
    1790 United States Federal Census (Ancestry Online publication, 2010). Images reproduced by FamilySearch; Original data - First Census of the United States, 1790 (NARA microfilm publication M637, 12 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census
    U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Ancestry Online publication, 2011). Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls
    Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp., South Carolina Census, 1790-1890 (Ancestry Online publication, 1999). Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
  • Book Title: Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the DAR Vol 055
  • Source: S1360575706 Repository: #R1350544989 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Publication: Operations, Inc. Note: Find A Grave
  • Repository: R1350544989
  • Source: S1360812122 North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 Publication: Operations, Inc.
  • Source: S41 Geni World Family Tree (MyHeritage) The Geni World Family Tree is found on <A href="" target="_blank"></a>. Geni is owned and operated by MyHeritage. TID 0 Footnote Geni World Family Tree (MyHeritage) ShortFootnote Geni World Family Tree Bibliography Geni World Family Tree. MyHeritage. Page Charles Martin, IGender: MaleBirth: Between 1741 and 1745 - Albemarle County, Virginia, Colonial AmericaMarriage: Spouse: Martha Martin (born Moon) - 1766 - Albemarle County, Virginia, Colonial AmericaDeath: 1808 - Abbeville County, South Carolina, United StatesBurial: UnknownFather: <a>Thomas B. Martin</a>Mother: <a>Anne Martin (born Moorman)</a>Wife: <a>Martha Martin (born Moon)</a>Children: <a>Martha Cobb (born Martin)</a>, <a>Thomas Pleasant Martin, I</a>, <a>Abram Martin</a>, <a>William A. Martin</a>, <a>Susan Martin</a>, <a>Charles Martin, II</a>, <a>George Washington Martin</a>, <a>Elizabeth Mildred Cobb (born Martin)</a>, <a>Nancy Martin</a>, <a>Jacob Moon Martin</a>, <a>Susannah 'Suckey' Moore (born Martin)</a>, <a>Salley Nichols (born Martin)</a>, <a>Mildred "Milley" Middleton / Savage (born MARTIN)</a>, <a>Bird Martin (born MARTIN)</a>Siblings: <a>Mildred Clark (born Martin)</a>, <a>George Martin</a>, <a>Elizabeth Letitia Moore (born Martin)</a>, <a>Tabitha Martin</a>, <a>John G Martin</a>, <a>Thomas Martin</a>, <a>Nancy Ann Rogers (born Martin)</a>, <a>Pleasant Martin</a>, <a>James Martin</a>, <a>Elizabeth Braddock (born Martin)</a>, <a>Mary Ann Martin</a>, <a>Judith Martin</a>
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 for Charles Martin. D, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the DAR Vol 037, Page 56 of 403

Charles Martin died in Abbeville District, South Carolina between June 28, 1808, the date he signed his will, and October 25, 1808, the date it was recorded at the Ordinary's office.

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On 27 Dec 2018 at 00:23 GMT Sam Duncan wrote:

Martin-17016 and Martin-4585 appear to represent the same person because: Very similar birth/death dates and wife's name. Is this the same person?

On 5 Jun 2018 at 07:08 GMT Chris Hoult wrote:

Martin-36981 and Martin-4585 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate

On 15 Jun 2017 at 10:38 GMT Esm├ę (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Martin-35918 and Martin-4585 appear to represent the same person because: same mother spouse and children

On 23 Mar 2017 at 21:41 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Please review attached profiles & propose/complete merges as appropriate. Thanks!

On 23 Mar 2017 at 15:03 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

update: merge completed

Martin-27114 and Martin-4585 appear to represent the same person because: same parents/dates/wife - please merge. Thanks!

On 1 Apr 2015 at 22:47 GMT Holly (Knight) Battle wrote:

Martin-4789 and Martin-4585 appear to represent the same person because: Listed as siblings; but are actually duplicate. Slight discrepancy of birth date can be resolved at merge of noted in the bio section. Please review for merge approval

On 13 Feb 2015 at 20:59 GMT Mariangeles Mas-Andreu wrote:

no USA before 1776

Rejected matches › Charles N. Martin (1819-)

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