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Pleasant Martin (1756 - 1836)

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Pleasant Martin
Born in Albemarle, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 2 Oct 1775 in Albemarle County, Virginia Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Wilson, Tennessee, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 21 Aug 2019 | Created 20 Jun 2011 | Last significant change: 21 Aug 2019
16:13: Lauren Hopkins edited the Biography for Pleasant Martin (1756-1836). (added marriage record and FamilySearch pedigree file sources) [Thank Lauren for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Pleasant Martin was born to Thomas Martin and Anne Moorman. Notable children of this Pleasant Martin are Elizabeth “Betsy” Martin Powell and Rebecca Martin Jopling. This Revolutionary War soldier, Pleasant Martin applied for his pension in Wilson County, Tennessee. He died in 1836 in Wilson, Tennessee.

  • (1779) served as a Lt. in Capt. Ben Harris's Company
  • (25 JUL 1792) will of Pleasant Martin's father Thomas, Albemarle,Virginia
  • (1827) moved to Wilson Co. TN
  • lived in Bedford Co. for 15 years
  • lived in Amherst Co. for 20 years
  • was at siege of Yorktown
  • lived in Albemarle Co. for 35 years

Thomas Joplin testified to the Revolutionary War record of Pleasant Martin in Warren Co. TN 1832.

Note: The Pleasant Martin who married Betsey Innis in Amherst County Virginia and died in Warren Co. KY was a younger man. Data applicable to Martin-16186 was moved to that profile.

Pettis Co. MO Martin (needs placed)

North English Martin Genealogist Newspaper Archives Tuesday, June 01, 1976 - Page 4

Pleasant Martin Born 1757 Albemarle Co Virginia Died 1826 Tennessee married 1778 Albemarle Co Va Rebecca Joplin born 1759 died 1798

Pleasant Martin served as First Lt in Harry Lee's Company was made Captain in regular USA at the close of the war Harry Lee was the father of Gen Robert E His place of residence during the Revolution was Albemarle Co Va

The Children of Pleasant Martin 1 Ralph born 1779 married Sigas Price 2 Nancy born 1781 married James Joplin 3 Martha born 1783 married John Hawkins 4 George born 1785 married Sarah Walker 5 Mildred born 1787 married John Palmer 6 Thomas born 1789 married Mary Boyd 7 James born 1891 married Elizabeth Ansley 8 Pleasant born 1793 married Rebecca Preston 9 Elizabeth born 1795 married William Powell

History of the Family of Thomas Martin Sr Aug19 1909 Thomas Martin emigrated from Ireland to this country some time before the Revolutionary War in which he served from f776 to 1781 after his return he located near Harrisburg Pa Soon after the close of the Revolutionary War he came west and located in Westmoreland In 1793 he again turned his face westward crossed the Allegheny River at a point near where the town of Taretum now stands He together with a Mr Hays and a Mr Fulton blazed their way through the then unbroken forest to a point in southern Middlesex Township Butler County in what has always been known as the Hays and Fulton settlement descendants of both of these families reside in that locality yet In a few days these men returned to Westmoreland County and a short time later Mr Martin returned with his family and built a cabin and began to clear out a farm Mr Fulton and Mr Hays came back liter thus Thomas Martin is said to be the first white man to settle in Middlesex Township Mr Martin had much trouble with the Indians for some time after he located here At one time he and his family were driven out and had to take refuge at the block house at Pittsburg Pa On another occasion Mr Martin was attacked by a band of Indians and while running away from them through the forest as he sprang over a large log his foot caught in some vines and he fell and as he fell one of the foremost Indians threw his tomahawk and struck him in the back cutting a large gash the mark of which he carried to his grave Mr Martin resided in Middlesex township about ten years when he bought a farm in what is now Summit township where he died at a good old age Thomas Martin married a daughter of Thomas M Rainey Their family consisted of seven children.

Sources (this memorial is for a second wife of Pleasant Martin)

  • "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Pleasant Martin and Rebecca Jobling, 02 Oct 1775; citing Amherst County, Virginia, reference P 6; FHL microfilm 30,273.
  • "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 August 2019), entry for Pleasant MARTIN, cites sources; file (2:2:2:MM9R-4YQ), submitted 17 July 1999 by kdent2708112 [identity withheld for privacy].
  • 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 Pleasant MartinGender: MaleBirth: 1756 - Albemarle, VAMarriage: Spouse: Rebecca Martin (born Joplin) - Apr 2 1775 - Amherst, Virginia, United StatesDeath: 1836 - Wilson, TennesseeFather: <a>Thomas B. Martin</a>Mother: <a>Anne Martin (born Moorman)</a>Wife: <a>Rebecca Martin (born Joplin)</a>Children: <a>Martha Hawkins (born Martin)</a>, <a>Thomas Martin</a>, <a>Nancy Jopling (born Martin)</a>, <a>Martha Martin</a>Siblings: <a>George Martin</a>, <a>Charles Martin, I</a>, <a>Mildred Clark (born 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>James Martin</a>, <a>Elizabeth Braddock (born Martin)</a>, <a>Mary Ann Martin</a>, <a>Judith Martin</a>

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On 5 Jan 2018 at 02:12 GMT Cecil Stuerke wrote:

Martin-4617 and Martin-33359 appear to represent the same person because: Same timeframe and same wife.

On 23 Jul 2017 at 15:58 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Martin-8266 and Martin-4617 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate

On 2 Feb 2016 at 18:44 GMT Phillip Rich wrote:

Martin-21050 and Martin-8266 appear to represent the same person because: No data, no attached family, no activity since 2012. Please merge just to clean up.

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