David was the son of Christian and Elsbeth Martin.
David's first wife has been said to have been Anna Weber who died at sea in 1727. No records exist to prove this oral tradition and it may only be legend.
By 1730 David was married to Barbara Herr Miller, daughter of Abraham and Anna (Bare) Herr, and widow of Henry Miller. Henry and Barbara lived on the land David patented from the Penns in 1738.
In addition to the land, Barbara brought into the marriage a daughter, Susannah, and two sons, Henry and Abraham. David and Barbara had nine children before she died on August 8, 1742. She may have been buried in this cemetery but there is no record of her being there.
David then married Anna Groff and had three children with her. After her death he married Elizabeth Herr Martin. They had no children together.
Note NI1148Arrived in Philadelphia, PA on 9/30/1727 with John Hodgeson, commander of the ship "Molley" which sailed from Rotterdam, Holland with 70 families - about 300 persons in all, including a certain Jacob Martin. All came from the Palatinate in Germany, and earlier from Switzerland.
They resided 3/4 mile N. of Blue Ball along Blue Ball Run in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
Here he had a plantation of 370 acres, plus 6% given free for roads, equals 392.2 acres for 57 pounds, 7 shillings purchased from the Penn family, Proprietors of the Penna. Colony.
The Blue Ball Run flows through this plantation from Norht to South seperating it into 2 equal parts, an Eastern and a Western division.
On the Eastern border of their land was erected the 1st substantial Mennonite Meeting House at Weaverland 1766, upon which stands the present Weaverland Church building. They are buried in the Lower Weaverland Cemetery 1/2 mile away from the said church building.
Immigrant with Jacob Martin on ship Molly, Sept. 30, 1727.
Obtained a warrant for 370 acres on a branch of the Conestoga, Feb. 10, 1738. (No. 158)
A survey was made on Feb. 21, 1738.
A survey was made Oct. 24, 1726, for Henry Miller for 200 acres on a branch of the Conestoga Creek; the same day that the Weber brothers surveyed neighboring land. This land was part of the 370 acres surveyed for David Martin on Feb. 21, 1738.
Oral tradition was that the Weber brothers reserved this tract of land for their "brother-in-law" David Martin. However, Darvin Martin argues and I think rightly that David Martin probably inherited this land by marriage when he married Henry Miller's Widow.
Darvin Martin argues that he was probably born between Christian and Hans Heinrich and that because of the ages of his children it was probably close to 1700.
David Martin (d. 1784), who arrived in Philadelphia on the ship Molly, September 30, 1727. He settled in the Weaverland Valley on 370 acres of land next to the Weber brothers, and had a large family
Martin family name
Martin is a family name of Swiss descent that is widely represented in the Mennonite Church (MC). The progenitor of many of these Martins was David Martin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727 and settled in what is now the Weaverland area of Lancaster County. Many of his descendants still live in that area, while others have moved farther west in Pennsylvania and to other states, as well as to Ontario. More than twenty Martins served in the ministry of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference in the two centuries after the family arrived in Pennsylvania. Some well-known Martins in the Lancaster area include Henry Martin (d. 1825), a bishop in Weaverland starting in 1809, Jonas Martin a Weaverland Mennonite, chosen bishop in 1881, who led a schism from the conference in 1893 to form the so-called Martinites (Old Order Mennonites), Abraham L. Martin of the Pequea district of the Lancaster Conference was ordained bishop in 1921 and was active for many years, Elmer G. Martin (b. 1894), was a bishop at Mellinger's beginning in 1946, and C. Z. Martin (b. 1893), a minister in Columbia beginning in 1923. In 1954 there were 16 ministers bearing the name Martin in the Lancaster Conference and only 14 from other areas of the Mennonite Church (MC); these fourteen were found in Ohio, Ontario, Virginia and Maryland. A. D. Martin (1878-1913) was a Mennonite preacher in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, and for a number of years was in charge of the Mennonite Book and Tract Society work, as well as serving as secretary-treasurer of the Mennonite Publishing House.
The Old Order (Wisler) Mennonite schism in Waterloo County, Ontario (1889), was led by Bishop Abraham Martin (1834-1902), who was ordained bishop in 1867 and served at the Martin meetinghouse. Many of the ministers in the Waterloo Old Order group have been Martins. In 1954 two of the three bishops of the group were Martins, as were four of the remaining nine preachers.
A leading historian of the Martin family was Isaac W. Martin (1861-1954).
David Martin (1691 Switzerland - 10 Nov 1784; Weaverland Old Cemetery, Lancaster Co., PA)
Immigrated to Philadelphia 30 Sep 1727
Anna Weber ( d. 1727 at sea)
Barbara Herr (1702-1742)
Anna Groff (ca 1724-1759)
Elizabeth (Herr) Miller (d. 1774; Weaverland Old Cemetery, Lancaster, PA)
2. Chriatian Marti2 Martin (Christian1) was born 1662 in Bern, Switzerland, and died July 12, 1748 in Weaverland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Ells (Elisabeth) 1689. She was born 1672, and died 1732 in Weaverland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Notes for Chriatian Marti Martin:
Upon leaving the ship Pink Plaisance docked at Philadelphia, Sept. 21,m 1732, he arked the ship registry, and afterwards a clerk wrote his name (as it was pronounced) to correspond to the mark. Since Christian Martin did not sign his own name, it was assumed that he was illiterate.
Christian and Ells Martin remained in Bockshaft, Germany, at least through Nov. 1731. The Nov. 1731 census of Bockshaft includes Christian Martin, his wife and two children. They immigrated t Pa. Sept.. 21, 1732, aboard Pink Plaisance with Fravin, age 16, and Fronik and Martin, both aged under 16. I assume that Fronik and Martin are the two children mentioned in the census and Fravin is considered an adult. Since these children are too young to be of Christian and Ells, I assume that they are actually grandchildren that were raised because a son (and his wife) had died. I placed this hypothetical son as the eldest member of the family.
Christian Martin lived at Weaverland with his son David until his death. He and his wife are most probably buried in the Old Weaverland Cemetary, East Earl Twp., Lancaster County, Pa.
WikiTree profile Martin-6897 created through the import of Most 2011_7b.ged on Oct 17, 2011 by Mike Saufley. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Mike and others.
Source: S20 Abbreviation: Martin Genealogy Project Database Title: Martin Genealogy Project Database Author: Darvin L. Martin Publication: last modified 04/10/2001 Note: Lancaster, Pa. Repository: #R15
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↑ 1.01.1 Source: Abbreviation: New Mennonite Martin Families Title: A New Look at the Origins of Mennonite Martin Families: Assessing theOral Traditions Author: Martin, Darvin L. Publication: Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, July, 1999 Published by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. Date: Jul 1999 Note: ABBR Martin, Darvin L.
↑ 2.02.12.2 Source: Abbreviation: J_D_weaver.ged Title: J_D_weaver.ged Repository: #R1 Data: Text: Date of Import: Jul 3, 2001
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