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Martin Cornelius Poling Sr (1748 - 1819)

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Captain Martin Cornelius Poling Sr
Born in Somerset, Monmouth, NJmap
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Husband of — married in VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Randolph, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Aug 2011
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  • Martin C.. Poling was born in 1748 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA. He was the son of Samuel Poling (1725-1782) and Madeline Lena Polen (1725-1768).

Martin married Rachel (1750-1809), and they had the following 10 known children:

  1. Elizabeth Poling 1766 – ,
  2. Samuel M Poling 1767 – 1840,
  3. Martin Poling 1768 – 1819,
  4. Roger Poling 1770 – 1832,
  5. Sarah Poling 1770 – ,
  6. Deborah Poling 1771 – 1842,
  7. William Poling 1772 – 1836,
  8. Rachel Poling 1776 – 1808, Madeline Poling 1781 – and
  9. Margaret Poling 1784 – 1855.

Martin and Rachel moved from northern New Jersey to Loudon County, VA about 1772. They moved from Virginia to George's Creek, Maryland, as they are found in the 1787 list of settlers. Martin sold his land on George's Creek, Maryland in 1809. (Alleghany Deed book E483). Rachel presumably had died previously because she did not sign a dower right.

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Martin died on 16 February 1819 in Randolph, Charlotte, Virginia, United States (This is now Randolph County, West Virginia). He was 71 years old.

Martin Poling's Will
Will Book 1, p 78-80

I Martin Poling of Randolph County do hereby make my last wil and testament in the manner as followeth that is to say. First I give to my daughter Elizabeth all my movable property and household furniture and fifty acres of land the land which she now lives on to be hers and her heirs forever. 2. dl I give to my Son Samuel Poling fifty acres of land where he now lives on to be his and his heirs forever. 3 dl I give to my Son Martin Poling one dollar. 4.dl I give to my son Roger Poling one dollar to be his and his heirs forever. 5. dl I give to my son William Poling one dollar to be his and his heirs forever. 6.dl I give to my daughter Debora More one dollar to be hers and her heirs forever. 7.dl I give to my Daughter Sally Poling one dollar to be hers and her heirs forever. 8.dl I give to my Daughter Rachel Poling one dollar to be hers and her heirs forever. 9. dl I give to my daughter Margaret Holsberry one dollar to be hers and her heirs forever. 10.dl I give to my Daughter Madelane Nepton one dollar to be hers and her heirs forever. 11.dl I do hereby appoint Martin Poling my son and John Holsberry Executors of my last will and testament by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of June 1915. Signed and sealed and delivered as for the last will and testament of the above named Martin Poling in presence of us. Jacob Springston his Simon Harris Martin X Poling There is also an inventory list on pages 58-9.

Family links: Parents: Samuel Poling (1725 - 1782)

Spouse: Rachel Wyckoff Poling (1750 - 1809)*

Children: Samuel M. Poling (1767 - 1840)* Deborah Poling Moore (1771 - 1842)* Rachel Poling Poling (1776 - 1808)*


Family links: Parents: Samuel Poling (1725 - 1782)

Spouse: Rachel Wyckoff Poling (1750 - 1820)*

Children: Samuel M. Poling (1767 - 1840)* Deborah Poling Moore (1771 - 1842)* Rachel Poling Poling (1776 - 1808)*

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Burial: Unknown

Created by: Stella Record added: Jan 23, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 104059231

  • WikiTree profile Poling-86 created through the import of The Family Tree.ged on Aug 30, 2011 by Faith Budynas. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Faith and others.
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On 2 Sep 2016 at 23:31 GMT Sheryl Moore wrote:

Rachel's profile is Wyckoff-440. She did NOT marry Martin C. Sr, the father of Samuel; that Martin's profile is Poling-88.

Rachel Wyckoff married Martin C Poling's grandson, Martin C. whose profile is Poling-97.

There has been a lot of confusing info as a generation was left out of Polings from Poling-88 to Poling-97 as Samuel was left out as the father of Poling-97 who is a Sr. also. Samuel's brother, is Martin, Jr. There has been a mix up of families also so is very confusing. I am Rachel and Martin's 6 times great granddaughter and have their info. Just need time to add. Perhaps we can work on this together. Feel free to email me. Sheryl

On 2 Sep 2016 at 15:50 GMT Donna Roberts wrote:

My profile is Poling-88 for Martin C. Sr. He has two sons i'm related to Martin C. Jr. and Petrus because their children married. Mary Poling and Martin David Poling. Martin C. Sr. Father is Samuel and married a Wykoff. Rachael the wife here is Wykoff (I just adopted her profile) So before i do anything i need to know who Rachael is. Anybody? Samuel's father is John Poling. There are alot of Martin's in the branch. I think this family needs alot more research. (my line also) It's possible that Rachael is 1st wife

On 2 Sep 2016 at 07:22 GMT Sheryl Moore wrote:

Not sure that is correct, Donna. Martin's father is Samuel Poling; his grandfather is a Martin, Sr. IF Martin's [this profile] father was a Sr., then this Martin would be a Jr. This isn't the case and is a SR because he has a son of the same name. Make sense?

If I am incorrect, please let me know. Thank yo and have a great Labor Day weekend.

On 1 Sep 2016 at 01:08 GMT Donna Roberts wrote:

This should be Martin Jr. I believe. Sr. born in 1708

On 9 Jun 2016 at 21:17 GMT Sheryl Moore wrote:

For the merge, I corrected some info for Martin based on sources not in Wikitree and discovered a generation was missed as parents; Martin's grandparents were named as parents, not Samuel and Madalene. There are some serious issues with the pedigree. We need to review.

There are additional siblings and more children to add. Will add/fix what I have in near future

On 26 May 2016 at 21:38 GMT Matthew Jivin wrote:

Poling-278 and Poland-283 appear to represent the same person because: Same person, please merge, thanks!

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