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Matthew Martin
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Birth: 1755
Marion County
South Carolina, USA
Death: 1835
Marion County
South Carolina, USA

MATTHEW MARTIN, REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER

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Unwaried Patience and Fortitude: Francis Marion's Orderly Book, p. 617:

"Matthew Martin was born in 1755. He enlisted in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment on 4 November 1775. On 13 April 1776, he was sentenced to 50 lashes for being drunk and insolent, but it was remitted."

Daughters of the American Revolution, Application # 333931, dated 12 December, 1927 by Mrs. Inez Martin Berry:

"Matthew Martin, Sr. fought with the illustrious "Swamp Fox" of the Carolinas, Gen. Francis Marion. He enlisted Nov. 4, 1775 and was discharged April 21, 1777. Land grants in the office of the Secretary of State in Columbia, SC show that he was granted land in the Marion District on the South side of Maiden Down Swamp bounded by lands granted to [Moses] Martin and John Cribb. The original lands are in possession of some of the descendants at this time. Court records in Marion, SC, show that he administered with others on the estate of Lewis Harrelson, a neighbor."

Marion County, Deed Book C, p. 129, 2 Sept 1805, Jean Harrelson, now by the name of Jean Oates, one of the administrators of the estate of Lewis Harrelson, deceased, to Matthew Martin, the other administrator, for $150, all my part of the estate of Lewis Harrelson, and dowery, as his Wife. /s/ Jean Harrelson.

South Carolina Audited Accounts of Revolutionary Service, Matthew Martin, # 4807, from Craven County, Prince Frederick Parish, enlisted 4 Nov 1775 in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, discharged 21 Apr 1777.

Land grant, dated 7 June 1757, Moses Martin, 200 acres, on Maiden Down Swamp, Prince Frederick Parish, Craven County.

Land grant, dated 6 January 1768, John Cribb, 200 acres, on Maiden Down Swamp, Prince Frederick Parish, Craven County.

Sergeant Moses Martin, of Prince Frederick Parish, Craven County, service 1759-1760 in the Cherokee War in Regiment commanded by Colonel George Gabriel Powell. This Regiment was composed of men from Cheraw and Georgetown District of Old Craven County.

1778 Petit Jurors, Prince Frederick Parish, Georgetown District: John Smith, Jr., Benjamin Harrelson, Lewis Harrelson, Charles Moody, John Cribb, Samuel Smith, Hugh Smith, Joshua Barfield, Moses Martin, Henry Clark, et.al.

Land grant, dated 26 March 1790, John Martin, 194 acres, East side of Maiden Down Swamp, Georgetown District, bounded by Joshua Barfield and Moses Martin.

1790 First US Census, Parish of Prince George, Georgetown District: Moses Martin, 2 males over age 16, 1 male under age 16, 4 females.

The DAR application of Mrs. Berry states Matthew Martin shows 1790 in Orangeburg District. Whether this is the correct Matthew Martin remains unclear, however, Stephen Martin, born 1799 in Marion Dist., SC removed to an area just below the South Edisto River that was once incorporated into Orangeburg Dist., SC. Moses Martin, who could well be Matthew Martin's father, owned land in the area that became Orangeburg District before removing to Marion District.

Marion County Deed Book B, pp. 342-4, 18 May 1793, Moses Martin, planter, to David Martin, planter, Georgetown District, Liberty County, 20 lbs., 200 acres, South side Maiden Down Swamp. /s/ Moses Martin, Mathew Martin. Wit: William James, Elias Miller, Elias Martin. Proven bef. Benjamin Harralson., 12 June 1793. (Note: Elias Miller mar. Ann Martin; Wm James' dau. mar. Francis Martin.)

Land grant, 4 June 1798, Matthew Martin, 274 acres, Georgetown District, on Sampit Creek.

1800 US Census, Winyaw Parish, Georgetown District:
Matthew Martin.

Land grant, 1806, Matthew Martin, Marion District, SC, 200 acres South side of Maiden Down Swamp.

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Williamsburg County, SC, Deed Book A, p. 270, 1811:

William Clark, attorney for Joseph Clark, who resides out of state, sold to James Martin, for $250, 100 acres bequeathed by Henry Clark to Joseph Clark, on North side of Black River. Wit: Joseph Tolar, Moses Hickson. Rec. 11 Aug. 1814.

"To William Clark, Williamsburg.

Ameet [Amite] County [Mississippi], June the 2, 1811.

Dr Brother,

I now set down to write you that myself and family is well and is doing well. I have nothing very particular to inform you of, only that I have sold my lands in Wilkson County for three negroes and three hundred dollars and has purchased land five miles east of that on Beever Creek in the Ameet County for one hundred sixty dollars where I have settled, I expect, for life, as my family is getting somewhat large, we have but four children, as yet, two boys and two girls, who with ourselves and six negroes do not experience one weeks sickness in twelve months. Our lands is rich and fertile, whereon we can make the greatest plenty. Our water is pure and good and our country is pleasant both summer and winter. All the necessities of life can be had here as cheap as they came in South Carolina. ... I and family desires to be remembered to my mother and brother, and Uncle Matthew Martin and Uncle Hugh Smith and all other enquiring friends. I have never received but one letter from any of you, that was yours dated May 24th, 1809. My wife and children joins me in love to you and yours. I remain your loving and affectionate brother till death.

(Signed) Joseph Clark.

P.S. I would be glad you write me how my Mother and Brother, and Uncle Matthew Martin and Uncle Hugh Smith and Uncle William Smith is making out, and how you are doing yourself."

The reference to "Uncles" in this letter would seem to infer that "Uncle Matthew Martin's" wife was Mary Smith, dau. of John Smith, Sr., of Maiden Down Swamp, Marion Co., SC. Other confirmed children in the Smith family includes "Uncle Hugh Smith", as referred to in the letter, b.c. 1748 & wife Eliz. Anderson, James Smith b.c 1750 neighbor of Matthew Martin on Buck Swamp and Maiden Down Samp, Sarah Smith who mar. Enos Tart, also of Maiden Down, Henry Clark mar. a Smith girl, Mourning Smith b.c. 1758 mar. Jesse Bryant, Sr. (dau. Mourning Bryant mar. Aaron Martin, son of John Martin), "Uncle William Smith" b.c. 1760, Cealy Smith mar. Benjamin Harrelson, Martha Smith mar. Willis Finklea and moved to Monroe Co., AL, Samuel Smith, Sr. et. al.

Francis Martin, who received several land grants on the Black River, Georgetown Dist. near Henry Clark and Hugh Smith, removed to Amite Co., MS before 1810, along with Joseph Clark and others from Marion District. Their names are found in records of Ebenezer Bapt. Church, Amite Co., MS. Francis Martin later moved to Lawrence Co. and Jasper Co., MS before he died in Hinds Co., MS abt 1857. He married Ann James, thought to be dau. of William James, a neighbor of the Martins of Maiden Down Swamp, Marion Co., SC.
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Stephen Martin, b. 1799 Marion District, SC, per his pension application, served in the War of 1812, enlisting in Major Loveless Gasques' Battalion at the Marion Courthouse, in the Fall of 1814 along with Moses Martin, John Martin, and James Martin. He served in Georgetown District, on Cat Island (near lands granted to Matthew Martin, 1798, on Sampit Creek.) Stephen Martin died 1875 in Lowndes Co., GA.

Stephen Martin's brother, Matthew Martin, Jr. had a son, Stephen H. Martin, who was b. 1822 near Mullins, SC. His widow Sallie Edwards Martin died 17 Aug 1897 at Tifton, GA. Her obituary was published in the Tifton Gazette. She is buried at New River Baptist Church Cemetery, about 3 miles east of Tifton, GA. Her husband, Stephen Harrelson Martin, is buried at Miller's Church Cemetery near Mullins, SC.

From History of Marion County, SC, W.W. Sellers, p. 187: "Sarah (Sallie) Edwards, the wife of Stephen Harrelson Martin left two sons and a daughter. The sons were Matthew Fuller Martin and David S. Martin. The daughter, Susan Martin married Perry J. Williams."
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Perry J. Williams and Susan Martin had a son named James Reynolds Williams. He married Janie Cooper. From the Mullins, SC newspaper, The Enterprise, x 17 Nov 1977:

"Mrs. Williams Dies Tuesday at 99

Mrs. James Reynolds Williams, 99, the oldest resident of Mullins who was born in the town of Mullins, died Tuesday morning, November 15, at the Mullins Hospital, after a long period of declining health. The former Miss Janie Cooper, she was born April 1, 1878 on Southwest Front Street, a daughter of the late Noah Bryant Cooper. She attended Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee and taught school in Mullins until her marriage in December of 1903. She was a former member of the Blue Savannah Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Isabella D. Martin Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy."
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 Spouse:
  Mary Smith Martin (1756 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Stephen Martin (1799 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Buried on land owned by George R. Reaves in 1927. DAR records reflect exact location.
 
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Record added: Apr 01, 2013
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