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Lieut Isaac Martin

Birth
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
1777 (aged 42–43)
Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID
123798413 View Source

Notes: There is no grave marker for Isaac. The birth year comes from his baptismal date and the death year is the year his will was written and proved.

Isaac was the son of Josiah Martin and Mary Hidden of Ipswich, Mass., and was baptized there on 24 March 1733/4. He was married (intention recorded at Ipswich 31 Jan 1761) to Mrs. Hannah BROWN who died in Marblehead 8 October 1813. Though the term "Mrs." in a marriage record does not always signify a widow, I believe in this case it does. The only case of a Mr. Brown marrying a woman named Hannah in Ipswich between 1748 and 1761 is the marriage of Bartholomew Brown of Beverly to Hannah Wood of Ipswich, with intention at Ipswich 24 Jun 1749. Bartholomew and Hannah had two known children before he died in 1755. Administration of the estate of Bartholomew Brown was given to widow Hannah on 2 Feb 1756, and the account dated 21 Mar 1757 makes allowance for bringing up two young children. I do not find the birth of a Hannah Wood in the Ipswich records. I conclude from all this that it is likely that the Hannah Brown who married Isaac Martin was the widow of Bartholomew Brown.

Isaac served in the French and Indian War, and was a lieutenant during the campaigns of 1755 and 1758, and also served in the Quebec campaign. Isaac was early of Ipswich, where his first four children were born or baptized, but about 1770 moved to Marblehead, Mass. where he had a mansion house, mentioned in several deeds among his heirs long after his death. He was a cordwainer. His will, dated 30 Apr 1777, was proved 4 Aug of the same year, and mentions unnamed children, with all estate to go to wife Hannah, who, with Joshua Prentice, were named executors. Hannah continued to live in Marblehead, and appears there on the 1790 census, next to her son Josiah, and on the 1800 census for Essex Co. (00001-00101-00). Though a burial record or grave marker for Isaac has not been found, he is almost certainly buried in this cemetery since his children were baptized in this church, one of them after his death.

Children, first four born/baptized at Ipswich, last four baptized at the Second Congregational Church (Unitarian), Marblehead, MA:

*Josiah, b. 20 Dec 1761, m. Hannah STILES.

*Isaac, b. 8 Oct 1763, m. Marblehead 5 Mar 1787 Rebecca CLARKE. He may be the Isaac Martin appearing in the 1790 census for Marblehead with three males 16 and over, one male under 16, and two females. Nothing more has been learned of him.

*Lucy, bp 1 Dec 1765, m. John VICKERY Jr.,

*Hannah, bp 2 Oct 1768, d. bef 10 Jun 1807 when she was called late of Marblehead, but I find no d. record for her in Marblehead or Salem. She had been granted one seventh share in the real estate of her father Isaac Martin, deceased, and on the date mentioned Barnard Collins paid other heirs of Isaac Martin for part of the property (Essex Deeds 180:197). A female aged 16-25 was enumerated with her mother, Hannah Martin, on the 1800 census of Marblehead, who was likely the youngest daughter, Hitty. Therefore this Hannah was likely dead by 1800.

*George Whitefield, bp 5 May 1771, m. Sally BULLOCK.

*Thomas, bp 10 Oct 1773, m. (1) Hannah FREELAND; m. (2) Huldah (SMITH) Deland.

*Hitty, bp 5 May 1776, d. young.

*Mehitable "Hitty," bp 27 Sep 1778, m. Purchase SMITH.

Notes: There is no grave marker for Isaac. The birth year comes from his baptismal date and the death year is the year his will was written and proved.

Isaac was the son of Josiah Martin and Mary Hidden of Ipswich, Mass., and was baptized there on 24 March 1733/4. He was married (intention recorded at Ipswich 31 Jan 1761) to Mrs. Hannah BROWN who died in Marblehead 8 October 1813. Though the term "Mrs." in a marriage record does not always signify a widow, I believe in this case it does. The only case of a Mr. Brown marrying a woman named Hannah in Ipswich between 1748 and 1761 is the marriage of Bartholomew Brown of Beverly to Hannah Wood of Ipswich, with intention at Ipswich 24 Jun 1749. Bartholomew and Hannah had two known children before he died in 1755. Administration of the estate of Bartholomew Brown was given to widow Hannah on 2 Feb 1756, and the account dated 21 Mar 1757 makes allowance for bringing up two young children. I do not find the birth of a Hannah Wood in the Ipswich records. I conclude from all this that it is likely that the Hannah Brown who married Isaac Martin was the widow of Bartholomew Brown.

Isaac served in the French and Indian War, and was a lieutenant during the campaigns of 1755 and 1758, and also served in the Quebec campaign. Isaac was early of Ipswich, where his first four children were born or baptized, but about 1770 moved to Marblehead, Mass. where he had a mansion house, mentioned in several deeds among his heirs long after his death. He was a cordwainer. His will, dated 30 Apr 1777, was proved 4 Aug of the same year, and mentions unnamed children, with all estate to go to wife Hannah, who, with Joshua Prentice, were named executors. Hannah continued to live in Marblehead, and appears there on the 1790 census, next to her son Josiah, and on the 1800 census for Essex Co. (00001-00101-00). Though a burial record or grave marker for Isaac has not been found, he is almost certainly buried in this cemetery since his children were baptized in this church, one of them after his death.

Children, first four born/baptized at Ipswich, last four baptized at the Second Congregational Church (Unitarian), Marblehead, MA:

*Josiah, b. 20 Dec 1761, m. Hannah STILES.

*Isaac, b. 8 Oct 1763, m. Marblehead 5 Mar 1787 Rebecca CLARKE. He may be the Isaac Martin appearing in the 1790 census for Marblehead with three males 16 and over, one male under 16, and two females. Nothing more has been learned of him.

*Lucy, bp 1 Dec 1765, m. John VICKERY Jr.,

*Hannah, bp 2 Oct 1768, d. bef 10 Jun 1807 when she was called late of Marblehead, but I find no d. record for her in Marblehead or Salem. She had been granted one seventh share in the real estate of her father Isaac Martin, deceased, and on the date mentioned Barnard Collins paid other heirs of Isaac Martin for part of the property (Essex Deeds 180:197). A female aged 16-25 was enumerated with her mother, Hannah Martin, on the 1800 census of Marblehead, who was likely the youngest daughter, Hitty. Therefore this Hannah was likely dead by 1800.

*George Whitefield, bp 5 May 1771, m. Sally BULLOCK.

*Thomas, bp 10 Oct 1773, m. (1) Hannah FREELAND; m. (2) Huldah (SMITH) Deland.

*Hitty, bp 5 May 1776, d. young.

*Mehitable "Hitty," bp 27 Sep 1778, m. Purchase SMITH.


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