Husband: Joshua MARTIN
Died: about 1796
Father: Samuel MARTIN
Mother: >>>
Spouses: Martha BATTAS
Wife: Mary
Died: before 29 NOV 1784
01 (F): Lucy MARTIN
Born: 02 MAR 1768 in Dunbarton Center, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Spouses: Simeon HADLEY
02 (M): Joshua MARTIN
Born: 20 JAN 1770
03 (F): Mary "Molly" MARTIN
Born: 10 APR 1772 in Goffstown, (Colebrook) New Hampsnire
Died: 12 JUN 1846 in Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA
Spouses: Moses HADLEY
04 (M): Samuel MARTIN
Born: 12 SEP 1776
05 (M): Caleb MARTIN
Born: 02 MAR 1778
06 (?): Benony MARTIN
Born: 08 JUL 1784
07 (F): Hannah MARTIN
Born: 02 SEP 1780 in Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Died: 11 APR 1860 in Goffstown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
Spouses: Nathaniel HADLEY; Nathaniel HADLEY
Additional Information

Joshua MARTIN:


He took an active part in the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution. (See History of Goffstown, NH Vol II, by George P. Hadley, p. 316)
"On Dec. 6, 1776 he commanded a company of militia from the town of Goffstown, NH which marched to Winter Hill at the request of Gen, John Sullivan, and there remained through the winter." (History of Goffstown pg. 316 Vol II)

Per History Of Goffstown source: "JOSHUA MARTIN was doubtless the son of Samuel Martin, who res. at what has since been known as Martin's Ferry. It is said the Martin family were stout, hardy men and women. The father Samuel d. when Joshua was a mere boy. Anecdotes are related of their wonderful courage and bravery in hunting, and Joshua after becoming of maturer years took a very active part in the French War and also in the Revolution. He was a member of Joseph Blanchard's Co. in 1754, in His Majesty's service on the Merrimack River; in 1755 a member of John Goffe's Co. in Col. Blanchard's Regiment in the expedition sent against Crown Point, and in 1758 was in Roger's Rangers. Dr. Carr spoke of him an the "Hillsborough County History" as follows: "He was a member of a company of rangers under the celebrated Capt. Rogers in the Old French War, and in an attack from a party of French and Indians near Lake Champlain was badly wounded in the hip. The company, on their retreat to Fort William Henry, while crossing the first narrows of Lake George, on looking back, saw something black following them at a distance, and supposing it might be one of their number sent a sleigh back for him. It proved to be Joshua Martin of G. His hip joint had been shattered by a shot which passed through his body; he was left for dead on the field, but revived and followed his comrades' tracks to the lake and after that kept in sight of them. He was so exhausted that he collapsed when aid reached him; his escape seemed providential. On the night of their retreat the company made a circuit to avoid a large fire in the woods. This detour caused them to lose time so that Martin was enabled to follow and get in sight of them; otherwise he must have perished. He was taken to the fort, and in time his wound healed. He served through the war and died at an advanced age." He was granted 200 acres of land in the town of Conway for services rendered in the French War about 1765 (see State Papers, Vol. XXV, page 303). He performed important service in the Revolutionary War, and on Dec. 6, 1776, commanded a company of militia from the town of G. which marched to Winter Hill at the request of Gen, John Sullivan, and there remained through the winter; served upon important committees in G. and was for a number of years upon the board of selectmen. He purchased Nov. 6, 1758, lot No. 1 in the 5th range of lots on the north side of the Piscataquog River, and doubtless soon settled there. This was his homestead and still remains in the Martin name, being owned by his great grandson, James F. Martin. His house stood southeast of the present res. of James F. Martin and near where the cart path makes an easterly turn. He m. first, Mary _____; second, Nov. 29, 1784, Martha Battas. He d. about 1796." .

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