Martin, Capt. Samuel[1]

Male 1722 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Martin, Samuel  
    Title Capt. 
    Born 10 Feb 1722  Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1744  Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Member 1st Congregational Church 
    Relocation 1753  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Samuel Martin was the second settler of Lanesborough (then the plantation of New Framingham). Indian attacks soon drove off the settlers. Of the original settlers only Samuel returned. Rapid settlement resumed after 1759. Lanesborough was established 21 Jun 1765. 
    Land 1754  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Two deeds dated 1754 show Samuel present in New Framingham.

    29 Mar 1754: Charles Goodrich of Poontoosuck, [became Pittsfield in 1761], Hampshire County sold for twelve pounds to Samuel Martin of New Framingham fifty acres of land in New Framingham being the lot 16 in the first survey of New Framingham.

    25 Apr 1754: Samuel Martin of New Framingham, Hampshire County sold for 60 pounds to Caleb Wheeler of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut 50 acres of land lying within the town being the original lot 16 in the first survey of the Township.  
    • Berkshire County was established 21 Jun 1761. Prior to that it was part of Hampshire County. Deeds for Hampshire County for that period are in the Hampden County Registry of Deeds, unless they were registered after Berkshire County was formed, in which case they are in a Berkshire County Registry.
    Land 1756 - 1758  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Three deeds identify Samuel as Samuel Martin junior of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.

    31 Aug 1756: Samuel Martin Jun of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut sold for 15 pounds to Daniel Bradley of Gilford, New Haven County, Connecticut house lot number 44 in New Framingham.

    25 Jul 1757: Samuel Martin jun of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut sold for 15 Pounds to Benjamin Woodruff of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut lot number 94 (50 acres) in New Framingham.

    10 Jun 1758: Simeon Wheeler of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut sold for 20 pounds to Samuel Martin jun of Woodbury 50 acres of land being the original home lot 10 of the first division of land in New Framingham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts with the buildings thereon. 
    Religion 1764 - 1768  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Samuel and Ann were founding members of the Church of Christ (later called the Congregational Church of Lanesborough) on 28 Mar 1764. Two of their children were baptized in the church; David on 27 May 1864 and Tim'o [Timothy] Hinman on 27 Apr 1765.

    Samuel was excommunicated by the Church on 22 July 1768. He was charged with "excessive use of Spiritous Liquor, and of a Profanation of a sacred passage of holy Scriptures". He pled guilty, but but refused opportunities to publicly confess his sins and repent. Instead "he discovered a great heat of Passion and passed many bitter reflections on the Chh. as a Company of ignorant and malicious Persons, that sought his destruction". The church found "no Evidence of any True Repentance or Reformation in him, but the highest Evidence of the contrary". 
    Relocation Abt 1770  New Ashford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Having been excommunicated by the Church and having sold his farm, Samuel relocated to New Ashford where he again was one of the earliest settlers. His residence in New Ashford is confirmed by the sale of two parcels of land in 1773 and 1774.  
    Land 16 Feb 1770  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Samuel Martin of Lanesborough, Berkshire County sold to Peter Wheeler and Reuben Martin both of Lanesborough for two hundred twenty-five pounds "the Farm on which I now dwell with my House, and barn" containing 145 acres. [Land description does not include lot number.] 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • (Research) This Samuel Martin is a candidate to be the father of Samuel Martin (I27) (b. cir 1759) who married Silence Greene. This question could be settled by comparing Y-DNA evidence from descendants of Samuel (I27) with that of Samuel (I29) or his ancestors. Each DNA donor must also have well-documented genealogical evidence for his descendancy. [13]
    Person ID I29  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2016 

    Father Martin, Samuel,   b. 1693,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Hinman, Annis,   b. Sep 1697, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1750, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1716  [1
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

    Family Hurd, Ann 
    Married 24 Jul 1744  Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Martin, Reuben,   c. 22 Jun 1746, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Martin, Esther,   c. 12 Jun 1748, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Martin, Annis,   c. 20 May 1750, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Martin, Wait,   c. 5 Jul 1752, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Martin, Solomon,   c. 28 Jul 1754, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Martin, Zadoc,   c. 3 Oct 1756, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Martin, Samuel,   c. 6 Aug 1758, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Martin, David,   c. 20 May 1764, Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Martin, Timothy Hinman,   c. 27 Apr 1765, Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1722 - Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Member 1st Congregational Church - 1744 - Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jul 1744 - Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Samuel Martin was the second settler of Lanesborough (then the plantation of New Framingham). Indian attacks soon drove off the settlers. Of the original settlers only Samuel returned. Rapid settlement resumed after 1759. Lanesborough was established 21 Jun 1765. - 1753 - Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Two deeds dated 1754 show Samuel present in New Framingham. 29 Mar 1754: Charles Goodrich of Poontoosuck, [became Pittsfield in 1761], Hampshire County sold for twelve pounds to Samuel Martin of New Framingham fifty acres of land in New Framingham being the lot 16 in the first survey of New Framingham. 25 Apr 1754: Samuel Martin of New Framingham, Hampshire County sold for 60 pounds to Caleb Wheeler of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut 50 acres of land lying within the town being the original lot 16 in the first survey of the Township. - 1754 - Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Three deeds identify Samuel as Samuel Martin junior of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut. 31 Aug 1756: Samuel Martin Jun of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut sold for 15 pounds to Daniel Bradley of Gilford, New Haven County, Connecticut house lot number 44 in New Framingham. 25 Jul 1757: Samuel Martin jun of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut sold for 15 Pounds to Benjamin Woodruff of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut lot number 94 (50 acres) in New Framingham. 10 Jun 1758: Simeon Wheeler of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut sold for 20 pounds to Samuel Martin jun of Woodbury 50 acres of land being the original home lot 10 of the first division of land in New Framingham, Hampshire County, Massachusetts with the buildings thereon. - 1756 - 1758 - Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Samuel and Ann were founding members of the Church of Christ (later called the Congregational Church of Lanesborough) on 28 Mar 1764. Two of their children were baptized in the church; David on 27 May 1864 and Tim'o [Timothy] Hinman on 27 Apr 1765. Samuel was excommunicated by the Church on 22 July 1768. He was charged with "excessive use of Spiritous Liquor, and of a Profanation of a sacred passage of holy Scriptures". He pled guilty, but but refused opportunities to publicly confess his sins and repent. Instead "he discovered a great heat of Passion and passed many bitter reflections on the Chh. as a Company of ignorant and malicious Persons, that sought his destruction". The church found "no Evidence of any True Repentance or Reformation in him, but the highest Evidence of the contrary". - 1764 - 1768 - Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Having been excommunicated by the Church and having sold his farm, Samuel relocated to New Ashford where he again was one of the earliest settlers. His residence in New Ashford is confirmed by the sale of two parcels of land in 1773 and 1774. - Abt 1770 - New Ashford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Samuel Martin of Lanesborough, Berkshire County sold to Peter Wheeler and Reuben Martin both of Lanesborough for two hundred twenty-five pounds "the Farm on which I now dwell with my House, and barn" containing 145 acres. [Land description does not include lot number.] - 16 Feb 1770 - Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S80] History of Ancient Woodbury, William Cothren, (Waterbury, Connecticut: Bronson Brothers, 1854.).

    2. [S104] Lanesborough Massachusetts, Frances S. Martin, (The Town of Lanesborough, Massacuusetts, 1965), LH 974.43 L24.56., pp. 15-21.

    3. [S164] Deed, Berkshire Middle District Registry Book 8, p. 765. Recorded 6 Sep 1771.
      Deed dated: 29 Mar 1754.
      Link to deed at familysearch.org https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-36516-145-14?cc=2106411

    4. [S164] Deed, Hampden County Book 2, p. 563. Recorded 21 April 1761.
      Deed dated: 25 Apr 1754.
      Link to deed at familysearch.org: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-36261-3904-88?cc=2106411

    5. [S164] Deed, Hampden County Registry, Book Y, p. 855. Recorded 4 Nov 1757.
      Deed dated: 31 Aug 1756
      Link to deed at familysearch.org: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-36261-12136-56?cc=2106411

    6. [S164] Deed, Hampden County Book 1, pp. 2-3. Recorded 13 Jul 1758.
      Deed dated: 25 Jul 1757.
      Link to deed at familysearch.org: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-36261-15121-53?cc=2106411

    7. [S164] Deed, Berkshire Middle District Registry, Book 8, p. 60. Recorded 16 Apr 1770.
      Deed dated: 10 Jun 1758.
      Link to deed at familysearch.org: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-36516-230-31?cc=2106411

    8. [S180] Cooke Collection, Rollin H. Cooke, LH 974.43 L24.5., Vol. 19 (First Book of Records of the Congregational Church in Lanesboro), pp. 359, 374, 390-91.

    9. [S131] History of Berkshire County, David Dudley Field, ed. , (Printed by Samuel Bush, Pittsfield, 1829), p. 388.
      Capt. Martin among earliest settlers of New Ashford.

    10. [S164] Deed, Northern District Berkshire County, Book B, p. 39. Recorded 23 Feb 1773.
      Deed dated: 8 Jan 1773
      Link to deed at familysearch.org: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-36382-584-12?cc=2106411

    11. [S164] Deed, Northern District Berkshire County, Book B, p. 208. Recorded 28 Jun 1774.
      Deed dated: 2 May 1774
      Link to deed at familysearch.org: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-36382-3059-53?cc=2106411

    12. [S164] Deed, Northern District Berkshire County, Book A, p. 352. Recorded 13 Mar 1770.
      Deed dated: 16 Feb 1770
      Link to deed at familysearch.org: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-36382-1347-75?cc=2106411

    13. [S146] Martin Y-DNA Project, (http://www.familytreedna.com/public/martin/default.aspx?section=yresults).


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