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From: Bill Derrow <>
Subject: Re: [MARTIN-L] WATEREE, Kershaw County ,SC and Edgefield County,SC
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2003 18:42:03 -0400
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If you come across a disconnected James (L.) Martin, born about 1790 in
South Carolina, please let me know. I haven't been able to track him
(my ggg grandfather) back there from Jasper County, Georgia, where he
married in 1821. I'm intrigued by Janet's message, because James L.
Martin's second son was named Andrew Jackson Martin. Admittedly, he was
probably named after the president, Andrew Jackson, but any Andrew
Martin possibility is worth following up on, when you're up against a
brick wall!

Another of my "leads" is a possibility of a connection between the
Martin and Mather families (James L. Martin's father's name was
supposedly J. Mather Martin). Has anyone come across these two families
together, i.e., through marriages?

Bill Derrow

Janet wrote:

>Descendants of James Martin
>Generation No. 1
> JAMES1 MARTIN was born Abt. 1729 in probably Larne, County Antrim, Ireland.
>Came to SC from there 1768, lived in Fairfield County and died in Wateree,
>Kershaw County SC, where his will was proven 9 Jan. 1786. He married
>JANE------- Abt. 1754 in Ireland probably. She was born 1728 in probably
>Larne Ireland. Her maiden name is not known; proof is needed. She died at
>an advanced age about 1828, Wateree, Kershaw Co. SC.
>>From South Carolina Immigrants 1760-1770, pg. 25 abstracted by Jack Moreland
>Jones and Mary Bondurant Warren, Council Journal, pg. 24, Jan. 12, 1768:
>The clerk reported that he had in pursuance of his Excellency the Governor's
>directions been on board the "Snow James and Mary", John Moore Master, from
>Larne and administered the oaths to such of the poor Protestants as were of
>age who had lately arrived in her unto this province on the encouragement
>and Bounty given by an Act of the General Assembly of this Province passed
>the 25th July 1761 aggreeable to the following list.
>James Martin 38
>Jane Martin 39
>1 William Martin 13 b. 27 May 1755, County Antrim, Ireland; d. 08 May 1828,
>Edgefield SC
>2 John Martin 12 b. 1756, County Antrim, Ireland ; d. 1807 Edgefield Co.,
>SC. m. SARAH -----
>3 Jane Martin 10 . b 1757, County Antrim, Ireland. She was alive in 1781
>when her father wrote his will; died after 1781, United States, where? To
>whom was she married, if she married? Did she have children
>4 Andrew Martin 8 b. 1759, County Antrim, Ireland ;d. 23 March 1814,
>Fairfield Co. SC.
>5 James Martin 6 This site says , b. 1761, County Antrim, Ireland; d. 4
>November 1834, Greene Co. AL.
>But I found him here "HISTORIC CAMDEN" by Thomas Kirkland
>"Dr. James Martin was the son James Martin "of Wateree" m'd Miss Caldwell of
>Abbeville by whom he had one child Sarah m'd James Calhoun. After his wife
>death removed to Camden, where he practiced his profession. His 2nd wife was
>Sarah dau of John Brown and Sarah Davis both from VA. "CHARLSTON GAZETTE"
>SEPT 27 1797: Died at Camden on the 22nd inst, Dr James Martin, whose good
>nature candour and honesty endeared him to all of his acquaintance. In life
>he was a good citizen and in death a man" He was cut off in the 48th year of
>his age. He had five dau Sarah, "Molsey" (Mary) Elizabeth, Charlotte,
>Frances. His son James died unmarried on the verge of manhood. "
>Generation Two
>1. i. WILLIAM2 MARTIN, b. 27 May 1755, County Antrim, Ireland; d. 08 May
>1828, Edgefield SC; buried Dry Creek Bapt Church Saluda Co. SC; m. SARAH
>ROTTEN, 25 December 1777, SC; b. 22 December 1759, SC; d. 17 April 1844,
>Edgefield SC; buried Dry Creek Bapt Church Saluda Co. SC with marked
>tombstones. William served in the Revolution from Edgefield Co. SC. and
>received a pension for his service.
>They had no children left everything his brother children
>. ii. JOHN2 MARTIN (JAMES1) was born 1756 in Larne Ireland probably, and
>died 1807 Edgefield Co. SC. He married SARAH ____ prior to 1783. His
>estate was probated in Edgefield Co. SC., administrator, Sarah Martin. A
>Sarah Martin also was the administrator of another John Martin, who died in
>Edgefield Co. SC in 1806. The second Sarah Martin had a different mark
>than the first Sarah Martin, so it is thought they were different Sarah
>3. ANDREW2 MARTIN (JAMES1) was born 1759 in County Antrim, Ireland, and
>died 23 March 1814 in Fairfield Co SC. ANDREW'S BROTHER WILLIAM mention
>in his will that Andrew wife was JANE ROXBROGH
>Children of ANDREW2 MARTIN and ____ _____ are:
>iii. ELIZABETH MARTIN m. DAVID JOHNSTON {He was administrator of Andrew's
>estate}. Mrs. Aycock, a descendant of Andrew Martin, who was researching
>this family in 1946 gave her name as Sarah Elizabeth.
> iv. WILLIAM MARTIN {Not identified at present}.
>7. v. JOHN F. MARTIN, b. 31 December 1805, Edgefield Co. SC ; d. 07 February
>1847, Edgefield Co. SC; buried Dry Creek Bapt, Saluda Co. m. SARAH
>I am working on this family. I think my William Martin b 1787 SC m'd a Jane
>b 1797 in SC is related to this family. JAMES MARTIN OF WATEREE, S.C.
>wife Jane was said to dau of James Liddle, the Martin family and mine name
>the children the same. My William was born in SC. I HOPE I CAN LINK MY
>Children all children were born in Lawrence Co. , Alabama
>James Parkinson 31 Ala
>William S (Stenson) 23 M Ala
>Moses Lydell 24 AL
>Elizabeth R 19 F Ala
>Robt C 14 M Ala
>Alf??? J 12 M Ala
>Martha A 12 F Ala
>John (?) 10 M
>I know I am missing one son and one daughter for William was said to have 7
>son and three daughters.

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