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Ebenezer Martin, Sr. born February 08, 1738 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts and died 1812 in Floyd, Oneida, New York on Gifford Hill on his own farm near Western line, Oneida, New York. and is believed to be buried. He married in 1755 to W. Tabithy Smith born 1740 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island and died in 1812 in Floyd and is also believed to be buried on their farm. Tabithy’s father was Wait Smith (son of Joseph Smith and Elizabeth Hawkins.) Tabithy/Tabitha has always been a mystery. She was born late in her father’s life probably to a second wife. She has the initial “W” which could be a clue to her mother’s surname or it could be for “Waite” which is also a female name. She may have had a sister name Meribah born about 1819 and married to Matthew Colvin/Calvin.

Ebenezer and Tabithy’s children were:

Roxy Waite Martin born 1761 married Benjamin Capron (born 1768)

William Martin born 1763, died young

Susanna Martin born April 1765 in Gloucester Township, Providence, Rhode Island and died June 2, 1766 in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut.

Ebenezer Martin born 1771 in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island and died October 16, 1850 in Floyd, Oneida, New York. Married Sarah Capron October 18, 1791 in Coeymans, Albany, New York. They had twelve children.

William H. Martin, Sr. born 1774 in Glocester and died April 1, 1834 in Lee, Oneida, New York. He married June 17, 1808 in Lee, Oneida, New York to Tryphena Cogswell. She was born April 1783 in Whitehall, Washington, New York to John Cogswell (1756-1841) and Tryphena Spurrier (1759-1841) and died March 22, 1856 in Manlius, Bureau, Illinois. They had nine children.

Hannah J. Martin born 1774 in Hudson, Columbia, New York, died November 12, 1854 in Oneida, New York, married March 22, 1792 in Coeymans, Albany, New York to James S. Cronkite who was born 1756 in Peekskill, Westchester, New York, to Casper Cronk and Elizabeth White. He died December 25, 1842 in Hoosick Falls, Rensselaer, New York. They had three children:

  • Betsy Cronkhite born 1792
  • Casper Cronk b: Abt 1796 in Coeyman, Albany, New York
  • Hiram Cronk b: 29 Apr 1800 in Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, died May 13, 1905 in Ava, Onedia, New York. He married 1824 to Polly Thornton (1805-1885). (See Wikipedia writeup) They had seven children.

James A. Martin, Captain, born February 24, 1776 in Hillsdale, Columbia, New York, died August 15, 1861 in Spring Hill, Henry, Illinois. More information on the family of James>>>

Information from Wikipedia:


Special thanks to Joyce for providing so much information on the descendants of Ebenezer Martin.


A Charles Hayden descendent (Elizabeth Davis) contacted me to confirm that the marriage took place in Oneida County, New York and probably closest to Rome, Steuben, or Western.)

Found this information recently:

I have come across the grave of an Ebenezer Martin. He died Nov 20, 1841, age 80, in the Town of Sweden, County of Monroe, State of New York. He was a Massachusetts Continental who served in the American Revolution. He is listed as a Pvt. He was from Mansfield Massachusetts. He is most likely connected to the Rehoboth, Massachustts Martins. He is buried in the Beach Ridge Cemetery, Sec. 1, Lot 79 in Brockport, New York. Hope someone can make use of this information. From: http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=9731&p=surnames.martin and https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22891425/ebenezer-martin

This can not be our Ebenezer Sr. or Jr. as the dates don’t match. But thought it might be helpful for someone.

Last Updated on March 24, 2021 by rootie