Martin Family

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, New York. She is also believed to be buried on their farm. See Smith family information below.

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. Our family oral history said that Walter Cronkite was related through this line. 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 write up) 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>>>

Allied Families


Thomas Smith was born in Warwick, Rhode Island and died January 16, 1669/70. He married Ruth Wickenden in 1659. Ruth died January 16, 1670. He and his wife were both drowned in the Pawtuxet River on the same day.

Thomas and his wife were both Thomas Smith and Ruth Wickenden had the following children:

John Smith

John was born August 4, 1660 in Warwick, Rhode Island. He died October 29, 1751 and is buried in Winterton, Lincoln, England.

Thomas Smith, Jr.

Thomas was born August 9, 1663

William Smith

William was born January 10, 1666 in Warwick, Rhode Island. This William may have been married to Patience Harris.

Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith was born February 18, 1668/69 and died November 8, 1739. He married April 4, 1699 in Providence, Rhode Island to Elizabeth Hawkins. (See below) Joseph had a second wife named Mary.

Joseph and Elizabeth had the following children:

Wait Smith

Wait Smith was born in 1704 in Providence, Rhode Island and died January 12, 1794 same place. He married Sarah. Their daughter:

W. Tabithy Smith was born in 1740 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island and died in 1812 in Floyd, Onedia, New York. 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. See more about her family>>>

There were undoubtedly more children but this line is very confusing and I don’t want to lead anyone down a wrong path!

Sarah Smith

Sarah was born in 1701 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island and married Amos Hopkins, Sr. Their children were Uriah Hopkins (1738-1825), Amos Jr. Hopkins, and Jeremiah Hopkins.

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Joseph was born March 13th and baptized April . He married June 10, 1722 in Providence, Rhode Island to Isabel Brown.

Allied Family


William Hawkins married Margaret and they had at least one son: John Hawkins who married Sarah Clarke. Her father was Weston Clarke.

John and Sarah were the parents of Elizabeth who married Joseph Smith above. She was born between 1677-1682 in Providence, Rhode Island and died before 1729.


Rev. William Wickenden was born in 1614 in Oxford, England and died February 23, 1670 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was married twice. First wife was Marie Dendy born about 1614 in England. He married December 23, 1663 to his second wife Eleanor Sherringham.

William and wife unknown had three children:

  • Ruth Wickenden who as born in 1636 and died January 16, 1670 and married Thomas Smith.
  • Hannah Wickenden was born in 1638 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island who died in 1705. She married John Steere (1634-1724).
  • Plain Wickenden who married Samuel Wilkinson.

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

A Charles Hayden descendant (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, Massachusetts 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: and

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 May 29, 2021 by rootie