Gen. Joseph MARTIN ID#6315, b. about 1740, d. 19 December 1808
Father*Capt. Joseph MARTIN1,2,3 d. a 1761
Mother*Susanna "Ann" CHILES1
Birth*Gen. Joseph MARTIN was born about 1740 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,4,5,6 
He was the son of Capt. Joseph MARTIN and Susanna "Ann" CHILES.1,2,3 
Marriage*Gen. Joseph MARTIN married Sarah LUCAS in 1762. They had seven children.5,3,6 
Military1775 - "At a meeting of the Commonwealth of Pittsylvania county Wed. 27th Sept. 1775, the following gentlemen were nominated as Officers for the Militia Agreeable to the Ordinance of Convention viz:
....Joseph Martin.....Captain....."7 
Military*1780 - Joseph Martin fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain in October 1780. 
Military1781 - Joseph Martin fought in the Battle of Cowpens on 17 January 1781. 
Death SpouseHis wife, Sarah Lucas, died in 1782.6 
Marriage License*Joseph Martin and Mordecai Hord put up a bond of 50 pounds in Henry County on 24 February 1782 for the wedding of Joseph Martin and Susannah Graves, daughter of William Graves.5 
Marriage*Gen. Joseph MARTIN married Susanna GRAVES about 1784. They had eleven children.1,5,3,6 
NOTE*Martinsville, Virginia was named for Gen. Joseph Martin in 1791, it was formerly called Henry County Courthouse. 
Property*Purchased 1210 acres of Leatherwood from Benjamin Harrison, Jr. in 1796. Leatherwood was originally about 10,000 acres owned by Patrick Henry and is located in Henry County, Virginia.6 
Death*Gen. Joseph MARTIN died on 19 December 1808 in Leatherwood, Henry County, Virginia. Died- Joseph Martin, Brigadier-General, in Henry County on Dec. 19, 1808, in his 69th year. - Publication: Enquirer (Richmond, Va. : 1804) Tuesday, January 10, 1809, (p. 3, c. 5). From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.1,4,5,6,3 
Burial*He was buried in Belmont, his home at Leatherwood, Henry County, Virginia.6 
NOTENOTE: More information about Gen. Martin can be found at Wikepedia: 

Family 1

Sarah LUCAS d. 1782

Family 2

Susanna GRAVES b. a 1758, d. 9 Mar 1837

Sources (

  1. [S145] Pedigo, Virginia G. and Pedigo, Lewis Gravely. History of Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia - Genealogical Publishing Co., 1933 available on - CAUTION - this book was written in 1933 and has many errors regarding the Hairston family., Personal Collection - printed book.
  2. [S146] Woods, Edgar. Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What It Was by Nature, of What It Was Made by Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made It. Charlottesville, Va.: Michie Co., printers, 1901. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  3. [S3327] Horton, Lucy Henderson. Family History, Press of the News, Franklin, Tenn. 1922., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  4. [S3326] Knight, Nancy Marlene Martin. Peacemaker - Joseph Martin 1740-1808 and His Descendants, 1976., Library of Virginia -
  5. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940,
  6. [S3355] Biographical Sketch of Gen. Jos. Martin by his son William Martin, Virginia Historical Society. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Year Ending June, 1901, Vol. 13, pages 374-359, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  7. [S3558] Virginia Historical Society. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 19, Dec 1911, pp.307, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
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