Benjamin Martin

25 November 1754–30 April 1782 (Age 27)
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Martin was born on 25 November 1754, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Solomon Martin, was 23 and his mother, Esther Mitchell, was 29. He married Hannah Atwood on 25 May 1775, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 30 April 1782, in his hometown, at the age of 27.

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Benjamin Martin
1754–1782
Hannah Atwood
1755–1843
Marriage: 25 May 1775
Esther Martin
1777–1819
Phebe Martin
1779–1785
Benjamin Martin Jr.
1781–1798

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 May 1775
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
children

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siblings

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+1 More Child

World Events (2)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 27

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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