Adam Martin

7 March 1761–1808 (Age 46)
Orange, North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Adam

When Adam Martin was born on 7 March 1761, in Orange, North Carolina, British Colonial America, his father, George Martin, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Dixon, was 37. He married Rebecca Martin on 1 December 1792, in Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1775. He died in 1808, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Adam Martin
Rebecca Martin
Marriage: 1 December 1792
Amy Martin
Adam Martin Jr

Spouse and Children

1 December 1792
Cane Creek MM, Orange, North Carolina, United States


    Amy Martin


    Adam Martin Jr


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World Events (7)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 6

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 13

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

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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Sources (3)

  • Adam Martin, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Adam Martin, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Adam Martin Sr, "United States Census, 1800"

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