Benjamin Martin

1797–
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Benjamin

Benjamin Martin was born in 1797, in South Carolina, United States as the son of Capt George W. Martin.

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Family Time Line

Capt George W. Martin
1754–1817
Anna Martin
1782–1821
Elizabeth Martin
1782–1852
Sarah Martin
1786–1850
George Martin
1795–
Martin
Martin
Martin
Ophelia Jane Martin
Ann Martin
1784–1864
Freeman Martin
1785–
Anne Martin
1786–
George Martin
1787–1867
Betsy Martin
1790–
Matthew Martin
1790–
Benjamin Martin
1797–
Polly Martin
1804–

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 25

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

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.

Possible Related Names

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

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