Capt George W. Martin

1754–1817 (Age 63)
Caroline, Virginia, United States

The Life of George W.

When Capt George W. Martin was born on 4 June 1754, in Caroline, Virginia, United States, his father, Abraham Martin, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Anderson, was 27. He had at least 1 son with Alice Freeman. He died on 21 December 1817, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 63.

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Capt George W. Martin
1754–1817
Alice Freeman
1757–1859
John Catlett Martin
1783–1811

Spouse & Children

children

(1)

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1716–1771Male

  • Elizabeth Anderson

    Female1727–1784Female

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World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 4

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 22

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.

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.

Sources (3)

  • George W Martin, "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815"
  • 1800 United States Federal Census
  • Legacy NFS Source: (Rev) George Martin - Published information: birth-name: George Martin

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