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Descendants of Giles Martin



Generation One

Giles Martin bible: page 1 -- page 2

1. GILES1 MARTIN. Conflicting evidence states that Giles was born circa 1772.1 He was born at Virginia in 1776.2 He, son of William Martin and Delphia Walden, married Nancy 'Ann' Ingram, daughter of John Ingram and Elizabeth Chiles, on 13 Jan 1794 at Patrick County, Virginia.3 He, son of William Martin and Delphia Walden, married Sarah Arnold, daughter of John Arnold, in 1844 at Patrick County, Virginia. Giles died on 4 Aug 1850 at Patrick County, Virginia.4 His body was interred at Patrick County, Virginia, at Billy Martin Cemetery.5

Marriage license for Giles and Nancy obtained 8 Jan 1794.
Sarah Arnold Martin filed a widow's pension for her husband's service in the War of 1812. It states that Giles was drafted at Patrick County in February 1815 and served three months and 17 days. He was honorably discharged at Richmond on 19 Feb 1815. Apparently Giles was granted 40 acres of land 10 Feb 1854 which was disposed of before Sarah made application for pension.

Giles Martin first appears on the Patrick County personal property tax records in 1793. A well respected Martin researcher has tracked the tax records each year through 1837 showing Giles on the records each year except 1829, 1832, and 1834. As she has pointed out a person needed to be 21 to appear on the tax rolls. As William Martin appears next to Giles 1791 - 1803, it would appear that he is Giles father, and when Giles came of age in 1793 he first appears on the rolls indicating he would have been born c. 1772.
Giles's occupation: farmer.

NANCY 'ANN' INGRAM was born circa 1775.6 Nancy died before 1844 at Patrick County, Virginia.6
      According to Marriages of Patrick County by Adams, Nancy Ingram married Giles Martin -- minister George Dodson. Surety: Thomas Bristow. She is listed as the daughter of John and Elizabeth Ingram.

      The Isaac Webb bible lists Nancy as the daughter of James Ingram. According to the Marriages of Patrick County by Lela C. Adams p. 103, Nancy Ingram daughter of James Ingram married Daniel Ross 24 July 1798. Surety: David Ross Witness: Alexander Ingram.
      February Court, 1803, Patrick County, recorded Deed book 2, page 186, John Ingram Sen leaves to his "daughter Anne Martin & Giles Martin her Husband" land on the Smith River "one hundred acres be the same more or less, including the plantation where on the said Giles Martin now lives." Signed 16 Feb 1803.

Children of Giles1 Martin and Nancy 'Ann' Ingram were as follows:
SARAH ARNOLD was born at Patrick County, Virginia, in 1811.32 Sarah died on 9 Mar 1901 at Patrick County, Virginia.6 Her body was interred at Patrick County, Virginia.32
The pension board questioned why Sarah had signed her mark and then on a subsequent document had signed her name. Her reply - "She signed the declaration for bounty land warrant when her mother - one brother and two of her children had typhoid fever & no hope was entertained of the recovery of her mother or children. All were in the same house and she supposed she made her mark because she was in such a state of distress and nervous excitement she did not feel like she could write her name - and therefore made her mark. The signature to the declaration for pension is in her own handwriting." 7 Jun 1879
An examiner record dated 13 Aug 1888 states that Sarah Martin who is seventy-one year old resides at Mayo Forge, Va. with her son Sonny Martin. 2 July 1879 living with Jno. A. Martin.
2 Jul 1879 "I remember well that when my mother and brother had fever the neighbors were afraid of contracting the disease, and would not go into the house. I took my three children to my fathers (sic) to wait on the sick, and while I was there my children took the disease and were very ill for a long time." - Sarah Martin - all from pension records at the National Archives.

Children of Giles1 Martin and Sarah Arnold were as follows:




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