|Thomas Martin||Martha Nicholson||John Adams||Mary Pedrick|
|b. 24 Jan 1732 in Marblehead||bp. 28 Jan 1739 in Marblehead||b. About 1730 in Marblehead||b. bp 15 Jul 1733 in Marblehead|
|d. 16 Dec 1828 in Marblehead||d. 4 Jan 1816 in Marblehead||d. before 7 Feb 1804 in Marblehead||d. 13 Feb 1807 in Marblehead|
|Captain Thomas Martin, Jr.||Elizabeth Adams|
|b. 13 Nov 1763 in Marblehead, Essex , Massachusetts||bp. 3 Apr 1768 in Marblehead, Essex , Massachusetts|
|d. 18 Oct 1827 in Marblehead, Essex, Marblehead, Massachusetts||d. before 7 Feb 1804 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|Marriage||16 Jan 1785||Captain Thomas Martin, Jr. to Elizabeth Adams in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts|
|Martha Martin bp. 25 May 1785 and d. before 1799 when the second Martha was born, in Marblehead|
|Mary Adams Martin bp. 22 Apr 1787; 22 Feb 1807 in Marblehead Captain Richard Brown (b. 1782 and d. 8 Aug 1827 in Marblehead); seven children: Elizabeth Martin, Richard Jr., Peter, Caleb, Mary Adams, Martha Martin, and Ann Ashton Brown; and d. 9 Jan 1875 in Marblehead|
|Thomas Martin 3rd bp. 12 Jun 1789 in Marblehead; m. 4 Apr 1813 in Marblehead Hannah Tucker (bp. 23 Aug 1789 and d. 4 Apr 1829 in Marblehead); eight children: Hannah, Thomas Salkins, Peter Arnold, George Salkins, Elizabeth Adams, Nicholas Tucker, and Susan Tucker Martin; d. 12 Fen 1842 in Marblehead|
|Arnold Martin bp. 8 May 1791 in Marblehead; d. before 1827 when his father's will was probated|
|Peter Arnold Martin bp. 14 Sep 1794 and d. before 1796 when the second Peter Arnold was born, in Marblehead|
|Peter Arnold Martin bp. 20 Nov 1796 in Marblehead; m. 25 Dec 1825 in Marblehead Elizabeth "Betsey" Stacey (b. abt. 1802 and d. 4 Jan 1879 in Marblehead); six children: Hannah A., Thomas A., Benjamin Stacey, Elizabeth A., William B., and Mary Stacey Martin; d. 14 Nov 1854 in Marblehead|
|Martha Martin b. 3 Feb 1799 in Marblehead, m. 30 Jan 1820 in Marblehead Joseph Harris (b. 10 May 1794 and d. 30 Jan 1870 in Marblehead); 13 children: Elizabeth Ellen, Thomas Martin, Joseph Jr., John Frank, George S., Richard Pedrick; Thomas Martin, Peter Martin, Robert Girdler, Calvin Briggs, Martha W., Mary Ann Brown, and Harriet Stoddard Harris; d. 27 Mar 1866 in Marblehead|
Captain Thomas Martin, Jr. came from a long line of Marblehead mariners and an old and established Marblehead family starting with John Martin and his wife Sarah Northey and Hannah Devereux and her second husband Richard Knott. There were many descendants given the first name Knott and carrying the Martin surname. Thomas, Arnold, and Knott were popular first names for the Martins, and that sometimes makes identification of records difficult. This Captain Thomas Martin was the brother of Captain Arnold Martin, who is another of our direct ancestors. Thomas's wife Elizabeth Adams was the daughter of fisherman/store owner John Adams and Mary Pedrick, whose family was also one of the first in Marblehead starting with John and Meriam Pedrick.
Some important dates could not be found, so some events are sketchy. Thomas, Jr. and Elizabeth Martin had seven children, the last born in 1799. Elizabeth's father John Adams died in 1804, and Elizabeth was named as deceased in his probate with her share of his estate going to her heirs. No death record can be found for her. Nor can we find many records for Hannah, the second wife of Thomas Martin. We know of her existence through his probate. He left an estate larger than most I've seen so far. Hannah outlived him by 20 years, and her will names most of his children and grandchildren and their relationships, which is helpful. What we don't know is her surname, or when they were married. Thomas's sister-in-law, Mary Adams Salkins and her husband were clearly close to the family also as the Salkins name appears often in relationship to them. Our direct descendant Martha was the last child born to Elizabeth, so she lost her mother at a very young age.
The designation of the appellation "Captain" when not associated with military status designates a man who captained vessels, which he probably owned. Baker's Island is the outermost island on the main shipping channel into Salem Harbor. On 24 Jun 1814, the vessel Arnold Sears owned by Captain Thomas Martin shipwrecked off Baker's Island. All the men escaped, but the ship and its cargo of wood from Maine were lost. If the owner was not this Thomas Martin, it could have been his father or a cousin. An advertisement for a schooner named Success appeared in a Salem paper not long after the Captain's death with inquiries directed to Thomas Martin. I'm assuming the Success belonged to this Captain Martin although I could not find references to schooners in his probate information. His widow's estate inventory however did list a schooner.
His widow, Hannah, gave bequests and named the following beneficiaries and their relationships in her will:
Mary A. Brown, Martha Harris, Thomas Martin, and Peter Arnold Martin were the children of her deceased husband, Captain Thomas Martin. Excerpts of the probate materials for both the Captain and his widow are in the documents section.
The goal of this project is to trace every line of ancestry to the arrival of its first immigrant to America. The basic information of each couple is considered complete when we know the dates of birth, marriage, and death for both spouses. their parents' names (or whether they were the immigrant), and the child or children in our ancestry line.
The research on this family is basically complete.