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Generation No. 3

EBINEZER3 MARTIN (JOHN2 MARTYN/MARTIN, EDWARD1 MARTYN) was born February 16, 1684 in Swansea, MA, and died 1727 in Barrington, RI. He married ABIGAIL WHEELER November 29, 1716 in Swansea, MA.


After he was married he settled on the homestead in Barrington, RI.



The information below and Ebenezer's Will I  typed as it is written. This information is from a typed written paper that was found from the 1930's and submitted to me by Judy Needham , a descendant of Ebenezer (see page of John, his dad). "His father, John,  deeded his house to Ebenezer April 11, 1707.  His father, John, also built a house near Barrington Bridge, which is still standing , and was left to Ebenezer after Joanna Martin died. In 1744, Ebenezer's sons Ebenezer and Nathaniel quit claimed  to their brother John :all the part of the homestead and farm which was our honored grandfather Martin's." I t remained in the possession of John's descendants until 1864 when it was purchased by Mr. Bowden who sold it to Mrs. Talman its present Owner. It is a large two storied shingled structure and contains fine hand carved pannelling.


His Last Will and Testament from the MARTIN Family of New England by Henry Martin:2

In the name of God A the ninth Day of September 1727 I Ebenezer Martin of the town of Barrington husbandmen, being very sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and Memory Thanks be given unto God:  Therefore calling unto Miny y* mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for men once to dye, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul unto y* Hands of God that gave it, and my Body I recommend to y" earth to be Buried in decent Christian Burial at y*discretion of my Executors: nothing doubting but at y* General Resurrection I shall recover y* same again by y* mighty power of God.  And as touching such Worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this Life I give demise and dispose of y* same in y* following manner and form--Imake constitute and ordain my father James Whealer and Edward Luther my Sole executors of this my last will and testament I give and bequeath to Abigail my dearly beloved wife y* best roome in my house, and y* Income of all my estate untill my sons comt to y*Age of one and twenty years for her own support and y* bringing up my children and if Abigal my wife should marry again, then I give to her y* sum of fifty Pounds and all y* estate that shee brought with her and so to be cut of my Estate and then y* Exetors to take y* care of y*  care of y* children and y* estate.

Item.  I give to my sons all my Lands and meadows to be equally Divided between them and also I give to my Daughers fifty pounds a piece to be Paid when they come of age and what shall remain of my moveable estate after debts are paid shall go towards paying my Daughters Portions and y* Remaining Part my sons to make up out of their Parts eaqually to be paid by my sons. I give my gun to my eldest son besides y*either part, y* words (and meadows) were entered before signing and sealing2.


    een              his mark (seal)



Signed sealed, published pronounced and Declared by the s Ebenezer Martin as his last will and testament in presence of us y* subscribers






1.  JEMIMA4 MARTIN, b. December 23, 1717, Swansea, MA.

2.  JOHN MARTIN, b. 1718; d. December 8, 1801.

3.  EBENEZER MARTIN, b. 1721.

4 NATHANIEL MARTIN, b. January 1723, RI; d. October 15, 1806, RI; m. SUSANNA KENT.