I am researching my William Martin family in early Scioto and Jackson County Ohio. My family is Jesse Martin married to Mary Ann Bowen or Bowers November 04, 1814 in Scioto. Jesse was a brother to Rebecca Martin that was married to Hugh Gilliand of Greenbriar County Virginia.. The names of Jesse's siblings and their spouses are; John Martin born January 13, 1784; maried to Martha J Beaty Prudence Martin married to Tapely White; May 23, 1811 in Scioto Ohio (most likely) Mary (Polly) Martin married to Andrew Fleming Rebecca Martin born October 21, 1792 possably in Green Co, PA, married to Hugh Gillinland June 24, 1811 in Mason Co, Virginia (current WV) Rachel Martin born about June 16, 1794 in PA or VA; married to Johnathan Trexler 1815 in Scioto or Jackson County Ohio. This family along with other famlies from Jackson, Ross and Scioto Counties migrated to North Muddy Township, Jasper County, Illinois. Sarah Martin born July 06, 1780 married Levi D Mercer on March 20, 1800 (location not estblished) Sabre Martin born about 1804 married to Lewis Spriggs
According to a family bible record written by Jesse's son Jared Jackson Martin of Tipton, Indiana; the parents of Jesse were William Martin and Elizabeth Patrick married Oct 02, 1788 in Greenbriar County VA (Jared wrote it as W. VA some time before his death in 1914 at the age of 87). He also lists the parents of William as John Martin and Phebe Mercer married 1746 in Chester County PA. Other William Martin researchers have also offered the name of Elizabeth Mercer but no documents supporting that have been found or offered up as of yet. My theory is that Elizabeth Mercer and Elizabeth Patrick might be the same person or someone confused the name of William's mother as his wifes maiden name. Jerod Martin (several spellings of his name have been found) was born March 30, 1826 in Franklyn Township, Jackson County, Ohio. Jesse and most of his family migrated to Tipton County Indiana about 1852. Jesse died in the home of his son Jared July 04, 1858 and more then likely passed on family information to Jared. My Martin family is Jesse's son David Demetrius Martin born October 23, 1828 in Scioto. He and his family later migrated to Jasper County Illinois. Jesse's sister Rachel Martin Trexler and her family were already in the area also migrating from Ohio about 1852.