Martin Sleezer was born 1760, and died November 08, 1846 in Providence, Saratoga, NY.He married Joanne C. Sleezer. Notes for Martin Sleezer: HISTORY OF THE VILLAGES AND TOWNS OF SARATOGA COUNTY. PROVIDENCE. Martin Sleezer was among the very earliest settlers, coming into the town immediately after the close of the war, and settling near the western centre of the town. There being no mills in the vicinity, he frequently went to Schenectady, hired out, and worked till he earned a bushel of wheat, took it to the mills and had it ground, and then carried it through the woods to his home, guided only by marks on the trees. Some of his descendants are still living in the town............. Among the early settlers in the southeastern part of the town were Othniel Allen, Ichabod Ely, Zalmon Pulling, Henry R. Hagedorn, James and Jacob Conkling, David and Ephraim Root, William Beardsley, Gideon Allen, and Uriah Cornell. Jonathan Ferris, William Richardson, Peleg Hart, Shadrach Wait, Robert Ryan, ------ Jones, Stephen Wait, Samuel Mosher, Judah Chase, Edmund Wait, Joshua Boreman, Jonathan Westgate, Jabez Manchester, Wing Chase, James Haviland, and John Rosevelt were other early settlers in different parts of the town. Toohey Road Cemetery (former Cadman Cem.), Providence - orig. SleezerCem. Sleezer ClarissaWife of Abram Sleezer 1795 1841/08/04 46y Sleezer Clarissa Dau. of William & C. Sleezer 1847 1854/03/10 06y 07m 06d Listed in the 1850 census as child of William A. (aged 29) and Cinthia Sleeser (aged 28). Sister of William aged 1 year. Her father William was a labourer. Sleeser spelled as in the census record. Sleezer Davis J. Son of H. & H. Sleezer 1847 1852/12/08 05y 01m 03d Sleezer Joanna C.Wife of Martin Sleezer 1757 1845/04/06 88y Sleezer Martin Husb of Joanna C. Sleezer 1760 1846/11/08 86y Information from Cornelius Durkee's 1878 cemetery report. Per records of the Providence Baptist Church of Christ he was a member of the church in 1791. Per Bronson Taylor he came into Providence immediately after the revolution and settled near the western center of town. In 1796 he was a member of the Providence Baptist Church. He married Joanna C. Sleezer. In 1797 he worked on Providence roads. Sleezer Rosa Dau. of Martin & Abigail Sleezer 1833 1855/12/05 22y 10m 19d Sleezer Sarah Dau. of A. & E. Sleezer 1846 1847/11/24 01y 08m Sleezer Stephan G. Son of William & C. Sleezer 1851 1854/04/03 02y 05m 12d C. Durkee in his 1878 cemetery report gives the age at death as 12 years 5 months and 21 days. This is possible as the stone was hard to read. BAPTIST CHURCH OF PROVIDENCE............... The earliest records of this church now extant indicate that it was organized about 1790, with a possibility of its having existed as early as 1785. The original members are not known, the earliest roll having been made in 1796. On this roll appear the following names, viz.: Elder Jonathan Finch, Samuel Halsted, William Burch, Jonathan Shipman, Gideon Bentley, Martin Sleezer, Isaac Negus, David Row, Robert Baker, Judah Chase, Jonathan Ferris, Peleg Hart, Peter Sharp, Daniel Washburn, Joseph Hewitt, John Finch, Benjamin Slater, Major Slater, Jeremiah Loveless, Zalmon Disbrow, Jonathan Finch, Sr., William Lewis, Thomas Dennis, Ebenezer Jones, Charles Jones, William Benson, Samuel Sherwood, David Marsh, Henry Roberts, Timothy Cahoon, Eli Sprague, and Benjamin Tabor. Also the names of about the same number of female members from the same families. ------------------------------------------------------------- The Protestant Methodists organized a church at West Providence in 1841-42, with about thirty members. Among them were Asa, Elijah, Mary, Elisha, and Elizabeth Mosher; Carmi, Rosa, Richard, and Rebecca Hart; William and Henrietta Colony; Philip, Polly, Sally, James, and Mrs. James Tabor; James and Hannah Carpenter; Mr. and Mrs. Blake; Solomon and Jane Cole; John, Mrs. John, Isaac, and Susan Oakley; Mrs. Seth Rockwell; Mrs. Susan Burdick; Martin and Edward Sleezer. The church was built about one and a half miles northeast of Hagedorn's Mills. It is twenty-six feet wide by thirty-six feet long, and cost $500. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////// From Beers Map of Saratoga Cty: Sleezer, H. 55-127, 55-144 Sleezer, M. 55-142 More About Martin Sleezer: Burial: Unknown, Twohey Rd. Cem.. Children of Martin Sleezer and Joanne C. Sleezer are:
Phebe Sleezer, b. Bet. 1780 - 1785, d. 1857, Freetown Corners Cem., Cortland,NY.