Bob. Apparently there are two Martin's. I am not positive that Zacharias is Martin's father. Family tradition says that Martin and his brother left NY and went south. Martin stayed in Shenandoah Co VA and his brother went to NC. John Beard, son of Martin & Mary Shafer Beard,was born 16 Aug 1785 Shenandoah Co VA. He married Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Jacob and Mary Miller, in 1812 Shenandoah co VA. I have additional infor on the children of Martin. Christian, Susannah, Abraham. Christian was a Mormon. I do not have a marriage record for Martin and Mary Shafer, nor do I know where they were born.