Martin Martin

Memorial Location


Continental Services of South Carolina

  • Rank Unknown, enlisted
  • Served approximately 1779 – 1780
  • Revolutionary War
  • Taken Prisoner by British May 12, 1780 at Fall of Charleston, then escaped
  • Injured by bayonet stab in face

Born: 1755
Deceased: February 24, 1837

The following information was taken from the Martin Martin’s Revolutionary War pension file.
“State of South Carolina:
Martin Martin personally appeared before me, David Johnson, one of the Judges of the Superior Courts of law in and for the State aforesaid, aged Sixty-four years, resident in the District of Spartanburg who being by me first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the provision made by the late Act of Congress entitled an Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land & naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War that he, the said Martin Martin, enlisted in the State of South Carolina in the Continental service, & served in the 6th Regiment under Captain Richard Doggett under Colonel William Henderson, that he was in the battle of Stono (June 20, 1779), was at the siege of Savannah (September 16-October 9, 1779) was taken prisoner by the British at the fall of Charleston (May 12, 1780); and deserted from the British; that he was in the service of the United States against the common enemy about eighteen months; and that he is in reduced circumstances and stands in need of the assistance of his country for support; and that he has no other evidence now in his power of his said services
Sworn to and subscribed before me this first day of March 1819.
S/ David Johnson
S/ Martin Martin, X his mark”
His obituary states that he “fought valiantly in several battles under the banner of his country until the close of the same, in one of which he received a deep wound from a British Bayonet-not in the back but in the face, the marks there-of attending him to his grave. He was, strictly speaking, an honest man, a good citizen, a kind neighbor, and a faithful friend. He lived and died without an enemy and has left an extensive train of friends and relatives to mourn his exit.”

See Father,  Shadrick Martin