Joseph (Joel) and Mary Ann (Hitt) Martin
Their Children and Grandchildren

Many families are connected to the Martin family of Volga, Barbour County, West Virginia. I would like to know more about them and have made this summary to share. If you can add to or correct any of my data please contact me. I do have further information on several of the names mentioned here and would like to share with any cousins. Margaret C. Lew

Joseph (Joel) MARTIN
His place and date of birth not known. His parents are not known, and even his name is in question found in some places Joseph and others Joel. He may be from Fauqier or Culpeper County as the HITT family is known to have been in both. His marriage to Mary Ann Hitt is thought to have taken place in Fauqiuer Co. Joseph died, according to tradition, at Yorktown, 1781. He did not see his son Stephen Martin.

Mary Ann HITT Born 1755 in Prince William now Fauquier County VA. She is believed to be the daughter of John Hitt (1715-1790) and Sarah Pace Hitt. She married Joseph (Joel) Martin perhaps in Fauquier Co. After his death she married William Strange of Fauquier County and they came to Harrison County with the early settlers. William died there in 1795. She married thirdly to Joseph Hall (1745-1825) and remained in Harrison County until her death in 1810.

Children of Joseph (Joel) and Mary Ann (HITT) MARTIN

  1. Joel MARTIN
    B: 1777/1778
    D: 4 Jun 1864, La Porte Co IN
    M: Catherine SIMMONDS
    1. Stephen MARTIN
      B: 26 Jun 1797
      D: ?
      M:3 Feb 1817 Harrison Co Nancy REGER
    2. Susanna MARTIN
      Born: 3 Feb 1799
      M1: 25 Jul 1816 Harrison Co George PARKER
      M2: 15 Apr 1832 Lewis Co Joseph LEWIS
    3. Mary Ann MARTIN
      B: 30 May 1801
      M: 10 Apr 1820 Lewis CoJohn WILT
    4. Anthony MARTIN
      B: 31 May 1803
      M: 5 Aug 1824 Lewis Co Elizabeth Sarah McCALLY, d/o Robert McCalley.
    5. Elizabeth MARTIN
      B: 7 Jul 1806
      M: Dec 1824 Lewis Co Elias HAVENER
    6. Nancy MARTIN
      B: 17 Apr 1808
      D: 12 Jan 1899
      M: 13 Apr 1826 Lewis Co Jacob REGER(1804-1874), s/o Abram and Mary (Reeder) Reger.
    7. Catherine MARTIN
      B: 9 Apr 1810
      M: 1832 Jacob R. HALL (1807- ), s/o Thomas and Elizabeth (Reger) Hall.
    8. James MARTIN
      B: 26 Aug 1812
    9. Joel MARTIN
      B: 24 Jan 1815
    10. Rachel MARTIN
      B: 11 Feb 1819
  2. Stephen MARTIN
    B: 14 Apr 1781
    D: 28 Jan 1805
    M: 28 Jan 1805 Harrison Co Catherine REGER, d/o Jacob and Barbara (Crites) Reger.
    1. Mary MARTIN
      B: 30 Sep 1805
      D: 10 Mar 1860
      M: 15 Jan 1824 Lewis Co Jacob HEAVNER
    2. Isaac MARTIN
      B: 21 Dec 1806
      M: 9 Mar 1826 Lewis Co Mary LANCE
    3. Joel MARTIN
      B: 10 Jan 1808
      M: 23 Feb 1828 Harrison Co Elizabeth ANGLIN
    4. John MARTIN
      B: 20 Feb 1810
      M: Mary HALL
    5. Noah MARTIN
      B: March 1813
    6. Edith MARTIN
      B: March 1813
      D: 1881
      M: Jan 1832 Lewis Co Thomas HALL,III (1808-1869)s/o David and Elizabeth (Skidmore) Hall.
      Went to Illinois in 1854.
    7. Gideon MARTIN
      B: 30 Apr 1815
      D: 9 Jun 1902 M: Ellen BAILEY
    8. Rebecca MARTIN
      B: 4 May 1817
      D: 17 Aug 1847
      M: 7 Jan 1836 Lewis Co William REEDER
    9. Annie MARTIN
      B: 30 May 1819
      D: Aft 1880
      M: James S. WOOD (c1815-1896), s/o Joshua and Jane (Stephenson) Wood.
    10. Barbara MARTIN
      B: 30 Nov 1822
      M: 18 Apr 1842 Lewis Co Philip HALL, s/o Thomas and Elizabeth (Reger) Hall.
    11. Irene MARTIN
      B: 16 Jul 1827
      D: 14 Jul 1898
      M: 27 Sep 1849 Abram TALBOT (1827-1903), s/o David and Ruth (Wamsley) Talbot.
    12. George Washington MARTIN
      B: 18 Nov 1824
      M: Matilda COOL
    13. Elizabeth "Bettie" MARTIN
      B: 25 Dec 1829
      D: 18 Aug 1852
      M: 19 Nov 1846 Joshua WOOD, jr. (c1825-1902), s/o Joshua and Jane (Stephenson) Wood. Married by Rev. Gideon Martin.

The sources for the information above include: USCensus Records; Harrison County Marriages, 1785-1894, Wes Cochran; Lewis County Marriage Bonds and Marriage Records, Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants; The Genealogy of Thomas Hall by Septimus Hall with notes by Tasker H. Williams; A Genealogical History of the Talbot, Hall, Reger and Martin Families by Columbus C. Talbot; Jesse Martin Hitt's papers; Mary Crawford Clawsey; Ada Lea Fitz, Earl J. Hitt, Maurice Hitt and others.

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