Person:Mary Martin (329)

Mary "Polly" Martin
  • HBenjamin PayneBef 1764 - 1832
  • WMary "Polly" MartinBef 1771 - 1857
m. 9 April 1789
  1. James Madison Payne1804 - Aft 1880
Facts and Events
Name Mary "Polly" Martin
Gender Female
Birth[1] bef. 1771 Albemarle County, Virginia
Marriage 9 April 1789 Albemarle County, Virginiato Benjamin Payne
Death[1] 5 June 1857 Barren County, Kentucky
  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave.

    Mary “Polly” Martin Payne
    Birth unknown
    Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
    Death 5 Jun 1857
    Barren County, Kentucky, USA
    Burial: Payne Cemetery #2
    Temple Hill, Barren County, Kentucky, USA

    After the death of his first wife, Anne ((Martin) Payne, BENJAMIN PAYNE married MARY "Polly" MARTIN, sister of Anne (see Photos):

    Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940
    Name: Benjamin Payne
    Spouse's Name: Molley Martin
    Event Date: 09 Apr 1789
    Event Place: Amherst County, Virginia

    MARY “Polly” (MARTIN) PAYNE was the mother of eight children with Benjamin, with four living and four deceased (by 1857), according to her death notice in the Christian Advocate of Nashville (see Photos). But only seven children are named—counting John and excluding William—in Benjamin’s Last Will and Testament.

    We have no records of any other children born to Benjamin and Polly during most of the decade of the 1790s. Whether John belonged to Anne or Polly, perhaps Benjamin and Polly were initially devoted to raising young William and John in their new household. At least one unknown child that failed to survive may have been born during this period (see “Unknown Child Payne” below). If Anne was the mother of John Payne, then Benjamin and Polly may have lost two unknown children that could have been born during this period.

    MARY “Polly” (MARTIN) PAYNE was living in 1850 with her son, Benjamin M. Payne. Polly is believed buried along with her husband, Benjamin, and her son, Benjamin M[artin], and daughters, Elizabeth and Jane, in Payne Cemetery #2. Other unmarked family gravesites may be there, as well.

    The family line of Mary Martin and her siblings, Anne, John, William, and James, was based in Albemarle and Amherst Counties, Virginia. William Martin was a trustee of the (historic) town of Pikesville, in the community of old southwest Barren (Monroe, after 1820) County, Kentucky, where John Martin and Joseph Martin were also early settlers. In his Last Will and Testament, Benjamin Payne appointed William Martin to serve as Executor of his estate. William and Letitia (Young) Martin lived at Pikesville (near Lamb, north of Flippin, today).