Capt Martin KIRTLAND

Capt Martin KIRTLAND

Male 1735 - 1782  (46 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Martin KIRTLAND  [2
    • He was the son of Samuel Kirtland & Martha Whittlesey. He married Sarah Meigs on Mar. 16, 1758 at Saybrook, New London County(later became Middlesex County), CT. Some of the earlier descendants seemed to think that he died in New York City. The old Connecticut Death/Burial records show that he died in Saybrook, Ct. Although that record does not give a date, the probate records give us a year. His wife, Sarah and son, Martin, Jr. were granted admin. of his estate on June 13, 1782. See Deep River, CT Probate Records, FHL # 5529. Martin served in the American Revolution. He was encamped with the main Army during the summer of 1778 in White Plains, New York under General George Washington. As a Captain, he belonged to the 9th Company, 6th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers. He retired on Nov. 15, 1778.
      *********************************************
      Court of Probate, Killingworth, June 13, 1782
      Administration was granted to Martin & Sarah of Saybrook on the estate of Martin Kirtland, late of Saybrook, decd. They giving bond as the law directs for the faithful discharge of the trust reposed on them and bond being given accordingly and the said Administration was ordered to exhibit on inventory of said estate on or before first Tuesday of August next and the said administrated was then ordered to render an account of their administration on or before the first Tuesday of October next.

      Court Clerk
      (name unreadable)

      Note: There is also an inventory of Martin's estate included in the probate records. During a survey of the burials in 1934 at Cypress Cemetery, Martin's headstone was unreadable, but the footstone had Capt. Martin Kirtland carved on it.
      ********************************************
      All of the children were born in Old Saybrook, New London County.

      Children of Martin and Sarah
      Martin---b. Mar. 29, 1759 Saybrook, CT
      Sarah---b. Feb. 19, 1761 "
      Charles---b. Oct. 27, 1762 "
      Mary---b. Aug. 19, 1765 " m. Samuel Burrell
      Elizur/Eleazer-b. Oct. 22, 1767"
      Clarinda---b. Sept. 10, 1773 "

      Posted on find A Grave created by: R.J. [1]
    Prefix Capt 
    Born 31 Mar 1735  Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of Samuel Kirtland and Martha Whittlesey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1782  Old Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Cypress Cemetery, Old Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I34101  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2021 

    Family Sarah MEIGS,   b. 14 Jan 1735, Guilford, New Haven County,Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Mar 1758  Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F16655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1782 - Old Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cypress Cemetery, Old Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Headstones
    Capt. Martin Kirtland Headstone
    Capt. Martin Kirtland Headstone
    Capt. Martin Kirtland is the husband of Sarah Meigs. He is buried in the Cypress Cemetery in Old Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

    Created by: R.J.
    Photo added by: Richard Bourn

  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S00059] "Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut" Vol. I, Alvan Talcott, (Name: Name: Clearfield Company, Inc.;;).