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Daniel Martin (c1751-1838)

The Gaspee Days Committee at www.gaspee.COM is a civic-minded nonprofit organization that operates many community events in and around Pawtuxet Village, including the famous Gaspee Days Parade each June. These events are all designed to commemorate the 1772 burning of the hated British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee, by Rhode Island patriots as America's 'First Blow for Freedom' TM.  Our historical research center, the Gaspee Virtual Archives at www.gaspee.ORG , has presented these research notes as an attempt to gather further information on one who has been suspected of being associated with the the burning of the Gaspee. Please e-mail your comments or further questions to
Evidence implicating Daniel Martin:

Herald of the Times. (Newport, R.I.) February 22, 1838,  Vol 8, No 48, Page 3, column 4 (available at LoC)

Died: In Putney, Vermont, Mr. Daniel Martin, a Revolutionary Pensioner, aged 86. He was born in Providence, R. I. and was of those daring band of Patriots that on the morning of the 10th of June, 1772, boarded the Gaspee schooner and set her on fire.

Biographical and Genealogical notes
LDS records list his spouse as Bethiah Martin (1754-1843)

The Federal Census records for Putney, VT are difficult.  In 1810 there were at least 2 people in the household, and in 1820 there were 3.  By 1830 Daniel and Bethiah were both in their 70-80s and living in Putney, VT. 

His obituary cites his birthplace as Providence, RI and his death age of 86 would calculate to a birth year of 1751,

Daniel Martin died on 15  December 1837 and is buried in the Old North Burial Ground, Putney, (Windham Co), VT .  Fittingly, his grave is marked with a Revolutionary War Veteran medal. See:

 Nothing else is returned in a  search of LDS, Whipple,, RIHistSoc and the NEHGS sites. .

The Gaspee Days Committee recognizes Daniel Martin as a Gaspee burner, and therefore, a true American patriot.
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Originally Posted to Gaspee Virtual Archives 3/2021    Last Revised 3/2021    DanielMartin.html