stone perpetuates the Memory of the Honorable Simeon Martin,
Fourth son of Silvanus Martin, Esq. and Mrs. Martha, his wife;
and the Fourth Generation from John martin, who immigrated from
was born in Rehoboth Oct 20, A.D. 1754 and died Sept. 30, 1819
aged 64 years, 11 months and 10 days.
a youth he left his native place to reside in the town of
Providence; was one of the first who stepped forward in his
Country’s cause in the Revolutionary War; and was in the first
campaign, in Col. Crane’s Artillery Company at Roxbury with
Gen. Washington, in the year 1775, After this he entered the
state service; was appointed Captain of a Company in Col.
Christopher Lippitt’s Regiment and was in the battle of
Trenton, when the enemy was defeated by the army commanded by
Gen. Washington in 1776
was also, in the expedition on Rhode-Island under Gen. Sullivan
in the year 1778.
the month of Dec., 1779, after the British evacuated
, he removed to that place; and was for a number of years,
chosen a Representative from the town to the General Assembly.
had sustained the offices of Adjutant General and Major General
of the Militia of the State; was for several years, elected
Lieutenant Governour, until he declined a re-election in 1816;
and was, at his death, a member of the Corporation at
was a man of excellent sense, a gentleman in his manners,
benevolent and courteous to all, and highly respected by all who
shared his acquaintance.
a merchant he was honest and just in his dealings; He was a
dutiful Son, a kind brother, a tender Husband.
affectionate Father, and a good Neighbour
died in the full belief of obtaining salvation, in and the the
merits of CHIST, the Son of GOD, When near closing his eyes in
death, He repeated the following verse;
of vanities, saith the preacher; vanity of vanities;
in mansion is in the world of Spirits, and very soon what will
be your abode.; as sure as I once was in life so sure you will
pass the valley of the shadow of death,
thou son, the stars and moon,
longer shall I need your light;
God’s: My Sun; He make my noon;
day shall never change to night.