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MARTIN, John Nicholas, clergyman, born in the duchy of Deux-Ponts, Rhenish Bavaria, about 1725 ; died 27 July, 1795. He came to this country about the middle of the 18th century, in company with a Lutheran colony, as their pastor, and finally settled in a district between the Broad and Saluda rivers, South Carolina, where he remained many years. In 1776 he took charge of the Lutheran church in Charleston, which was his last field of labor. When it was ascertained that he would not pray for the king, he was interdicted from preaching and [)laced under arrest, and his property having been confiscated he was driven from the city. He remained in the interior of the state till 1783, when he returned to his congregation, and preached till his retirement in 1787.
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