Philip Martin was an African American; his wife Sarah was
a Native American. They had seven children born in Waterbury
between 1792 and 1810: Grove, their eldest son; Andrew,
born in 1794; Luna, born in 1796; Silvester, born in 1798;
Briant, born in 1800; Hannah Isabella, born in 1804; and
Betsey Julia, born in 1810. Their births were recorded with
the town clerk. The Waterbury tax lists for 1800 show that
Philip Martin owned a small piece of land.
By the 1820 census, Sarah Martin was a widow living in
Waterbury with six of her children.