•Name: John Martin
•Birth: Abt 1796
•Death: 8 Nov 1879
If this is your family, I think there is some English/Brit there, thought I would pass this along, I did not go check the will on NFLD site to see if wife last name was mentioned or not. I will do some digging in my newspaper clippings for John.
Father: Thomas Martin b: Abt 1764 in Chudleigh, Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Mother: Mary Brace b: Abt 1772 in , St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada