Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of the Home of Nicolas Martiau
who was born in France 1591
Came to Virginia 1620
and died at Yorktown 1657
He was a captain in the Indian uprising
A member of the House of Burgesses
Justice of the County of York
In 1635 a leader
in the thrusting out of Governor Harvey
which was the first opposition
to the British colonial policy
The patentee for Yorktown
and through the marriage
of his daughter Elizabeth
to Col. George Reade he became
the earliest American ancestor of both
General George Washington
and Governor Thomas Nelson
Marked by the Hugenot Society of Pennsylvania in cooperation with the National Federation of Hugenot Societies and the Yorktown Sesqui-centennial Commission
Erected 1931 by The Hugenot Society of Pennsylvania.
Location. 37° 14.205′ N, 76° 30.511′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Ballard Street (Virginia Route 1020) and Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Ballard Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Ballard Street, Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Yorktown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); York County War Monument (about 400 feet away); York Hall (about 400 feet away); Grace Church - circa 1697 (about 400 feet away); Colonial Grace Church (about 400 feet away); Swan Tavern (about 400 feet away); Medical Shop (Reconstructed) (about 400 feet away); USS Yorktown (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
Also see . . . Nicolas Martiau. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 31, 2015.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.