Peter McMartin

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Peter McMartin
2nd Mayor of Jersey City
In office
April, 1840 – April, 1841
Preceded by Dudley S. Gregory
Succeeded by Dudley S. Gregory
Personal details
Born May 11, 1805
New York
Died after 1870
Spouse(s) Harriet Lyon
Residence Jersey City, New Jersey

Peter McMartin was the second Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey.


When Jersey City was incorporated as a municipality on February 22, 1838, McMartin was a member of the first Common Council. He succeeded Dudley S. Gregory as mayor two years later. He served a single one-year term from April 1840 to April 1841.[1] He was succeeded by Gregory. He served as Jersey City freeholder in 1847 and 1848.

On November 16, 1830, Martin married Harriet Lyon at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Jersey City.[2]


  1. ^ Winfield, Charles (1874). History of the County of Hudson, New Jersey: from its earliest settlement to the present time. Kennard & Hay Stationery M'fg and Print. Co. p. 289. 
  2. ^ Bergen County Marriage Records.