Christopher Martin

Brief Life History of Christopher

When Christopher Martin was born in 1831, in Ohio, United States, his father, William Martin, was 33 and his mother, Catherine Graham, was 26. He married Catherine Crumrine on 29 January 1854, in Allen, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 27 January 1911, in Perry Township, Allen, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fletcher Cemetery, Yoder, Allen, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Martin
Catherine Crumrine
Marriage: 29 January 1854
David Martin
Mary Ellen Martin
Jessie Martin
William Martin
Olin Martin
Susan Martin
Margaret J Martin
Sally Martin
Sarah Catherine Martin
Jennie M. Martin
John Martin
Leonard Martin
Infant Martin
Tamer Martin
Lamer S. Martin
John T. Martin
Caroline I Roth
Emma Mary Martin
Charles Martin
Charles D Martin

Sources (33)

  • Christopher Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Christopher Martin - Published information: birth-name: Christopher Martin
  • Christoph Martin, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’. This was borne by a famous 4th-century Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.

English: variant of Marton .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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