Alexander Martin

1815–
Gallia, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Martin was born in 1815, in Gallia, Ohio, United States, his father, Benjamin Martin Jr, was 22 and his mother, Rhoda Blankenship, was 19. He married Sarah Wilcox on 27 April 1858, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Georgetown Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Martin
1815–
Sarah Wilcox
1826–1906
Marriage: 27 April 1858
Levi Martin
1859–
Alexander Martin
1860–
Samuel Martin
1862–1933
Olive E Martin
1864–1940
Nancy Ann Martin
1867–1944

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1858Vermilion, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1816
    Age 1
    Historical Boundaries: 1816: Edwards, Illinois Territory, United States 1816: Crawford, Illinois Territory, United States 1818: Crawford, Illinois, United States 1819: Clark, Illinois, United States 1823: Illinois, United States 1826: Vermillion, Illinois, United States
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1846
    Age 31
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

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    Sources (17)

    • Alexander Martin in entry for Anna Hollingsworth, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • Alexander Martin, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Alexander Martin in entry for William H Brown and Olive Martin, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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