William E Martin

1819–1887 (Age 68)
Kanawha, Virginia, United States

The Life of William E

When William E Martin was born about 1819, in Kanawha, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Martin, was 41 and his mother, Margaret Slack, was 35. He married Hellen Sims on 20 January 1842, in Fayette, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Wea, Miami, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died about 1887, in Fayette, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Louisburg, Miami, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William E Martin
1819–1887
Hellen Sims
1820–1889
Marriage: 20 January 1842
Mildred Martin
1839–
Elena Martin
1842–
Hannah M Martin
1844–
Charles E. Martin
1848–
William Hale Martin
1850–1861
Rebecca A. Martin
1852–
Joseph Cusic Martin
1854–1915
Eunice Edna Martin
1856–1881
John Martin
1858–1927
Sarah Elizabeth Martin
1860–1861
Peter Martin
1862–1932

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 January 1842
Fayette, West Virginia, United States
children

(11)

    Mildred Martin

    Female1839–Female

    Elena Martin

    Female1842–Female

    Hannah M Martin

    Female1844–Female

    Charles E. Martin

    Male1848–Male

    William Hale Martin

    Male1850–1861Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Presly Cotrell

    Male1795–Male

    Male1804–1884Male

    Female1807–1900Female

    Tipton L Martin

    Male1809–1861Male

    Sarah Martin

    Female1813–1899Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 5

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 25

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, 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 saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Martin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William E. Martin in entry for William Martin, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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