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
Hellen Sims
Marriage: 20 January 1842
Mildred Martin
Elena Martin
Hannah M Martin
Charles E. Martin
William Hale Martin
Rebecca A. Martin
Joseph Cusic Martin
Eunice Edna Martin
John Martin
Sarah Elizabeth Martin
Peter Martin

Spouse and Children

20 January 1842
Fayette, West Virginia, United States


    Mildred Martin


    Elena Martin


    Hannah M Martin


    Charles E. Martin


    William Hale Martin


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Presly Cotrell




    Tipton L Martin


    Sarah Martin


+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.

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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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