Joel R Martin

September 1829–
New York, United States

The Life of Joel R

Joel R Martin was born in September 1829, in New York, United States. He married Eunice A Cook on 22 October 1854, in Batavia, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Bellevue, Yamhill, Oregon, United States in 1880 and McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon, United States for about 10 years.

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Joel R Martin
Eunice A Cook
Marriage: 22 October 1854
Ashley Delavan Martin
William Emmett Martin

Spouse and Children

22 October 1854
Batavia, Branch, Michigan, United States


World Events (8)


Age 8

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 15

Historical Boundaries - 1844: Yamhill, Oregon Country, United States; 1846: Yamhill, Oregon Unorganized Federal Territory, United States; 1848: Yamhill, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Yamhill, Oregon, United States
1862 · The Homestead Act

Age 33

The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  

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)

  • J R Martin in household of W E Martin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joel Martin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joel N Martin, "United States Census, 1870"

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