John A or W Martin

20 October 1831–20 July 1916 (Age 84)
Hartford, Washington, New York, United States

The Life of John A or W

When John A or W Martin was born on 20 October 1831, in Hartford, Washington, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Martin, was 34 and his mother, Diadema Spring, was 25. He married Alena Eleanor Carpenter in 1853, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Wayland, Wayland, Allegan, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 20 July 1916, in Wayland, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayland, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John A or W Martin
1831–1916
Alena Eleanor Carpenter
1835–1907
Marriage: 1853
Cora Alice Martin
1853–1931
Kate H Martin
1856–
Dorr B Martin
1859–1920
Lola M Martin
1865–1938
Maud E Martin
1867–1909

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1853
Illinois, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Lt Leander Martin

    Male1830–1865Male

    Male1831–1916Male

    George H Martin

    Male1833–1921Male

    Daniel Milton Martin

    Male1834–1916Male

    Alamanza Edila Martin

    Female1836–1897Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 1

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 23

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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)

  • John A Martin in household of V Hill, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John A Martin, "United States Census, 1900"

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