John Martin

Brief Life History of John

When John Martin was born on 17 May 1801, in Woodford, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Martin Jr, was 39 and his mother, Letitia "Letty" McClanahan, was 24. He married Mary Ann Alexander on 25 February 1835, in Woodford, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 16 February 1858, in Pisgah, Woodford, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Pisgah, Woodford, Kentucky, United States.

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John Martin
Mary Ann Alexander
Marriage: 25 February 1835
Mary Frances Martin

Sources (4)

  • John Martin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Martin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John Martin, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (7)


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1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

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.

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