Charles Martin

5 June 1831–1896 (Age 64)
Newport, Giles, Virginia, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Martin was born on 5 June 1831, in Newport, Giles, Virginia, United States, his father, Charles Martin, was 43 and his mother, Ira Joice Tomlinson, was 37. He married Peggy Carter in 1855, in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States. He died in 1896, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Charles Martin
1831–1896
Peggy Carter
1831–1900
Marriage: 1855

Spouse and Children

    Male1831–1896Male

    Peggy Carter

    Female1831–1900Female

MARRIAGE
1855
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(18)

    Male1812–Male

    Eliza Martin

    Female1814–1863Female

    Eliza Martin

    Female1814–1895Female

    Male1816–1892Male

    Mary Jane Martin

    Female1818–1880Female

+13 More Children

World Events (8)

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 13

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.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 30

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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 (1)

  • Charlie Mortin in entry for Peggy Mortin, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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