Thomas Bennett Martin Jr

May 1858–10 February 1945 (Age 86)
Harrison, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas Bennett

When Thomas Bennett Martin Jr was born in May 1858, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Bennett Martin, was 44 and his mother, Emily Jane Wilkinson, was 40. He married Sarah Elizabeth Whiteman on 14 September 1880, in Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Court House District, Taylor, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Grafton District, Taylor, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 10 February 1945, in Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Taylor, West Virginia, United States.

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Thomas Bennett Martin Jr
Sarah Elizabeth Whiteman
Marriage: 14 September 1880
Warren E. Martin
Essie Mable Martin
Brooks Fleming Martin

Spouse and Children

14 September 1880
Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Levi Martin


    William Martin






    Laura Ann Martin


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 3

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. 

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Thomas Martin in household of Thomas B Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas B Martin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas B Martin, "United States Census, 1940"

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