Eleazar Hedden Martin

3 May 1826–9 August 1912 (Age 86)
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Eleazar Hedden

When Eleazar Hedden Martin was born on 3 May 1826, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Martin Sr, was 22 and his mother, Harriet Hedden, was 17. He married Lydia Ann Sisk on 23 December 1852, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 9 August 1912, in Sullivan, Union, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sullivan, Union, Kentucky, United States.

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Eleazar Hedden Martin
Lydia Ann Sisk
Marriage: 23 December 1852
James Knox Martin
Nancy Mary Martin
Harriett Elizabeth Martin
William LaFayette Martin
Mildred Catherine Martin
John Jewett Martin
Newton Campbell Martin
Franklin Hedden Martin

Spouse and Children

23 December 1852
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States


    James Knox Martin


    Nancy Mary Martin



    William LaFayette Martin


    Mildred Catherine Martin


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 4

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 24

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

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)

  • Elazon Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elazar Martin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eleezer H Martin, "United States Census, 1900"

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