Robert Martin

1770–11 November 1830 (Age 60)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Martin was born in 1770, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Mr. Martin, was 33 and his mother, Mrs. Martin, was 40. He married Lydia Sidney Davis on 16 December 1790, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 11 November 1830, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Robert Martin
1770–1830
Lydia Sidney Davis
1774–1842
Marriage: 16 December 1790
Francis Fanny Martin
1795–1870
Henry Martin
1800–1835
John Martin
1807–
Rebecca Martin
1811–1880
Mary Martin
1798–1880
Hugh Martin
1801–1842
James Martin
1803–1851
Robert Martin
1805–1847
Isaac Martin
1805–1885
Sidney Martin
1808–1892
Rebecca Ruark Martin
1811–1880
Richard Donaldson Martin
1814–1893

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 December 1790
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 6

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 16

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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 (2)

  • Robert Martin, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Isaac Martin in entry for Isaac Martin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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