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John Martin

John Martin

Male 1810 - 1879  (68 years)

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  • Name John Martin 
    Born 6 Sep 1810  Shelby Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 7679 
    Died 23 Apr 1879  Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Grantsburg Cemetery, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1495  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 

    Father John Martin,   b. Abt 1785, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Jefferson, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother Jane Lowry,   b. 11 Feb 1787, Fayette, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1863, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1811  Shelby Co., Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F911  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cassa Yates,   b. 23 Jul 1821, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1888, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1837  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Martin,   b. 17 Jul 1838, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1908, Paoli, Orange, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Jane Julia Martin,   b. 1 Dec 1839, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1916, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Mariah Martin,   b. 1842, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Grantsburg, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     4. Emily M. Martin,   b. Feb 1844, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1915, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     5. Marinda Martin,   b. Abt 1848, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1848, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. Alice C. Martin,   b. 2 Jul 1859, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Last Modified 17 May 2020 
    Family ID F909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • Name: John Martin Spouse Name: Cassa Yates Marriage Date: 7 Sep 1837 Marriage County: Crawford

      Name: John Martin Home in 1840 : Crawford, Indiana Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1 Free White Persons - Under 20: 3 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1 Total Free White Persons: 4 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4

      Name: John Martin Age: 36 Birth Year: abt 1814 Birthplace: Harrison Co Home in 1850: Union, Crawford, Indiana Gender: Male Family Number: 30 Household Members: Name Age John Martin 36 Cassa Martin 29 Maryann Martin 12 Jane Martin 10 Mariah Martin 8 Emly Martin 6

      1860 United States Federal Census Name: John Martin Age in 1860: 48 Birth Year: abt 1812 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1860: Union, Crawford, Indiana Gender: Male Post Office: Grantsburg John Martin 48 Cassa Martin 38 Maria Martin 18 Emily Martin 17 Alice Martin 11/12

      Name: John Martin Age in 1870: 56 Birth Year: abt 1814 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1870: Union, Crawford, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Marengo Household Members: Name Age John Martin 56 Cacca Martin 49 Allis Martin 11 Ann Martin 8

      The info on John Martin is slightly off in this, in that he was actually born in Shelby County KY, and his father (also named John Martin) died before the move to Indiana. He, his sister, and his mother moved to Harrison County with the grandfather, also named John Martin. After they were here for awhile, his mother remarried to newly- widowed Joseph Denbo. His sister Emily married one of Joseph's sons by the previous marriage. (One big happy family!) (All of the Denbos, including Grandma, had a slew of kids, and are well represented in Crawford history. Joseph & Jane Lowery Martin Denbo even had triplets.) John & Cassa had only daughters....6 of them, one dying early.

      The Martin family would have been neighbors in KY of Squire Boone, brother to Daniel, and probably moved to Harrison Co at about the same time, to the same neighborhood. One Martin girl (maybe a sister or cousin to the grandfather) married into the Shields family, a member of which was recruited from Harrison Co & represented in the Lewis & Clark expedition. [I love history]

      John Martin inherited from his grandfather's will in Harrison Co, but had to take it to court. The grandfather had remarried shortly before his death, and a child was born to that marriage. (his?) The mother apparently did some sleight of hand, and the property was all deeded to the daughter. Joseph Denbo sued on behalf of John Martin & his sister Emily, and won the case. They tell me that John Martin was called Squire Martin, because he could read & write, while so many others in the neighborhood couldn't; and he helped them with issues that required his talents. I suspect he used his political influence in Crawford County in a number of ways. (Source: Ancestry.com)

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #6253, Date of Import: Dec 31, 1995.

    2. [S73] Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #6253, Date of Import: Dec 31, 1995.

    3. [S155] Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #6253, Date of Import: Dec 31, 1995.