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      Benjamin Franklin Martin was born in North Carolina and traveled first to Wayne County, Indiana and then bought several tracts of land in what is now Noble and Whitley county. He was elected as an Associate Judge of Whitley Co and his 1842 was the first will in Whitley County.



Generation Chart 1st Level



Benjamin Franklin Martin son of Robert and Amelia Martin
born c 21-March-1790 at Wilkes Co North Carolina
[Computed from age and death date on tombstone at Round Lake Cemetery]
died 10-February-1842 aged 51 years 10 months 19 days Smith Twp Whitley Co Indiana
buried in Round Lake Cemetery Smith Township Whitley Co Indiana
married 27-Jun-1825 Wilkes County, North Carolina
Sarah Rousseau daughter of David & Nancy Rousseau
born  1-Feb-1805 Wilkes County North Carolina
died 17-Aug-1855 Smith Township Whitley County Indiana
See the Rousseau Family Webpage.
(Benjamin and Sarsh are both buried in the Round Lake Cemetery next to
Sarah's parents.  No stone has every been recorded for Nancy Rousseau
as the cemetery has been vandalied repeatedly for over 100 years and was
possible destroyed before cemetery readings were taken.  The remaining
stones were photographed back in the 1970s and all are now illegible in
2009.  Round Lake Cemetery reading were recorded in the 1940's and 1990s]
   10 Children
    1.  Nancy Martin                 b 1826 Wilkes Co NC d 1847 
    2.  Diana Martin                 b 1827 Wilkes Co NC
    3.  Robert Martin                b Wilkes Co NC
    4.  Benjamin Franklin Martin     b 1830 Wilkes Co NC d January 31 1846
    5.  David H. Martin              b 1832 NC
    6.  James L. Martin              b 1834 NC
    7.  Samuel Smith Martin          b 10-Oct-1834 Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co NC
    8.  Hiram H. Martin              b 9-Feb-1836 Wayne Co IN 
    9.  William R. Martin            b 1837 Whitley County IN
   10.  Lucinda Martin               b 1841 Whitley Co IN
   Census 1830, 1840, 1850

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
County: Wilkes Record #: 02 170
Groom: Benj F Martin
Bride: Salley Rousseau
Bond Date: 27 Jun 1825
Bond #: 000166509
Bondsman: Robert Martin
Witness: R Martin

Round Lake Cemetery, Smith Township, Whitley Co Indiana:
Martin BF — aged 51 years 10 months 19 days — Round Lake
Martin BF — died January 31 1846 aged 15 years 11 months 12 days - 
            son of BF & Sarah Martin — Round Lake
Martin Nancy — died November 21 1847 aged 21 years 7 months 11 days - 
               daughter of B Martin — Round Lake
Martin Sarah — died July 15 1897 - wife of B F Martin — Round Lake

From notes of Nellie Riley Raber:
Sarah - Wife of Benjamin Martin - died - Aug 17, 1855 - Aged 50 yrs - 6 mos & 16 ds
          Hear me now, Therefor Go ye - and depart not from the - the words of my
          mouth - Mother thou art gone but thou - shall not be forgotten
Benjamin Martin - died - Feb 10, 1842 - Aged 50 yrs 10 mos - & 19 days
B. F. Martin - Son of B. F. & - Sarah Martin - Died - Jan'y 31, 1846 -
          Aged 16 yrs, 11 mos - & 12 days
Nancy - dau of - B. F. & Sarah - Martin - Died - November 21, 1847 -
          Aged 21 yr 7 - Mo & 11 days
David Rousseau - Died - Aug 27, 1855 - AE 75 yr 11 m - 13 Ds
Children of S. & D. Leech - James W. - died - Nov 5, 1856 - AE 4Ys 3ms 4D
          Nancy J - died - Feb 9, 1857 - AE 1y 4m 4d
          Brother & sister here on - Earth we were -
          But now in Heaven a Savours - Love to share
Samuel S. - Son of - S. & D. Leech - Died - Aug 22, 1859 - Aged - 1 yr 5 m 27D -
          A smile of Love That Blossomed but to die - Tranplanted from above -
          To Bloom with God on high
John A. - Son of S. & D. Leech - Died - Jan 5 1863 - Aged - 1 yr 9 mo 7 d

Infant - son of - S & D. Leech - Died - Dec 16, 1863

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1850 WHITLEY CO. IND ENUMERATED 15 OCT 1850 BY JAMES S. COLLINS PAGE 514A
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LN HN   FN  LAST   FIRST  AGE SEX OCCUP. VAL BIRTHPLACE       MRD.  SCH.
========================================================================
41 895 922 Leech   James     25 M Farmer 700 Ohio                    X
42 895 922 Leech   Elizabeth 20 F            Ohio                    X

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1850 WHITLEY CO. IN ENUMERATED 16 OCT 1850 BY JAMES S. COLLINS PAGE 514B
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LN  HN  FN  LAST   FIRST  AGE SEX OCCUP. VAL, BIRTHPLACE       MRD.  SCH.
========================================================================
1  895 922 Leech   John    1/12 M             Indiana
2  896 923 Martin  Sarah     44 F         450 N. Carolina
3  896 923 Martin  David     18 M Farmer      N. Carolina             X
4  896 923 Martin  James     17 M Farmer      N. Carolina             X
5  896 923 Martin  Samuel S. 15 M             N. Carolina             X
6  896 923 Martin  Hiram     14 M             Indiana                 X
7  896 923 Martin  William   12 M             Indiana                 X
8  896 923 Martin  Lucinda    8 F             Indiana
9  896 923 Russeau David     70 M Cooper      N. Carolina
10 897 924 Leech   Samuel    24 M Farmer  700 Ohio
11 897 924 Leech   Diana     22 F             N. Carolina
12 897 924 Leech   Sarah F.1/12 F             Indiana

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1850 WHITLEY CO. IN. ENUMERATED 16 OCT 1850 BY JAMES S. COLLINS PAGE 515A
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LN  HN  FN  LAST   FIRST  AGE SEX OCCUP. VAL, BIRTHPLACE       MRD.  SCH.
========================================================================
24 905 932 Rusaian James     39 M        1,000 N. Carolina
25 905 932 Rusaian Eliza     33 F              Ohio
26 905 932 Rusaian David     10 M              Indiana                 X
27 905 932 Rusaian Elizabeth  4 F              Indiana
28 905 932 Rusaian Sarah C.   2 F              Indiana
Page 3 Will Book #1 Whitley County Indiana.

Will of Benjamin F. Martin of Whitley County Indiana.
Request "to be buried in the burying ground near my place of residence.".
Bequeaths: Sarah Martin — my beloved wife, "all my children".
Mentions: Amelia Matilda McDaniel - "who had had her share.".
Bequeaths: Nancy Martin, Diana Martin.
Ex's named: Abraham Cuppy, James Rousseau; "my two friends".
Signed: Benj. F. Martin (SEAL).
Wit: John G. Braddock, Henry Pence.
Date of Will: 5 June 1841
Filed 7 March 1842.
Note: Buried Round Lake Cemetery.
N.M.R. Copied July 1941 by N.M.R.



Generation Chart 2nd Level



1. Nancy Martin                                (Benjamin)
   b April 10, 1826 Wilkes Co NC
   d November 21 1847 Smith Township Whitley Co Indiana
   Round Lake Cemetery, Smith Township, Whitley Co. Indiana:
   Martin Nancy — died November 21 1847 aged 21 years 7 months 11 days - 
                  daughter of B Martin — Round Lake
    


2.  Diana Martin 1827-1902                     (Benjamin)
       born 22 May 1827 Wilkes Co North Carolina
       died 02 May 1902  Smith Township Whitley Co Indiana
       married 01 Jul 1849  Whitley Co IN
       Samuel Leech 1825-1881 —— son of John & Fanny Leech
       See the Leech Family Webpage.
       born 11 Sep 1825 Richland Co Ohio
       died 16 Nov 1881 Whitley Co IN
       6 Children
       1.  Sarah Francis Leach  1849-1912      
       2.  James W. Leech       185?-185? 
       3.  Nancy J. Leech       185?-185?
       4.  Samuel S. Leech      1858-1859 
       5.  Infant son Leech     1863-1863 
       6.  Delphi Leech         1866-
       Census 1850, 1860
    


3.  Robert Martin                              (Benjamin)
    b Wilkes Co NC d. in boyhood


4.  Benjamin Franklin "Franklin" Martin        (Benjamin)
    born Feb 19, 1830 Wilkes Co NC d Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
    died 31-Jan-1846    
    Round Lake Cemetery, Smith Township, Whitley Co Indiana
    Martin BF — died January 31 1846 aged 15 years 11 months 12 days - 
                dson of BF & Sarah Martin — Round Lake


5.  David H Martin 1832-1863? son of (Benjamin)
    born 1832 North Carolina
    David H. Martin married to Sarah A. Young on May 14, 1857
    Whitley County Marriage Book 1-303
    m. at Breaking out of the Civil War, died in the service, had no children.
    Census 1850 ,1860


6.  James L. Martin son of(Benjamin)
    born April 1833-(or Apr 1834) Wayne county Indiana
    "aged 19 in 1849 when he went to Iowa and helped sectionized the north 
    part of that country in 1850; married in 1852 and raised 4 girls 
    (two born before the Civil War); in 1861 began service in civil War 
    & continued 3 years and 6 months, came home and moved to
    Humansville, Mo. where raised a son and a daughter.
    born 6 May 1833 Wilkes County North Carolina
    died 26 Feb 1917 Humansville Polk County Missouri
    married to ??
    Married (2) 3 september 1876 Polk County Missouri to 
    Serenia V. Key daughter of William W. and Joyce Key
    born 14 April 1849 Simpson county Kentucky
    died 15 Novebmer 1920 Humansville Polk County Missouri
    1.  Jessee Martin b c 1870 Missouri
    2.  Jennie Martin b c 1872 Missouri
    3.  James Walter Martin b 14 Jun 1877
    4.  Edman Martin b 1879
    5.  Elsie N. Martin b July 1991
    Census of 1840, 1850,  1880, Census of 1900

        Served Company B, 11th Iowa Infantry.  Sergeant James L. Martin
        Martin, James, August 22; captured at Parker's Cross Roads December 30, 1862.


7.  Samuel Smith Martin 1834- son of Benjamin & Sarah Martin)
    born 10 Oct 1834 near Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina
    1835 to Wayne Co. Indiana then to Whitley then moved West
    died Marshall County Kansas
    married 15 April, 1861 in Wells County, Indiana
    Syrilda Edmundson daughter of James & Nancy Edmundson
    born 1837 Wells county, Indiana
    died  Marshall County Kansas
     1.  James Monroe Martin b c 1861 IN remains at home with his parents.
     2.  William A. Martin b c 1863 IN married Miss Lulu Rakestraw
     3.  John F. Martin b 1865
     4.  Rena A. Martin b 1867 IN now Mrs. Brooks
     5.  Martha I. Martin (twin) b 1869 IN married William Talon
     6.  Mary J. Martin (twin) b. 1869 IN married  William Bond, a barber of Sheridan, Mo.;
     7.  Nancy I. Martin b 1873 Marshall Co. Kansas
     8.  Jehu A. Martin b 1877 Marshall Co. Kansas
     9.  Andrew J. Martin b 1879 Marshall Co. Kansas
    10.  Emmett C. Martin b Marshall Co. Kansas
    Census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1895, 1899 Biography, 1900, 1905,

    Indiana Marriage Collection: Wells County Indiana:
    Smith Martin 15 April 1860 Syrilda Edmundson book C-2 page 340.


8.  Hiram H. Martin 1838- son of Benjamin & Sarah Martin 
    born 1838 at Wayne County Indiana before parents came to Whitley County.
    died 3 APR 1915 Humansville Polk County Missouri
    married to September 8, 1863 Whitley County IN Marriages 2A-170
    Sarah E. Walton 
    born 23 September 1838 
    died 10 August 1907 Hamansville Polk County Missouri 
    moved to Missouri in 1872.  Had no natural born children.
    1.  Kitte Mc Cabe  born 1867 Missouri
    2.  Franklin Latiker born 1877 Missouri
    Census 1880


9.  William R. Martin 1837-  son of Benjamin & Sarah Martin
    born 1 September 1837, Smith Township,  Whitley County, Indiana 
    died 30 January 1915 buried in the Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington Co., Arkansas
    went to Kansas in early days. served in Civil War
    married c 1860
    Nancy J. 
    born 27 February 1844 Illinois
    died May 13, 1915 buried in the Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington Co., Arkansas
    Raised 2 boys & one Girl 
    lived in Springdale, Ark.
    1.  Sarah J. Martin born 1867
    2.  William Martin born 1869
    3.  James E. Martin born 1873 
    census 1870, 1880, 1900


10.  Lucinda Martin 1841- son of Benjamin & Sarah Martin
     born 1841 Smith Township Whitley Co IN
     married 11 November 1875 (Whitley County Marriages Book 2: 497)
     Jonah L. Dunn & reared one girl who lives in Indiana.
     Census 1850, 1860


Generation Chart 3rd Level


Sarah Francis Leech 1849-1912 daughter of (Diana, Benjamin)
         born 18 Apr 1849 Smith Township Whitley Co IN
         died 16 May 1912 Smith Township Whitley County IN
         1st marriage 7 September 1872 Whitley Co Indiana Book 2:215
         Charles Winebrenner — divorced.
         M2 10 Aug 1876 Whitley Co IN Book 2:554
         Cornelius Linvill 1854-1904 —–— see the Linvill Family Webpage.
         born 10 Jul 1854 Rush Co IN
         died 03 Jan 1904 Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
         Whitley County Deaths Book 2A page 60 81-12
         buried in Salem Cemetery Noble Co IN
      6 Children
      1  Edna V Winebrenner 1873-1955 
      2  Eva Josephine 'Josephine/Josie' Linvill 1878-1908  
      3  George W. Linvill 1878- 
      4  Ocie Ora Linville 1880-1963 
      5  Daisy Mae Linvill 1883-1915  
      6  Cleveland Hendricks Linvill 1885-1951  
      7  Arthur J. Linvill 1888-1949  
      8  infant
      Census 1850, 1860


(c. 1909)

PLEASANT SURPRISE

            Sunday, April 17th, about forty friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mrs. Sarah F. Linvill in Smith township, to remind her of her 60th birthday anniversary. The guests came with well filled baskets, after Mrs. Linvill rallied from her surprise she began to make her guests welcome. The day was spent in pleasant conversations. At a late hour the guests departed wishing Mrs. Linvill many more happy birthdays.
            Among those who were present were:
            Mr. and Mrs. Henry Richey, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Anderson, Mrs. Wm. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Crow and daughter, Hazel, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Linvill and daughter. Mr and Mrs. Hiram Hedge and son, Mrs. Ellen Paulus, Mrs. Martin Crabil, Mr. Albert Crabil, Mr. W. A. Leech, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Claxton and daughter, Miss Blanch Claxton, Mr. and Mrs. Bert McDaniel, Mr. and Mrs. John Fleck, Mr. Ramond Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Zeigler, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Egolf and son, Mr. Arnie Egolf, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Linvill and daughter, Master Willard Anderson, Master Emery Anderson, Mr. Roscoe Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Hull and family of Andrews, Mrs. W. A. Black of Ft. Wayne' Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Linvill of Ft. Wayne.


(1912)

MRS.CORNELIUS LINVILLE.

            Mrs. Sarah Linville died at her home five miles west of Churubusco last Thursday with stomach and bowel trouble. She was a woman of many estimable qualities, a kind mother, devoted wife and obliging neighbor.
          She was born April 18, 1849; she was married a number of years ago to Charles Winebrenner who preceded he in death about 35 years ago. One child was born to this union, Mrs. Edna Black, of Fort Wayne, She was again united in marriage to Cornelius Linville.
          To this union were born five children, three boys and two girls—Mrs. Ora Beck, of Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Milton Hull, of Andrews; George Linville, of Ft. Wayne, Arthur Linville, of Smith township, and Cleveland Linville, who lived with her. She also leaves twelve grandchildren. Her funeral was held at the Salem M. E. church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock the service being conducted by Rev. Luckenbill, of Columbia City, and the burial in the cemetery near the church.


(1912)

Was Born and Raised in Whitley
County—Funeral will be Sun-
day From Salem M. E.
Church

(Friday's Daily.)

            Mrs. Cornelius Linville died at her home in Smith township Thursday evening after an illness of a few weeks duration. She was 60 years and twenty-eight days of age and her death was due to catarrh of the bowels. The deceased had spent the greater part of her life in Smith township and since the death of her husband eight years ago, has made her home with her son, Cleveland H. She was one of the highly respected and esteemed citizens of that vicinity and in her passing, a good woman has been taken from this earthly sphere.
          The decease was a daughter of Samuel and Diana Leach and was born in this county April 18, 1849. She grew to womanhood and married Charles Winebrenner about forty years ago. One children survives that union, namely Mrs. William Black, of Fort Wayne.
          In 1875 the deceased was married to Cornelius Linvill and to this union seven children were born, five still surviving. They are: Mrs. Ora Beck, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Daisy Hull, of Andrews; George Linvill, of Fort Wayne, and Cleveland and Arthur, both of Smith township. One sister, Mrs. Charles Gaff, of Fort Wayne, also remains to mourn her death.
          Mrs. Linvill was a member of the Church of God and led an upright Christian life. She was the mother of a large family and lived to see them all married and settled comfortably before her death. She took great satisfaction in the success of her children and they were a comfort to her always.
          The funeral will be held Sunday morning at 10:00 O'clock from the Salem M. E. Church at Blue River and the interment will be in the Blue River Cemetery. Rev. L. A. Luckenbill, of this city will preach the funeral sermon.


(1912)


WHITLEY WOMAN DEAD

Daughters and Sister Reside in Fort Wayne

        Columbia City, Ind., May 18—The funeral of Mrs. Cornelius Linvill, who died at her home in Smith township, will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Salem M. E. church. She was 60 years of age and her death was due to catarrh of the bowels. The deceased had spent the greater part of her life in Smith township and since the death of her husband eight years ago, has made her home with her son, Cleveland H. Surviving are the following children:   Mrs. William Black and Mrs. Ora Beck, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Daisy Hull, of Andrews, George Linvill, of Fort Wayne, and Cleveland and Arthur, both of Smith township One sister, Mrs. Charles Gass of Fort Wayne, also remains to mourn her death. Mrs. Linvill was a member of the Church of God and led an upright Christian life, highly esteemed by all who knew her.


James W. Leech 185?-185?  don of (Diana, Benjamin)
     B: 185? @ Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
     D: 1850? @ Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
     No Children


Nancy J. Leech 185?-185?  daughter of (Diana, Benjamin)
     B: 05 Oct 185? @ Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
     D: 09 Feb 185? @ Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
     No Children


Samuel S. Leech 1858-1859 son of (Diana, Benjamin)
     B: 23 Feb 1858 @ Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
     D: 22 Aug 1859 @ Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
     No Children


Infant son Leech 1863-1863) son (Diana, Benjamin)
     B: 18 Dec 1863 @ Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
     D: 18 Dec 1863 @ Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
     No Children


Delphi Leech 1866- daughter (Diana, Benjamin)
     B: 1865/1866 @ Smith Twp Whitley Co IN


James E. Martin son of William R. & Nancy J. Martin
born 1873 
died 1930
married 20 August 1905 Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas
Dora F. Smyer 1878-1972 daughter of Albert E. & Martha A. (Cline) Smyer
born October 1878
died 1972
both buried in the Bluff Cemetery, Springdale, Washington Co., Arkansas
1.   Martha Bernelle Martin born 1909 Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas
2.   William T. Martin born c 1912 Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas
3.   James A. Martin   born c 1918 Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas
    1880, 1910, 1920, 1930 Census
    


Generation Chart 4th Level


Edna V Winebrenner 1873-1955              (Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)
     born 30-July-1873 Smith Township Whitley County Indiana 
     died 28-October-1955 Columbia City Whitley County Indiana
     marriage-#1  Noble County Indiana Otis L. Benner Widowed
     marriage-#2  1-January-1897 Whitley County Indiana 
     William A Black
     born April 5, 1873 Lancaster Ohio
     died 1957 Columbia City Whitley County Indiana
     
     1.  Harry L. Benner

(October 28 1955)
Death Comes to Mrs.
William A. Black
Friday Afternoon

      Was in Failing Health
      For a Number of Years

     Mr. Edna V. Black, 82, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since August 24. She had been in failing health for the last six years and bedfast for many months. Since she entered the hospital in August her condition had remained critical
   She was a native of Smith township, and was born July 30, 1873, a daughter of Charles and Sarah Leach Winebrenner. While a young girl she made her home in Churubusco with her grandmother, Mrs. Diana Leach. After completing her education in the Churubusco school, she was employed in the post office and later the Churubusco Truth Printing Company where she worked as a type setter.
   January 1, 1897, she was united in marriage to William A. Black, and the following twenty-eight years were spent in Fort Wayne where they managed several hotels. In 1925, they purchased a farm in Smith township eight miles northeast of Columbia City. They continued to operate the farm until retiring approximately a year and a half ago at which time they moved to 108 West Jefferson street.
   Mrs. Black was a member of the First Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, the Shiloh Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the Wayne Temple Pythian Sisters, both of Fort Wayne.
   The surviving relatives include her husband William Black; a son, Harry L. Benner, Fort Wayne; five half-brothers, Carl and Ira Winebrenner, both of Kalamazoo, Mich., Earl and Paul Winebrenner, both of South Bend and Guy Winebrenner, North Manchester, five half sisters, Mrs. Frank Beck, Smith township, Mrs. Nellie Shock, Mrs. Margery Omart and Miss Hazel Winebrenner, all of North Manchester and Miss Helen Winebrenner of Chicago.
   The body has been removed to the Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Saturday. The Rev. Verlin Vernon and the Rev. Floyd Hedges will officiate at the funeral services to be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Funeral Home. Committal services and burial will be in the South Park Cemetery.
   Columbia City Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 65 will conduct Twilight Services at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at the Funeral Home.


(c 1958)

William Black, 84,
Former Fort Wayne
Hotel Manager, Dies

      Retired Smith
      Township Farmer

         William A. Black, 84, retired Smith township farmer and former Fort Wayne hotel manager, died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since July 22. He first became ill last April but had recovered sufficiently to return to his home for a period of approximately five weeks prior to suffering a relapse which caused further hospitalization.
       He was a native of Lancaster, Ohio, and was born April 5, 1873, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Black. At the age of 14 he came to Fort Wayne where he became an employee as a shoe-black in one of the hotels. He was elevated from position unto position until he became the manager of the Avaline Hotel. Following the destruction of the Avaline by fire, he became the first manager of the Anthony Hotel. He later served as the purchasing agent for the Keenan and Randall Hotels. In the year 1925 he retired and moved to his farm in Smith township, eight miles northwest of this city. Three years ago he sold the farm and moved to Columbia City where he has since made his home in the Pence apartments, 108 West Jefferson street.
       On January 1, 1897, he was united in marriage to the former Edna Winebrenner who preceded him in death on October 28, 1955.
      Mr. Black was a member of the Sol. D. Bayless Lodge 359 Free and Accepted Masons, at Fort Wayne; the Scottish Rite Consistory, Valley of Fort Wayne and his church affiliation was with the Methodist church.
       The surviving relatives included one step-son, Harry Benner, Cleveland, O.; one brother, Lloyd Black, Lancaster, O.; one sister, Mrs. Burt Older, Columbus, O.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife he has been preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
       The body has been removed to the Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Verlin Q. Vernon, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church, will officiate at the memorial services to be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the South Park Cemetery.
       Sol D. Bayless Lodge will conduct the ritualistic service of the order at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.


Eva Josephine 'Josie' Linvill 1878-1908   (Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)
born 3-Jne-1878 Smith Township Whitley County Indiana
died 4-December-1908 Smith Township Whitley County Indiana
Married 10-September-1896 Whitley County Indiana to
Ira Anderson

     1.  Roscoe Anderson
     3.  Willard Anderson
     3.  Emery Anderson
     4.  daughter Anderson

Whitley County Marriages
LINVILL, Josephine     Ira ANDERSON          September 10, 1896  5:444
(c 1908)

Mrs. Josie Anderson Dead.

          Mrs. Josie Anderson, wife of Ira Anderson, a well known young farmer of Smith township, died Friday at 10:20 a.m., from consumption. She had been afflicted with the disease for a number of months and for six weeks had been confined to her bed during which time the progress of the fatal malady was swift and sure. She bore her suffering patiently until death.
        Eva Josephine Anderson was born in Smith township, June 3, 1878, and was aged 30 years, 6 months and 1 days. She grew to womanhood in Smith township and was united in marriage about thirteen years ago to her bereft husband. Four children were born to them, the youngest dying in infancy. Three sons survive her—Roscoe, Willard and Emery, the oldest aged 12 years and the youngest 7 years. Besides her husband and children she leaves her mother, Mrs. Cornelius Linvill, of Smith township; three brothers, George, of Fort Wayne, Cleveland and Arthur, on the farm in Smith township, and three sisters, Mrs. Edna Black and Mrs. Ora Beck, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Daisy Hull, of Andrews.
        The deceased was a member of the Church of God and her death is an irrepairable loss to her husband and children. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereft ones.
        The funeral will be held Sunday at 10 a.m., at the Blue River church, Rev. Johnson officiating; interment in the church cemetery.


(No Date)

THE DEATHS
______
Anderson

        Mrs. Ira Anderson, wife of a well known Smith township farmer, and sister of Mrs. Edna Black and Mrs. Ora Beck, of this city, passed away at 10:40 o'clock on Friday morning at her home near Churubusco, after a long illness from tuberculosis. She had been critically ill for some time and sank rapidly at the end.
      Besides the bereaved husband here are three brothers and three sisters surviving. Besides the sisters mentioned, there are Cleveland and Arthur Linvill, of Smith township, and George Linvill, of this city, and Mrs. Daisy Hull, of Andrews.
      Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock from the Blue River church.


George W. Linvill 1878-                   (Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)
     born 17 Sep 1878 Smith Township Whitley County Indiana
     Married 2 Sarah Anderson  (divorced)
     Married 1 1928 to Minnie B Mabie / Schuder 

     Elsie Linvill
(May 18, 1928)
WEDDING AT U. B. PARSONAGE

      Geo. W. Linvill, son of the late Cornelius Linvill of Smith township, now owner of the Court restaurant on Buffalo street in Warsaw and Miss Minnie B. Schuder of Warsaw were married at 2:30 Friday afternoon by Rev. Roscoe F. Wilson at the U. B. parsonage in this city. The couple who are highly respected young people of Warsaw will reside on North Buffalo street in that city.


(c 1949)
G. W. LINVILL
RITES TO BE
HELD TUESDAY

FORMER WHITLEY COUNTY
MAN DIES IN HIS SLEEP

          George W. Linvill of Millersburg, former resident of Whitley county, died in his sleep Sunday morning at the home of his stepson, Richard Larabee in Goshen.
        He was a son of Cornelius and Sarah Linvill, and was born in Whitley county in 1878. His wife died in November 1947. Besides his stepson, Mr. Linvill is survived by a step-grandson, James at Goshen; two brothers, Arthur of Columbia City, and Cleveland, Smith township; and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Black and Mrs. Frank Beck, Smith township, and a number of nieces and nephews living in Whitley County.
        Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Rohrer Funeral Home at New Paris. Burial will be made at No. Webster


Ocie Ora Linville 1880-1963               (Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)
     born 13-Sep-1880 Smith Twp Whitley Co IN 
     died 18-May-1963 Columbia City Whitley Co IN 
     married 18-Jul-1900 Collins Whitley Co IN
     Frank Elbert Beck 1878-1966 
     3 CHILDREN:
     1  Harmon Cornelius Beck     1901-
     2  Edna Louise Beck          1909- 
     3  Phyllis Joann Bennett (Adopted Phyllis Joann (Bennett) Beck)
(June 24, 1923)
FOUR BIRTHDAYS
ARE CELEBRATED

__________

       Sunday the birthdays of four persons were celebrated at the home of Arthur Linvill in Richland township. Those whose birthdays were celebrated are Mrs. George Linvill and Mrs. Harmon Beck of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Cleveland Linvill, of Smith township and Arthur Linvill of Richland township. The visitors came with well filled baskets and a great dinner was enjoyed at the noon hour. Ice cream was also served in the afternoon and the birthdays were very fittingly observed.
      The present were: Mrs. George Linvill and daughters, Elsie, Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Beck, Roscoe Anderson and Miss Florence Sherwood, all of Fort Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ross and son, Orville, of Goshen, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beck and daughter, Edna Louise, Mrs. and Mrs. Cleveland Linvill and children, Mildred, Lawrence, Marshall, Walter and Herbert, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Linvill and children, Frances, Forest, George and Harry.       All Left wishing them all many more happy birthdays.

A GUEST.      

Whitley County Marrige License LINVILLE, Ora O Frank BECK July 18, 1900 6:141


Daisy Mae Linvill 1883-1915               (Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)
     born 07-May-1883 Smith Twp Whitley Co IN
     D: 16 Feb 1915 @ Andrews Huntington Co IN
     Marriage-1  02 Apr-1901 Whitley Co IN Marr Application 1-27
     Charles Webster Gradeless 1881-1959 Divorced
     born 10 Oct 1881 @ Whitley Co Indiana
     died 12 Aug 1959 @ Columbia City Whitley Co Indiana
     2 Marriages  Charles Gradeless remarried ----- Hartman 

     Daisy Mae Linvill Gradeless remarried June 1905 Whitley Co Indiana to 
     Milton Edward Hull 1865- Whitley Co Indiana
     5 Children
     1.  Walter Irvin Gradeless  1901-1976
     2.  Frederick 'Freddie' Hull  
     3.  daughter
     4.  daughter
     5.  Wanda Hull


Cleveland Hendricks Linvill 1885-1951     (Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


Arthur J. Linvill 1888-1949               (Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


Generation Chart 5th Level


Harry L. Benner                           (Edna, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)
          Died Fort Wayne Indiana
          1: 6/01 Beatrice Linvill 
          2: Lawrence Linvill was pall bearer) 
          3: buried Lindenwood Cem Fort Wayne IN)


Roscoe Anderson                           (Josie, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


Willard Anderson                          (Josie, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


Emery Anderson                            (Josie, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


daughter Anderson                         (Josie, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)
(Newspaper Clipping No Date)

     The infant girl of Ira Anderson and wife of Smith township, died Saturday morning from Cholera infantum aged 10 months and 10 days. The funeral occurred Sunday 2 p. m. at Eel River church south of Churubusco.


Harmon Cornelius Beck   1901-             (Ocie, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


Edna Louise Beck         1909-            (Ocie, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


Phyllis Joann Bennett                     (Ocie, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


Walter Irvin Gradeless  1901-1976         (Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)
     born 17-Nov-1901 Smith Twp Whitley Co Indiana
     died 02-Aug-1976 Pierceton Kosciusko Co Indiana
     married 17 Sep 1919 Marion Grant Co Indiana (Clark Co License)to 
     Lela Mae Bare 1902-1947 
     born 26-Mar-1902 Polk Twp Huntington Co IN
     died 01-Nov-1947 Wabash Co IN
     5 Children
     1.  Ila Louise Gradeless        1920-1982 
     2.  Elizabeth Gradeless         1923 -
     3.  Charles Edwin Gradeless     1925- 1998 
     4.  Harmon Willard Gradeless    1928-2002  
     5.  Daisy Rebecca Gradeless     1942-1942 


Marriage-2 17 Feb 1951 at Macy Indiana to 
Ilene Ann Miller Collier Shrom 


Frederick 'Freddie' Hull                  (Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


Wanda Hull                                (Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


Generation Chart 6th Level


Ila Louise Gradeless       1920-1982      (Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin) 
     born 13-Apr-1920 Huntington Co IN 
     died 14-Oct-1982 Guilford St, Huntington, Huntington Co., IN 
     marriage-1 25 Nov 1941 Huntington Co., IN
     Gene Lyle Miller 1923-1955 
     CHILDREN: 4 
     1.  Martha Jean Miller 1943-1943 
     2.  Nancy Jo Miller 1944- (
     3.  Dean Edwin Miller 1946- 
     Marriage-2: 27 Apr 1957 Weselyn Parsonage, Huntington, Huntington Co to
     Harmon Otto Stensel 1913- 
     4. Nora Eileen Stensel 1958- 


Elizabeth Gradeless                       (Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  
     born 06 Apr 1923 Andrews, Huntington Co., Indiana 
     LIVING AT: 9332 East Backwater Road North Webster, IN 46555 (219) 834-4266 F
     married 17-Apr-1948 Methodist Church, Pierceton, Kosciusko Co., Indiana : 
     Harold Allison Leach 1904- 
     CHILDREN: 2 
     1.  Alice Rebecca Leach 1952-1976  
     2.  Walter Andrew Leach 1956- 
     


Charles Edwin Gradeless                   (Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)
     born 03-Jul-1925 Huntington Co Indiana
     3 Marriages
     M1 1946 Huntington Co IN to Evelyn Edith Garshwiler 1921  
     5 Children
     Evelyn Edith Garshwiler 1921 (RN=959)
     B: 07 Jan 1921 @ Huntington Co IN
     1.  Alan Willard Gradeless    1947- (RN=969)
     2.  David Edwin Gradeless     1948- (RN=970)
     3.  Christene Renee Gradeless 1954- (RN=971)
     4.  Carlene Rae Gradeless     1956- (RN=972)
     M2  to Francis ----- 
     5.  Charles Edwin Gradeless   1966
     m3 04 Nov 1972 Fulton Co IN to Evelyn Edith Garshwiler 1921 


Harmon Willard Gradeless                  (Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin) 
     born 21 Jul 1928 at Polk Twp Huntington Co IN 
     died 9-April-2002 at St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield WI
     married 02 Sep 1948 at Pierceton Kosciusko Co IN 
     Donna Maxine Mort 1930-   oid divorce
     void marriage to  Beverly Ann "Sue" Keplinger  on 13 Nov 1973 at Almond, Wisconsin 
     children 3 
     1) Donald E Gradeless 
     2) Steven Wayne Gradeless 
     3) Rex Lavern Gradeless 1957-


 Daisy Rebecca Gradeless                  (Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)


Generation Chart 7th Level


Martha Jean Miller 1943-1943             (Ila, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin) 


Nancy Jo Miller 1944-                     (Ila, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Dean Edwin Miller 1946-                  (Ila, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Nora Eileen Stensel 1958-                 (Ila, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Alice Rebecca Leach 1952-1976             (Elizabeth, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Walter Andrew Leach 1956-                 (Elizabeth, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Alan Willard Gradeless  1947-             (Charles, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


David Edwin Gradeless     1948-           (Charles, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Christene Renee Gradeless                 (Charles, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Carlene Rae Gradeless     1956-           (Charles, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Charles Edwin Gradeless  1966             (Charles, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Donald E Gradeless                        (Harmon, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Steven Wayne Gradeless                    (Harmon, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Rex Lavern Gradeless 1957-                (Harmon, Walter, Daisy, Sarah, Diana, Benjamin)  


Obituary

      Cornelius Linvill was born in Rush county, Indiana, July 10 1854. When he was 6 years his father moved with the family to the present neighborhood where he was raised to manhood, and was loved by all who knew him. At the age of 22 years he was united in marriage to Sarah Frances Leech, to whom seven children, were born, of which one has preceded him to that better land in infancy. He was converted to God 20 years ago through the sickness of the first son, who was very near death and he asked God to spare the child, and promised Him if he would that he would live a christian life. Since that time he has devoted his services to the cause of God. During his affliction of nearly eight years, he has loved his pain, which was most intense, with song and prayer. He was always cheerful during his sickness and was asking God for his divine aid, of which he has been wonderfully blest. In his last days when he foresaw that his work on earth was soon over, he called his family to his bedside to give them his last earthly advice, directing them how to do at the event of death. While he yet had his reasons, which fortunately remained with him until the end, he told them all how to dispose of the body at death, making every arrangement in detail himself. After which he told them that his life's work was ended and his prospects for heaven were sure and his peace with God had been made and that he was now ready for the master's call, and farther told them all to meet him in heaven. It seemed he could not go until he could see his father and brother who were hurrying to his bedside to get one last look at their loved one, the sister being unable to come, being sorely afflicted with disease. The mother preceded him thirteen years to that heavenly home leaving the same advice to her children. When father and brother arrived he was waiting to see them. He yet knew them and gave them a last word and told them also to meet him in heaven, and then said he was ready to go. Soon after going to sleep and continuing so til shortly before death. He leaves a wife, six children, five grandchildren, a father, sister and brother to mourn the loss. He died January 3rd, 1904, being 49 years, 6 months and 23 days old.

BROTHER

Columbia City Post, January 9, 1904

Donald E. Gradeless


The following Linvill Clipping were copied by Dale Linvill, Clemson SC and were from their family collection.

(1912)

DEATH ROBS HOME
          OF YOUTHFUL WIFE

MRS. CLEVELAND LINVILL, OF
SMITH TOWNSHIP DIED
MONDAY

Had Been Sick About Three Months
—Leaves Daughter and
Husband.

        Mrs. Cleveland Linvill, of Smith township, died Monday morning at 6 o'clock, after an illness of about three months duration, at the age of 28 years, three months and twelve days. The deceased, while not in the best of health, attended the funeral of her mother, at Ashley, the day before Christmas, and soon afterwards the malady which took her life manifested itself. The attending physicians were unable to determine just the nature of her ailment, but it was thought that her affliction was tuberculosis of the bowels.
      Mrs. Linvill was born in Steuben county, Ind., Dec, 13, 1883, and her maiden name was May C. Hovarter. About eight years ago she came to this city and made her home for year and a half with her aunt, Mrs. I. W. Markley. She was united in marriage about five years ago to Cleveland Linvill, and to this union was born one daughter, Mildred, aged two and a half years.
      Besides her husband and daughter, she is survived by her father, who lives in Ashley, Ind., two brothers, Otto, of Ashley, and Glenn, who is a Pennsylvania telegrapher with headquarters at Chicago,and two sisters, Mrs. Fairy Troup, of Jackson Mich., and Audrey, a student in high school, at Ashley.
      The deceased was a devout member of the Blue River church of God,and was a kind and loving wife and mother. She was universally admired by all of her neighbors and friends and in her untimely death their is universal regret. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to Mr. Linvill, and relatives and friends mourn the death of this young women.
      The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the Blue River Church of God, and the interment will be in Blue River


(c. 1920)

LITTLE DAUGHTER OF
CLEVELAND LINVILL DIES
__________

       Milicent Irene, little daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Cleveland Linvill of Smith township, died Monday morning at 3:40 o'clock after a ten day illness of influenza which later developed inflammation of the bowels.
      Little Milicent was three years old the 29th of last October and one sister and three brothers, with the parents, survive, namely, Mildred, Lawrence, Marshall and Walter. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Blue River M. E. church with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Lacy of Churubusco will officiate.


(1920)

THE LINVILLE REUNION.

       Thirty-eight relatives met that the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland H. Linvill, of Smith township, Sunday to hold their first reunion. A fine dinner was served at the noon hour to which all did ample justice. To top off the fine eats watermelons were served, furnished W. A. Black and wife, of Fort Wayne. They all agreed to meet again next year the first Sunday in August at the home of Frank Beck.
      The following named relatives were present: Arthur Linvill and family, Frank Beck and Family, C. H. Linvill and family, Frank Leech and family, Sam Ross and family, Albert Leech and wife, Tobias Aburn and wife, Miss Leona Leech, all of this county; W. A. Black and wife, Chas. Gaff and wife, Mrs. and Mrs. Dye and family and Roscoe Anderson all of Fort Wayne, Miss Dora Linvill, of Jonesboro, Ind., and Mrs. Eva Brubneer, of Waterloo, Iowa.

A GUEST.      
Miss Dora Linville, of Jonesboro, Ind. came Saturday to send several days with C.H. Linvill and family and other relatives in this county.

(1921)

THE LINVILL-LEECH REUNION.
__________

       The second annual Linvill-Leach reunion was held at the home of Frank Beck in Smith township Sunday, August 7th, with about eighty members and friends present. The day being ideal, the bountiful picnic dinner was spread on long tables out in the yard under the trees. After dinner a fine program was rendered with consisted of a welcome address by Mr. Arthur Hetsel, followed by a number of recitations, piano solos, duets and songs. The following officers were elected for the coming year: William Linvill of Jonesboro, president; W. A. Black of Ft. Wayne, treasurer, and Harmon Beck, Secretary.
      The next reunion will be held the first Sunday in August at the home of Frank Leech.

SECRETARY. 

(1922)

Linvill and Leech Reunion
__________

       The third annual reunion of the Linvill and Leech families was held Sunday at the country home of Frank Leech, in Thorncreek township. At 12:30 o'clock a delicious dinner was served to seventy- five people. An entertainment was given following the dinner which was greatly enjoyed; then came the ice cream, to which all did ample justice. It was then decided to hold the reunion next year at the home of Arthur Linville on the first Sunday in August, 1923. The officers chosen for the year are: Frank Leech, president; C. H. Linville, vice-president; Harmon Beck, secretary, and Albert Leech, treasurer. Program committee, Thelma Leech and Edna Beck.       Those present from a distance were: Elisha Linville and family, of Fairmount, Ind., Charles Linvill and family, of Jonesboro, Ind., Miss Lillie Linvill, of Shelbyville, Ind., Charles Webster and wife, of Marion, Ind., Samuel Ross and family, of Goshen, Ind., Walter Gradeless and family, of Andrews, Ind., Carl Kaufman and wife, Miss Sherwood, Roscoe and Willard Anderson and George Linville, of Fort Wayne.


(1923)

Linvill and Leech

       The fourth annual reunion of Linvill and Leech families was held Sunday, August 5th, at the home of Arthur Linvill in Richland township. The main feature of the day being the big dinner as all present brought well filled baskets. Mr. and Mrs. Linville prepared a large table out by their orchard where the table was loaded with all kinds of good eats. the dinner was served cafeteria style and all did ample justice to it. The entertainment was given following the dinner, also ice cream was served to all. The next reunion will be held at the home of Wm. Linville, Jonesboro, Ind., the first Sunday in August 1924. Officer chosen for he coming years were" George Linvill, president, Albert Leech, treasurer, and Harmon Beck, secretary. Program Committee, Thelma Leech, Edna Beck, Mildred and Francis Linvill.
      Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leech, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Auburn, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beck, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Linvill and family, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Linvill and family, Mr. and Mrs Lamb, Mrs and Mrs. Frank Leech, Elmer Leech, Orville Ross, John Leech, Thelma Leech, Edna Beck, Mildred, Leah, Francis and Robert Linvill, Harmon Beck and wife, George Linville and wife, Pearl Jacquay and family, all of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Elisha Linvill and family of Fairmont, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Linvill and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Minnic, of Jonesboro, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ross, of Goshen, Leonard Lewis and Family of Florence, Kas.


(1924)

LINVILL AND LEECH.
__________

        The fifth annual reunion of the Linvill and Leech families was held Sunday, August 3rd, at the home of William Linvill, of Jonesboro, Ind. The main feature of the day being the big dinner as all present brought well filled baskets. The dinner was served cafeteria style and all did ample justice to it. A fine program was given following the dinner, also ten gallons of ice cream was served to all.
      The same officers were re-elected for the coming year. There were four births and one death during the past year. Those who attended from Whitley county were: Cleveland Linvill and family, Arthur Linvill and family, Frank Leech and family, Frank Beck and family, Harmon Beck and wife and Walter Gradeless and family.
      The next reunion will be held at the home of Pearl Jacquay near Ft. Wayne, the first Sunday in August 1925.

THE SECRETARY. 

(1925 — 2 different clippings but identical wording.)

Leech-Linvill Reunion.

        The sixth annual reunion of the Leach-Linvill families was held at the Pyrl Jacquay home six miles north of Fort Wayne, Sunday, Aug. the 2nd. About seventy-two were in attendance and all enjoyed a good time. In the forenoon general sociability prevailed, old friendships being renewed and greetings being exchanged. At the noon hour a bountiful dinner was served on large table in a shady grove of trees near the house, to which all did ample justice.
      After all had eaten their fill and were apparently satisfied, they repaired to the house where a fine program was rendered. Officers elected for the ensuing year were as follows: E. P. Linvill, president; C. H. Linvill, vice-president; John Leach, secretary-treasurer.
      Those present were: Cleveland Linvill and family, Frank Leach and family, Harmon Beck and family, Elisha Linvill and family, Leonard Lewis and family, Harry Hart and family, Albert Leech and family, Albert Leech and family, Bert McDaniel and family, Samuel Ross and family, Charles Gaff and family, Earl Gaff and family, Roscoe Anderson and family, William Linvill and family, Frank Beck and family, Lawrence Minnick and family, Louis Jerdon and family, Pl Jacquay and family.
      The next reunion will be held with Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ross at Goshen, Ind.


(1926)

Leech-Linvill Reunion.

      No Clippings


(1927)

Linvill and Leech Reunion

       The 8th Annual reunion of the Linvill and Leech families was held Sunday at the home of Mr. an Mrs. Frank E. Beck, of Smith Township.
      A basket dinner was served at the noon hour and a short business session followed, with the election of officers, namely: Mrs. Roscoe Anderson, Fort Wayne, president; Mr. Harmon Beck, Thorncreek township, vice-president; and Mrs. Frank E. Beck, Secretary and treasurer; Arrangement committee: Mrs. W. A. Black, Mrs. Frank E. Beck, and Mr. Roscoe Anderson. The afternoon was spent in visiting, and ice cream was served.
      Those present were: Mr and Mrs. Elisha P. Linvill and family, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Linvill, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Linvill and family. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lewis and family, Mr. and Mrs. Le Roy Sapp and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Minnick of Jonesboro, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Linvill and family of Rochester, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gaff and granddaughter. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gaff, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Anderson and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson and daughter of Fort Wayne, Mrs. and Mrs. Sam Ross and Son and Mr. Roy Osborne of Goshen, Ind., Mr. George Linvill of Peru, Mr. and Mrs. Burt McDaniel and Family of Garrett, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leech, Mr and Mrs. Frank Leech, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Killian and son, Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Aburn, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Searfoss, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Linvill and family. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Beck, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Beck, and Laurence Linvill, Forest Linvill, Orville Ross, Leah Linvill, Mildred Linvill, Edna Louise Beck, Frances Linvill, Robert Linvill, Edwin Linvill, Emery Anderson, John Leech and Emery McDaniel.

A SECRETARY.      

(1928)

The Linville and
Leech Reunion

      The ninth annual reunion of the Linvill and Leech families was held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Linvill of Smith township. There were about 65 people in attendance. At the noon hour a bounteous dinner was served in the bank barn on account of the rain. After dinner a short program was given and a business meeting was held and the minutes of the last reunion were read by the secretary, Mrs. Frank Beck. The officers for the coming year were elected as follows: President, Samuel Ross of Goshen; vice president, Burt McDaniel of Garrett; secretary and treasurer, Cleveland Linvill; program committee; Edna Louise Beck, Francis and Mildred Linvill; arrangement committee, Geo Linvill of Warsaw.
     Those present were Mrs. Geo. Linvill, Minnie and Lillie Linvill, Ethel Neuman and Leroy Brown of Anderson, Ind.; Mrs. and Mrs. Samuel Ross and son of Goshen, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Linvill of son of Warsaw, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Beck, Mr. and Mrs Burt McDaniel and family of Garrett, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Pyrl Jacquaw and family, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Anderson and family all of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Killian and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Crabill and family, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Crabill, Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Beck and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leech, Francis, Forrest, George and Harry Linvill, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leech, Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Aburn and Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Linvill and family all of Whitley county.


(1929)

The Linville and
Leech Reunion

      The tenth annual reunion of Linvill and Leech families was held at the home of George W. Linvill in Smith township on Sunday, August 4 with about 80 members and friends present.
     At the noon hour a large basket dinner was served cafeteria style to which all did ample justice.
     After dinner a short program was given and a business meeting was held and the members of the last reunion were read by the secretary, C. H. Linvill.
   The officers for the coming year were elected as follows: president, Cleveland Linvill; Vice President, W. A. Black, Secretary, Mrs. W. A. Black.
     Later in the afternoon ice cream was served after which they all returned to their homes hoping to meet again next year and enjoy another pleasant day together.


(No Date)

WM.   A.   Leech
      DIES AT HOME
      TUESDAY P.M.


A RESIDENT IN SMITH TOWNSHIP,
 WHITLEY COUNTY, FOR 75 YEARS
 —WIDOW AND A NEPHEW HIS
 CLOSEST RELATIVES

     William Albert Leech, 76, well known Whitley country farmer, known to his friends at Al, died at his home in Smith township at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening. His condition had been critical for the past two weeks. He was stricken with paralysis several months ago and last spring was stricken with apoplexy.
     Mr. Leech was a well known and highly esteemed citizen. At the age of one and a half years he came with his parents, James and Elizabeth Leech to the farm where his death occurred. He was born in Richland county, Ohio, March 31, 1858, and was the last survivor of seven children. In politics Mr. Leech was a Democrat. Throughout his life he engaged in farming.
     In November, 1882, the deceased was married to Leila Lavina Pence, who survives with a nephew, Frank Leech, who has resided at the Leech home during his uncle's illness.
     The body was taken to the Sonday funeral home in Churubusco, and will be returned to the Leech home Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the Blue River Methodist Church, Rev. E. J. Hults officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.


(Nov. 13, 1937)

40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

     About 40 relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ross, 713 South Ninth street in celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary yesterday A carry-in dinner was served at noon. Mr. and Mrs. Ross received several beautiful presents. They will be glad to receive any of their friends this evening. Those present were: Mrs. Cora Lafevor, John Lafevor and son Paul, Spencerville, Ind.; Mrs. Stella Ditmars, St. Joe, Ind.; Mrs. Della Hippenhaumer, Kendallville, Ind.; Mrs. and Mrs. C. H. Linville and sons, Lawrence and Marshall, Miss Beatrice Kaufman, Mrs. and Mrs. Elmer Ross and daughter, Dona Jean,; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beck, all of Columbia City, Ind.; Mrs. and Mrs. LeRoy Marker, Churubusco, Ind.; Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Ross, Warsaw, Ind.; Mrs. Donald Hart, New Paris, Ind.; Mr and Mrs. R. L. Anderson and daughters, Lorianie and Irene, Ft. Wayne, Ind,; Mrs. and Mrs. Albert Onkes, Misses Laura and Edna Troup, Boyd Troup, Elkhart; Mrs. Lydia Copenhaver, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Copenhaver and daughter, Anneta and son, Richard. Mrs. Cora Juday, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Ross, Miss Maxine Price, all of Goshen.


(undated)

Cleveland H. Linvill
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR
COMMISSIONER 3RD DISTRICT
WHITLEY COUNTY
________
I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AT THE ELECTION NOV. 5


(Feb. 13, 1940)

HOUSE BURNS TO
GROUND; CONTENTS LOST

    Fire completely destroyed the 7-room tenant house occupied by the Claris Gibson family on the Cleveland Linvill farm in Smith township at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday.
         When the fire was discovered the interior of the house was in flames and the household goods and clothing of the Gibsons were burned.
     Mr. Linvill carries insurance on the house. Adam Barcus, mail carrier out of Churubusco, in driving past the Gibson home, discovered the fire and notified Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knafel, neighbors of the Gibsons, but the fames were beyond control.
     The Gibsons and their two children were in Columbia city at the time. Mr. Gibson is employed as a plumber in Columbia city.
     No insurance was carried on the contents of the house.


(No Date)

PRETTY WEDDING
    OCCURS TODAY.
          GRACE   CHURCH


HOWARD WORMAN WEDS MISS
  FRANCES LINVILL — WEDDING
  BREAKFAST GIVEN COUPLE BY
  GROOM'S PARENTS — WILL RE-
  SIDE IN DETROIT

      A quiet wedding of local interest occurred Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in Grace Lutheran church when Miss Frances Linvill, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Linvill, of this city, became the bride of Mr. Howard Workman of Detroit, Mich., son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Workman of this city.
      The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, and proceeded to the alter where the single ring ceremony was performed by Rev. W. E. Bradley, pastor of the church in the presence of immediate relatives and friends. The bride wore a two piece ensemble suit of independence blue transparent velvet with hat and accessories to match, and carried an arm bouquet of bride's roses and swansonia. Miss Ada Keiger, the brides only attendant was attired in a dress of brown transparent velvet and carried a huge bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The groom was attended by Herbert Pence of this city. The party left the church while Mendelssohn's wedding march was played by Edwin Meltzler, who presided at the organ. "Deep in My Heart, Dear," melody from "The Student Prince" as played softly on the organ during the ceremony.
      The bride is a graduate of the Rochester high school while the groom graduated with the 1929 graduating class from Columbia City high school. They are two of the popular members of this city's younger set, and have many fiends who join in wishing then a future life of happiness.
      Immediately following the ceremony a breakfast was served at the home of the groom's parents, after which Mr. and Mrs. Workman left for Detroit, where they have a furnished apartment awaiting them in the Clifford hotel, corner Clifford and Duffield. Mr. Workman is a member of Joe Shoer's orchestra now playing in Detroit.


(c 1949)

G. W. LINVILL
RITES TO BE
HELD TUESDAY

FORMER WHITLEY COUNTY
MAN DIES IN HIS SLEEP

        George W. Linvill of Millersburg, former resident of Whitley county, died in his sleep Sunday morning at the home of his stepson, Richard Larabee in Goshen.
        He was a son of Cornelius and Sarah Linvill, and was born in Whitley county in 1878. His wife died in November 1947. Besides his stepson, Mr. Linvill is survived by a step-grandson, James at Goshen; two brothers, Arthur of Columbia City, and Cleveland, Smith township; and two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Black and Mrs. Frank Beck, Smith township, and a number of nieces and nephews living in Whitley County.
        Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Rohrer Funeral Home at New Paris. Burial will be made at No. Webster


(1949)

DEATH CLAIMS
WELL KNOWN
LOCAL MAN


ARTHUR J. LINVILL OF WEST
    VAN BUREN STREET STRICK-
    EN WITH ILLNESS A WEEK
   AGO.

        Arthur J. Linvill, 61, a life-long resident of Whitley county and a former Columbia City restaurant operator, died at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for one week. He became seriously ill last Saturday at his home, 411 West Van Buren street, and was taken to the hospital where he was given treatment to prevent a cerebral hemorrhage.
        He was born in Smith township, on June 27, 1888, a son of Cornelius and Sarah Leech Linvill. After attending the old Greenhill school, he was united in marriage on June 3, 1909, to the former Lura M. Deck, They established their first home in Smith township, near Round Lake. In 1917 they moved to Richland township where they continued to reside until coming to Columbia City in February 1928. For the next ten years they operated the Linvill Restaurant on South Main street. Since retiring from the restaurant business, Mr. Linvill has been employed at the Woolen Mills and the Columbia Products.
        For many years Mr. Linvill has been a member of the Blue River Bethel Church of God. The surviving relatives include the wife, Lura; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Workman, this city; two sons, Forrest Linvill, Glendale, Calif., George Linvill, at home; three grandchildren, Jan and Judy Ann Workman and Terry Lee Linvill; one brother, Cleveland Linvill, Smith township, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Beck and W. A. Black, both of Smith township. A son, Harry, was lost in service on October 18, 1943, somewhere off the coast of Holland. One brother and two sisters have likewise preceded him in death.         The body is at the Charles Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call. The Rev. Marion R. Shroyer will officiate at the funeral rites Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral home. Interment will be in South Park cemetery.


(1950)

Cleveland Linvills
 Visit Havana, Cuba

        Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Linvill, Smith township, returned Sunday evening from a three week's vacation trip which included a visit to Cuba.
       The Linvills drove to Key West, Florida, where they had planned to board a plane for Cuba. Instead, they had to drive to Miami, where they parked their car, and went aboard a boat which took them, along with 700 other passengers to Havana, Cuba. The trip took from 6 o'clock in the evening until 8 o'clock the next morning. Mrs. Linvill suffered a light touch of seasickness.
       At Daytona Beach, Florida, the Linvills visited the Peabody auditorium, memorial to the late S. J. Peabody, Columbia City.

(Dec 9 to Jan. 1, 1950)

> Whitley County References
All Whitley County references from the Whitley County GenWeb Site.




The Note Books of Nellie Riley Raber 
Book 1 — Blue River Cemetery Whitley Co.
Leach, John 77 Leech, Frank 143 Leech, James 76 Leech, John 77 Leech, Samuel 72


Sheet 74 (front) # Lot 72
Samuel Leach

Founder of family in Indiana left
his farm to 2 sons — Samuel & James S.
He was a Samuel.

Samuel Leach
Died
Nov. 16, 1881
Aged
56 Y's 2 M 5 D
Diana
Wife of
S. Leach
Died
May 2, 1902
Aged 
74 Y 16 M 1 D
mother

Sarah F. Linville	nee Leach
April 18, 1849
May 16, 1912
From C.C. paper	issue May 18, 1912
Mrs. Cornelius Linvill died at her home in
Smith tp, Thurs. eve, aged 60 y - 28 d. of
Catarrah of the bowels.  She a dau. of 
Samuel and Diana Leach, b. in Whit. Co., on
April 18, 1849.
1st m. to Charles Winbrenner, on child
Mrs. William Black
2nd m. in 1875 to Cornelius Linville & Had 
7 ch, 5 surv.
	Mrs. Ora Beck (Frank)
	Mrs. Daisy Hull of Andrews
	George Linville, Ft. Wayne
	[continued on the back side]

Sheet 74 (Back):

	Cleveland Linville, Smith Tp.
	Arthur Linville, Col. City
A sister Mrs. Charles Gaff of Ft. Wayne, Surv.
Member Ch. of God
Fun.  Sunday at 10,00 at Salem EM. E.
Ch. at Blue River.  Rev. L. A. Luckenbill, off.

issue.	Col. City Paper		May 7, 1902 (Wed.)
d. Fri morning at res. of her dau. Mrs. 
C. Linvill, n e of Collins, aged 74 - 11 - 28
Mrs. Samuel Leach.  Left two dau.
	Mrs. Cornelius Linville
	Mrs. Charles Gaff, Ft. Wayne
	Fun. Blue River
Whit. Co. Rec.	Samuel Leach m. Diana
Martin, 2 July 1849 by Samuel Smith.

Ora Linville m. Frank, s. of Samuel
have 2 ch:  Harmon m. & res. Garrett
& Edna Louise.  Live Smith tp.
Mrs. W. A. Black (Daisy) Smith tp, Orig
John Pence home.  Mr. Black from
Fairfield Co. O.

Estate papers		Samuel Leech
Adm. Alpheus B. Gaff
App:: Levi Stall and Wm. Washington Yates
Total app: 1441.35
Taken by widow - 389.20
Public Sale held near Compton's (? Coverstone) School
House in Smith township on Jan 5, 1882,
Thursday.


Sheet 75 (front) 72

Estate Samuel Leech
Notice of the sale posted at three places on
	Alma P.O.
	Grist Mill in Churubusco
	Geiger's hardware in Churubusco
Notice to heirs to appear for final 
Settlement on 23 April 1883.
Widow's names:  Diana Leech
Delpha Leech, dau, minor heir
Sarah F. Linville, dau, minor heir
Cost of Gravestone - $50
Sale cried by John Claxton
Sale Clerk:  William Bloom

=====   =====   =====   =====

Notes from Mrs. W. A. Black (nee Edna Winebrenner)
 gr. dau. of Samuel and Diana (Martin) Leech.
Samuel Leech died on his farm near Round
lake where Edna W. was born.
Sarah Martin  (her gr - gr mother, wife of Benjamin
Martin) died of Flux.  Three of the family died in 
three weeks of flux.  Sarah Martin, nee
Rousseau and notes of her ancestry:
David H. Rousseau born in France of a 
noted family; came with his parents to America
where they located in North Carolina and where
David grew to manhood.  David H. Rousseau
married - - - - - - - - - -  of Scottish birth
and reared 10 children (7 sons, 3 girls).

Sheet 75 (Back):

1	Hilliard Rousseau
2	John Rousseau
3	Reuben (had Robert and 7 daughters)
4.	William Rousseau
5.	James reared 2 sons {David and Greely} David
	soldier Civil war  teacher of Latin - lawyer - died
	in Little Rock, Kas.  Greely raise 2 boys (Frank) 
	yet living (1944)
6.	Robert (had no family) was twice married.
7.	Sarah m. Benjamin F. Martin in N. Car.; remained
	in WilkesandBerry?? County until 7 ch. were born *
8.	Amelia Rousseau m. - - - - - Howel, a lawyer
	had 2 days and 3 girls
9.	Elizabeth m. Bert Martin (said not related to hus.. of
	Sarah); four ch.., one son Ensor Lafayette 
	served 3 yrs. in Civil War
	later lived at Havannah, Mason Co., Ill.
All these reared large families.

*	Sarah Martin cont.
	1.	Nancy Martin                  b. N.C.
	2.	Dianah m. Samuel Leech        b. N.C.
	3.	Franklin                      b. N.C.
	4.	David                         b. N.C.
	5.	James L.                      b. N.C.
	6 	Samuel Smith Martin           b. N.C.
	7.	Hiram b. Wayne co. Ind. where parents
had moved.  Then parents to Whitley County, Ind
where were born
	8.	William R. Martin
	9. 	Lucinda Martin 

Sheet 76 (front) 72

In 1837 Benjamin F. Martin was employed by 
the government (with others) to move the 
Indians west of the Mississippi River.
Of the Children of Benjamin martin:
	Robert, d. in boyhood
	Nancy d. in girlhood
	Franklin died boyhood
	Dianah m. Leech & Raise 2 girls
	David m. at Breaking out of the Civil 
		War, died in the service, had no children.
	James L. Martin, aged 19 in 1849 when he
		Went to Iowa and helped sectionized
		the north part o that country in 1850;
		married in 1852 and raised 4 girls (two
		born before the Civil War); in 1861 began
		service in civil War & continued 3 years
		and 6 months, came home and moved
		to Humansville, Mo. where raised a
		son and a daughter.
	Samuel Smith Martin moved to Kansas
		after the war & raised a family of 10 ch..
	Hiram H. Martin married in Indiana
		moved to MO. in 1872.  Had no children.
	William R. Martin went to Kansas in 
		early days; served in Civil War; married
	   & Raised 2 boys & one Girl; lives
		Springdale, Ark.
	Lucinda Martin married Re. ____ Dunn
	   & reared one girl who lives in Indiana.

David Rousseau died Aug. 27, 1855 age 75 - 11 - 13

Page 76 (Back):

The Martin - Rousseau notes were furnished
several years ago to Mrs. Black by James
L. Martin aged 77 years and Hiram H. Martin
aged 74 of Humansville, Mo., both of
whom were visiting her in Indiana

Mrs. Black's Father, Charles Winebrenner
was born in Vernon, Wabash Co., Indiana, son
of Isaac (b. 3 - 26 - 1823 in Mont. Co., O; died 1 - 30 - 1900
aged 76 - 10 - 4; Civil War, Co. A. 89 Reg. Ind. Inf. Vol., 
enrolled Aug. 1862, dis. 7 - 9 - 1865 at Mobile, Ala.)
who married Sarah Clear a native of Stark
Co., O. where born 1 - 1 - 1825 and she lived
to be 82 y. 20 d. of age.  Had several
children, all now dec. but one living in
Ft. Wayne.  Her father Charles, died
 5 - 30 - 1934 aged 79 yrs.

Three Winebrenner brothers came to
America — one was Isaac's father.

Leech Family notes to Mrs. Edna Black
by Wm. a. Leech.
John Leech from Ireland to America & settled 
in Richland Co. O. Served War 1812.  Died in Ohio.  Had 
11 children:	Benjamin
		James
		Samuel
		Joseph
		John
		Esther
		Jane
		Marguret
		Mary
		Nancy
		Emely
		Elizabeth

Sheet 77 (front)  John and Mariah (Craig) Strean:

John Strean, a native of Ireland, came with
his parents to America - to Knox Co., Ohio & in
1830 to Allen Co., Ind. later settling in Whitley
Co., Ind.  In the 50's to Harding Co., Iowa
Where both died.	Had 10 children:
	Mary Strean
	Mariah
	Hester Ann
	McKee
	Elizabeth
	John
	Sarah
	Joseph
	Lorain
	Jane

Robert and Elizabeth (McKee) Strean, the
former born in Ireland but later went
to Knox Co., Ohio

James Leech married Elizabeth Strean
in Whitley County, Aug, 2, 1849.	7 ch:
	William A. Leech b. Richland Co., O. 3 - 31 - 1858
	John W. (he & wife bur. 1 grave. he aged 48)
	Fanny m. William Jacuay, Allen Co., Ind.
	Austin d. y		[died young]
	Maris m. James Pence
	Ira Elmer d. y
	Esther d. y
	Jane d. y. 
[William A. Leech] was brought to Ind. at age 1½ yrs; 
m. Lela Lavina Pence b. 9 - 15 - 1858, dau. Absalom &
Clara Van Houten Pence.

Sheet 78 (front) Lot 73 Miller

listed s. to n.
    H. W. Miller
(a) 1849 - 1924
(b) Della C. Miller
     1888 - 1913
 c  Ruth E / Dau. of / H W & E / Miller / Born /
     Sept 24, 1891 / Died / Oct. 14, 1892 /
     Sleep on sweet babe and
     Take thy rest.
     God called thee home
     He thought it best
(d)  Peter Miller
     born
     Nov. 11, 1811
     Died Jan. 25, 1887
     Aged
     75 y's 2 m's 14 D's
     Rest father rest in quiet sleep
     While friends in sorrow oer thee weep.

     Sarah / wife of / Peter Miller / Died /
     April 1, 1880 / Aged / 69 y. 6 m's 28 D's
     Rest mother rest in quiet sleep
     While friends in sorrow oer thee weep.
(e) Infant / Dau. of / H. W. & L. Miller /
     born and Died / dec. 10, 1879

Sheet 78 (back): #73 Miller 73

    Peter Miller first in Ind. was a na. of 
Pa., s. of Adam & Mary natives of Germany
who came to Am. in 1802. sett. York Co. Pa there d.  
His wife Sarah
dau. John and Elizabeth Snyder was a 
native of Pa.; m. April, 1837.  Parents of
5 ch.:
	Cornelius d. aged 66 y. in Ohio
	John A. d. aged 21 y. in Ohio
	Mary E. m. Wm. Miller, Richland tp.
	Henry W. b. June 24 1849, d.      1927
	Samuel S. d. Dec 12. b. Apr 30 1844 (aged 62 
	d. Dec 12, 1906)
	4 ch.  Sold. 94 Reg. O.V.I.. m. Dec. 27, 1868 
		Anna 3 dau.
	Gideon & Elizabeth (Hornaday) Klinck
Of these Henry b. Clark Co., O. June 24, 1849; m.
Sept. 5, 1875 to Mary J. Spears, dau. Robert & Sarah (Akin) 
Spears who d.
Nov. 19, 1876.  On Nov 28, 1878 m. Eliz. Zellers,
d. of John & Catherine Zellers, natives of Pa.
Ch. of H. W. Miller:
	Charles H. m. 	Ruth Hart
	Mary J. twin m. Frank Lusk, Quincy, Mich.
	Alma R. m. Ralph Kohli, Col. Grove, O.
	Orb L. m. Nellie Aker.
	Edward W. M. Dorothy
	Della Catherine	single
	Dora m. Rolls Mosher, Ft. Wayne
	Ruth d. 4
	Josephine m. Robert Myers
H. W. Miller elec. co. comm. in 1892.  Served 3 yrs.
Rev Courtland Miller off. Fun. at home.

Cha., son of Henry & Mary Spear Miller m. 
Ruth Hart.  have son Lewis m. & living
in Toledo, O. whose 1st child, a son b. May 15, 1940
Sons John & James live Waukegan, Wis.
Oliva M. wife of Clyde Phemister lives Zion, Ill

Sheet 79 (front) 73

1833 from Pa. to O.
Until 1859 Peter Miller worked at his trade - cooper
then bought a farm near Springfield, O.
1864 to Whit Co. bought of Johnson Riley, 217a
Luth. ch.
Samuel S. Miller 4 ch. Murray
		Ocie
		Ethel
		Mart
Elizabeth, wife of Henry Miller, dau of John
eld son of Peter & Mary Zellers. John b.
Heidelberg Tp., Lebanon Co., Pa.; d. May 5, 1902
in Thorncreek tp. aged 81 - 6 - 9. On Oct 20,
1847 m. Catherine Spotz of Berks Co., Pa. &
had 10 ch. 3 s 7 d.  Of these 2 s 1 d. d before he
came to Ind. in Inng wagon with wife in 1853
first a Presty. but member of C.C.U.B.Ch. time of dec.
Ch:	Lucinda Hively
	Sarah Wiley, Ft. Wayne
	Mary 	John Shriner
	Rebecca	 - - -  Tatner
	Elizabeth 	 -  Henry Miller
	Susan		Lewis Rouch
	Ed W. lives Welch, Iowa m. _____ Knight dau. Henry
Rev. Love off. at home.  Music by Mrs. & Mrs. Frank Magley.
		J. Sherwood
			Davis Williamson
			Miss Magley, Miss Egolf
Zellers Occ. from Post.  Issued May 7, 1902



Sheet 79 (back): Lot 74 P. D. McLain

s. to n.
(a)  Philip D. McLain
     Born Jan. 1859. Died Jan. 1940
     Aged 81 yrs. 0 mo. 10 days
(b)  Russel B. / Son of / P. D. & M. E. McLain /
     Born Feb 16, 1886 / Died Aug. 29, 1996
(d)  J. A. McLain
     Sept. 27, 1884
     June 15, 1910

Philip Demis McLain b 
d. Jan 20, 1940; b. Jan 10, 1859 in O. to
Joseph & nancy Winget McLain m.
Martha waugh in 1884.  Surv. ch.
	Benjamin
	Mary m. Eastin Budd  [Maybe it is Earlin -  - DEG]
2 sis:  Mrs. Virgil Compton & Mrs. John
McDonald of Kendallville.  Rev. Humerickhouse.

Martha E.
1856 - 1955

Sheet 80 (front):  Peter Windle
n. to s. 
Luella May
Dau. of Mrs. & Mrs. 
Peter Windle
Born June 19, 1874
Died Mar 5, 1875
Aged 
9 m. 11 D.

Valentine (1) Wendall Windle had
Peter Windle (2) b. in German m.    . on their farm Paint tp.}
Rachel Wolf.  Had four sons & 8 dau.
Peter(3), Abraham(3), Joseph(3), Sarah(3).  Elizabeth(3)
2nd wife of Charles Holland.  She died Dec. 1879
Catherine(2) Windle m. Capt. John Parrett.
Had George(3)  m. Mar 4, 1828 to Ann
Fletcher, dau of Thomas & Ann Higby
Fletcher.  Lived Jefferson Tp. Fayette Co., O
7 ch:  Elmira, Thomas T., Mary C., Elizabeth
E., Belinda A., Susan L. d. aged 15 mo., Lucy O.
Barbara(2)  Windle m. Jacob House.

Elizabeth who m. Charles Holland had 3 dau.:
	Rachel m. John Browns, Bloomingburg
	Susan m. Wm. Baldwin
	Catherine W. m. Henry Casey.
Joseph(3) went to Mo., thence to New Orleans
thence to Wash. Territory where d. wife also.

Sheet 80 (back): # 75 Windle

John Windle died Feb. 12, 1932, son
of Peter & Elizabeth; m. May 22, 1873
to Harriet Lavina Gradeless

Elmira Windle dau. Peter & Eliz. Lives
Terre Haute, Ind.  Four of the
Windle ch. reached maturity.


Sheet 81 (front): Lot 76 James Leech

n. to s.
a    Ira L. Leech / 1865 - 1924
(a)  James Leech
     Died
     Feb. 23, 1879     (Check Feb. 28 or 23)
     Aged
     54 y. 10 m. 8 d
Farewell my wife an children all
From you a father Christ doth call
Mourn not for me, it is in vain
To call me to your sight again.

b    James Austin
     Son of 
      Jas. & Elizabeth
     Leech
     Died
     Aug. 25, 1862
     Aged
      6 yrs. 6 m. 8 d

c    Easter J.
     Dau. of
     J. & E. Leech
     Died
     May 10, 1852
     Aged 10 days

Sheet 81 (back): # 76 James Leech

James Leech b. Wayne Co., O. son of
John and Fanny Leech.  John a 
native of Ireland.  In 1846 James came to
Smith tp. to land entered by his father
m. Aug. 2, 1849 by Rev. Samuel Smith, 
Elizabeth, dau of John and
Maria Strean.  John Strean was one of 
earliest teachers in Smith Tp.  He also was
a native of Ireland.
James Leech had 7 ch., 5 liv. in 1880.
   son W. A. Leech m. dau. Absalom Pence
   John Leech had Frank m. Pearl Grable
		Grace
		Leona		single

Ira Leech, s. of James & Elizabeth Strean Leech
who also had Fannie J. a. 24 in 1880
		Maria a. 19 in 1880

James & Eliz. Leech had 7 ch.
John W, he & w. bur. 1 grave  	#77
Fanny Leech m. William Jacquay, Allen Co 
Austin d. y.
William A.
Mariah m. James Pence
Ira Elmer of Marion, Ind.
Esther		dec.
Jane		dec.

The par. of Eliz. Strean were John &
Mariah (Craig) Strean.  He a nat. of Ireland
who c. with par. to Know Co., O. and in 1850 loc.
Allen Co. Ind.  1850 to Hardin Co., Iowa where
both died.  Had 10 ch.
John Stream to Mariah Craig 2 Dec 1816 
by James Smith, E.G.C.
	#53 Book A. Knox Co., O. Record


Sheet 82 (front): #76:
John Leech (1) found Am. branch came to
Am. from Ireland, sett. Richland Co., O.
War 1812 d. O.	had 11 ch;. all reached ma.
Benjamin (2)
James (2) (m. Elizabeth Strean) W.C. Record
Samuel (2) (m Diana Martin) W.C. Record
Joseph (2)
John (2)
Esther (2)
Jane (2)
Margaret (2)
Mary (2)
Nancy (2)
Emily (2)
Elizabeth (2)

The Ch. of John (2) & Mariah (Craig) Strean.
Mary (3)
Mariah (3)
Hester Ann (3)
McKee b. Pence Cem. (3)
Elizabeth (3)
John (3)
Sarah (3)
Joseph (3)
Lorain (3)
Jane (3)
John Strean, son of Robert's Elizabeth
McKee Strean, he of Ireland thence to
Knox. Co. O. To Allen Co., in 1830,, thence to
Whitley Co.  In 1853 to Hardin Co., Iowa 
where d. & buried.
Sheet 82 (back): 

W. A. Leech b. Mar 31, 1858; m. Nov 1882 to
:Leila Lavina Pence b. Sept. 15, 1858 in
Smith Tp.

Sheet 83 (front): #77 John Leech

		John Leech

John W. Leech
1850 - 1891
Maxim P. his wife.
1856 - 1891

John W. Leech, killed at r.r. crossing
at Sam Riley farm.  Maxia P.
his wife, died within 23 hours.
In 1880 they had	Eva May, aged 4
			James F. aged 2
	other children	Leona
			Grace

On this lot also
b		Stella

Leona Leech d. June 27, 1932; foster
parents Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Hamilton; born
near Churubusco Dec 28, 1880.  Charter
Mem. of Le Balme Chapter, D.A.R. surv..
sis.	Mrs. Edna Brebner, Waterloo, Iowa
	Mrs. Grace Diehlman, Archbold, Ohio
bro.	B. A. Field cond. fun. service. Burial
Nolt Cem.

	Brebner
  Eva M.	Gavin
1875 -   19 -  - 	1866 - 1941

Sheet 83 (back): #77  Leech

n. to s.
John W. Leech
			Leech Ancestry

Sheet 84 (front): #78 James Windle

n. to s.
Warren S.
Son of.
J. C. & N. E.
Windle
Died
Jan. 20, 1892
Aged
18 y. 6 m. 20 D
His torts are past, his work
	is done
He fought the fight, the
	victory won.

John Windle m. Harriet Gradeless, Mary 22, 1873
in log h. still standing s. of Tri Lakes by
Rev. Miller, house home of the bride then.


Sheet 115 (back): # 106 Pence

	c.	James Abraham Lincoln Pence m. Maria
		Leach & had:  Olive, Mabel, Joseph C.

Sheet 116 (front): 

James L. Pence b. April 26, 1861 d. Oct. 26, 1939
of Smith tp.  Rev. Russell Humerickhouse
Pall bearers:  Leslie, Harry & Howard Gaff
Bert Shiller, Howard Shroyer & Samuel Egolf
Three g. ch.: Cathleen & Wilbur Hire, Ft. Wayne
Wife: Alice Leech, dec.
Joseph Pence, son, Smith tp.
Mrs. Criswell, 1208 Crescent Ave., Ft. Wayne
Mrs. Esta Hire, 3430 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne
mem Charter Oak Ch. Fun. at Sonday Fun. Home

List of Geo. C. Pence   Ch. as given by Joseph J.    10 ch
	Henry
	Eliza          George C. Pence d in Iowa, 1866
	Abraham        He m. 2nd a Mrs. Gauger, nee
	John           Reece formerly of Whit. Co..
	Absalom
	Catherine
	Willis F.
	Elizabeth
	Joseph J.
	Jesse
	List of his own Ch:
		Mary Eliizabeth m. J. J. Smith
	Edlora d 
	James Abraham Lincoln Pence m.Maria
		Leech has ch:	Olive
					Mabel
					Joseph C.
	David M. m. Miriam Coulter has ch.
			Evan & Lylia May
	Florence m. F. J. Keller
	William Judson 2 ch. Halie & Alice Amelia
	

Sheet 170 (front):  # 143 F. Leech

Pearl			Frank
1885 - 1949		1877 - 1964


Sheet 171 (front):  144 Absalom Pence

Absalom Pence 1824 - 1875
Clara, his wife 1834 - 1917
Son of George C. & Sarah Windle Pence
the bodies of Absalom Pence and his
mother are in old Pence Cem. on
banks of Blue River, Sec #19, Smith tp.
6 ch:	Northan W.	died aged 25
	Lelia Lavina	m._____ Leach
	Melda d. y.
	Jacob m. Meda Jones bur. Eel R.
	Effie
	Infant

On Sept. 29, 1853 m. Clarissa Van Houten
by J. H. Swan, M.G.
Lelia Pence & Husband, William A. Leach
bur. new part of Blue River.  W. A. b.
March 21, 1858.  Was 1½ when brought to 
Ind. from his native co. of Richland, O.  His
parents, James & Elizabeth Strean Leech
See Lot # 76
Jacob E. Pence's wife was a dau. of John Jones.
George C. Pence sd to be the first man to 
drive thru Smith tp.
Meda Jones Pence d. Jan. 31, 1930, ch
Tobias & Herschel.


Sheet 179 (front):  [Very shaking handwriting, very difficult to read]

James Leland / Gaff / 1927 - 1929

Mary Francis / Gaff / 1921 - 1937

Edna / Corbin / 1888 - 1968

Jesie Corbin / 1879 - 1931

	Barney
Eleanor R.	married		Forrest M.
1919 -		Nov. 20	  1915-1966
		  1944

	Goodyear
Beulah B.		Lyman O.
1890 - 1964		1890 - 19__

Infant / Orbin Goodyear / 1928

	Leech
Leila L.			William A.
1858 - 1939		1858 - 1934

William E. / Beck	1929

	Keirn
Dennis		Goldier
1892 - 19__	1892 - 1929

Donald E. / 1932 	1939

	Sumney
William A. 1859 - 1933
Eda / His wife / 1863 - 1945
John W. . 1832 - 1921



Whitley co Estates

MARTIN, Aaron ~ 2142 ~ 1928-Cemetery
MARTIN, Aims L ~ 2128 ~ 1928-kcIndx
MARTIN, Alice ~ 2919 ~ 1936-Cemetery
MARTIN, Benjamin F ~ No Number ~ 1842-Cemetery
MARTIN, C C ~ No Number ~ before 1900
MARTIN, Charles W ~ 2848 ~ 1936-Cemetery
MARTIN, Chester E ~ 4456 ~ 1952-EstIndx
MARTIN, Cornelius ~ 2721 ~ 1935-Estimate
MARTIN, Delbert ~ E-69-46 ~ 1969-PktNum
MARTIN, Dora ~ 2606 ~ 1934-Cemetery
MARTIN, Edwin L ~ 2777 ~ 1935-Cemetery
MARTIN, Ephraim ~ 105 ~ before 1900
MARTIN, Ephraim ~ 235 ~ before 1900
MARTIN, Frank ~ 2920 ~ 1936-Estimate
MARTIN, Hallie D ~ E-67-83 ~ 1967-PktNum
MARTIN, Herbert L ~ 5216 ~ 1960-Estimate
MARTIN, Irene ~ E-80-105 ~ 1980-PktNum
MARTIN, John E ~ 802 ~ 1908-Cemetery
MARTIN, Marvin ~ 4837 ~ 1957-EstIndx
MARTIN, Maud ~ E-71-118 ~ 1971-PktNum
MARTIN, Nita G ~ 9506-ES-48 ~ 1995-PktNum
MARTIN, Paul F ~ 9103-EU-014 ~ 1991-PktNum
MARTIN, Stephen ~ No Number ~ before 1900
MARTIN, Stephen A ~ 2568 ~ 1933-Cemetery
MARTIN, Therman ~ E-80-31 ~ 1980-PktNum
MARTIN, Therman ~ E-80-31 ~ 1980-PktNum
MARTIN, Walter ~ 5118 ~ 1960-EstIndx

Whitley Co Marriages Brides - Martin

MARTIN, Amanda to Wayne SCOTT on December 21, 1865 - Book 2A:298
MARTIN, Anna A to Lewis TRUMBULL on March 26, 1885 - Book 4:71
MARTIN, Clara E to Franklin OBENCHAIN on December 27, 1877 - Book 3:84
MARTIN, Diana to Samuel LEACH on July 1, 1849 - Book 1:38
MARTIN, Eliza Jane to Abaham VAN WORMMER on April 18, 1868 - Book 2A:509
MARTIN, Harriet to John LONG on February 22, 1850 - Book 1:51
MARTIN, Iva B to Franklin C FAGER on April 16, 1892 - Book 5:98
MARTIN, Jane to Stephen S AUSTIN on June 15, 1852 - Book 1:110
MARTIN, Lois M to Isaac W PRICKETT on January 17, 1858 - Book 1:330
MARTIN, Lucinda to Jonah L DUNN on November 11, 1875 - Book 2:497
MARTIN, Madey to Jesse HOSACK on February 17, 1878 - Book 3:99
MARTIN, Malinda E to Nathan COWGILL on March 4, 1862 - Book 2A:104
MARTIN, Martha to Franklin WAGNER on September 30, 1877 - Book 3:59
MARTIN, Mary to Oscar SHAFER on August 14, 1888 - Book 4:339
MARTIN, Mertie to Marcus L NORRIS on March 2, 1892 - Book 5:85
MARTIN, Minda J to Samuel B JONES on November 14, 1872 - Book 2:235
MARTIN, Minnie A to Lyman/Limon ESSIG on November 10, 1891 - Book 5:54
MARTIN, Rena V to Clem J CROY on May 25, 1901 - Book 6:227
MARTIN, Rose A to William A MCCUNE on January 1, 1901 - Book 6:192
MARTIN, Sarah A to John W FOSTER on April 18, 1864 - Book 2A:204
Newer

MARTIN, Alta to James BOWLBY on August 7, 1915 - Book 8:345
MARTIN, Iva to Grand SELLARS on February 18, 1914 - Book 8:241
MARTIN, Lucille to Clover Hill BRANSTRATOR on February 28, 1936 - Book 14:72
MARTIN, Lurabelle to James Donel JORDAN on August 14, 1923 - Book 9:362
MARTIN, Mabel to Arthur R HOLLOWAY on August 16, 1913 - Book 8:193
MARTIN, Mae to Raymond ANTHONY on May 3, 1937 - Book 15:269
MARTIN, Margaret to Horace A ALDEN on August 3, 1935 - Book 13:347
MARTIN, Marie M to Guy D JOHNSON on April 7, 1929 - Book 10:449
MARTIN, Milla A to Clifford M ZIERER on June 13, 1925 - Book 9:461
MARTIN, Thelma L to Edgar W BOLTON on August 1, 1936 - Book 14:441
Whitley Co Marriages Grooms - Martin

MARTIN, Christopher C to Elizabeth COLEMAN on November 7, 1847 - Book 1:9
MARTIN, Claud W to Mary THOMSON on October 22, 1901 - Book 6:269
MARTIN, Claude A to Emma ANGLEMEYER on August 15, 1898 - Book 5:587
MARTIN, David H to Sarah A YOUNG on May 14, 1857 - Book 1:303
MARTIN, Frank to Alice MOCK on September 8, 1886 - Book 4:178
MARTIN, Hiram to Sarah E WALTON on September 8, 1863 - Book 2A:170
MARTIN, Ira to Nettie ANDERSON on January 1, 1893 - Book 5:162
MARTIN, Jay J to Mercy FLICKINGER on October 9, 1873 - Book 2:310
MARTIN, John to Sarah HALE on May 19, 1850 - Book 1:56
MARTIN, Milo S to Emeline YOUNG on October 7, 1869 - Book 2:8
MARTIN, Nicholas to Fanny HAAS on March 29, 1863 - Book 2A:151
MARTIN, Ralph to Stella LINN on March 26, 1910 - Book 7:484
MARTIN, Stephen A to Nancy FLICKINGER on October 11, 1877 - Book 3:62
MARTIN, Walter to Maude MILLER on April 19, 1905 - Book 7:109
MARTIN, Warren W to Sarah E ROBERTS on May 2, 1869 - Book 2A:578

MARTIN, Delbert to Irene WRIGHT on November 10, 1923 - Book 9:377
MARTIN, Donald B to Dorothy SALSBURY on December 9, 1933 - Book 12:281
MARTIN, Frank J to Hazel Marie BRODBECK on April 22, 1935 - Book 13:171
MARTIN, John R to Imogene GREEN on September 18, 1936 - Book 14:552
MARTIN, John T to Alfrieda PETOSKEY on May 28, 1935 - Book 13:211
MARTIN, Joseph E to Ella Mae RODY on August 14, 1937 - Book 15:482
MARTIN, Merl to Datha JUDAY on November 12, 1931 - Book 11:392
MARTIN, Pete J to Helen M SHEEAN on May 18, 1932 - Book 11:467

Index to Whitley County Marriage applications

Martin, Sarah Martha — Bride's Mother 1-196
Martin, Susan — Bride's Mother 2-182
Martin, Alice — Groom's Mother 3-86
Martin, Clara — Bride's Mother 3-159
Martin, Effie — Groom's Mother 3-168
Martin, George — Bride's Father 3-44
Martin, Ralph — Groom 3-156
Martin, Tobias — Groom's Father 3-156
Martin, Sarrah — Groom's Mother 4-92

1882 History of Whitley County 
Page 220

        William R. Martin was born September 1, 1837, and was, probably, the first white child born in the township. His father, Benjamin F. Martin, settled in the township in 1837, and died February 10, 1842.

        The first election in the township was held at the residence of Benjamin F. Martin, and the voters thereat were Adam Egolf, Joseph Egolf, Henry Egolf, John Egolf, John H. Alexander, Nathaniel Gradeless, Benjamin F. Martin, Martin Overly, Peter Shriner, Daniel Hively, Jacob Hively, Jacob Shearer and Jacob Brumbaugh. One of the first (perhaps the very first) surveyors of the county was John H. Alexander, a son of John H. Alexander, the first settler in the township, of whom mention has been made. He served one term, but declined a re-election. The emoluments of the office of Justice of the Peace were not so great, in those days, as to prompt men to make use of every means that they could command, fair and unfair, to secure their election to that office, as is sometimes the case at the present day.


Whitley County Land Patents

LEECH, JOHN               32-N 10-E  06/26/1905 10909 IN3160__.349
LEECH, JOHN               32-N 10-E  08/01/1837 10909 IN3380__.328

MARTIN, BENJAMIN F        32-N  9-E  03/20/1837  8463 IN1580__.304
MARTIN, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 32-N  9-E  03/20/1837  8464 IN1580__.305
MARTIN, BENJAMIN F        32-N  9-E  03/20/1837  8465 IN1580__.306 

ROUSEAU, JAMES H          33-N  8-E  09/20/1839 21332 IN3590__.239
ROUSSEAU, REUBEN          32-N  9-E  03/20/1837  8482 IN1580__.323

MINER, BYRUM D            31-N  10-E 01/01/1850 28107 IN3720__.496
MINER, BYRUM D            31-N  10-E 04/10/1850 28200 IN3730__.081
MINER, ELON G             31-N  8-E  11/10/1840 24512 IN3650__.151
MINER, OTIS W             31-N  10-E 05/01/1849 27022 IN3700__.472
MINER, SAMUEL             32-N  10-E 08/20/1838 20007 IN3560__.377
MINER, SAMUEL             32-N  10-E 08/20/1838 21043 IN3580__.449
MINER, SAMUEL             32-N  10-E 09/20/1839 21433 IN3590__.340
MINER, SAMUEL A           31-N  10-E 01/01/1850 27625 IN3720__.077
MINER, SILAS C            31-N  10-E 01/01/1850 27607 IN3720__.059

Whitley County Death Records - Martin

Martin, A H ~ 14 Dec 1901 (WW:151 ~ Not Provided)
Martin, Aaron ~ 18 Jan 1928 (SH:192 ~ W1:32)
Martin, Ames L ~ 11 Nov 1927 (SH:192 ~ W1:32)
Martin, Esther ~ 27 Mar 1915 (P-2:211 ~ 2-B:4)
Martin, Ethel ~ 8 May 1908 (P-2:211 ~ SW 1:10)
Martin, Female (stillborn) ~ 23 Jan 1914 (P-2:211 ~ 2-A:86)
Martin, Frank ~ 12 Mar 1924 (SH:192 ~ 2B:95)
Martin, John E ~ 1 Jan 1908 (P-2:211 ~ City 1:1)
Martin, Male (stillborn) ~ 16 Sep 1916 (P-2:211 ~ SW 1:19)
Martin, Mercy Malinda ~ 9 Nov 1901 (WW:151 ~ Not Provided)
Martin, Nancy F ~ 20 Dec 1925 (SH:192 ~ 3:4)
Martin, Rosanna ~ 27 Mar 1910 (P-2:211 ~ 2-A:27)
Martin, Rosanna ~ 27 Mar 1910 (P-2:211 ~ City 1:8)
Martin, Sarah ~ 12 Apr 1925 (SH:192 ~ W1:28)
Martin, Sarah E ~ 3 Nov 1919 (P-2:211 ~ 2-B:53)
Martin, Walter, Jr ~ 24 Feb 1913 (P-2:211 ~ 2-A:72)
Martin, Warren A ~ 11 Jan 1928 (SH:192 ~ C1:78)

Whitley Co Obituaries

MARTIN, Anna A (see Trumbull, Mrs Lewis)
MARTIN, Archibald F ~ CCC ~ 18 Dec 1901
MARTIN, Archibald F ~ CCP ~ 18 Dec 1901
MARTIN, Archie J ~ CCP ~ 3 Aug 1910
MARTIN, Ephraim ~ CCC ~ 13 Mar 1878
MARTIN, Ephraim ~ CCP ~ 13 Mar 1878
MARTIN, John ~ CCC ~ 4 Aug 1897
MARTIN, John ~ CCP ~ 4 Jan 1908
MARTIN, John ~ CCCM ~ 10 Jan 1908
MARTIN, Mrs Archibald F (Roseann Scott) ~ CCP ~ 30 Mar 1910
MARTIN, Mrs Archibald F (Roseann Scott) ~ CCCM ~ 1 Apr 1910
MARTIN, Mrs J J ~ CCP ~ 13 Nov 1901
MARTIN, William ~ CCC ~ 6 May 1880



Whitley County Cemeteries

ROUND LAKE

Leech Infant  —  died December 18 1863 - son of S & D Leech — Round Lake
Leech James W —  son of S & D Leech — Round Lake
Leech Nancy J —  died February 9 185? aged 4 months 4 days - 
                 daughter of S & D Leech — Round Lake
Leech Samuel S — died August 22 1859 aged 1 year 5 months 27 days - 
                 son of S & D Leech — Round Lake

BLUE RIVER

Leach Dianah — died May 2 1902 aged 74 years 11 months 10 days 2 names 
               wife of S Leach - Samuel - Mother lot 72 — Blue River-A-12-9-2
Leach Samuel — died November 16 1881 aged 56 years 4 months 5 days 2 names
               Dianah lot 72 — Blue River-A-12-9-1
Leech Frank — born 1877 died 1964 2 names Pearl lot 143 — 
              Blue River-A-1-10-2
Leech Ira E — born 1865 died 1924 lot 76 — Blue River-A-11-5-1
Leech James — died February 28 1879 aged 54 years 10 months 8 days - 
              Farewell my wife and children all 
              From you a father Christ doth call 
              Mourn not for me it is in vain 
              To call me to your sight again - 
              Past records state James' wife died one day before him and 
              is also buried here Broken stone lot 76 — Blue River-A-11-4-1
Leech James Austin — died August 25 1862 aged 6 years 6 months 8 days - 
                     son of J & E Leech - 
                     broken stone lot 76 — Blue River-A-11-3-1
Leech John W — born 1850 died 1891 2 names Maxia P his wife lot 76 — 
               Blue River-A-11-6-1
Leech Leila L — born 1858 died 1939 2 names William A — Blue River-B-5-4-1
Leech Maxia P — born 1856 died 1891 2 names John W lot 76 — Blue River-A-11-6-2
Leech Pearl — born 1885 died 1949 2 names Frank lot 143 — Blue River-A-1-10-1
Leech William A — born 1858 died 1934 2 names Leila L — Blue River-B-5-4-2
Leech Easter J — died May 10 1852 aged 1 year 4 days - 
                 daughter of J & E Leech lot 76 — Blue River-A-11-2-1

NOLT

Diehlman Grace Leech — born 1888 died 1979 2 names Andrew — Nolt E-5-5-2
Hamilton Matilda C Compton — born 1860 died 1938 3 names William, 
                             Leona Leech Mother stone — Nolt E-10-1-2
Hamilton William H — born 1861 died 1947 3 names Matilda, Leona Leech 
                     Father stone — Nolt E-10-1
Leech Leona — born December 23 1880 died June 27 1932 3 names William, 
              Matilda foster daughter of WH Leona stone — Nolt E-10-1-3

South Whitley

Leach Daisey   — died November 3 1876 aged 1 year 3 months 7 days - daughter of 
                 MM & EJ — South Whitley-T-11-2-3
Leach Eldora E — died January 11 1875 aged 2 years 11 months 2 days - 
                 daughter of MM & EJ — South Whitley-T-11-2
Leach Laura A  — died January 18 1875 aged 2 years 2 months 11 days - 
                 daughter of MM & EJ — South Whitley-T-11-2-4
Leach Wright   — died January 12 1875 aged 1 year 5 months 1 day - 
                 son of MM & EJ — South Whitley-T-11-2-2

Whitley County Deaths

Leach, Diana ~ 2 May 1902 (WW:136 ~ Not Provided)
Leach, Dianna ~ 2 May 1902 (P-2:188 ~ Busco 1:3)
Leach, Estella ~ 2 Dec 1887 (WW:136 ~ Not Provided)
Leach, Fred ~ 24 Feb 1892 (P-1:67 ~ 1-B:14)
Leech, Elizabeth ~ 20 Jan 1916 (P-2:189 ~ Busco 1:17)
Leech, Ira Elmer ~ 5 Feb 1924 (SH:175 ~ 2B:94)
Leech, Leona ~ 27 Jun 1932 (SH:175 ~ 3:82)
Linvill, David Goff ~ 18 Feb 1907 (WW:139 ~ Not Provided)
Linvill, David Swan ~ 9 Dec 1927 (SH:179 ~ C1:78)
Linvill, Edw Mitten ~ 14 Feb 1895 (WW:139 ~ Not Provided)
Linvill, Lewis M ~ 31 Mar 1896 (WW:139 ~ Not Provided)
Linvill, Lorena Hemmick ~ 19 Apr 1893 (P-1:68 ~ 1-A:116)
Linvill, Lorena Hernmrick ~ 19 Apr 1893 (WW:139 ~ Not Provided)
Linvill, Mae C ~ 25 Mar 1913 (P-2:193 ~ 2-A:58)
Linvill, Mae C ~ 25 Mar 1913 (P-2:193 ~ Busco 1:12)
Linvill, Martha Jane ~ 11 May 1914 (P-2:193 ~ 2-A:90)
Linvill, Martha Jane ~ 11 May 1914 (P-2:193 ~ City 1:25)
Linvill, Walter Hayes ~ 28 Feb 1925 (SH:179 ~ C1:68)
Linvill (or Linwell), Oren ~ 6 Jul 1909 (P-2:193 ~ 2-A:19)
Linville, Cornelius ~ 3 Jan 1904 (WW:139 ~ Not Provided)
Linville, Edward Mitten ~ 14 Feb 1895 (P-1:68 ~ 1-A:123)
Linville, Lewis M ~ 31 Mar 1896 (P-1:68 ~ 1-A:135)
Linville, Sarah F ~ 16 May 1912 (P-2:193 ~ 2-A:60)

Whitley County Guardianships

LEECH, John W. ~ 1910 ~ 0238
LEECH, Samuel ~ 1884 ~ 0468

Whitley County Landowners 1889 Plat Map

Leach, S. - - Section 19 - - Richland T31N R8E (8 acres)
Leech, A. - - Section 7 - - Smith T32N R10E (50 acres)
Leech, E. - - Section 17 - - Smith T32N R10E (31.16 acres)
Leech, J. W. - - Section 17 - - Smith T32N R10E (55 acres)
Linville, S. F. - - Section 7 - - Smith T32N R10E (58 acres)

Whitley County Land Patents


To see the actual Land Patent Go to: — BLM - General Land Office Records You will need to click Search Land Patents. They may ask for your Zip Code
Select these Setting: STATE — Indiana, COUNTY— Whitley,
Patentee Last Name (Enter the Surname of the person you are seeking LEECH, JOHN 32-N 10-E 06/26/1905 10909 IN3160__.349 LEECH, JOHN 32-N 10-E 08/01/1837 10909 IN3380__.328 MARTIN, BENJAMIN F 32-N 9-E 03/20/1837 8463 IN1580__.304 MARTIN, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 32-N 9-E 03/20/1837 8464 IN1580__.305 MARTIN, BENJAMIN F 32-N 9-E 03/20/1837 8465 IN1580__.306 Whitley Co Marriage Abstracts Charles Gaff Aladelpha Leech April 20, 1884 James Cunningham, J.P. William Jacquay Fanny J. Leech November 5, 1882 Stephen H. Clark. Aladelpha Leech Charles Gaff April 20, 1884 James Cunningham, J.P. Fanny J. Leech William Jacquay November 5, 1882 Stephen H. Clark. Whitley Co Marriage Application Index Leach, Grace B — Bride 3-145 Leach, John — Bride's Father 3-145 Leech, Alice M — Bride's Mother 3-50 Leech, Fannie — Groom's Mother 3-274 Leech, Mariah — Bride's Mother 3-128 Leech Sarah F — Bride's Mother 1-27 Leech, Sarah F — Groom's Mother 4-265 Leech Sarah Frances — Groom's Mother 1-138 Whitley County Marriages CARPER, Mordicai C Nancy LEECH February 18, 1891 4:577 GAFF, Charles Aladelpha LEECH April 20, 1884 3:634 JACQUAY, William Fanny J LEECH November 5, 1882 3:508 KAUFMAN, Carl L Grace B LEACH March 1, 1910 7:479 KRIDER, Ella J Ira E LEECH March 29, 1888 4:319 LEACH, John W Maxie RUCKMAN December 27, 1874 2:426 LEACH, Samuel Diana MARTIN July 1, 1849 1:38 LEACH, Stephen Mary A RIDINGER December 21, 1865 2A:297 LEACH, Walter Mary Joyce MCGUSHIN January 28, 1890 4:483 LEACH, Eliza Adam SCHAAF January 26, 1867 2A:401 LEACH, Grace B Carl L KAUFMAN March 1, 1910 7:479 LEACH, Sarah F Charles WINEBRENNER September 7, 1872 2:215 LEACH, Sarah F Cornelius LINVILL August 10, 1876 2:554 LEECH, Aladelpha Charles GAFF April 20, 1884 3:634 LEECH, Alice M James PENCE October 1, 1882 3:493 LEECH, Fanny J William JACQUAY November 5, 1882 3:508 LEECH, Nancy Mordicai C CARPER February 18, 1891 4:577 LEECH, Ira E Ella J KRIDER March 29, 1888 4:319 LEECH, James Elizabeth STREAN August 2, 1849 1:38 LEECH, William A Leila L PENCE November 4, 1882 3:508 LINVILL, Daisy M Irve G WEIDNER October 28, 1905 7:148 LINVILL, Josephine Ira ANDERSON September 10, 1896 5:444 LINVILL, Josephine D J Allen WILLITS December 3, 1885 4:129 LINVILL, Ottie A Lewis M LINVILL April 5, 1885 4:76 LINVILL, Sarah E Allen P MITTEN August 31, 1876 2:557 LINVILL, Arthur J Lura Marie DECK June 2, 1909 7:423 LINVILL, Cleveland H Mae C HOVARTER February 25, 1906 7:180 LINVILL, Cornelius Sarah F LEACH August 10, 1876 2:554 LINVILL, David S Lorena L HEMMICK June 1, 1887 4:240 LINVILL, David Swan Alta Cythia GREEN July 12, 1894 5:273 LINVILL, Lewis M Ottie A LINVILL April 5, 1885 4:76 LINVILL, Lewis M Ida m PINE November 8, 1892 5:147 LINVILL, Walter Hayes Elva Aldora JOHNSON June 24, 1906 7:207 LINVILLE, George W Sarah B ANDERSON January 26, 1905 7:94 LINVILLE, Daisy Charles W GRADELESS April 2, 1901 6:215 LINVILLE, Ora O Frank BECK July 18, 1900 6:141 MARTIN, Diana Samuel LEACH July 1, 1849 1:38 McGUSHIN, Mary Joyce Walter LEACH January 28, 1890 4:483 PENCE, James Alice M LEECH October 1, 1882 3:493 PENCE, Leila L William A LEECH November 4, 1882 3:508 RIDINGER, Mary A Stephen LEACH December 21, 1865 2A:297 RUCKMAN, Maxie John W LEACH December 27, 1874 2:426 SCHAAF, Adam Eliza LEACH January 26, 1867 2A:401 STREAN, Elizabeth James LEECH August 2, 1849 1:38 WINEBRENNER, Charles Sarah F LEACH September 7, 1872 2:215 Whitley County Obituaries LEACH, Mrs Simon ~ CCP ~ 7 May 1902 LEECH, John W ~ CCC ~ 11 Feb 1891 LEECH, John W ~ CCP ~ 25 Feb 1891 LEECH, Mrs John ~ CCC ~ 25 Feb 1891

Noble County References
All Noble County references from the Noble County GenWeb Site.

Noble County Biographies

James M Applegate (deceased) was a native of Richland County, Ohio, born October 23, 1829, a son of Isaac and Sarah (Davis) Applegate, and one of five children. At the age of twenty he came to Indiana with his brother to teach school, commencing in Green Township and following this calling through eleven winters in his neighborhood, where he won many friends, being temperate and an exemplary citizen. He was a Republican and held several township offices. While serving in the army he contracted sickness, which resulted in death January 19, 1879. May 4, 1851 Mr. Applegate was married to Miss Sophronia Gray, the daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Leech) Gray. She was born in Knox County, Ohio February 17, 1831 and came to Noble County with her parents in 1835 and assisted at the spinning wheel and other domestic duties. She received the common education of her girlhood days. Mr. and Mrs. Applegate were favored by the birth of seven children - Orlando (deceased), Manuel J., Harvey (deceased), Laura J. (Now the wife of O. Fulk), Florence,- Clara G. and Firmer. Mrs. Applegate is still living on the old farm consisting of 158 acres and has the esteem and respect of a large circle of friends. Green Twp

Oliver Strong was born in Knox County, Ohio, February 20, 1826. He is a son of Philander A. and Ruth (Leech) Strong, who were parents of two children. When about two years old, his father died, and his mother married Samuel Gray. She had by him thirteen children. From Knox County they moved to Madison County, Ohio, and remained until the fall of 1835, when they moved to Madison County, Ohio, and remained until the fall of 1835, when they moved to Green Township. Here he commenced clearing and improving a place entered from the government. For a number of years in order to successfully carry on farming and stock raising, he was obliged to house the stock to keep them from the wild beasts. Oliver Strong was reared on the farm, receiving the common education of those days. He was married June 29, 1846 to Miss Eva Fulk of Swan Township, her parents being among the oldest settler of that locality. They have had eight children - Melissa, born March 13, 1847, now Mrs. Gilbert McDague; Thomas J., born March 11, 1848, died November 1, 1850; Philander A., born August 15, 1849, died November 21, 1850; George W., born August 19, 1850; Henry C., January 23, 1852, married Magdalene Treese; Franklin P., born May 3, 1853; James W., May 12, 1854, died July 21, 1854; and John C., born October 26, 1856. Mr. Strong is a Democrat; has held several township offices and has been a successful school teacher. Green Twp

Noble County Census 1880

Leech Elizabeth 18. 497a-40 — Swan Township

Noble County Deaths

Coe Eliza, 3-7-1829, 4-10-1917, Gray Samuel, Leech Ruth, A5
Spencer Clara, 9-1-1832, 9-6-1919, Gray Stedman, Leech Sophronia, A5

Noble County Marriages

Brown Russell M, 11 Jan 1921, Leech Dorothy B, Brown Marvin C, Struble Ruth J, 27 Jul 1943
Huddleston Dana L, 8 Nov 1970, Lewis Terry H, Huddleston Edward C, Leech Shirley, 66-10
Leech Dorothy B, 7 Jul 1925, Brown Russell M, Leech Clo E, Weitzel Leona L, 36-329
Wilson Herbert A, 11 Aug 1876, Collins Irma M, Wilson George, Leech Elizabeth, 26 Dec 1911
Winebrenner Edna, ca 1872, Benner Otis L, Winebrenner Charles, Leech Sarah F, 6



McDaniel
In Whitley & Noble Counties Indiana


1889 Plat map of Whitley County

McDaniel, J. S.           80 acres - Thorncreek Section 5
McDaniel, J. H.           46 acres - Smith Township Section 7

Martin, J. E.             40 acres - Smith Township Section 2
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Index to Estate Packets

MCDANIEL, Benjamin F ~ 9902-ES-16 ~ 1999-PktNum
MCDANIEL, James H ~ 1727 ~ 1924-Estimate

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Whitley County Marriages 1838-1910

McDANIEL, Birt Melvion to Audra Rachel ALLOMONG on December 24, 1909 - Book 7:464
McDANIEL, William H to Dora HOWELL on September 24, 1884 - Book 4:21

Whitley County Marriages Books 8-10

McDANIEL, Clarence L to Kathryn PHIPPS on August 24, 1935 - Book 13:401
McDANIEL, James H to Katie A WOODARD on November 13, 1913 - Book 8:219
ROSSMAN, William F to Olive MCDAVEL (MCDANIEL ?) on April 14, 1892 - Book 5:97

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South Whitley Cemetery

McDaniel Charles Loyd — born 1903 died 1977 - Frances — South Whitley-H-6-20
McDaniel Frances Marie — born 1913 died 1967 - Charles — South Whitley-H-6-20-2

South Park Cemetery

McDaniel Elizabeth Coyle — born May 14 1920 died October 17 1987 — South Park-2-35-11



Descendants of Pierre Martin
Taken from gathere sources
and not to be trusted

Data fathered from Ancestry Files at http://www.familysearch.com:
This is totally undocumented.   Some names were gathered from the
Heritage of Wilkes County, Wilkes Co Genealogical Society, 1982:
There is not documentation to these families as there are several
Martin family in Wilkes Co and Goochland and Fluvanna Co VA
None of this should be trusted! Except the Huguenot Material.

The information on John Martin is direct from the Huguenot Register.
Huguenot Cross
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JEAN MARTAIN / JOHN MARTIN
d. w. 12-Mar-1736; wp 15 May 1739 St. James Parish, Goochland Co., VA
m. to Margaret _____ [LeCazel] {possilbe dau of James LeCase) she m/2 John Four / Fore
   Came to Virginia on the ship Peter & Anthony with the second ship of French Refugees
   1700 settled in Manakintown.  
   Children: (as listed in father's will)
John; d by Mar 1735; m. to Mary _____ (possible dau of Moses Forcuron)
James; [eldest son] m. by 1727 to Janne _____
Peter; m. to Mary Ann Rapine
Judith; m/1 c1728/29 to Thomas Gèvandan; m/2 c1732 to Rène Chasteen
Jane;
REF: WITHERSPOON, Martinette Viley; My ancestors; a brief Account of the Ancestry
     of Lister Withspoon and his wife Martinette Viley, 1922
     CABELL, Priscilla Harris; Turff & Twigg Volume One The French Lands, Richmond, VA, 1988

      [the above paragraphs on John Martin from page 174:  Register of Qualified 
       Huguenot Ancestors of the National Huguenot Society, 4th Edition compiled
       by Arthur Louis Finnell, Registrar General, 1995, page 174.]
       
Further Martin details at Huguenot Emigrants on the James River - Martin Family Part 1

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Pierre Martin/Peter Martin son of John Martin
born before 1700 in France married to
Mary Ann (Mariane Antone) RAPINE (Huguenot Ancestry) of Goochland Co VA
dau of Capt. Antone RAPINE born c1681 of Goochland Co Va 
1.  Henry Martin son of Peter Martin born c1736 Goochland, Va married 
    Sarah Bryan daughter of John and Nancy (Robins) Bryan of Penn.
    born c1738 Virginia	
    1.  Ensign Benjamin Martin son of Henry & Sarah (Bryan) Martin
        born 8-Mar-1746 Albamarle Co., Va;
        married 27-Aug-1766 Albamarle Co Va moved to Wilkes Co winter 1782
        two miles west of Ronda NC on South side of Yadkin River
        died 21-Oct-1821 Wilkes Co. NC
        Listed in DAR Patriot Index Ensign Virginia with birth as 4-8-1746 VA & death as 10-31-1821 NC
        buried Briar Creek Church Cemetery, Wilkes Co North Carolina
        married 27-Aug-1766 Albamarle Co., Va
        Diana/Diannah HARRISON dau of Benjamin & Sarah (BULLARD) HARRISON
        born 1-Oct-1744 Pittsylvania Co., Va
        died 18-May-1817 Wilkes Co., NC
        buried Brier Creek Cemetery, Wilkes Co. NC
        1.  Dr. Robert Martin son of Benjamin & Diana (Harrison) Martin
            born 1-Aug-1767 Christened 13 Sep 1767
            died 1-Dec-1842 Wilkesboro, Wilkes, NC
            married 12-Jan-1786 Surry Co NC to 
            Amelia Wright daughter of Captain John Wright II & Ann Williams
            born c1762 Farquier Co Virginia died 28-April-1843 Wilkesboro NC
            Ref: 1842 Will of Robert Martin
            1.  William Martin born c1788 Surry/Yadkin Co NC died 1805
            2.  Williams W. Martin born c1790 Surry Co NC died 1840
            3.  Benjamin F. Martin 21-March-1790 Wilkes Co NC married Sarah Rousseau
            4.  Diana Harrison Martin born c1792 Surry/Yadkin Co NC died c1837
                married Yadkin Co NC to Eli Wiliam Pettery 1786-1854 
            5.  Sarah Or Sallie Martin born 5 Sep 1794 Surry Co., Nc
                died 13-Jul-1864 Wilkes Co. NC married 28-Mar-1815 Yadkin Co NC to
                William Williams Wright 1791-1870
            6.  Amelia or Matilda Martin born 2 Jun 1800 Wilkes Co NC 
                died 19-Sep-1877 married 4-Jan-1825 Wilkes Co NC to
                Rev. Samuel Powell Smith b c1805
        2.  Patsy Martin born 1769 Fluvanna Co VA died 1840 NC
            married Benjamin Parks bron c 1765 Fluvanna Co VA
        3.  Martha "Polly" Martin born 1769 Fluvanna Co Virginia
        4.  Henry Martin born c1771 Fluvanna Co VA died Bef Feb 1818 
        5.  Benjamin Harrison Martin born 1773 Fluvanna Co Va died after 1844
            married 13-Jan-1797 Francis Martin born c1771 Flubana Co Va
        6.  Sarah Meredith Martin born  1776 died 2-Sep-1806 
            Chistening ? 14 Feb 1774 St. Jamesnortham, Goochland, Va.
            married 2 Sep 1806 Wilkes, North Carolina
            Hiram Rousseau see the Rousseau Family
        7.  Col. James Martin born 25-Jan-1777 Fluvanna Co., Va
            died 25-Mar-1846 Wilkes Co., North Carolina
            marriage 2-Sep-1806 Wilkes Co NC to 
            Elvira Bryan daugher of Capt. John & Nancy Ann (Robbins) Bryan
            1.  John Bryan Martin born 9 Nov 1808 Roaring River Wilkes NC
                died 4-Aug-1849 lived in Georgis
            2.  Diana Adelaide Martin born 30 Jul 1810 Roaring River Wilkes NC
                died Apr 1886
            3.  James Columbus Martin born 6 Jan 1812 Roaring River Wilkes NC
                died 1825
            4.  Benjamin Oliver Hazard Perry Martin born 30 Mar 1814 Wilkes Co. NC
                died 10 Jun 1882 buried Briar Creek Church Wilkes Co. NC
            5.  Emeline Martin born 1816 Roaring River Wilkes NC died 1861
            6.  Elvira Matilda Martin born 7 Jun 1819 Roaring River Wilkes NC
                died 15-Aug-1862 
            7.  Felix Bryan Martin born 9 Jan 1821 Roaring River Wilkes NC
                died 1862/1882 Macon GA
            8.  Mary Ann Martin born 1821 Roaring River Wilkes NC
                married J. Carsier and lived in Indian Territory
            9.  Leland Martin born 16 Oct 1825 Roaring River Wilkes NC
                married Laura Corpening of Morgantown
                1.  Mary Martin married Dr. Barker
                2.  Ella Martin died 1923 unmarried
                3.  James D. Martin, bachelor lived Arco, Idaho
                4.  Harry C. Martin died 1939
                5.  Clara Martin married John Sale
                    1.  Fred L. Sale, lawyer of Asheville, NC
                6.  Philetees (Fleet) Martin 1866-1937, lawyer in Texas
                  	died 7-Dec-1907 buried Brier Creek Church Wilkes North Carolina
           10.  Rufus W. Martin born 1 Oct 1828 Roaring River Wilkes NC
                died July 1892 m1 Jan Hickerson m2 Ann Hickerson lived Little Rock, Ark.
           11.  James Oscar 'Oscar' Martin born 3 Sep 1830 Roaring River Wilkes NC
                died 4-Aug-1900 
           12.  Augustus Harrison Martin born 29 Sep 1833 Roaring River Wilkes NC
                died 6-Apr-1865 Civil War buried Brier Creek Cem Wilkes NC
                married Susan Virginia Corpening
                1.  Dr. James Evertt Martin, D.D. died 1924
                2.  Julius Martin, lawyer in Ashveille, NC
                3.  Laura Adelade Martin m1 Frank McCulloch m2 Jmes Linney
                    1.  Ruth Linney
        8.  Anne Martin born 7-Jan-1779 Fluvanna Co Virginia died after 1818
            married Edmund Bagby
        9.  John Martin born 9-Mar-1781 Fluvanna Co VA died 15-Feb-1839 NC
            married 10-Dec-1805 Wilkes Co NC Ann Mildred Jones
        10. Elizabeth Martin born 3-Oct-1783 Wilkes Co NC
            married 20-Oct-1800 to John or James Martin?
        11. Amelia Eliza Martin born 22-Mar-1786 Wilkes Co NC died 1878
            married 20 Jul 1805 Wilkes Co NC to John Harrison Cleveland b 1782 d 1858
            A.  Benjamin Martin Cleveland (1806) (died in Mississippi)
            B.  Milton Absalom Cleveland (1809) m. Sarah Evans (died in Indiana)
            C.  Robert Harrison Cleveland (1811) m. Harriet Cooper (died in Marietta, Georgia)
            D.  Mary Cleveland (1813) m. William W. Wheatly (1808-1862) (died in Missouri)
            E.  Sarah Carolina Cleveland (1815) m. Rev. Zachariah B. Adams, (died in Clay County, MO)
                son of Rev. Jesse Adams, pastor of Brier Creek Baptist Church in Wilkes County, NC)
            F.  Dianah Elmira Cleveland m. Alfred Staley
            G.  Martha Cleveland (1823-1884) m. Esley Staley
            H.  Paulina Elizabeth Cleveland (1825) m. Shadrack Calloway
        12. Diana Martin born 3-Mar-1788 Wilkes Co NC
            died 1-Oct-1858 Wilkes Co NC married John Martin
            1.  Diana Martin born c 1823 NC
            2.  Milly Martin born c1825 NC
            3.  Robert Martin born c1827 NC
            4.  Alfred Martin born c1829 NC
            5.  William Martin born c1831 NC
            6.  Harrison Martin born c1833 NC
            7.  Edwin Martin born c1835 NC
            8.  Thomas Martin born 12 Jan 1819 NC
            9. Sally Martin born 7 Feb 1811 NC died 21 Jun 1811
           10. Patsy Martin born 17 Feb 1812 NC 23 Apr 1814
           11. James Martin born 14 May 1815 NC
           12. Hugh Martin born 30 May 1833 NC died 30 May 1838
           13. Elizabeth Martin born 23 Jun 1818 NC
           14. Issac Martin born 30 Aug 1813 NC
           15. Benjamin Martin 12 Sep 1809 NC
           16. William Martin born 17 Nov 1807 NC
           17. Martin born 6 Dec 1831 NC died 23 Feb 1832
           18. John Harrison Martin born 10 Dec 1821 
               NC died 21 Oct 1879 Arkansas
    2.  2nd-Lt John Martin born c1748 Albamarle Co., Va
    3.  2nd-Lt William Martin born c1750 Goochland, Va
    4.  1st-Lt Henry Martin born c1752 Goochland, Va
    5.  Randolph Martin born c1754 Goochland, Va
    6.  Jesse Martin born c1756 Goochland, Va
    7.  Henry Martin born c1758 Goochland, Va
    8.  Elizabeth Martin born c1760  Goochland, Va
    9.  Sarah Martin born c1762 Goochland, Va
    10. Mary Martin born c1764 Goochland, Va
    
2.  James Martin boon c1738 Goochland Co, Va

3.  Antone Martin born 27 Feb 1737 Virginia

4.  John (Jean) Martin born 11-Jul-1740 Goochland Co Va


HARRISON
Anthony Harrison was the brother of Richard Peter Harrison, the father of 
Benjamin Harrison, Clerk of the Council in Virginia in 1630 and ancestor to the Presidents]

Andrew Richard Harrison son of Anthony Harrison 
born c1611 London England died 1667 London England
buried St Giles Crippledate London England
married 28-Aug-1636 St Giles Cripplegate London England
Margaret Barber born about 1615 of St Giles Cripplegate London England
died c1676/1677 London buried St Giles Cripplegate London England
1.  Andrew Harrison (son of Andrew Harrison)
    born 30 Dec 1648 London England
    Christened 7-Jan-1648 St Giles Crapplegate London England
    died c1718/1719 St. Marys Parish Essex Co VA
    Eleanor Ellitt daugher of Samuel & Elizabeth Ellitt 
    born c1642 New Kent VA
    1.  William Harrison (son of Andrew Harrison)
        born 1688 Essec Co VA d Apr 1742 Caroline Co VA
        married c1709 Essex Co VA
        Hannah Christopher daughter of William Christopher
        born c1692 Essex Co Virginia
        1.  John Harrison b c 1710 Essex Co VA d 1761 Halifax Co VA
        2.  Elizabeth Harrison b c1711 Essex Co VA 
            died Granville Co NC
        3.  William Harrison b c1712 Essex Co Virginia
            died 18-Mar-1765 Prince Edward Co Virginia
        4.  Margaret Harrison born c1716 Essex Co VA died 1747
        5.  James Harrison born c1718 1728 Virginia
        6.  Charles Harrison born c1720 Essex Co Virginia
            died 1762 Albemarle Co Virginia
        7.  Benjamin Harrison (son of William Harrison)
            born 1722 of Pittsylvania, Virginia
            died 1779 Pittsylvania Co VA 
            married 17-Jan-1756 Goochland Co Va
            Sarah Bullard born c1722 Ireland
             1.  Benjamin Harrison Jr. born 1742 Virginia died 1799 - DAR Patriot Index
             2.  Diana Harrison (daugher of Benjamin Harrison & Sarah Bullard) 
                 born 1 Oct 1744 Pittsylvania Co., Va
                 died 18 May 1817 Wilkes Co NC  
                 buried Brier Creek Cemetery Wilkes Co North Carolina 
                 married Ensign Benjamin Martin
             3.  Patsy Harrison born 1746 Goochland Co Va
             4.  Lucy Harrison born Abt 1746 Of Pittsylvania, Va.>
             5.  William Harrison born Abt 1748 Of Pittsylvania, Va.
                 died Bef 15-Feb-1796 Pittsylvania Co Va.
             6.  Frances Harrison  born Abt 1749 Of Goochland, Va.
             7.  Mary Harrison  born 17 Jan 1756  Goochland, Va
                  christened 22 Feb 1756 St.james Northam, Goochland, Va.
             8.  Susanna (Sukey) born Abt 1757 Of Goochland, Va.
             9.  Nelly Harrison  born 11 Dec 1758  Goochland Co Va
            10.  Betty Harrison born 15 Jul 1764 Goochland Co Va
                 christened 26 Aug 1764 St.James Northam Goochland Co Va.
        8.  Thomas Harrison born c1724 Virginia died 1747
        9.  William H. Harrison born c1730 Prince Edward Co, VA
            died before 3-April-1764 Prince Edward Co Va
        10  Andrew Harrison born c1735 Goochland Co Virginia
            died 1798 Orange North Carolina
        11  Charles Harrison born c1737 Goochland Co, Virginia
            died c1762 Albemarle Co Virginia
        12  Benjamin Harrison (born c1739   Goochland, Virginia
            died c779 Pittsylvania Co Virginia
        13  Margaret Harrison born c1743 Goochland, VA died 1747
        14  William Harrison born c1747  Goochland, Virginia
             died before 18-Mar-1765 Prince Edward Co Virginia
        15  Andrew Harrison born 1714  Essex, Virginia
            died 1773/1774 Prov. Of Orange Caswell Co. NC
    2.  Andrew Harrison, JR. born c1689/1690 Old Rappahannock 
        Essex Co VA died 13-Jul-1753 Orange Co VA
    3.  Elizabeth Harrison born c1692 Old Rappahannock Essex Co VA
    4.  Margaret Harrison born c1694 New Kent VA
    


http://www.fmoran.com/stanley/standoc.html — Stanley Documents: Wilkes Co NC

1792 Jan 26 - Wilkes Co., NC - Road Order: Ordered the following jury view and road at Widow Southers & go through Brushey Mountain by Benjamin Martins to County Line: Thomas Cook, Benjamin Martin, Zadock Martin, Elijah Vickas, James Martin, John Anderson, William Fletcher, Cornelius Anderson, George Anderson, John Shinn, James Smoot, James Whitehead, Levy Shinn, JOHN STANLEY, Daniel Holeman, Esq.

1805 Nov 10 -Wilkes Co., NC - Road Order: Road jury to view and lay road from Wilkesborough by Jesse Deese to Iredell County line: Benjamin Martin, James Martin, Elijah Vickas, John Mise, Jesse Deese, Enoch Fletcher, James Smoot, John Keatons, William Gileath Junr., Henry Gilreath, Turner Hampton, Samuel Anderson, JOHN STANLEY, Hix Combs, Alexander Gilreath, Esq, William Gilreath and Thomas Patton.

1829 - Wilkes Co., NC - Thomas is on the tax list in Captain Call's District paying on 425 acres of land valued at $600.00 and one poll. Others on this list are his sons REUBEN and THOMAS STANLEY, JR, and Jesse Smithey, William Smithey, RICHARD PARKER, John Love, JOHN MULLIS, Pleasant, Reason Bell, Benjamin F. Martin and Thomas Combs.

1830 Aug 10 - Wilkes Co, NC - Thomas sold 7 tracts of land to Benjamin F. Martin for $400.00: Tract #1 - 100 acres, Hunting Creek adjoins Stephen Southern and Ambrose Craine, Tract #2 - 36 acres, mouth of Craine's branch adjoins Osborn Keeling, Tract #3 - 10 acres adjoins John Love and JOHN STANLEY. Tract #4 - 28 acres adjoins John Love, Tract #5 - 100 acres Hunting Creek, Tract #6 - 100 acres Hunting Creek, Tract #7 - 24 acres adjoins Craine. Witnesses to this deed were W. Mastin and John Rousseau. Nov 1830 deed proved by John Rousseau.

216. "Thomas Stanley to Benjamin F. Martin," 20 Aug 1830, Wilkes Deed Book M, pages 446-448, Wilkes County Register of Deeds, Wilkesboro, NC.



Descendants of John Gwaltney

John Gwaltney Proved deed of Benjamin Martin and William Ellis of Iredell County,NC on 1787.



Diary of a Geological Tour by Dr. Elisha Mitchell in 1827 and 1828 with Introduction and Notes by Dr. Kemp P. Battle, LL.D.
Published as James Sprunt Historical Monograph No. 6, by the University of North Carolina, 1905.
Notes

83. Maj. Meredith Thurman or Thurmond an influential and wealthy man lived on Yadkin near where the village of Rhonda is situated. His place is now owned by Dr. James Hickerson. He with Dr. John and Benjamin Martin attempted to dredge the Yadkin so that boats could be run to Wilkesboro, and all lost heavily. Thurman then moved to Tennessee. According to one informant his oldest daughter, Julia, the pretty one referred to by Dr. Mitchell, probably, married James Dickerson, and lived in the "Hollows of the Dan" in Surrey County. He had another pretty daughter, Mildred who married Jesse Franklin of Surry. According to another information his daughter, Sally, married a Colonel Holt and moved to Mississippi.



http://www.fmoran.com/wilkes/yadkin1.html

Records of the Yadkin Association - Volume 2 - 1810

Minutes of the Yadkin Association began & held at Cub Creek Meeting House in Wilkes County on the first Saturday in October 1810.

Then came under consideration the petition from Providence Church that was laid over for this day. Whereupon it was agreed that the following named Brethren (to wit) Dotson, Wright, Cooker, Angel, Frost, Potts, Belt, Hampton, Cook, Pace, Douglas, Martin & Mastin be appointed to attend at Providence Meeting House on the first Friday in December next to look into the disorder of sd. Church and to act accordingly. Either to pronounce them reclaimed or still in disorder and report to next Association.

Records of the Yadkin Association - Volume 2 - 1814

Minutes of the Yadkin Association began & held at New Hope Meeting House the 1st Saturday in October, 1814.

8th - On Motion it was agreed that John Meglemre be advised to visit Brethren Murphey, Martin, Cunningham & Masten at Brier Creek Meeting House on the 5th Saturday Instant. And that Brethren Angel, Brettin, and Wright do attend at the time and place above said to hear the charges exhibited and the acknowledgements made & to judge of the matter and report to the next Association and that said Brethren & Melgemre attend Br. Murphy on the 2nd Saturday in Jan. on the same Petition.

Records of the Yadkin Association - Volume 2 - 1816

Minutes of the Yadkin Association held at Brier Creek Meeting House in Wilkes County on the first Saturday in Wilkes County 1816.

Churches and Messengers
Brier Creek - Tho. Mustin, W. Quellum, B. Martin

On motion agreed that a select Committee be appointed to take in consideration & examining the first & second Annual Reports of the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions together with such letters and documents as may be ordered from the agent of that Board the Rev. Luther Rice and to report on Monday the expediency or inexpediency of keeping up a correspondance with said Board and that Benjamin Martin, E. Frost, W. Petty and T. Wright compose that Committee. Appointed W. Dotson & R. Cunningham to preach on Sunday.



Check for this title

Brent H. Holcomb, Wilkes Co.,NC Marriages 1778-1868, Clearfield Publishing Com., 1983,



www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/county/baldwin1/newspapers/milledgevillenews1.pdf

Milledgeville, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings (Southern Recorder)

Tuesday, January 31, 1837 LEGAL NOTICES.

Georgia, Greene County: All those indebted to the estate of Benjamin F. Martin, late of said
county, deceased, or owed money by that estate, must make immediate payment or present their notes for
payment. (Signed) George Martin, Adm



North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2000
Benjamin F. Martin     Salley Rousseau     27 Jun 1825   Wilkes
Henry Martin           Mary Sales          21 Jan 1782   Wilkes
Peggie Martin          Chesley Cocrum      17 Aug 1782   Wilkes
Zachariah Martin       Rebecca Hubbard     12 Nov 1783   Wilkes
Robert Martin          Susannah Richardson 30 Nov 1781   Caswell
Robert Martin          Jane Montague        1 May 1783   Craven
Robert Martin          Amelia Wright       12 Jan 1786   Surry
Robert Martin          Betsey Ballard       2 Jan 1798   Caswell
Contributed by Carlene Eckroade. [She is NOT a Martin researcher]
Her contribution is greatly appreciated.

The 1787 Wilkes County, North Carolina Tax List

Name                No.    No. 
                  Acres  Polls
Captain Carrel's 
District        
Martin, Benjamin    420     6

Captain Trible's 
District        
Martin, Jiles        75     1
Martin, Zacheriah    50     1


1790 Census of North Carolina
Name                       White   White
                           Males   Males    White
                           16+     16-      Females       Slaves
Second Company
Martin, Zadock             2       6        1             0
Martin, Ben                1       0        1             0
Martin, Jas                1       2        1             0
Eleveneth Company
Martin, Jno                1       3        2             0
Martin, Isaac              1       0        1             7
Martin, Robt.              1       3        1             1
Martin, Henry              1       3        1             0
Martin, Sarah              2       0        2             7
Martin, Ben                2       2        6             13
Thirteenth Company
Martin, Zac                1       1        3             0


North Carolina Volunteers Participating in the Indian Removal, April 7, 1838

Contributed by WILLIAM R. NAVEY JR., P. O. BOX 251, HOLLY RIDGE, NC 28445

North Carolina Volunteers Participating in the Indian Removal April 7, 1838

General Winfield Scott informed his superiors: "I shall probably call for the following detachments of militia to rendezvous at the places mentioned, two regiments of 1840 Georgians to rensezvous at New Echota, one regiment of 740 Alabamians to rendezvous at Belfont, one regiment of 740 North Carolinans to rendezvous at Franklin, NC, one regiment of 740 Tennesseans to rendezvous at Ross Landing. 3700 Troops plus 2200 Regulars. Subsistence for the foregoing troops at the places mentioned, will be required for at least 90 days, commencing about the middle of May.

3 May 1838
Governor of North Carolina

The Adjutant General Has this morning reported to the Department, that the regiment of detached militia for the service fo the United States is composed of all volunteers, as follows, from Rutherford three companies, Wilkes, two, Yancey, one, Burke, three, and Buncombe one. You will learn by my letter of the 28th that a company has already been received by Col. Lindsay, and a company has been offered from Ashe, from whence none was asked or ordered. Col. Lindsay was positive in his exception to receiving troops from counties contiguous to the Cherokee district. Consequently the order was placed to the next adjoining and most convenient counties to reduce the distance of march.

In the end, North Carolina furnished thirteen volunteer companies composed of approximately 824 men and officers.

COMPANY J - WILKES COUNTY VOLUNTEERS

WM. W. PEDEN; CAPTAIN
JOHN FINLEY; ENSIGN
ELI RICHARDS; 1ST SERGEANT
JOHN MASTIN; SERGEANT
JOHN MARTIN; 3RD SERGEANT
THOMAS MARTIN; 4TH SERGEANT
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BENJAMIN MARTIN
JAMES MARTIN
NATHAN G. MARTIN


GENERAL JOSEPH MARTIN

A FORGOTTEN PIONEER 1740-1798

By Gordon Aronhime

Joseph Martin is a fine example of the gifted pioneer leader of the Old Southwest in the Eighteenth century. He lived a life of folk-lore proportions, held many offices in several states, and died almost forgotten.

This pioneer was the son of another Joseph Martin. Born in Bristol, England, Joseph Martin, Sr, was the second son and middle sibling of a wealthy merchant. Since, in those days, the younger son inherited the name only, Joseph was shipped as supercargo to America that he might provide for himself. He sailed on a ship called the Brice, a name he gave to his eldest son and which has remained in the family. (1)

Joseph Martin, Sr., remained in America. About 1729, he came to Albemarle Co., then Goochland Co., VA, where he met and married Susanna Childs, daughter of a well-to-do farmer. Hearing of this "degrading" act, his father in Bristol, England, disinherited his second son. Joseph, Sr., remained in Albemarle Co., VA, dying there in 1760, leaving five sons and six daughters. General Joseph Martin was the third of these sons. (2) Colonel William Martin, son of General Joseph, thus characterized the grandfather he never saw: "My grandfather, on his death in 1760, left a pretty good estate. He was a perfect Englishman. Large and athletic, bold, daring, self-willed and supercilious with the highest sense of honor. And in him was depicted, as my father has told me, the completest form of the aristocracy of the British Government." (3) Of the brothers and sisters of his own father, William Martin wrote that they were of large physical stature, but, save for his own father (General Joseph Martin) and two aunts, they were of "mental mediocrity." (4)

General Joseph Martin was born in Albemarle Co., VA sometime in 1740. From childhood, he was wild, undisciplined, intellectually lazy, and shiftless. Unusually large, he treated school as a joke, often running away, sometimes combining with other reprobates to form a neighborhood menace. His father, unable to curb him, apprenticed him to a carpenter.

That Joseph revolted against such a fate must not have much surprised his parents. He ran away and joined the army, the French and Indian War having just begun. William Martin's version was that his father and Thomas Sumter, later the famed Revolutionary General, ran off together to Fort Pitt. This does not seem correct, for Joseph Martin was paid for patrolling the frontiers in Augusta Co., VA, prior to October 2, 1775. (5) It is more likely that Martin joined Sumter, who was six years his senior, in 1756 for the trip to Fort Pitt. Again, on November 30, 1757, though then only seventeen, Martin was paid for frontier services in Augusta County as a sergeant. (6)

An amusing episode arose on the return from the Fort Pitt tour of duty. Sumter and Martin got separated on their return. When Joseph arrived at Staunton, he was astonished to find his friend jailed for debt - astonished not at Sumter's being in debt or in jail, but at his being in jail for debt! Martin asked, and was granted, the boon of remaining in jail overnight with his friend. He had ten guineas and a tomahawk. The latter may have come from anywhere, but the former was probably the fruit of martin's ruling vice - gambling. He left both the guineas and the tomahawk with Sumter, who used the gold to effect his release. It was thirty years before the two men met again, but Sumter then repaid the money. (7)

In 1762, Joseph Martin married Sarah Lucas, who according to her son William, was "a woman of the first order, but poor." (8) Faced now with not only realities, but responsibilities, Joseph Martin settled down to a livelihood that ill suited him - farming. An event occurred at this time which, at least in retrospect, is dramatic. Martin's English relatives, feeling remorse at the elder Joseph having been denied his patrimony because he had married in America, offered to share the estate, were a representative sent to England. Since Joseph, Sr. was dead, the family chose young Joseph to represent them. Passage was booked on a ship, but, as often happened in the eighteenth century, Joseph was delayed and the ship sailed without him. It was lost at sea with all aboard.

Denied fortune this way, another avenue opened in the life of this remarkable man. The "Long Hunts" which began about this time were quite in the province of Joseph Martin. He made four of these annual, immensely profitable hunts, though these seem to have been in another area than the Southwest Virginia-East Tennessee locale in which he was so well known in later years. Martin had the qualities for this life. He was, as an expert gambler, willing to take bold risks; he was a hard drinker and a good fighter, yet quite-tempered; he was assuredly a fine woodsman and he was a veteran of three years of frontier militia fighting. All these qualities combined to make his hunts successful enough to start him on the road to comparative riches. The last of Martin's annual "Long Hunts" ended in 1768. (9)

He then became overseer for a wealthy relative whose name is given simply as Minor in existing records. Mr. Minor was also closely connected by both blood and business with Dr. Thomas Walker. Perhaps Minor suggested that Walker secure Martin's services for a proposed trip of separation and settlement in Southwest Virginia; perhaps Walker had known this wild, unruly, but able, natural leader of men for many years since both were from Albemarle Co. At any rate, his selection of Martin to head the expedition to Powell's Valley furnished the first of two great, decisive turning points in General Joseph Martin's life. (10)

Western exploration and settlement was quite chaotic at the opening of the year 1769. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 had closed the area on tributaries of the Mississippi to all settlement, although traders to the Cherokee nation went back and forth freely. Some loopholes in the closed frontier were now beginning to appear. Dr. Walker was in the inner circle of Virginia government. With Colonel (later General) Andrew Lewis, Walker had been a representative for the Virginia government at the treaty of Fort Stanwix in May, 1769. It had been Walker alone, however, who had spoken for Virginia. (11) With the consummation of the treaty of Fort Stanwix, Walker was ready to try to open his western lands for settlement. The lure he cast before Martin was irresistible, the terms liberal, the backing irreproachable.

Twenty years earlier, a group of Virginians, including Dr. Walker, had formed the great Ohio Company which was given a grant of 800,000 acres of land. The terms of this grant did not limit the company to any one area within the domain of the Colony of Virginia for location of this land, and it did not require that tracts of land so located by of any specified size - merely that the total acreage taken up by the company could not exceed 800,000 acres, and that there be no prior valid claim.

Dr. Walker had made a trip of exploration in 1770 which had led to his discovery of what is now the State of Kentucky, and his path then led through Powell's Valley, which had been named for one of his party.

It was to solidify his claim to the fertile reaches of Powell's Valley, adjacent to strategic Cumberland Gap, that Walker organized his expedition and promised Martin 21,000 acres of land plus pay for services. The only condition was that the Martin expedition must be the first to settle on the land. If this condition were not fulfilled other comers would get a thousand acres each and Martin's group nothing; if the condition were successfully met by Martin's forces, they were to have a document from Dr. Walker assuring them of the validity of their claim. This would serve as a deterrent to other would-be settlers. It was a gamble, and nothing appealed to Joseph Martin as much as gambling.

The leaders of this expedition, in addition to Joseph Martin, were his brother Brice and friend William Hord. The party set out from Albemarle and spent four days in reaching Staunton, where they spent several days "competing business," which seems to have meant gathering supplies at this frontier town. The little expedition arrived at Ingles Ferry on March 14, 1769. This crossing of the New River, in use till relatively recent times, was located a few miles upstream from the present Radford, VA. (13) Here, Martin sent his brother Brice forward with the slaves and the baggage, and waited for the arrival of Captain Hord and Dr. Walker. Two days later, the captain and the doctor arrived. On the next day, March 17, 1769, Dr. Walker returned to Albemarle and Hord and Martin headed for the wilderness. (12)

They heard disturbing news upon their arrival at the Holston river. A group headed by a man named Kirtley, and including Captain Rucker and others, had already left for the valley, having paid a guide five pounds to pilot them. This guide was reputed to have known a way six days closer than the Martin route. Like all professional gamblers, Martin did not panic under stress. He ordered flour reduced to one quart per person. All other rations were to be sold, and the party to rely on the bounty of nature and the marksmanship of the men. Hiring a guide, they pushed off into the wilderness on the 18th. Two days later, they realized they were lost. (12)

This type of emergency often proves the making of men of real ability and Joseph Martin rose to this minor occasion. It was agreed that a rendezvous would be maintained at the present camp and each man would range out seeking the trail. On the third day, the agreed-upon triple blast of the hunting horn signaled that the Hunter's Trace had been found. This welcome signal came from the hunting horn of Joseph Martin. When the weary, but elated, men reassembled, it was only with difficulty that Martin restrained his men from committing mayhem upon the hapless "Guide." Exhausted by anxiety, the men felt a rest of two days was needed before they pushed on once more. On March 26, 1769, they found Powell's Valley. (13)

Exactly a week later, the baggage detail under Brother Brice Martin came into camp. It was still another two weeks later before the Kirbley-Rucker faction arrived in the Valley. Martin's party staked off a 21,000 acre tract near the present village of Rose Hill, VA. Here, they built a large stockaded fort. It proved useless. The Indians ran Martin's men off before the corn ripened. They went wearily back to Albemarle County, but retained title to their land. (13)

Little is known about Martin's activities between the summer of 1769 and that of 1774. In a letter to him dated September 23, 1771, Dr. Walker writes Martin that his land was been "saved by the honesty of the Cherokees." This appears to mean that the Cherokees who accompanied Colonel John Donelson, then running the so-called Indian line, insisted on Martin's land being included in the settler's side of the land by virtue of an offset. (14)

Martin was commissioned a captain of Pittsylvania County militia by Lord Dunmore, Virginia's last colonial governor, on August 25, 1774. (15) With the outbreak of Dunmore's War, though a Captain, martin was sent to serve as a lieutenant under Abraham Penn on New River. Since Penn was old and relatively infirm, Martin commanded the company, even receiving from Colonel William Preston, on November 4, 1774, the letter ordering disbandment of the company. (16) Martin returned to his farm to give commands to plow horses, not men. His commission as captain was routinely renewed when Dunmore's rule was superseded by the Committee of Public Safety when Virginia became a Commonwealth. (17)

A few months prior to the renewal of Martin's commission by the Public Safety committee, an event took place on the banks of Watauga river which influenced Martin's life. This was the largest American real estate transaction, the "sale" of thirty-two million acres of land for fifty thousand dollars in merchandise - the noted Transylvania purchase. Judge Richard Henderson made this transaction at the site of Elizabethton, TN on March 17, 1775. Although Martin was not present at the sale, he was appointed agent and entry take for Powell's Valley by Henderson. In the intervening year, Martin seems to have shuttled back and forth between Henry (then Pittsylvania) County and Powell's Valley. (18)

In midsummer, 1776, he received a letter from Colonel John Donelson, Andrew Jackson's future father-in- law, ordering him to assemble his militia company and march immediately to the Long Island of the Holston. (19) Joseph Martin was now thirty-six. Had he died at this point, there would be no need for surprise and regret that he has been bypassed by history. The events of the next fourteen years on the frontier were to change this.

One of Martin's soldiers in his Pittsylvania company, William Alexander, had this to say in his pension declaration: "In the month of June, 1776, he entered the service of the United States in the county of Pittsylvania, VA, as a volunteer for six months in a company commanded by Capt. Joseph Martin. He was marched from thence direct to the Long Island of the Holston where they joined the troops under the command of Col. Christie, or Christian. After being stationed at the Long Island of Holston for about six weeks during which time other troops were collecting and those that were there engaged in the erection of a Fort, they marched to the Towns." (20) This campaign was the largest of the many launched against the Cherokees by Virginia. Colonel William Christian, the youthful commander, had forty companies of perhaps fifty men each, plus drovers and wagon men. The strength of the expedition always approximated two thousand men, although it varied from time to time, since the forces gathered slowly at the Long Island and there were many men ill during the fall months. The troops marched to the Indian towns of Chota and Chilhowee and burned them, but met no opposition. They returned almost immediately; being gone perhaps a total of but six weeks. (21)

On the return of the troops, Martin and his company, which had his two brothers, Brice and John, as lieutenant and ensign, were stationed at the newly-built fort Patrick Henry, located at the upper end of the Long Island and on the north bank of Holston river. Since it was customary to man local forces with local troops, it is strange that Martin's company was chosen to garrison Patrick Henry. Martin was undoubtedly influenced in this by his large land holdings in Powell's Valley and his position with the Transylvania Company. It is an interesting commentary on his popularity with his troops that, although free to leave the company when the six months tour was over, the entire company of four sergeants and fifty men remained with their commander at Patrick Henry. (23)

Although the opening months of 1777 were no busier than any other in martin's crowded life, it might be well to consider them in detail rather than in board outline as heretofore. He was engaged in a number of overlapping and relatively important activities. Stationed as he was on the very brink of the Cherokee territory, he was subjected to constant skirmishes and parleys with the Indians as the first line of defense of the settlements. While he was at Fort Patrick Henry, the new county of Washington (Virginia) was formed. Being selected as a member of this initial court of the first political entity named for George Washington and first county established on the present TVA watershed, Martin rode horseback up the Island road, spending the night of January 27, 1777 with his friend, Anthony Bledsoe. He reached Black's Fort (now Abingdon) the next day. (24) His duties as frontier commander did not allow him to remain longer than the initial court of 28 January, and he returned to Patrick Henry Fort on the 30th, only to find that his company was to be transferred to a wilderness fort on the Clinch. This fort was called by the government Fort Lee, but the natives stubbornly continued to call it, as they had since 1774, or earlier, "Rye Cove." There was no more westerly, hence no more dangerous, fort than this on the Virginia frontier, exposed as it was to both the Cherokees and the dreaded "Shawnasee," as the settlers called the northern Indians. (25)

While at Fort Lee, he had a dangerous skirmish with the Indians in adjacent Powell's Valley in which two of his best spies, the brothers Bunch, were seriously wounded. (26) Meanwhile, the Washington County court had appointed him to take the tithables of the county in the section north of the river Clinch, a difficult, tedious, and dangerous task that involved long, lonely rides over roughest terrain to secure the names of the scattered settlers. He was also commissioned a captain of the Washington County militia; he was appointed to distribute the flour sent from the east to aid the besieged and distressed settlers; and he was appointed a commission member to sell lands donated for the county seat of Washington. (27) As if defending the frontier at its most vulnerable spot, distributing flour to the hungry inhabitants, taking the tithables on the westernmost perimeter of the frontier, deliberating on the methods of selling lands to finance a courthouse, in addition to the regular duties of commanding a company of garrisoned troops were not enough, Martin had an additional task. He and his men built a new and strong fort at "Rye Cove" between 9 February and 9 April of that year. (28) His stay at Lee, was terminated in midsummer because of the treaty negotiated with the Cherokees at Long Island. In this treaty, the Indians relinquished a large region, retaining title only to Long Island which they did not cede until 1810. (29)

The most climactic event in Martin's life occurred on November 3, 1777 when Governor Patrick Henry appointed him superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Commonwealth of Virginia. (30) The appointment specified that martin was to take up his residence in the Indian nation, yet he preferred to remain close to his holdings in Powell's Valley. He used an ingenious method to solve his dilemma, establishing residence on the Long Island of Holston, presumably on the lower, more fertile, end of the thousand acre Island. He added to the residence, for his comfort, an Indian "wife" having at the same time his lawfully wedded wife, Sarah Lucas Martin, at home in Henry County. It is likely that some of Martin's neglect by his contemporaries and by posterity is due to this irregular act. Yet, with the exception of his son, William, none of the family in Henry County was in the least outraged by this act. There is strong evidence that this connection not only saved Martin's life, but that of the entire lower settlements on a number of occasions, for his Indian "wife" was no ordinary person, but the daughter of Nancy Ward, herself perhaps the most famous Indian woman at the close of the eighteenth century. Nancy Ward was the niece of the "Little Carpenter," or Attacullaculla, the "emperor" of the Cherokees. Colonel William Martin has left an excellent defense of his father's conduct in a letter of July 7, 1842 to Lyman C. Draper. (31)

Always quick to realize the potential value of property, Martin took up a large tract of land on the site of the present city of Kingsport, TN. (32) Meanwhile, he led a rather uneventful life in the uneasy quiet of the year 1778 on the Holston. Early in 1779, he was offered a major's command in the nautical expedition of Colonel Evan Shelby to Chickamauga, but refused it. (33) Without relinquishing his membership in the Washington Co., VA Court, Martin took the oath of office as a member of the newly formed Sullivan Co., NC court at ceremonies held at Looney's Fort in February, 1780. (34) At the close of 1780 and in the first few days of 1781, he was a battalion commander in Colonel Arthur Campbell's successful Cherokee campaign. He is especially mentioned in Campbell's report to Governor Thomas Jefferson. (35) Six weeks later, having visited the camp of General Nathaniel Greene in Piedmont Carolina, martin stopped on his way home to deliver to Colonels William Preston and William Christian, copies of a commission from General Greene appointing the three men, Martin, Preston, and Christian, to treat with the Cherokees for peace. (36)

The succeeding years were full of overlapping posts, honors, and duties, all of which Martin seems to have successfully discharged without consideration of his own comfort or personal feelings. Because these are so numerous and overlapping, they are only summarized here. In 1783, he was a commissioner with Isaac Shelby and Colonel John Donelson, the latter now a resident of middle Tennessee and the former of Kentucky, to treat with the Chickasaws at French Lick (Nashville). Sarah Lucas Martin died in 1782 and Joseph married Susanna Graves in 1784, all the while retaining Betsy Ward, the Indian "wife" - a fact he did not at all withhold from Miss Graves. Just before his second marriage, Martin became involved in the questionable matter of the lands of the "Great Bent" of the Tennessee with two men he rather unwisely trusted - John Sevier and William Blount. Although his scheme failed, Blount had the effrontery to urge Martin to open a land office at his Indian Agency on Long Island. Martin, a man of honor refused. By Christmas of 1785, he was in Tugaloo, GA, and seems at that time, although a citizen of Virginia and Indian Agent for that state, as well as a member of the North Carolina Legislature, to have been elected to the Georgia Legislature! In 1787, on the resignation of Evan Shelby as brigadier for upper western North Carolina (now East Tennessee), Martin was appointed Brigadier General of the Militia. He was also made Indian Agent for North Carolina the same year. (37)

A change in his fortunes, though not in his fortune, came in 1789, as the Indian affairs now became a federal matter and his long tenure as agent ended. He sold his huge holdings in Powell's Valley and his land near Long Island and returned to Henry County to live. (38) His Indian "wife" went to South Carolina to live with her aging mother, Nancy Ward. It is interesting that Betsy Ward came once to Henry County to visit the family and was graciously received by the second Mrs. Joseph Martin. In 1790, Martha was prominently mentioned for and many expected that he would become governor South of the River Ohio, but he was passed over in favor of the candidate of the North Carolina faction, William Blount. (37)

Martin, on his return to Southside Virginia, began a long membership in the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1793, he was appointed Brigadier General for his militia district by the governor of Virginia. Several years later, he was on the commission to settle the line between Virginia and Kentucky. Ten years later, in 1803, he served on the commission that finally solved the Virginia-Tennessee boundary which with its double lines of Walker and Henderson had harassed the border inhabitants since 1779. In the summer of 1808, he made a long journey at the request of the government through the Indian territories, armed with a safe-conduct signed by the Secretary of War. He returned in the autumn of 1808 feeble and worn-out. Soon after Thanksgiving, he suffered a stroke. He died quietly on December 18, 1808, at the age of 68, after a life which, remarkable as it is in rich detail, is not half so astounding as the fact that it has been completely ignored by historians. (37)

FOOTNOTES: (1) Colonel William Martin to Lyman C. Draper, Dixon Springs, TN, June 1, 1842 (Draper MSS 8ZZ2, 15 pages) This is the basic reference for information on the Martin family and the childhood of General Joseph Martin. (2) Will book 2, page 112, Albemarle Co., VA. "Joseph Martin of Frederickville. Wife Ann, sons Brice, William, Joseph, John, and George; daughters Susannah, Mary (sic) Hammock, Sarah Burris, Martha Ann and Olive." (3) Draper Mss 8ZZ2, p. 2 (4) ibid (5) Order Book 4, page 491, Augusta Co., VA (6) Draper Mss 6QQ112 (7) Draper Mss 3 XX35, 8ZZ2, page 5 (8) Draper Mss, 8ZZ2, page 6 (9) Draper Mss, 8ZZ2; 1XX15 (10) Draper Mss, 8ZZ2, pp. 7-8 (11) Proceedings of the American Antiquary Society, N. S. XVIII 391; papers of Sir William Johnson, VI, 297-298; 316-317 (12) This account of the expedition to Powell's Valley of 1769 is entirely from a letter written from Powell's Valley on May 9, 1769 by Martin, but apparently never sent (To Colonel Syme, it would seem). There appears to be no other account preserved of this expedition. Two copies of the letter of May 9, 1769 are to be found in the Draper Collection (but not the original letter.) These copies are 3XX29 (3-5) and 3XX7 (3-5). (13) This ferry was established in November, 1762. The authority for its establishment and rates for the year 1762-1763 are to be found in Hening 7, 588. Map references to this ferry are to be found on plates 56, 59, 61 and 63 of ATLAS OF AMERICAN HISTORY, J. T. Adams, editor. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1943. On November 2, 1767, William Inglis (Ingles) gave bond with Israel Christian his surety for public ferry on his land - Will Book 4, 67, 21, 1767 to be used as the starting point of new road construction - Deed book 9, 251, Augusta Co., VA. (14) Draper Mss 1XX1 (15) Draper Mss 1XX2 (16) Draper Mss 1XX3; 1XX4; 1XX5; 3XX18 (17) Draper Mss 1XX7 (18) Draper Mss 1XX8; 1XX9. For a reasonably accurate and fairly comprehensive brief account of the Transylvania Purchase, see T. P. Abernethy; Western Lands and the American Revolution. Russell and Russell, Inc. New York, 1959. Chapter IX covers this event. (19) Draper Mss 1XX12 (20) Draper Mss 2DD204-208 (21) Draper Mss, 8ZZ72 (3, 39). No satisfactory or even adequate, account of Christian's Cherokee Campaign of 1776 exists. Christian, brother-in-law of Patrick Henry, is one of the most interesting figures in the crowded tapestry that is the Holston Frontier. Born in 1743, he was killed by the Indians in Kentucky on April 9, 1786. A sketch of him appears in the Dictionary of American Biography. Perhaps the best account, by default, of his 1776 Cherokee Campaign is to be found in Chapter VI of Samuel C. Williams' Tennessee During the Revolution. Nashville, 1944. This account, as is unfortunately common with older Tennessee historians, distorts the perspective to favor their state above the truth. See also Draper Mss 1XX31 and 4QQ74. (22) Draper Mss 1XX11; 1XX31. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 7, page 2 (23) Draper Mss 1XX19 (24) World Book 1, page 1 Washington Co., VA (25) Draper Mss 1XX20; 1XX24 (26) Pensions Statement of James Kincaid, National Archives P. S. S-16907 (27) Order Book 1, pp 3, 7, 8, 9, Washington Co., VA (28) Draper Mss 1XX32 (29) Draper Mss 4QQ150-153, 155, 156, 157 (30) Draper Mss 1XX29 (31) Draper Mss 3XX4 (32) Deed Book 1, page 104 (Land Grant #196) Sullivan Co., Tn, October 10, 1783 - "400 acres to Joseph Martin on north side of Holston river in Long Island Flatts (sic)." (33) Draper Mss 1XX38 (34) North Carolina State Records, Vol. XIV, 136-114 (35) Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vol. I, 481 ff (36) Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 5, 231, Princeton University Press, 1951. (37) Deed Book 1, 104 (Land Grant #196) Sullivan Co., TN 3XX13. Data on Martin as prospective Governor of the Territory South of the river Ohio is from Draper Mss 3XX55 and from Territorial Papers of the United States, Vol. 4, 21, Note 39. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (38) Russell Co., VA, Deed Book 1, pp 24, 28, 30, 32, 99, and 101. In these deeds Martin sells a total of 2,400 acres of land for the sum of L760. See also Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vol. IV, 428.

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Will of Robert Martin
Wilkes County North Carolina
Will Book 4 Page 279-281:

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I Robert Martin of the County of Wilkes and state of North Carolina
being old and afflicted in body but of a sound disposing mind and memory
thanks be to allmighty God for the same, do make this my last Will and
Testament in manner and form following.
First I recommend my Soul into the hands of God my Creator and my Body to be
     buried in a plain and decent manner at the discretion of my friends &
     executors and as to such wordly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless
     me with I dispose of it as follows
2t   I will and direct that all my just debts be paid out of my estate, and
     that all my debts, that are owing to me be collected by my executors
     hereafter named.
     I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Amelia Martin for and during
     her natural life the plantation that I now line on together with all
     my stock of every kind and my household and kitchen furniture and
     all such farming tools as she may want, and if she should chose to
     sell any of the above property not hereafter willed my will is that my
     executors shall dispose the same to sale and apply the money solely
     to her use and support and should be there a surplus of said money on
     her hand at her decease, I direct for it to be paid over to my daughter
     Amelia M. Smith for her use.  If dead to be equally divided among her
     Children. I also will unto my beloved wife Amelia Martin for and
     during her natural life my negro woman Rose.
3d   I give and bequeath unto my son William Martin one Dollar in addition
     what I have allready given him
4th  I give and bequeath unto my daughter in law Mary Martin and Children
     wife and heir of Williams W. Martin my son dec'd my negroe girl Mary
     and to go in the possession of Mary Martin at my death and at Mary
     Martins death to be equally divided amongst her living Children and it
     is also my will that said girl Mary should not be sold out of reach of
     Ben her husband.
5th  I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Diana H. Pettys heirs one
     Dollar in addition to what they have heretofore received of my estate
6th  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Wright my tract of land
     known by the name of the Squire Barker Tract whereon Mary Standley
     now lives, supposed to contain 160 acres to be hers and not to be at
     the disposal of her husband Wm W. Wright and after her death to be
     equally divided amongst her Children together with what I have
     heretofore given her
7th  I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin F. Martin one Dollar in addition
     to what I have heretofore given him.
8th  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Amelia M Smith my negro
     boy Hubbard and my Negro woman Rose to be hers after the death
     of my wife also my Negro woman Sarah to the said Amelia M Smith
     and her Children, I also give unto my son in law Samuel P. Smith my
     Brass fire dogs, Shovel and tongs, fire guard and also a set of Black
     Smith tools and my Writing Chair
9th  I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Amelia M Smith

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     my Negro boy ??????
10th I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Sarah M Smith my
     Negro boy Orange.
11th I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Diane Lucinda Harrison
     Smith my Negro girl Mira and the third choice of my Beds, Bed
     steads and furniture and also my desk, after the death of my wife
12th I give and bequeath unto my grandson Robert M. Smith my Negro
     boy Adam and my Side Board, Saddle and bridle and the first
     choice of my beds, beadsteads and furniture.
13.  I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Susannah J. Smith
     my Negro Child Abram and fourth Choice of my Beds, Beadsteads
     and furniture, also my corner cupboard after the death of my wife.
14.  I give and bequeath unto my grandson Samuel P. Smith the second
     choice of my beds, bedsteads & furniture, my clock, Book case and
     Bureau after the death of my wife.
15.  I will that those children named as legatees shall not have any
     part of the negroes given in this will to my daughter Amelia
     M. Smith at her death and that the property willed to them
     remain in the hands & care of Samuel P. Smith their father
     until my granddaughters are 18 years old, and my grandsons
     twenty one years of age. Then to be delivered over by him or
     his administrators or Executors to each as they arrive at
     that age, unless the property is accidentally or providentially
     destroyed, in which case he is not held responsible.
16.  My further will is that if either of my grandchildren to whom
     a legacy is left in this my will should die leaving no issue
     then in that case their part of the legacy willed to them
     I direct to be equally divided amongst my daughter Amelia
     M. Smith's children who have no particular legacy left them
     and are not named in this my will.
17.  I further give and bequeath unto my live grandsons Robert
     M. Smith and Samuel P. Smith the tract of land whereon
     I now live as heretofore conveyed to them in a deed, of gift
     dated the fifteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred forty two
18.  I will and direct that all my Book accounts at my death if
     any is left against any of my heirs they are to be collected by
     my executors as it stands charged and directed on my
     family account Book and not in any other manner whatever
19.  I further will and direct that my daughter Amelia M. Smith
     may take out of my medical shop such medicines and medical
     Books as she may want for her own use and the Ballance
     of my Medicine, medical instruments and medical Books and
     medical apparatus belonging to my shop I give to my grand
     son Robert C. Martin for his own use and benefit
20th I also will and direct that after the death of my beloved wife

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     Amelia Martin that my old negro man John and old negro woman
     Dilcey be set free and I leave them in charge of my son in law
     Samuel P. Smith and my daughter Amelia M. Smith that is to say
     that they do not suffer in their old age for diet or clothing ???
21st The reason that I have not given to my two sons in law Ely Petty
     and Wm W Wright and their wives and children and my son Benjamin
     F. Martin and his heirs no more then I have is this my last will &
     Testament is because I consider what I have heretofore given them
     makes them fully equal to my other children if not more then equal.
22nd And I do hereby notify and confirm this my last will and testament
     strictly enjoining it on my ???? to carry it into Execution to which
     I do ordain and appoint my trusty friends James Martin, Samuel P.
     Smith and Robert C. Martin Executors In witness whereof I the said
     Robert Martin have to this my last will and testament
    set my hand & seal this 11th day of September 1842
         Test
                John Rousseau                     Robert Martin (seal)
                ? ? ? ? ?
                Benj S. Martin

North Carolina  }
  Wilkes County } Nov Sessions  1842
  The execution of the within will was duly proven in open court by
the oaths of John Rousseau & Benjamin S. Martin the subscribing
witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded and registered that the
Executors therein named, Sam'l P. Smith, Jas. Martin & Robert C. Martin
were duly qualified
                    Test
                    W. Martin Clk

Portrait and Biographical Album of Marshall County, Kansas
Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1899
Page 366-367

SAMUEL SMITH MARTIN. Something over thirty-two years ago the subject of this notice found his way to this county, and settled in the wilds of Rock Township, where he sojourned from 1857 to 1859. There were few evidences of civilization, the cabins of the settlers being few and far between and the outlook was anything but inviting. Partly on this account Mr. Martin in the year last mentioned returned to Indiana, whence he had come, and lived there for a period of ten years. He then ventured out to the frontier again and has since been a resident of Rock Township. He is the owner of a good property, embracing 240 acres of fine farming land, pleasantly located on section 7, and which with its buildings and appurtenances forms one of the most attractive pictures in the landscape of this region. Mr. Martin has had an ample experience with the dangers and difficulties of pioneer life. He comes of a hard race and first opened his eyes to the light near Wilkesboro, N. C., Oct. 10, 1834. A year later his parents emigrated to the wilds of Indiana at a time when deer and wolves were plentiful besides coons and other wild animals. The coon hunting especially formed one of the best appreciated recreations of the young people of that region. The advantages for education, as may he supposed, were extremely limited, the schools being conducted on the subscription plan, in a log I cabin furnished with seats and desks made of slabs with puncheon floor and greased paper for window panes. At the age of seven years our subject was partially orphaned by the death of his father, but he remained at home with his mother until she, too, passed away.
          In the spring of 1856 Mr. Martin, leaving Indiana, set out for the farther West with a team, crossing the Mississippi, and in due time established himself on a tract of land in Story County, Iowa, he lived there and in Marshall and Hardin counties, until the spring of 1857. Not satisfied then with the outlook in the Hawkeye State, he decided to try the climate of Northern Kansas and journeyed to this county by team as before. He preempted land paying therefor $1.25 per acre, made some improvements and lived upon it until 1859. Then returning to his old haunts in Indiana be farmed on rented land until the fall of 1869. His next movement was to come back to this county, when he located on his present farm where he has made all the improvements which are now to he seen. The cyclone of 1876 made way with most of his buildings, but he replaced them and since that time has been uniformly prosperous. He has added to his first purchase eighty acres and now has ample facilities for the cultivation of his land, which is abundantly fertile. The farm embraces sixty acres of native timber and is watered by the west fork of the Vermillion. There are groves and an orchard in good bearing condition besides trees of the smaller fruits, a comfortable dwelling and the outbuildings required for the shelter of stock and the storing of grain. Mr. Martin keeps good grades of cattle, swine, horses and mules, and uses three teams in the operations of his farm. The story of his early toils and struggles is similar to that of so many whose lives have been faithfully recorded in this volume.
          The 15th day of April, 1861, was made memorable in the life of our subject by his marriage in Wells County, Ind., with Miss Syrilda Edmundson.  This lady was born in Rush County, Ind. Her union with Mr. Martin resulted in the birth of ten children, the eldest of whom, James M., remains at home with his parents. William A. married Miss Lulu Rakestraw and is farming in Rock Township. John F. is at home; Rena A., Mrs. Brooks; Martha I. married William Talon and they reside on a farm in Guittard Township; Mary J., the twin sister of Martha, is the wife of William Bond, a barber of Sheridan, Mo.; Nancy I. remains under the home roof. Jehu A., Andrew J., and Emmett C. are all .it home.
          Politically, our subject affiliates with the Republican party. He has been a Deacon and Elder in the Christian Church for many years and is one of its chief pillars. In the early days he assisted in the organization of Rock Township, and was active in the establishment of schools besides assisting in the erection of school buildings. He has had little desire for the spoils of office and aside from serving as Constable at one time, has declined the responsibilities of public life.
          The father of our subject was Hon. Benjamin F. Martin, the son of Rev. Robert Martin, both of whom were natives of North Carolina, where the latter engaged in farming, and as a minister of the Baptist Church. He carried a musket in the Revolutionary War, and died in his native State. His son, Benjamin F., was bred to farm pursuits, which he followed during his life long, and during his early manhood owned a farm in his native county. He served in the War of 1812, and afterward emigrated to Wayne County, Ind., where he settled among its earliest pioneers. Later he removed to Whitley County, where he cleared a farm from the forest and spent his last days. In the meantime he became well-to-do, was the owner of a large tract of land, and was a successful dealer in cattle and sheep. He was prominent in politics, and at one time represented his county in the Legislature. He was also Judge of the county court several terms. He died at the age of fifty-five years in the faith of the Baptist Church, religiously, and a member of the old Whig party, politically.
          The maiden name of the mother of our subject was Sarah Rousseau. She, likewise, was a native of North Carolina, as was Grandfather Rousseau, the latter being a planter and well-to-do. He was of French descent and served in the Revolutionary War. He emigrated to Indiana with his family and died in Whitley County, Ind., in 1855, at the age of seventy-seven years. He was an active Whig, politically, and in religious belief a Dunkard. Mrs. Sarah (Rousseau) Martin departed this life in 1855, at the age of fifty-five years. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and the mother of nine children, who lived to mature years. Nancy is now deceased; Diana is a resident of Whitley County, Ind.; Benjamin F. and David H. are deceased; Reuben died in infancy; James L. is a resident of Polk County, Mo.; Samuel S., our subject; Hiram H. lives in Mo. William R. lives in Arkansas, near Fayetteville.



1830 Census

1830 Wilkes County North Carolina Census:
Benjamin F. Martin, Esq.: 2 males-under-5,
                          1-male-20-30,
                          1 male-40-50,
                          2 females-under-5
                          2 females-20-30
1840 Census
Benjamin F. Martin 2-males-under-4
                   3 males-5-10
                   1 male-10-15
                   1 male-50-60
                   2 females-10-15
                   1 female-30-40   
1850 Census

15-16 Oct 1850 Smith Township, Whitley County Indiana
dwelling 895 family 922
James Leech      25 M farmer   700  Ohio attended school
Elizabeth Leech  20 F               Ohio attended school
John Leech     1/12 M
dwelling 895 family 923
Sarah Martin     44 F          450  NC
David Martin     18 M farmer        NC attended school
James Martin     17 M               NC attended school
Samuel S. Martin 15 M               NC attended school
Hiram Martin     14 M               Ia attended school
William Martin   12 M               Ia attended school
Lucinda Martin    8 F               Ia
David Russeau    70 M Cooper        NC
dwelling 895 family 924
Samuel Leech     24 M farmer        OH
Diana Leech      22 F               NC
Sarah F Leech  1/12 F               IN

1860 Census

21st June 1860 Census Union township Wells County, Indiana
Post Office Bluffton, page 58: lines 32-39: dwelling 424 family 395:
James Edmundson     44 M Farmer 2000 600 North Carolina
Nancy Edmundson     50 F                 North Carolina     Unable to Read/Write
Jehu Edmundson      21 M Laborer      75 Indiana  attended school
Ann Maria Edmundson 17 F                 Indiana  attended school
John Edmundson      12 M                 Indiana  attended school
dwelling 424 family 396:
Samuel S. Martin    25 M Farmer 2000 100 North Carolina married in the year
Syrilda Marin       22 F                 Indiana married within the year
                
12 Jul 1860 Cenus Smith Township Whitley County Indiana page 183
Samuel Leech   35 M farmer 3000  980  Ohio
D Leech        30 F                   N. Carolina
Sarah F Leech  10 F                   Ind.  attended school 
Lucinda Martin 19 F domestic          Ind.
            
19 June 1860 Center Township, Doniphan County, Kansas Territory
Post office: Troy.  Dwelling 56 Family 53 lines 28-29
David Martin   28 M farmer           N.C. 
Sarah Martin   21 F teacher of C S   Ohio
Dwelling 56 Family 54 lines 30
S. J. Reed     40 M Farmer 3000  500 Ohio
Emil Reed      40 F                  Ohio attended school
Jesse Reed     17 M farm hand        Ohio attended school
Jas. Reed      14 M                  Mo   attended school
A. J. Reed     11 M                  Mo   attended school  idiot
Emily J. Reed   7 F                  Mo   attended school 
Perry Reed      5 M                  Cal. attended school
Susannah right 16 F domestic         Ky   attended school 

1870 Census

7 June 1870 Census Guittard Township Marshall County Kansas page 232
P. O. Guittard, dwelling 37 family 43:
Samuel S. Martin  34 M W farmer        1000 250 North Carolina
Sarilda Martin    33 F W keeping house          Indiana
James M. Martin    8 M W                        Indiana attended school
William A. Martin  7 M W                        Indiana attended school
John F. Martin     5 M W                        Indiana attended school 
Rena A. Martin     3 F W                        Indiana
Mary J. Martin     1 F W                        Indiana
Marthy J. Martin   1 F W                        Indiana
                    
26 July 1870 Census Baker Township, Crawford County, Kansas
Post office Girrad dwelling 120 household 115
William Martin    32 M W farmer        2200  723 Indiana
Nancy J. Martin   24 F W keeping house           Indiana
Sarah J. Martin    4 F W                         Missouri
William F. Martin  1 M W                         Kansas 

1875 Census

1 March 1875 Kansas State Census Rock Township Marshall County Kansas page 4:
1 1 Sam. Martin     39 M farmer 2500.00 400.00 N.C. Ind.
    Syrilda Martin  37 F                       Ind. Ind.
    Monroe Martin   13 M                       Ind. Ind. attended school
    Wm. Martin      12 M                       Ind. Ind. attended school
    John Martin     10 M                       Ind. Ind. attended school
    Rena martin      8 F                       Ind. Ind. attended school
    Mary Martin      6 F                       Ind. Ind.
    Martha Martin    6 F                       Ind. Ind.
    Nancy Martin     w F                       Ind. Ind.

1880 Census

9 June 1880 Census Rock Township Marshall County Kansas page 232
dwelling 99 family 105:
Smith Martin   M W  44 Head m Farmer         N.C. N.c. N.C.
Syrilda Martin F W  42 wife m keeping house  Ind. N.C. N.C.
James Martin     M W  18 son  s farmer         Ind. N.C. Ind. 
William Martin   M W  16 son  s farmer         Ind. N.C. Ind. 
John Martin      M W  15 son  s farmer         Ind. N.C. Ind. 
Rena Martin      F W  13 dau  s at home        Ind. N.C. Ind. 
Martha Martin    F W  11 dau  s at home        Ind. N.C. Ind. 
Mary Martin      F W  11 dau  s at home        Ind. N.C. Ind. 
Nancy Martin     F W   7 dau  s                Kan. N.C. Ind.
Jehu Martin      M W   3 son  s                Kan. N.C. Ind.
Andrew Martin    M W 11M son  s                Kan. N.C. Ind. 
            
15 June 1880 Census Johnson township, Polk County Missouri
page 23 dwelling 211 family 217 lines 18-25
James Martin    W M 46 head          m Sells Pattents   IN   unknown
Serrenia Martin W F 31 wife          m keeping house    KY   N.C. N.C.
Jessee Martin    F F 10 dau           s  attended school Iowa Ind. Ken.
Jennie Martin    W F  8 dau           s  attended school Iowa Ind. Ken.
James Martin     W M  3 son           s                  MO   Ind. Ken.
Edman Martin     W M  1 son           s                  MO   Ind. Ken.
Jennie Key       W F 23 sister-in-law s artist           KY   N.C. N.C.
Mattie Kemp      W F 20 servant       s house keeping    MO   unknown
            
1 Jun 1880 Census Johnson township, Polk County Missouri
page 194 dwelling 62 family 66 lines 44-47
Hiram Martin     W M 44 head           m farmer         Indiana  N.C.  N.C.
Sarah E. Martin  W M 42 wife           m keeping house  Ohio     Va.   Ohio
Kitte Mc Cabe    W M 13 orphan raising s                Missouri unknown
Franklin Latiker W M  3 adopted        s                Missouri N.C.  Tenn.
            
1 Jun 1880 Census Cedar township, Carroll County, Arkansas family 28
William Martin  W M 42 head m farmer        Indiana  Indiana  Indiana
Nancy Martin    W F 34 wife m keeping house Ill      Md.      Md. 
Sarah J. Martin W F 13 dau    at home       Mo.      Indiana  Illinois
William Martin  W M 11 son                  Kan.     Indiana  Illinois
James E. Martin W M  7 son                  Ark.     Indiana  Illinois


1895 Census
1 March 1895 Kansas State Census Rock Township Marshall County Kansas
page 5: lines 19-22
S. S. Martin    60 N.C.
Syrilda Martin  58 Ind.
Jehu A Martin   18 Ind.
A. J. Martin    16 Ind.
Emmet C. Martin 14 Ind

1900 Census

12 Jun 1900 Census Rock Township Marshall County Kansas Sheet 6
dwelling 122 family 123 lines 97-99:
Smith Martin      head W M Oct 1834 65 m 40      N.C. N.C. N.C. farmer o M F
Syrilada Martin   wife W F Oct 1837 62 m 40 10 8 Ind. N.C. N.C.
Emmett C.  Martin son  W M Sep 1882 17 s         Kan. N.C. N.C. farm laborer
            
9 June 1900 Census Johnson Township, Polk County, Missouri
sheet 9 dwelling 189 family 197
Jas L Martin    head W M May 1834 66 m 40     NC       farmer ummployed10 mo O F H
Serena Martin   wife W F Apr 1849 51 m 24 2 2 KY KY NC
James W Martin  son  W M Jul 1877 22 s        MO NC KY miller (flour) unemployed 4 mo
Elsie N Martin  dau  W F Jul 1881 18 s        MO NC KY
Joice Key   m-in-law W F Jun 1819 81 w    8 2 NC NC NC

            
1 June 19000 Census, Springdale township, Washington County, Arkansas
Sheet 1B dwelling 21 family 23
William Martin head W M Sept 1837 62 m 40     Indiana  North Caroline North Carolina farmer O F F
Nancy Martin   wife W F Jany 1844 56 m 40 3 3 Illinois Indiana        Ohio

1905 Census
1 March 1905 Kansas State Census Rock Township Marshall County Kansas
Post Office, Frankfort, Kansas, page 14, Lines ll-12.  Own mortgaged farm
O M F 87 87 Syrilda Martin   68 F
            Andrew J. Martin 25 M


1910 Census


1910 Census Springdale township, Washington County, Arkansas
Dwelling 207 Family 212
James E. Martin  head M W 36 married 4 years     AR IL Unknown
Dora F. Martin 	 wife F W 33 married 4 years 1 1 AR NC NC
Martha B. Martin dau  F W 1-2/12 single          AR NC NC


1920 Census

29 June 1920 Census Stonewall township Pontotoc County Oklahoma (page 147)
Dwelling 61 Family head rent 61 
Mary Hughs         son       F W 29    wd Arkansas US        US
Cleatus T, Hughs   son       M W  6     s Oklahoma Tennessee Arkansas
Charlie E. Hughs   son       M W 2 1/12 s Oklahoma Tennessee Arkansas
Syrilda N, Martin  daughter  F W 12     s Oklahoma US        Arkanaas
Clifford A. Martin son       M W  9     s Oklahoma US        Arkansas 


2 Jan 1920 Census 316 Emma Avenue, Springdale town, Washington County, Arkansas
Dwelling 3 Family 4
James E. Martin   head O F M W 45 married AR IN KS Physician office
Dora F. Martin 	  wife     F W 41 married AR NC NC
Burnell M. Martin dau	   F W 10 single  AR AR AR
William T. Martin son 	   M W  8 single  AR AR AR
James A. Martin   son  M W 1-7/12 single  AR AR AR

1920 Census

29 April 1930 Census West Emma Avenue, Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas
Dwelling 264 Family 331 
James E. Martin    head O 6000 M W 55 m 31 AR IN IN Contractor building
Dora F. Martin     wife        F W 51 m 25 AR NC NC 
William T. Martin  dau         M W 18 s    AR AR AR
M. Bernelle Martin daughter    F W 21 s    AR AR AR nurse private family
James A. Martin    son         M W 12 s    AR AR AR



California Death Index 1970-1987
     Name                 Death Date Place    birth date    Girth place
     Syrilda N. Tucker
     [Syrilda N. Martin]  8 Jul 1980 Fresno   15 Jan 1907   Oklahoma

Portait & Biographical Album of Marshall County Kansas
Chapman Brothers, 1892. Pages 366-367:

SAMUEL SMITH MARTIN. Something over thirty-two years ago the subject of this notice found his way to this county, and settled in the wilds of Rock Township, where he sojourned from 1857 to 1859. There were few evidences of civilization, the cabins of the settlers being few and far between and the outlook was anything but inviting. Partly on this account Mr. Martin in the year last mentioned returned to Indiana, whence he had come, and lived there for a period of ten years. He then ventured out to the frontier again and has since been a resident of Rock Township. He is the owner of a good property, embracing 240 acres of fine farming land, pleasantly located on section 7, and which with its buildings and appurtenances forms one of the most attractive pictures in the landscape of this region. Mr. Martin has had an ample experience with the dangers and difficulties of pioneer life. He comes of a hard}- race and first opened his eyes to the light near Wilkesboro, N. C., Oct. 10, 1834. A year later his parents emigrated to the wilds of Indiana at a time when deer and wolves were plentiful besides coons and other wild animals. The coon hunting especially formed one of the beslapprcciated recreations of the young people of that region. The advantages for education, as may he supposed, were extremely limited, the schools being conducted on the subscription plan, in a log cabin furnished with seats and desks made of slabs with puncheon floor and greased paper for window panes. At the age of seven years our subject was partially orphaned by the death of his father, but he remained at home with his mother until she, too, passed away.
          In the spring of 1856 Mr. Martin, leaving Indiana, set out for the farther West with a team, crossing the Mississippi, and in due time established himself on a tract of land in Story County, Iowa, lie lived there and in Marshall and Hardin counties, until the spring of 1857. Not satisfied then with the outlook in the Hawkeyc State, he decided to try the climate of Northern Kansas and journeyed to this county by team as before. He preempted land paying therefor $1.25 per acre, made some improvements and lived upon it until 185'J. Then returning to his old haunts in Indiana be farmed on rented land until the fall of 1869. His next movement was to come back to th;s county, when he located on his present farm where he has made all the improvements which are now to he seen. The cyclone of 1876 made way with most of his buildings, but he replaced them and since that time has been uniformly prosperous. He has added to his first purchase eighty acres and now has ample facilities for the cultivation of his land, which is abundantly fertile. The farm embraces sixty acres of native timber and is watered by the west fork of the Vermillion. There are groves and an orchard in good bearing condition besides trees of the smaller fruits, a comfortable dwelling and the outbuildings required for the shelter of stock and the storing of grain. Mr. Martin keeps good grades of cattle, swine, horses and mules, and uses three teams in the operations of his farm. Tlie story of his early toils and struggles is similar to that of so many whose lives have been faithfully recorded in this volume.
          The 15th day of April, 1861, was made memorable in the life of our subject by his marriage in Wells County, Intl., with Miss Syrilda Kdmunson. This lady was born in Rush County, Ind. Her union with Mr. Martin resulted in the birth of ten children, the eldest of whom, James M., remains at home with his parents. William A. married Miss Lulu Rakestraw and is farming in Rock Township. JohnF. is at home; Rena A.; Mrs. Brooks; Martha I. married William Talon and they reside on a farm in Guittard Township; Mary J., the twin sister of Martha, is the wife of William Bond, a barber of Sheridan, Mo.; Nancy I. remains under the home roof. Jehu A., Andrew J., and Emmett C. are all at home.
          Politically, our subject affiliates with the Republican party. He has been a Deacon and Elder in the Christian Church for many years and is one of its chief pillars. In the early days he assisted in the organization of Rock Township, and was active in the establishment of schools besides assisting in the erection of school buildings. He has had little desire for the spoils of office and aside from serving as Constable at one time, has declined the responsibilities of public life.
          The father of our subject was Hon. Benjamin F. Martin, the son of Rev. Robert Martin, both of whom were natives of North Carolina, where the latter engaged in farming, and as a minister of the Baptist Church. He carried a musket in the Revolutionary War, and died in his native State. His son, Benjamin F., was bred to farm pursuits, which he followed during his life long, and during his early manhood owned a farm in his native county. He served in the War of 1812, and afterward emigrated to Wayne County, Ind., where he settled among its earliest pioneers. Later he removed to Whitley County, where he cleared a farm from the forest and spent his last days. In the meantime he became well-to-do, was the owner of a large tract of land, and was a successful dealer in cattle and sheep. He was prominent in politics, and at one time represented his county in the Legislature. lie was also Judge of the county court several terms.
          He died at the age of fifty-five years in the faith of the Baptist Church, religiously', and a member of the old Whig party, politically. The maiden name of the mother of our subject was Sarah Rousseau. She, likewise, was a native of North Carolina, as was Grandfather Rousseau, the latter being a planter and well-to-do. He was of French descent and served in the Revolutionary War. He emigrated to Indiana with his family and died in Whitley County, Ind., in 1855, at the age of seventy-seven years. He was an active Whig, politically, and in religious belief a Dunkard. Mrs. Sarah (Rousseau) Martin departed this life in 1855, at the age of fifty-five years. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and the mother of nine children, who lived to mature years. Nancy is now deceased; Diana is a resident of Whitley County, Ind.; Benjamin F. and David II. are deceased; Reuben died in infancy; James L. is a resident of Polk County, Mo.; Samuel S., our subject; Hiram II. lives in Mo. William R. lives in Arkansas, near Fayetteville.
         


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