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Cornelia Williams Martin
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1818
Oneida County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1899
Cayuga County
New York, USA

The widow of Enos T. Martin and the mother of their eleven children, Cornelia (nee Williams) Martin died at the age of 80. A native of Utica, NY, and heiress to a mercantile fortune, she was born on Christmas Day 1818 to John Williams, an immigrant from Wales, and his wife, the former Eliza Sickles. On June 1, 1837 she wed the prominent attorney and journalist Enos Thompson Throop Martin, nephew of a New York governor, Enos Thompson Throop. The couple subsequently lived in New York City and Utica before settling at the Throop-Martin estate, "Willowbrook", on Lake Owasco near Auburn. There Mrs. Martin, who was known to be a gracious, attractive, and intelligent woman, entertained many prominent figures of the 19th Century, including Washington Irving, Jenny Lind, President Grant, William H. Seward, and George Armstrong Custer. A devout Christian, she authored several religious texts, including the inspirational "Songs in the House of My Pilgrimage" published in 1852 under the nom-de-plume "A Lady", and in 1880 under her own name, a biography of African missionary Albert Bushnell, an outgrowth of her zealous support of Protestant evangelical efforts in Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world. She also penned "The Old Home: Life at Willowbrook" for her family. Widowed in 1883, she died there sixteen years later. Of the Martins' eleven children, all but one, (the four-year-old Harriet Byron Martin), survived to adulthood, with several achieving prominence, most notably the writer Edward Sanford Martin (1856-1939). Mrs. Martin did, however, experience the grief of seeing three of her adult children die of tuberculosis at relatively young ages: Emily Martin Upton in 1871, and Mary and "Throop" in 1884 and 1885, respectively. At the time of her death her survivors included three sons, George, John, and Edward, and four daughters: Cornelia, Evelina Martin Alexander, Eliza Martin Tremain, and Violet Martin Wilder. GRAVE PHOTO: Nikita Barlow 
Family links: 
  Enos Thompson Throop Martin (1808 - 1883)*
  Mary Williams Martin (1838 - 1884)*
  Cornelia Eliza Martin (1840 - 1927)*
  Harriet Byron Martin (1841 - 1845)*
  Eveline Throop Martin Alexander (1843 - 1922)*
  Enos Throop Martin (1844 - 1885)*
  Emily Norwood Martin Upton (1846 - 1870)*
  Eliza Williams Martin Tremain (1848 - 1909)*
  John Williams Martin (1850 - 1908)*
  John W. Martin (1850 - 1903)*
  George Bliss Martin (1852 - 1928)*
  Edward Sanford Martin (1856 - 1939)*
  Violet Blair Martin Wilder (1860 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Fort Hill Cemetery
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Plot: Mt. Hope, Throop-Martin Plot
Created by: Nikita Barlow
Record added: Feb 03, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6153166
Cornelia <i>Williams</i> Martin
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Cornelia <i>Williams</i> Martin
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