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Col George Washington Martin
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1838
Monroe County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1921
Linn County
Missouri, USA

George, a Civil War veteran and the editor of the Brookfield Gazette, son of Wilson Martin, fell down stairs and died immediately of a broken neck. He was born in Sardis, Ohio. Came to MO in 1856. He taught school three years in Montgomery and Lincoln Counties, then back to Ohio. Civil War, Co B 25th Vol Ohio Inf. Promoted in command of company at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where lost right arm. After the war came to Brookfield, engaged in newspaper business and filled various county offices. Appointed postmaster of Brookfield 1911. More than 25 years in charge of the Gasette. He leaves three children, Mrs Georgia Shepherd, W.W. Martin and Charles Martin, Brookfield. His wife, Sarah J. Martin preceded him in death. (Obit found in The Browning Leader-Record, issue 22 Dec 1921, Browning MO. Missouri death certificate #32914.)
History of Linn County, Missouri, 1912, page 328: COL. GEORGE W. MARTIN was born near Sardis, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1838. He is a son of Wilson and Rebecca (Venham) Martin. The mother was the daughter of RAY VENHAM. The MARTINS were pioneer settlers in the Ohio river valley. CAPT. ABSALOM MARTIN, a great uncle of the COLONEL, served with distinction in the war of 1812. He was the founder of MARTIN'S FERRY. The Colonel's great-grandfather, REUBEN MARTIN, who was of Welsh descent. His great-grandmother was a native of Holland and was related to MARTIN VAN BUREN. The Colonel served during the Civil War. On October 24, 1865, Colonel MARTIN was married to Miss SARAH J. WILSON, of Wheeling, West Virginia. The three children born of their union are; GEORGIE, now Mrs. E.H. SHEPPERD; WILLIAM W., Miss MAY Deane; and CHARLES H. MARTIN

Family links: 
  Wilson William Martin (1815 - 1891)
  Rebecca Martin (1814 - 1855)
  Sarah Jane Wilson Martin (1840 - 1900)*
  Georgie Pannell Martin Shepherd (1867 - 1948)*
  William Wilson Martin (1869 - 1922)*
  Charles Henry Martin (1871 - 1948)*
  George Washington Martin (1838 - 1921)
  Thomas Wesley Martin (1841 - 1935)*
  David Bishop Martin (1842 - 1904)*
  Josiah Venham Martin (1847 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Linn County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 28 Lot 18 Site 04
Maintained by: Cheryl Sigsbee
Originally Created by: Louise Brown White
Record added: Apr 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26166191
Col George Washington Martin
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Col George Washington Martin
Added by: Cheryl Sigsbee
Col George Washington Martin
Added by: Cheryl Sigsbee
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