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James Peter Martin
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1816
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 1905
New London
Henry County
Iowa, USA

OBITUARY:
Burlington Hawk Eye, Aug 18, 1905, p.2:
"Well Known Pioneer of Des Moines County Passes Away-Ninety Years" (special to the Hawk-Eye): New London, Iowa, Aug. 17.

"Mr. James Martin, Sr. died last night at the home of his son, James Martin, Jr., in the ninetieth year of his age. Mr. Martin was one of the old settlers of Pleasant Grove Township, Des Moines County and a man well-known and highly resppected in the community. His death due to infirmities of old age. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of James Martin, Jr, and the internment will be at Ramsey Cemetery."
The death certificate states that James died at 89 years, 5 months and 26 days. Also, that the doctor had attended him for two months. Cause is stated as general debility for 60 days, contributory was a fracture from a fall and gangrene for 20 days.
(obituary courtesy of Christina Dryden Woolford)

CENSUS:
1850 Census,Pleasant Grove, Des Moines, Iowa, August 28th, p 721, (361)
-Jonas [James] Martins 34 , farmer, born Ohio, value real estate $900
-Eliza Martins 38, born Ohio
-Samuel Martins, age 15, born Pennsylvania
-Matilda Jane Martins, age 11, born Pennsylvania
-Amanne Martins, age 7, born Ohio [Almarine]
-Caroline Martins, age 5, born Iowa
-Martha Martins, age 2, born Iowa [Mathias]

1852 Census Iowa, Pleasant Grove, Des Moines, Iowa
James Martin, 6 males, 3 females
Peter Shurts, 6 males, 4 females
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1856 Census Iowa, Pleasant Grove, Des Moines, Iowa, p 792, 793
-James Martin, age 40, in Iowa 12 years, born Ohio, 9 acres in meadows, 9 tons of hay, 12 acres of Spring wheat, 160 bushels harvested, 8 acres of winter wheat, 60 bushels harvested, 18 acres of oats, 500 bushels harvested, 20 acres of corn, 1000 bushels harvested, 1/2 acre of potatoes, 100 bushels harvested, 13 hogs sold $133 value of hogs sold, 2 cattle sold , vlue of cattle sold $100, 100 pounds of butter manufactured, 150 pounds of wool, value of domestic manufactures $200
-Eliza Martin, age 39, in Iowa 12 years, born Pennsylvania
-Samuel Martin, age 19, in Iowa 12 years, born Pennsylvania
-Matilda Martin, age 17, in Iowa 12 years, born Pennsylvania
-Almarene Martin, age 13, in Iowa 12 years, born Ohio
-Caraline Martin, age 11, in Iowa 12 years, born Iowa.
-Matthias Martin, age 5, in Iowa 12 years, born Iowa
-James Martin, age 6, in Iowa 12 years, born Iowa
-John Martin, age 3, in Iowa 12 years, born Iowa
-Thomas Martin, age 2, in Iowa 12 years, born Iowa

1860 Census, Pleasant Grove, Des Moines, Iowa, Post Office: New London, Henry Co., p 161, July 18th
-James Martin 45 , farmer, value real estate $4,760, value personal estate $1300, born Ohio
-Eliza Martin, age 44, born Pennsylvania
-Samuel Martin, age 23, farmer, born Pennsylvania
-Matilda Martin, age 21, school teacher, born Pennsylvania
-Almarine Martin, age 17, farmer, born Ohio
-Caroline Martin, age 14, born Iowa
-Matthias Martin, age 12, born Iowa
-James Martin, age 9 , born Iowa
-John Martin, age7, born Iowa
-Thomas Martin, age 5, born Iowa
-Henry Martin, age 3, born Iowa
-Mary Martin, age 11 months, born Iowa
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1870 Census, Pleasant Grove, Des Moines, Iowa , Post Office: Middletown, p 5, June 3rd
-James Martin, age 54, farmer, value real estate $7,200, value personal estate $2010, born Ohio
-Mathies Martin, age 21, farm laborer, born Iowa
-James Martin, ge 18, farm laborer, born Iowa
-John Martin, age 16, farm laborer, born Iowa
-Mary Martin, age 10, keeping house, born Iowa
-Nancy Morgan, age 22, keeping house, born Illinois

1880 Census, Pleasant Grove twp, Des Moines, Iowa, Page: 18; Enumeration District: 106, June 13
-James Martin, head, age 64, widowed, born OH, father born DE, mother born PA, farmer.
-James Martin, son, age 29, single, born IA, father born OH, mother born PA, farm laborer.
-Eliza Martin, daughter, age 18, single, born IA, father born OH, mother born PA, keeping house.

1885 Iowa Census, Township 71, Range 4, section 20, Pleasant Grove, Des Moines, Iowa
-James Martin Senior, age 69, born Ohio, retired farmer
-James Martin Junior, age 34, born Des Moines County, Iowa, farmer
-Ettie Martin, age 29, born Ohio, keeping house 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Grace Martin (1817 - 1862)
 
 Children:
  Almarine A. Martin (1843 - 1933)*
  Silas Martin (1847 - 1847)*
  Mathias Martin (1848 - 1936)*
  James Peter Martin (1850 - 1932)*
  John Samuel Martin (1852 - 1918)*
  Thomas Martin (1854 - 1860)*
  Henry Martin (1856 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
James Martin Sr.
Feb 20, 1916-Aug 16, 1905
 
Burial:
Ramsey Cemetery
Pleasant Grove
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Stones Calling
Record added: Jul 10, 2012
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James Peter Martin
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James Peter Martin
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James Peter Martin
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