The seventh of eight children born to John & Mary Ann (Levi) Clevenger of Franklin Co IN, Martin married Nancy Ann Tucker on 29 Mar 1855 in Osgood, Ripley Co IN, the daughter of Thomas & Jane (Gibson) Tucker of Osgood, Ripley Co IN.
Children with Nancy: 1) Ira Clevenger (1856-1921), m1: Missouri Levi, m2: Leora Bell Frandolph. 2) Albert Clevenger (1859-bef 1900) 3) Cora "Clorie" Alice Clevenger (1861-1940) 4) Josephine "Josie" Clevenger (1864-1901), m: William Franklin Pea. 5) Martin "Mart" Clevenger (1865-1953), m1: Josephine "Jossie" Anna Levi, m2: Edith R Abernathy. 6) Ora "Crabby" Clevenger (1867-1945), m1: Ida May Levi, m2: Stella M Lyons, m3: Sophia J Wentworth. 7) Mary Clevenger (1868-1869) 8) Joseph Clevenger (1870-1880)
Ripley Co Marriage Records, Vol. 6, pg. 145: "License issued 28 Mar 1855. Married by Philip ANTHONY, J.P. Ripley Co IN. A civil wedding."
Martin is mentioned in the Will of his father, John Clevenger, whose estate was administered by Henry L Gray on 7 Apr 1839 in Ripley Co IN.
1862 Civil War Index, Rush Co IN: Martin enlisted in the Union Army, 22nd Battery Indiana Light Artillery. Entry states "never mustered", but the Civil War Soldirs and Sailors records show he served.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: "Martin Clevenger Regiment: 22 Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Side: Union Company: [blank] Soldier's Rank In: Pvt. Soldier's Rank Out: Pvt. Film Number: M540 roll 14"
Ripley Co Probate Order, Bk B, pgs. 58 & 75, 18 Mar 1878: Martin's estate is settled in Rush County Probate Court, indicating he died just prior to that date.
"Clevenger Families of Kentucky & Their Descendants" by S Clevenger, 1997: Martin's birth year is listed as 1837.
A small Biography for Martin can be seen in "Let Us Die to Make Men Free, Civil War Soldiers of Rush County, Indiana", a Rush County Genealogical Society Publication, 2011, Pgs 22 & 23.
Burial location is per a close family member. Martin is my 2x maternal Gr-Grandfather.