James D. Martin

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 6 Nov 1864 (aged 75)
Lawrence County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lawrence County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 77064622 · View Source
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James D. Martin, migrated to Muhlenberg County, Ky. He was a War of 1812 veteran. James D. Martin came to Muhlenberg Co. in 1803 with his father and mother. He was born near Lexington Ky. in Fayette Co. Virginia (Ky) Sept. 8, 1785. His father, Hugh Martin, was a farmer and revolutionary war veteran who had migrated from Augusta Co. Va. to Kentucky and his mother was Mary McDonald, also from Virginia.

Hugh Martin's father and family came to Fayette Co. in 1779 and they were instrumental in the building of Bryants Station and Fort in Lexington and were originally from Carnmoney, Antrim Ireland, his grandfather coming into Orange Co. (Augusta), in 1742. Mary McDonalds family had come into America from Scotland. James D. Martin married Mary Rice Spilman Sept. 15,1808 in Muhlenberg Co. Mary was born in Garrard Co. Va.(KY) Mar. 8. 1792 and was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Spilman and Nancy J. Rice who at the time of Mary's marriage lived in Muhlenberg Co. James D. Martin served twice in the War of 1812 with The Muhlenberg Co. Militia and by 1823 had moved on to White Co. Illinois. They farmed there and were on the 1830 census of Jefferson Co. Illinois but in 1840 were on the Lawrence Co. Illinois census.

[The 6 Sep 1850 in Lawrence Co.IL., James Martin 64 years a Farmer and wife Mary R. 58 and living with them are; B. Franklin Marin 24, Louisa Robinson Martin 30 and Thomas Martin 21.]

[On 23 July 1860, PO: Bridgeport, Christy Twp. Lawrence
Co.IL., James Martin 74 a Farmer and wife Mary is 68 and daughter Louisa is 40 years.]

James died on Nov. 6, 1864 in Lawrence Co.and is buried at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Sumner, Illinois. Mary moved on to Norton, Kansas with a daughter where she died April 26,1884. - BIOGRAPHIES, By Harold W. Rarden of Fleming County, Ky, his related family members.

James and Mary Martin 10 known Children;
Eliza Martin;1809-1810
James Cleland Martin;1812-1878
Male Baby Martin:1814-1815
Jane Mary Hugh Martin;1816-1817
Mahulda Ann Martin Newell;1818-1906
Louisa Robinson Martin;1820-1888
Alney Thornton "Alma" Martin;1823-1889
Benjamin Franklin Martin;1825–
Robert Finley Martin;1826-1860
Thomas Allen Martin;1835-1863

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  • Created by: Ann Harmon Govers
  • Added: 25 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77064622
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James D. Martin (8 Sep 1789–6 Nov 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77064622, citing Mount Pleasant, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Ann Harmon Govers (contributor 47390317) .