Biography of Ensley Martin
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Ensley Martin, proprietor of Martin's livery stable, Rockford, was born in Upper Canada, Oct. 12, 1836. At the early age of 14 years he learned the blacksmith's trade, which be followed all his life except for the past 10 years. He came to Lapeer Co., Mich., in 1854, and to Rockford in 1860. In 1861 he built the Rockford foundry and machine shop. In 1871 he engaged in the hardware trade, following that business until 1878, when he engaged in the livery business. He was married in 1863 to Miss Martha Thornton, daughter of Wm. Thornton of this place, They have had five children, three living; Susie, Willy and Hallie.


From:
History of Kent County, Michigan
Chas C. Chapman & Company
Chicago 1881.

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