Biography of Stephen Martin of Oakfield, NY

Stephen Martin, a native of Connecticut, was born January 26, 1761, and died December 19, 1834 He, with his twin brother, John, served in the war of the Revolution, and came to North Bloomfield, Ontario County, N. Y., in 1800, engaging in a foundry and furnace, where he remained till his death. John, the brother, settled in West Bloomfield, same county, where he died. Stephen's wife was Bettie Barrows, of Mansfield, Conn., born May 4, 1764, and died March 13, 1841. His children were Stephen, Jr., Robert, Harvey, Alexander, Z. Berthia, Fanny, Hannah, and Lydia. Stephen Martin, Jr., born in Connecticut, settled in Clarendon, N. Y. in 1811, where he died in 1855, aged 67 years. He served in the War of 1812, as a captain, and married Anna, daughter of Constant Balcomb, of Ontario County, February 23, 1814 She was born in 1794 and died in 1870, aged 76 years. Their children were John, born in 1815, died in 1841; Dan, born in 1817, died in 1886; Eliza A., born in 1821; and Henry C., born in 1826. Henry C. Martin, born in Clarendon, Orleans County, came to Oakfield in 1877, and engaged in the dry goods business, which, with his two sons, Frank and Wilber, he still continues. Wilber married Nancy E., daughter of Samuel and Mary (Buck) Shorey, from near Dansville, Steuben County, and their children were Cora E., born in 1856; Eloise B., born in 1864, died at the age of seven years; Wilbur H., born February 7, 1859; and Grace, born May 13, 1863. He was appointed postmaster in 1885. Eloise married W. W. Smallwood, of Warsaw, N. Y., and their children are Martin W., Winfield, Merlin, Clarence, Irving H., and Fanny. Wilbur H. married Louise, daughter of James D. and Laura A. (Bemont) Gregory. She was born May 14, 1862. They have a son, Harry G., born in February, 1886. Frank H. Martin married Sarah, daughter of Mortimer and Harriet (Foster) Milliken, of Clarendon, N. Y., and has two children, Grover H., born March 28, 1883, and Millard G., born March 19, 1885.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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