Biography of John S. Martin





Martin, John S., p. o. Indian Falls, N. Y., was born in Oakfield, Genesee county, N. Y., April 9, 1844. His parents moved to Newstead, Erie county, when he was a boy and he was educated in the district schools and Lockport High School, and is now following the occupation of farming. October 4, 1868, he married Alzina Roberts of Newstead; they have three children: Laura A., William E. and John S., jr. Laura A. married William Clark of Pembroke, N. Y., and their children are Howard, Ernest and Ora M. William B. married Mary Smith of Pembroke. Mr. Martin's father, John Martin, was born in the year 1811, educated in the district schools, and married Laura A. Whitney. They had five children: George E., John S., Hiram N., Wallace S. and Mary C. Mr. Martin died December 23, 1885, and his widow survives at this date, 1898. Mrs. Martin's father, Julius O. Roberts, was born in Newstead, Erie county, N. Y., in 1819, received his education in the district schools and was a farmer by occupation. He married Polly Avery; they had five children: Azom, Alzina, Alfred, Alice A. and Almira A. Mr. Roberts died September 2, 1862, and his widow February 2, 1888. Mr. Martin's grandfather was a soldier in the war of 1812. Mr. Martin in his political choice is a silver Democrat. Ancestry of family is Irish, English, Welsh and Scotch.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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