Biography of Elisha B. Martin


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Martin, Elisha B., was born in Ellisburgh, N. Y., July 3, 1817, a son of Benjamin and Rachael (Hicks) Martin. Benjamin Martin came from Rhode Island about 1804 and lived and died in Ellisburgh in the house where Elisha B. now lives. Elisha B. was educated in the common schools and has always been a farmer, being the owner of 110 acres of land. September 9, 1841, Mr. Martin married Philena Lammon, who died in 1850, and in 1853 he married Julia Beenian, who has borne him three children: Mary A., born in 1855; Herbert E., born in 1859 and died October 3, 1863; and Walter S., born June 25, 1861. Walter S. was educated at Belleville Academy and married Nellie E. McLean, and they have had two children, Carl B. (deceased), and Lulu J. Out of nine children in Mr. Martin's father's family, only two are now living, himself and Sylvester G., who was born June 29, 1821, He was educated in the common schools and followed teaching in early life and farming. March 17, 1843, he removed to Rhode Island, and began as a clerk for some years, then engaged in the mercantile business at Providence, and has with the exception of one year been engaged in business there. In polities he is a Prohibitionist and a temperance man always. He married twice; his first wife was Leifa P. Cornell, and his second wife Susan B. Padeford, a niece of Governor Padeforci. He has a son who is one of the first architects in Providence, being of the firm of Martin & Hall. Sylvester Martin has been and is at present a director of two banks, a savings bank and national bank, with a capital of $300,000.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898