Biography of George W. Martin
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Martin, George W., was born December 22, 1799, and died March 17, 1882. He came from New Hampshire to Ridgeway in 1816, but two years later removed to West Bloomfield, N. Y., to learn the blacksmith's trade. In December, 1831, he settled permanently in Yates and lived until the spring of 1832 in a log house standing where Daniel Clark now lives. He then moved to a place north of Johnson's Creek and built the brick house in Lyndonville now occupied by E. L. Shaw. He followed blacksmithing until 1852, when he removed to what is now the Samuel Church farm in Ridgeway, but returned to Lyndonville in 1891, and died there. His children were: Ira, Samuel H. (died February 18, 1832), and William H. Ira Martin, born January 3. 1828, married December 21, 1658, Clara V., daughter of Jackson Blood. He resided in Jackson, Mich., from 1862 to 1864, lived in Ridgeway for a time, and settled on his present farm in 1890. William H. Martin was born January 29, 1833. October 1, 1870, he married Rebecca E. Adams, a native of Maine, and now resides in San Francisco, Cal.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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