Biography of Andrew J. Martin
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





ANDREW JACKSON MARTIN, attorney at law and Mayor of Plain City, was born in Franklin County, Ohio, December 8, 1826. He is a son of John and Sally Martin, natives of Virginia, the former of English and the latter of German descent. He received his education in the common schools of his native county, and, until of age, worked with his father at farming and carpentering. After he reached his majority, he purchased a small farm, which he operated until forty five years of age, when he became connected with the railroad and superintended the construction of the Columbus Dummy Railroad. On Independence Day, 1852, he married Sarah Ann Stagg, a daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Stagg. They had six children, four now living - Mary L., Florella J., Charles and Frank, of whom three are married and one is in Mexico. Mrs. Martin died in 1872, and, in 1878, he married Margaret (Shafer) Davis, widow of Henry Davis; she is a devoted member of the Congregational Church. Mr. Martin has been through life a hard student. He studied law and was admitted to the bar at Columbus, where he practiced ford some years. In 1879, he came to Plain City, and in 1882, was elected Mayor of the village. He is a Democrat in politics, and for several years was Justice of the Peace in Columbus.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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