Martin, Walter Hyde[1, 2]

Male 1806 - 1881  (75 years)


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  • Name Martin, Walter Hyde  
    Born 1806  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Walter's birthplace is unclear. His birthplace was listed as New York in the 1900 US Census for his children Elizabeth (and Zerviah, who was in the same household), Cleoden and Alfred, but as Vermont by Lycurgus. His grandson Walter Gaynor also gave Walter's birthplace as Vermont on Zerviah Martin Gaynor's death certificate. Some sources give his birthplace as Claverack, Columbia, New York. Claverack may have been inferred from Walworth's Hyde Genealogy which stated that Walter's parents moved from Claverack to Bainbridge, New York in 1806. However, they may have moved in 1801 (see notes under Earl Martin and Daniel Hyde). If that is true, Walter may have been born in Bainbridge or nearby Afton, New York.
    Gender Male 
    Living 1851  Blenheim, Oxford , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Walter was farming 150 acres on Concession 1, lot 9. Forty-five acres were cultivated and 69 in pasture. He had 15 cattle, 23 sheep and 9 pigs.  
    Living 1861  Blenheim, Oxford , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Walter's household included his wife Ann, his sons Lycurgus, Cleoden and Jira, his daughter Zerviah Gaynor and her son Walter. 
    Land 1862 - 1863  Lot 12, Concession 1 , Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Owned concession 1, lot 12.  
    Living 1871  Burford, Brant, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Living with Joseph Martin and his family. This Joseph appears to be Walter's younger brother.  
    Living 1881  Parkdale, York West, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Walter (age 75) was living with his daughter Zerviah Gaynor (43) in his grandson Walter Gaynor's (age 23, a pharmacist) household. 
    Died 30 Jul 1881  Woodstock, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Buried Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Gravestone includes the following: "Why do we mourn departed friends or shrink at deaths alarm Its but the voice that Jesus sends to call them to his arms. The memory of the just is blessed/"

      The Blenheim Township Minute Book 1822-1844, records that Walter was a Pathmaster (overseer of highways) for the second concession in 1831, 1832, and 1838 and a pound keeper in 1837 and 1838. Many of the Township laws concerned animals and fences, and the Minute Book included the earmarks which were used to identify the owners of animals. These marks included cropping, slits, notches and holes. Walter Martin's mark, which was a square crop of the right ear with a hole in the same ear, was recorded June 4, 1832.

      The Minute book is described at http://www.kipp-blake-families.ca/prnceton.htm

    Person ID I23  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2011 

    Father Martin, Earl,   b. 15 Jun 1780,   d. 1 Aug 1837, Brantford, Canada West, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Hyde, Zerviah,   b. 24 Aug 1784, Lebanon, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1858, Blenheim, Oxford, Canada West, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1803  Bainbridge, Chenango, New York, or Claverack, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    • Earl and Zerviah may have become acquainted between 1795 and 1800 when Zerviah's family was living in Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York and Earl's family was living in nearby Rensselaerville, Albany County. Maud Latham wrote that Earl and Zerviah were married in Claverack, Columbia, New York. I haven't found any evidence for this yet, and it's possible that Maud drew this conclusion from Walworth's Hyde Genealogy, because it appeared that Daniel Hyde and his family were living there at that time. It's plausible that Earl also went to Claverack, as he apparently did not go to Canada with his family in 1800. Zerviah's brother Elijah was reportedly born in Claverack in 1801, and Walworth wrote that they moved to Bainbridge in 1806. However, the Afton Enterprise article transcribed by Maud (see notes under Daniel Hyde) says that Daniel moved to Bainbridge in 1801. Therefore, it is possible that Earl and Zerviah were married there. [10]
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet

    Family Dakins, Ann Elizabeth,   b. 8 Oct 1809, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1861, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1830  Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Martin, Abraham D.,   b. Abt 1831, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Martin, Alfred W.,   b. Abt 1835, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Aft 1911  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +3. Martin, Zerviah Hyde,   b. 23 May 1836, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1903, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Martin, Elizabeth E.,   b. 1838, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Martin, Lycurgus Fargo,   b. 27 Jun 1841, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1910, Sentinel Butte, Billings, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +6. Martin, Cleoden T.,   b. Feb 1844, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +7. Martin, Jira S.,   b. 18 Feb 1847, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1889, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Documents
    Martin, Walter H and Ann E. 1851 Canada census
    Martin, Walter H and Ann E. 1851 Canada census
    Census for Blenheim, Oxford, Canada West (Ontario) p 43, Roll C11745. Lists the family of Walter and Ann Dakins Martin
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Martin, W. H. land papers
    Martin, W. H. land papers
    Letter to Maud Martin Latham from the Ontario Depart of Education indicating that W. H. Martin owned Concession 1, Lot 12 in Blenheim South, Oxford, Ontario in 1862-3 (564 KB pdf).

    Headstones
    Martin, Walter Hyde and Ann Elizabeth Dakin
    Martin, Walter Hyde and Ann Elizabeth Dakin
    Family obelisk.
    Martin, Walter Hyde -- plaque on obelisk
    Martin, Walter Hyde -- plaque on obelisk
    Inscription: Walter Hyde Martin / Died July 30 1881 / Age 76 Years

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Maud Martin Latham's papers (in file), Martin family chart, p. 1.

    2. [S56] 1851 Canada Census (taken in 1852), Blenheim, Oxford County, Canada West (Ontario). Schedule: A. Roll: C_11745, Page: 43, Line: 24.

    3. [S56] 1851 Canada Census (taken in 1852), Blenheim, Oxford County, Canada West (Ontario). Schedule: A. Roll: C_11745, Page: 43, Line: 24.

    4. [S56] 1851 Canada Census (taken in 1852), Blenheim, Oxford County, Canada West (Ontario). Ag Schedule. Roll: C_11745, Pages: 201-203.

    5. [S149] 1861 Canada Census, Blenheim, Oxford, Canada West; Roll: C-1060; Page: 1 & 2.

    6. [S40] Maud Martin Latham's papers (in file), Letter from Ontario Department of Education, 1948.

    7. [S150] 1871 Canada Census, Burford, Brant South, Ontario; Roll: C-9914; Page: 7; Family No: 22.

    8. [S151] 1881 Canada Census, Parkdale, York West, Ontario. Roll: C_13248, Page: 25, Family No: 111.

    9. [S48] Gravestone.

    10. [S90] Hyde Genealogy , Reuben H. Walworth LL.D., (Albany, New York: J. Munsell, 1864.), p. 238.

    11. [S40] Maud Martin Latham's papers (in file), notebook, p. 5. In file.

    12. [S90] Hyde Genealogy , Reuben H. Walworth LL.D., (Albany, New York: J. Munsell, 1864.), p. 1134.


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