Histories of the Martin, Wilson, Bloom, & Ahola Families

Martin, Earl

Male 1780 - 1837  (57 years)


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  • Name Martin, Earl  
    Born 15 Jun 1780  [1
    • I calculated Earl's birth date from Maud Latham's transcription of his gravestone. However, Maud also wrote that he was born 12 Mar 1784. Other sources also have used the 1784 date and attributed it to Walworth's Hyde Genealogy, but I cannot find it in that book. If 1780 is Earl's correct birth year, he would have been 24 and Zerviah would have been 20 years old when they were married.

      One descendant says that Earl was born in Middleburgh, Schoharie, New York, but I am unaware of evidence for this assertion. We do not know when Earl's parents first moved to New York, but they lived in Rensselaerville, Albany, New York from 1787 - 1800. (Rensselaerville is not far from Middleburgh.) Earl's brother Silas was born in 1783 in Massachusetts. If Earl was born in 1780, he also was probably born in Massachusetts. If he was born in 1784, he could have been born in New York. Some reports say that he was born in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut. I have not seen a source for this assertion, and it seems unlikely to me.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1787 - 1800  Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Earl's parents lived in Rensselaerville during this time.  
    Relocation Aft 1806  Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Earl's first child was born in USA. (See Walter Hyde Martin.)  
    Died 1 Aug 1837  Brantford, Canada West, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2019 

    Father Martin, Samuel,   b. Abt 1759,   d. 28 Aug 1832  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Greene, Silence,   b. 14 Apr 1762, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1811, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1780  Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Samuel and Silence very likely were married in Lanesborough or a nearby town, although no record has been located yet. Silence's family moved to Lanesborough in 1773 when she was 11, her sister Huldah was married in Lanesborough in 1782, and Silence's son Silas was born in Massachusetts in 1783.
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 1804  Claverack, Columbia, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • 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. Zerviah's brother Elijah was reportedly born in Claverack in 1801, and Walworth wrote that Daniel and his family moved to Bainbridge in 1806. Note that the Afton Enterprise article (see notes under Daniel Hyde) says that Daniel moved to Bainbridge in 1801. But this seems unlikely given Zerviah's marriage in Claverack at the end of 1804. [2]
    Children 
    +1. Martin, Walter Hyde,   b. 1806, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1881, Woodstock, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Martin, Hiram,   b. 1807,   d. 7 Sep 1809  (Age 2 years)
    +3. Martin, Amanda Malvina,   b. 1808,   d. 5 Jan 1843, Plainfield, Will, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +4. Martin, Elam,   b. 3 Apr 1814, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1902, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +5. Martin, Daniel Hyde,   b. 1817,   d. 25 May 1881, Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +6. Martin, Mary,   b. 10 Oct 1820,   d. 12 Jul 1897  (Age 76 years)
    +7. Martin, Joseph,   b. 22 Apr 1823
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Earl's parents lived in Rensselaerville during this time. - 1787 - 1800 - Rensselaerville, Albany, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1804 - Claverack, Columbia, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Earl's first child was born in USA. (See Walter Hyde Martin.) - Aft 1806 - Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Martin, Earl
    Martin, Earl
    In 2011 the stone was lying down and very difficult to read. It was transcribed by Maud Martin Latham in the 1950's as follows:
    "Sacred to the memory of Earl Martin who departed this life Aug 1, 1837 age 57 yr 1 mo 17 da. Class leader of the Wesleyan Methodist Society, highly esteemed by all his friends and acquaintances. But our loss is his eternal gain for blessed are the dead who die in the lord"

    Plot: Pioneer Section

  • Notes 
    • Memorial taken from marker on Earl's grave as recorded in Maud Lathams's notebook. "Class leader of the Wesleyean Methodist Society, Highly esteemed by all his friends and acquaintances
      "But our loss is his eternal gain for blessed are the dead that die in the Lord".
      "Sacred to the memory of Earl Martin who departed this life Aug 1, 1837 age 57 yr, 1 mo, 17 da."

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Maud Martin Latham's papers (in file), notebook, p. 5, 8.

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

    3. [S203] NY Geneal Biograph Record, (New York Genealogical and Biographical Society), 929 qN54., Vol. 89, #2 p. 96, Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Church of Claverack, Columbia County, New York.
      25 Dec 1804 Earl Martin and Sophia Hyatt.

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

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