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

Martin, Silas[1]

Male 1783 - 1858  (75 years)


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  • Name Martin, Silas  
    Born 1783  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Relocation 1839  Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1840  Whiteside County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1840 US Census
    Household:
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1 
    Relocation 1841  Coloma, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1850  Whiteside County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    According to the 1850 US Census, Silas was living in the Porter Culver household.
    Household Members:
    Porter Culver 35
    Laura Culver 28
    William Culver 9
    Francis Culver 0
    Silas Martin 67 
    Died 22 Feb 1858  Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • A note from Frank Martin (a descendant) said: I have a note from our Martin family Bible which records that "Silas Martin departed this life 22 February, 1858 aged 75" (Sterling, Whiteside Co., Illinois).
    Buried Coloma Township Cemetery, Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I533  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2020 

    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 Porter, Sally,   d. 1841, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Feb 1808  London District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • Married by Thomas Hornor, J.P. Witnesses: Samuel Martin, Artemis Rogers, James Smiley.
    Children 
     1. Martin, Sarah
     2. Martin, Nancy
     3. Martin, Emily
     4. Martin, Sophia
     5. Martin, Harriet
     6. Martin, Henrietta
     7. Martin, Silas Jr
     8. Martin, David
    +9. Martin, Hamilton,   b. 1830, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 May 2011 
    Family ID F196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - 1839 - Prophetstown, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Feb 1858 - Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Coloma Township Cemetery, Rock Falls, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • Mary Lou Finn pointed out that Silas Martin was born in Massachusetts and pointed me to the History of Whiteside, Illinois where I found the following: (p387):
      "Silas Martin was born in Massachusetts, and first moved to Schoharie County, New York, and from there to Canada. In 1839, he came to Prophetstown, and remained two years, when he went to Coloma, and died there about 1859. His wife was killed in 1841 by the accidental discharge of a gun, while she was out riding. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Martin have been : Sarah wife of Thomas Yeoward, living in Coloma; Nancy, wife of Morris L. Green living in Montmorency; Emily, wife of William W. Durant, living in Albany; Sophia, wife of Sydney Barber, living in Coloma; Harriet, wife of William R. McKenzie, living in Prophetstown; Henrietta, wife of J. E. Whitcher, living in California; Silas, living in California; David, now dead; and Hamilton, who married Miss Harriet Chapman, and lives in Round Grove."

  • Sources 
    1. [S106] History of Whiteside, Illinois, Charles Bent, editor, (Morrison, Illinois: n.p., 1877.), p. 387.

    2. [S93] 1850 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration), District 37, Whiteside, Illinois; Roll: M432_132; Page: 394A; Image: 262.
      Silas Martin, Born: Mass, Age: 67

    3. [S134] 1840 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (ancestry.com), Whiteside, Illinois; Roll: 73; Page: 324; Image: 1351; Family History Library Film: 0007644.

    4. [S93] 1850 US Census, (National Archives and Records Administration).

    5. [S202] findagrave.com, Memorial # 127079718.

    6. [S165] London District Marriage Records , (Ontario Genealogic Society, Oxford County Branch), (pdf, internet)., p. 2.
      14 Feb 1808, Silas Martin and Sally Porter of Blenheim by Thomas Horner J.P. witness: Sam'l Martin, Artemas Rogers, James Smiley

    7. [S145] London District Marriages, Transcribed by Kathie McCutcheon-Gawne, (National Archives of Canada Microfilm C-3031, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maryc/londondist.htm).

    8. [S136] Ontario Marriages 1800 - 1910, On-line database at familysearch.org.