The Martin Family of Union County including Frederick Martin
Generation No. 1
Children of Martin are:
+ 2 i. Israel2 Martin, born Abt. 1813 in Ohio; Farmer
+ 3 ii. James Martin, born Abt. 1816.
Generation No. 2
2.Israel2 Martin (Martini) was born Abt. 1813 in Ohio; farmer. He married Lucy Munsonl832 in Oxford, OH, daughter of Philetus Munson and Rebecca Clark. She was born Abt. 1813 in NJ, and died Bet. 1860 -1870 in Harmony twp Union Co IN.
Notes for Israel Martin:
Notes for Lucy Munson:
I found Philatus Munson m Rebecca Clark 21 Mar 1812 Sussex NJ
Children of Israel Martin and Lucy Munson are:
4 i. Philelas3
Martin, born July 1834 in Indiana. He married Ella E. Ide; born May
Notes for Philelas Martin:
1900 Living in Union Co Center twp farm laborer
Philetus Jul 1834 65
Ella E May 184357
Nancy F. Ide Aug 1812 87 MA mother in law
Marriage License Philitus Martin Ella E. Ide 6 November 1862 E74
Notes for Ella E. Ide:
Mother always called her Aunt Ella
+ 5 ii. Mary Martin, born October 1843 in Union County, Harmony twp, IN; died August
15, 1921 in Liberty township, Union County, Indiana;.
8 v. James A. Martin, born 1851.
9 vi. Margaret Martin, born 1853.
10 vii. John Martin, born 1859.
+ 11 viii. Maria Antonenette Martin, born 1854; died June 10, 1902 in Clifton, Union Co IN.
3. James2 Martin (Martini) Was born Abt. 1816. He married Mary.
Notes for James Martin: Harmony Union IN 1850
James 34 OH Mary 27 OH Sarah E. 5 Francis 3 Ferinando 28 OH
Harmony Union IN James C 44 OH Mary 38 James 170H Sarah 150H Francis 13 OH Isabella 11 IN Mary 7 IN Charles 4 Pauline 2 Alice 5/12
James C 1816 OH Alice 1O Charles 14 Francis 23 James c 27 Sarah A. 25 Belle 21 Mary 17 Pauline 12 Nellie 7
James E 37
Ora 9 grandson
Thomas 5 grandson
1880 John C.
Children of James Martin and Mary are:
12 i. James E.3 Martin, bora Abt. 1843.
13 ii. Sarah Martin, born Abt. 1845.
14 iii. Francis Martin, born Abt. 1847.
15 iv. Isabella Martin, born Abt. 1849.
16 v. Mary Martin, bom Abt. 1853.
+ 17 vi. John Charles Martin, born July 1856 in Indiana.
18 vii. Pauline Martin, born Abt. 1858.
19 viii. Alice Martin, born 1860.
Generation No. 3
5. Mary3 Martin (Israel, Martini) was born October 1843 in Union County, Hamony twp, IN, and died August 15,1921 in Liberty township, Union County, Indiana;. She married Franklin Williamson December 26, 1877 in Union Co., son of Samuel Williamson and Elizabeth Connaway. He was born November 18, 1834 in Jennings township, Fayette County, IN, and died December 5, 1904 in Liberty township, Union County, Indiana;.
Notes for Mary Martin:
Mary died at the home of her son Karl in Union County. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Dunlapsville, and of the Elizabeth P Stanley Chapter of the WCTU of Liberty. She also had taught school and loved books.
Notes for Franklin Williamson:
Franklin or Frank was born in Fayette County IN just southeast of Lyonsville in Jennings township. The date 18 Nov 1834. On 19 November 1857 he married Elizabeth Coffman, daughter of John and Catherine Witter Coffman of Union County IN. They lived in Fayette County until 1859 when they purchased land
near Elizabeth's parents. It was just south of present Indiana 44 river bridge on the western banks of the East Fork Whitewater River. At that time there was not a bridge across the river, only a shallow place in the river where horses could cross. It was known as Honeyman's Ford. There was "bottom land" that made excellent farming ground, but to the west of the Williamson home it was quite hilly and used only for grazing. The Williamson's were known for their Shorthorn cattle and Southdown sheep. For the first few years on the river farm they lived in an old house very near the river and my Mother said they had straw on the floor covered with come course carpet. No one had screens on the doors or windows. Fishing and hunting was a necessity and there was an abundance of fish and wild game surrounding them. Frank and Elizabeth had three daughters in the first six years of their marriage and had nothing but sorrow during that time. Cynthia Alice was born Dec. 4 1858 and died on her birthday Dec 4.1860. She is buried in the Christian cemetery, Brownsville, IN. The second daughter, Alice Bell was born October 8 1860 and died November 21, 1865 and was buried by her sister. The third daughter, Leolla Dell was born Nov 26, 1863 and died December 3, 1863 and she was placed in Brownsville by her sisters. History does not tell us what happened to the first two children but Leolla was just 8 days old when a spark from the fireplace ignited the clothing of the child as she lay in her cradle.
After all that sadness a son, John Emery was born to them on 24 May 1865 and lived until 1912. On 13 September 1867 Elizabeth Catherine was born and on 17 March 1870 Perry Franklin entered into the family picture. They lived as a family until Elizabeth became ill, probably with tuberculosis and died 12 October 1873. Probably the Coffman's took care of the small children until Frank remarried 26 December 1877. Her name was Mary Martin, daughter of Israel and Lucy Munson Martin. Mary was born in 1843 in Harmony township, Union Co, IN. Mary was their eldest daughter and was teaching school at the age of 16. She taught for 17 years in the Liberty and Dunlapsville Schools. During the marriage the Williamson's built a new home on the west side of the road from the old home and the purchased additional land. Mary had saved her money while teaching and had her own farm just west of the Williamson farm. From the second marriage there were two children, Israel born in 1880 and lived only into his 7th year. Karl Vaneer Williamson was their second son. He later owned the home farm was living there when he died of a heart attack.
Franklin Williamson died 5 December 1904 and was buried at West Point cemetery in Liberty. Mary continued living on the farm with her son Karl and family until a fall which fractured her ribs and led to her death 15 August 1921. She is buried by her husband. Frank died of Bright's disease.
In Mayme Williamson Titterington's notes I found notice of a public auction held Jan 6, 1905 for the Estate of Franklin Williamson 2 1/2 miles north of Dunlapsville:
5OO bushels, corn in crib; 1 corn shelter; 1 hay ladder; lots shredded fodder; 80 bushels, thrashed wheat; 30 head fine Short Horn cattle, some registered; 1 fine 2 year old Short Horn Bull, registered; 46 head sheep; 150 bushels oats; 8 ton hay; 1/2 interest in 12 acres growing wheat; 1 cider press; 1 self binder; 1 mower; other implements such as plows, harrows, rakes, wagons, buggies, harness. Household goods and kitchen furniture. D. C. Brookbank, auctioneer; Geo. W. Pigman, attorney & Emanuel Leab administrator.
Obit: 1904: Frank Williamson aged 70, a long-time resident of this county died at his farm home on the Whitewater river, 3 miles west of Liberty. He had Bright's disease. He had been in poor heath a longtime, yet able to be up and around until a month ago. He was an industrious farmer. The funeral was held in his home. He was a member of the Brownsville Masonic lodge for 30 years.
188O Liberty twp, Union Co #112 Williamson, Frank 46 farmer Williamson, Mary M. 36 Williamson, John E 14 Williamson, Elizabeth C. 13 Williamson, Perry F. 10 Williamson, Israel M. 2/12 (Apr)
Children of Mary Martin and Franklin Williamson are:
20 i. Israel4
Williamson, born March 19, 1880 in Union Co In; died April 12, 1888 in
Notes for Israel Williamson:
Grace Quinn wrote that when Israel died her mother (Lizzie William Scholl)
combed Israel's long blond curls. His death was because of whooping cough.
21 ii. Karl
Vaneer Williamson, born November 4, 1882 in Union Co, Liberty twp, IN;
Notes for Karl Vaneer Williamson:
Karl lived on the homestead near the Whitewater River in Union Co. He was a
hard worker and the family remembers his "hearty laughter".
Obit: A farm of 619 acres one of the largest in Union County, is owned and operated by Karl V. Williamson in Liberty township. Mr. Williamson follows general farming with corn and hogs and has lived in Union County his entire life. He is a member of the Union Co Farm Bureau. He was born in his present home and was educated in Union County grade and Liberty High School. He died at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon of a heart attack at his home. Funeral services was in his home.
Writer's note: Because Uncle Karl was on the Dunlapsville School committee, I remember our school bus stopping and we all went into the home to pay our respects. I was 9 years old.
Notes for Daisy Harvey:
Daisy died from influenza. She was the daughter of Moses and Anna Harvey of
Union Co. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Notes for Hazel Carson:
Hazel was first married to John Hubbell and they had two daughters, Elizabeth and Alice. John died in 1918. She then married Karl Williamson and the family included her daughters plus their two daughters Hilda and Mary plus the son of Karl and his first wife, Glen. They were a happy family and in the early 1940's they had the Williamson Reunion at their farm. Everyone was telling Hazel how much they appreciated the hospitality and her answer was, "It was a good way to get the yard mowed". After Karl's death Hazel sold the farm to Alien Maze, her nephew, and bought a home in Liberty. She worked as a cook at the local school. She then became a seamstress for Mary Snyder making draperies. Aunt Hazel was a good person; loved her family and always tried to be self sufficient. Health failed, the home was sold and she spent about a year at South View Courts in Liberty. Hazel was a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church.
Her two daughters were always included as member of the "Williamson Clan".
7. Sarah A.3 Martin (Israel2, Martin1) was born October 1848 in Indiana. She married Lewis P. Hughes October 1, 1872 in Union Co IN. He was born February 1839 in Indiana.
Child of Sarah Martin and Lewis Hughes is:
22 i. Finley A.4 Hughes, born December 1873 in Indiana. He married (1) Minnie I.
Bake November 22, 1899 in Franklin Co IN; born February 1877 in Indiana. He married (2) Clara M. Mercer May 29, 1904 in Union Co IN; born Abt. 1885 in Indiana.
Notes for Finley A. Hughes:
In 1900 Finley was Married to Minnie who was bom Feb 1877. They had been
married 0 years. They were living with his parents in Harmony twp.
In 1910 Finley was married to Clara who was 25 and they were living with his
parents. It said he had married twice. From the second m. was son John P age 3.
1920 He was in Harmony twp and was farming.
His mother 70 was living with them.
The son now 15 was called Paul
11. Maria Antonenette' Martin (Israel2, Martini) was born 1854, and died June 10, 1902 in Clifton, Union Co IN. She married Isaac Newton SnydeiOctober 3,1883. He was born April 7, 1846, and died September 19, 1920 in Clifton, Union Co IN.
Children of Maria Martin and Isaac Snyder are:
23 i. John Grover4
Snyder, born July 27,1884; died 1971. He married Jesse Way 1909
24 ii. Simon Ethelbert Snyder, born
June 29, 1889; died October 15, 1918 in Near St.
25 iii. Martin Holmes Snyder, born July 31,1890; died August 26, 1890.
26 iv. Rosswell Earl Snyder, born 1892; died 1909.
17. John Charles^ Martin (James2, Martini) was born July 1856 in Indiana. He married Nancy J. Abernathy October 23,1877 in Fayette County IN. She was born May 1861 in Indiana.
Children of John Martin and Nancy Abernathy are:
27 i. Frederick L.4
Martin, born November 1881 in Union County, Harmony twp IN;
Notes for Frederick L. Martin:
Liberty Herald 7/15/1943
F.L.MARTIN INSPECTS SCHOOL AT SIOUX FALLS;
F. L. Martin, Commanding General of the Second District of A.. A. F. Technical
Training Command, made a two-day inspection tour recently of the radio school
and new Covert Training Unit at Sioux Falls, S. D.
His picture appeared recently in a Sioux Falls newspaper which was sent last week
to Mr. and Mrs. John Snyder by their son Louis, who is in training at Sioux Falls.
Martin is a native of Union County.
One of the most important army posts in the pacific is held by a native of Union County....Major General Frederick L. Martin. For the past two years he has been stationed in the Hawaiian Islands where he is the commandant in charge of the air
base at Honolulu.
Born in Harmony township, Major General Martin was graduated from the Liberty High School with the class of 1904. Some of his classmates who now reside in Union county, are Mrs. Joe Crist, Mrs. Ernest Maze, Mrs. Ollie Moore and Mrs. Arthur Pinkerton.
Following his high school education he entered Purdue university where he took
military training. He had reached the rank of lieutenant when he graduated from the
Major General Martin saw active service with the air corps in France during WWI
and was in Paris at the time of shelling by the "Big Berthas."
In the spring of 1924 along with Sergeant Alva L. Harvey, he climbed into the lead
plane of the Army World Flight and took off from Seattle for a trip around the
world. Martin was at the controls. A few days later the plane was reported missing.
The remainder of the flight continued on to Japan and two planes eventually
circumnavigated the glove. Having fort their way out to civilization 10 days later,
the two missing men told the world that their plane had crashed in a fog near
Major General Martin is married and has one son. Finley Hughes and Henry
Martin are his cousins. He has a sisters, Mrs. Mary Mercer of Anderson and two
brothers Joe of Michigan and Lewis of South Dakota. His last visit to union
County was in 1926.
Major Gen. Martin, native of County dies in CA:
Frederick L Martin, Major General, retired of the U.S. Army died February 23
1954 from a heart complication in a Veterans hospital in northern California
according to word received by local relatives.
A resident of near San Francisco, he was a cousin of John Snyder, Finley Hughes
and Henry Martin, all of Union County.
Funeral and burial services both took place February 26in CA.
A native of Union County, Martin was born in the Bentley neighborhood in
Harmony township. He was a graduate of Short High School in 1904. After
graduating from Purdue university he was commissioned a lieutenant in the regular
army and served as an administrative officer in Washington during WWI. He was
graduated in 1935 from the Army war college.
Major General Martin was in command of the Army Air Forces in Hawaii at the
time of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
On 6 August 1944 he was presented the Legion of Merit for services " that
contributed materially to the global war effort," in ceremonies at Santa Ana CA.
He also held the distinguished service Metal.
At the age of 62 he was retired after 36 years of service to his country.
He is also survived by a sister Mrs. John (Mary Mercer of 1415 Pearl Street,
ii. Mary C. Martin, born May 1883; died in Pro Anderson, Indiana. She
29 iii. John C. Martin, Jr., born April 1885.
30 iv. Sarah C. Martin, born November 1887.
v. Joseph V. Martin, born November 1892 in Union Co In; died in Michigan
Notes for Joseph V. Martin:
In 1920 He was in Mobridge Walworth SC
Joseph V 27 b abt 1893 in IN fireman for RR
Lola wife 31 OK
32 vi. Lewis J. Martin, born August 1897; died in South Dakota in 1944.