From "History of Wayne County, Indiana, from its First Settlement to the
Present Time," by Andrew W. Young, Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert Clarke &
Co., 1872, p. 350.
"JOHN MARTIN was born in Delaware, November 17, 1780, and settled in Chester county, Pa.; was married to Ruth Stevens, and in 1837 removed to Wayne township, on Middle Fork of Whitewater, one mile south of Middleboro'. About the year 1853, he removed to Linn Co., Iowa, where he died, March 18, 1871. He had six children who passed the age of infancy: 1. John S., who was killed by the running away of a team, at the age of 14. 2. Benjamin L. [Sk.] 3. Nathan W., unmarried, in Linn county, Iowa. 4. Isaac N., who married Elizabeth Reed, daughter of John Reed, now of Richmond, and lives in Linn county, Iowa. 5. Hannah, who married Jacob Brown, removed to Iowa, and died there. 6. John T., who married Lydia Moore, moved to Iowa, thence to Kansas, where he died. About the year 1833, John Martin removed to Linn county, Iowa, and died there, March 18, 1871." and
From "History of Wayne County, Indiana, from its First Settlement to
the Present Time," by Andrew W. Young, Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert Clarke
& Co., 1872, p. 351.
"BENJAMIN L. MARTIN, son of John Martin, was born in Chester county, Pa.,
December 27, 1806, and in 1831, was married to Sarah Chrisman. In 1839, he
removed to Wayne township in this county, and in 1849 to Centerville, where he
was engaged as clerk in the auditor's office until 1855, when he was elected
county auditor, and in 1859 was re-elected for a second term. In 1863, he was
appointed by President Lincoln paymaster in the army in the Mississippi
department, and served in the Cumberland, Potomac, and North-western
departments; and was mustered out of service in December, 1865. On his return
from the army, he settled near Chester, on the farm on which he now resides. In
1866, he was elected a representative in the legislature, and re-elected in
1870, which office he now holds. He had seven children, besides two that died in
infancy: 1. Rebecca N. S., who was married to Wm. S. Boyd. 2. Nathan W., to
Artelissa Cheeseman, and is on a farm near Chester. 3. John Wesley, to Jen!
nie Jones, and is a merchant at Chester. 4. Benjamin F., to Sarah Almedia Jemison, of Centerville. 5. William C., to Angelina Hunt, and lives in Lawrence, Kansas. 6. Isaac N., unmarried, in Harrisburg, Pa. 7. Theodore S., unmarried, at home."