Martin,  Elam Eaton I

Martin, Elam Eaton I

Male 1815 - 1902  (86 years)

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  • Name Martin, Elam Eaton  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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    Born 03 Apr 1815  Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 8, 10
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 13896889 
    Possessions Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Concession 1 Lot 7 
    Military Service 22 Jul 1838  Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    4th Company, 2nd Regiment of Oxford Militia, marched in Norwich and was employed on active service for Nine days, usurping insurrectionary an movement in that Township 
    Residence 1851  Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farmer 
    Residence 1871  Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Origin 1871  [12
    Scottish 
    Residence 1874  Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1881  Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Quaker 
    Residence 1901  Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer, Retired 
    Died 16 Mar 1902  Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Acute Indigestion and Heart Failure 24 hours, Dr. C. R. Staples
    Buried Princeton, Brant, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Princeton Cemetery
    Person ID I1251  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, The History John Greene of Quidnessett, The Hyde History, The History of Samuel Martin, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Martin, Earl,   b. 15 Jun 1780, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1837, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hyde, Zerviah,   b. 24 Aug 1784, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1858, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Oct 1803  Claverack, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lester, Eliza Jane,   b. 1826, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1880, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1842  Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Minister Reverend George Murray, Presbyterian Church 
    Witness Henry C. Hornor and H. F, Martin 
    Children 
     1. Martin, Robert Barkley,   b. 1842, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1885, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
    +2. Martin, Elam II,   b. 1845, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1895, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     3. Martin, Murray E.,   b. 1851, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1880, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
    +4. Martin, Ellen Luella,   b. 24 Mar 1856, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1898, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
    +5. Martin, Nettie Ellen,   b. 01 Apr 1863, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1935, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 03 Apr 1815 - Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - Concession 1 Lot 7 - - Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 4th Company, 2nd Regiment of Oxford Militia, marched in Norwich and was employed on active service for Nine days, usurping insurrectionary an movement in that Township - 22 Jul 1838 - Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Feb 1842 - Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Farmer - 1851 - Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Farmer - 1871 - Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1874 - Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Quaker - 1881 - Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Farmer, Retired - 1901 - Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Mar 1902 - Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Princeton, Brant, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Martin, Elam Eaton
    Martin, Elam Eaton
    Martin, Elam Eaton Head Shot
    Martin, Elam Eaton Head Shot
    Martin, Elam Eaton
    Martin, Elam Eaton
    Martin, Elam Eaton severing on the Reginald Birchall Jury
    Martin, Elam Eaton severing on the Reginald Birchall Jury
    Martin, Elam Eaton
    Martin, Elam Eaton

    Documents
    Martin, Elam Death Record
    Martin, Elam Death Record
    Martin, Elam II and Mariah Thorn Marriage Record
    Martin, Elam II and Mariah Thorn Marriage Record
    Martin, Elam 1901 Census
    Martin, Elam 1901 Census
    Martin, Elam Eaton 1851 Census of Canada
    Martin, Elam Eaton 1851 Census of Canada
    Martin, Elam Eaton Canada Voter Lists,1900
    Martin, Elam Eaton Canada Voter Lists,1900
    Martin, Elam Eaton I Canada, British Army and Canadian Militia Muster Rolls and Pay Lists
    Martin, Elam Eaton I Canada, British Army and Canadian Militia Muster Rolls and Pay Lists
    Martin, Elam Eaton Ontario, Canada Voter Lists, 1867-1900 - Elam Eaton Martin
    Martin, Elam Eaton Ontario, Canada Voter Lists, 1867-1900 - Elam Eaton Martin

    Headstones
    Martin, Elam Eaton and Nettie with Smiley, John Grave Stone
    Martin, Elam Eaton and Nettie with Smiley, John Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Martin Family Crest
    Martin Family Crest
    This interesting surname recorded in some two hundred forms from Martin and Martini to Marti and Martinovich, is of Roman origin. It derives from "Mars", the god of fertility and war, although it is claimed that "Mars" itself may derive ultimately from the word "mar", meaning "to gleam".1 The original given name has been used in every state in Europe since the 12th century crusades to free the Holy Land from the Moslems. However the main impetus which gave the name such popularity was as a result of the good works of the 14th Century Saint Martin of Tours, in France. It is sais that Martin is one of the few saints names which the protestants accepted after the reformation. There are many patronymic forms such as Martinez (Spanish) or Martenssen (Swedish), and diminutives such as Martineau (France) and Martinelli (Italian). Curiously the Polish spellings of Marcinkowski and Marciszewski are locational, originating from a town called Martin, as is the Czech Martinovsky. Examples of the surname recordings taken from authentic registers of the period include John Martin of Plymouth, England, who was navigator to Sir Francis Drake, on his first "Round the World" voyage of 1577, whilst Christopher Martin was a member of the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. Suarez Martinez was christened at Asuncion, Mexico, on October 2md 1774, whilst Jack Martinet was registered at Berkeley, California on September 27th 1909, and Jeffrey Lynn Martineau at Los Angelos on April 10th 1948. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Walter Martin, which was dated 1166, in the charters of the county of Northampton, England, during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • - Hyde - Lester

      Martin, Elam E., (1814 - 16 Mar 1902) Death appeared in Sentinel Review (Woodstock), 18 Mar 1902, page 3, column 4 see also: 19 Mar 1902, page 2, column 3

      Vol 18 Page 352 (Brant): Daniel Everett COOK, 26, carpenter, East Zorra, Brantford, s o James and Sarah, married Eliza SIMPSON, 20, Brantford, same, d o George and Mary Jane, witn: Elam Martin of Princeton Ont and George SIMPSON of Brantford, 5 Aug 1872 at Brantford.

      Elam Martin served on as a Juror on the trail of Reginald Birchall (aka Lord Frederick A. Somerset) (25 May 1866 - 14 November 1890) was a convicted murderer who, after due process, was hanged at Woodstock, Ontario.
      Birchall was born into a situation of some privilege in Lancashire, England. He attended the University of Oxford where he has the dubious distinction of founding the Black and Tan Club. He became heavily indebted and sold off his inheritance at a discount, purchasing a farm in Woodstock, Ontario. He traveled there with his new wife after an elopement, arriving in 1888. He soon fell into debt there and left again for England, where a scheme to defraud several wealthy people led him back to Canada with one of his victims.
      Frederick C. Benwell. He, supposedly, murdered Fredrick Benwell in order to silence him. Birchall professed his innocence to the end and even wrote a long account of the affair while in prison. This memoir was published in an attempt to create an income for his wife after his death.
      The murder took place in Princeton, Ontario in a swamp that would later be called "Benwell Swamp" by the locals. Hunters in the area found the dead man on February 23, 1890, who was apparently dressed quite well. Tags from his clothing had been removed, and a watch was found close to the body.
      Birchall had told authorities that Benwell had returned to England, so his story did not add up. The body was exhumed in order for Birchall to identify it.
      The jury on the Birchall trial
      Once arrested, the trial of Birchall took place at Woodstock, Ontario's Town Hall, as the court house at that time was under construction. It was a world wide media event. Birchall was sentenced on September 30. He was hanged on November 14th, 1890. He was buried in the court yard of the Woodstock City Gaol, where he still remains.

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;), Vol. 2 Page 1134.

    2. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Record for Luella Martin

    3. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Record for Elam Martin

    4. [S19] 1871 Canadian Census, taken no later then May 1, 1871.
      Record for Elam Martin

    5. [S489] 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
      Record for Elam Martin

    6. [S619] Ontario, Canada Voter Lists.
      Record for Elam Martin

    7. [S916] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), Book Title: Hyde Genealogy, or, The Descendants, in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines, From William Hyde, of Norwich With Their Places of Residence and Dates of Births, Marriages, &c, and Other Particulars of Them and Their Families and Ancestry vol 1.
      Record for Earl Martin

    8. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Series: MS935; Reel: 107.
      Record for Elam Martin

    9. [S1075] Canada, British Army and Canadian Militia Muster Rolls and Pay Lists, 1795-1850, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Elem Martin

    10. [S33] 1901 Canadian Census, taken March 31, 1901.

    11. [S489] 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

    12. [S19] 1871 Canadian Census, taken no later then May 1, 1871.

    13. [S23] 1881 Canadian Census, taken April 4, 1881.

    14. [S738] Princeton Cemetery, 68685. Governor's Road.
      The cemetery was started in the early 1800s; fenced in 1930; a mausoleum was erected in 1967; and a portion of ground was blessed for use as a Roman Catholic Cemetery in 1954. Owned by municipality and is considered to be an active cemetery according to By-law 971-93. Colonel Thomas Horner, 1767-1834. Honours the pioneer settler of Blenheim Township (1795) who built the first saw and gristmills in what became Oxford County. Frederick Benwell, 1865-1890. Commemorates the young victim of Oxford's most infamous murderer, Reginald Birchall. Located 686853 Governor's Road or Old Highway # 2 (Oxford County Road # 2) on Lot 14 Concession 1 of Blenheim Township in Princeton.

    15. [S72] Brock District Marriage Register.