KENDIG, MARTIN, son of John Kendig, was born December 31, 1797, in Sunbury, Northumberland county, Pa., died August 28, 1850, near Middletown, Pa. After receiving a fair education, he learned the trade of saddle and harness making at Harrisburg, and, upon attaining his majority, established the business at Middletown, carrying on, with his brother Daniel, the lumber trade. Subsequently, in company with the latter and Judge Murray, erected a large saw mill at the mouth of the Swatara, and established an extensive business. He served as one of the auditors of the county from 1826 to 1828, and represented Dauphin county in the Legislature from 1837 to 1839. Mr. Kendig was an enterprising citizen, and a gentleman of probity and worth, highly esteemed in the community, and influential in public affairs. He was thrice married; married, first, June 15, 1820, Rebecca McFarland, of Lower Paxtang township, Dauphin county, Pa.; b. June 25, 1800; died April 1, 1831.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 29 Oct 2000
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