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MARTIN, Joseph, E., farmer, Middletown, Pa., was born in Derry township, now Conewago township, Dauphin county, Pa., February 21, 1832 ; son of Henry Martin, native of Mt. Joy township, Lancaster county, Pa., who moved from Lancaster county to Derry township, Dauphin county, about 1831. He married Miss Catherine Eshelman, of Dauphin county. In 1843 he moved into Londonderry township and settled near Redseckersís Mill, where he died in 1860. His wife is also deceased. They were members of the Dunkard church and were actively interested in all church work. Their children are : Mary, not married, living at Elizabethtown ; Joseph E., Barbara, deceased ; and Henry, resides in Oklahoma.

Joseph E. received his education in the public schools of his native township and became a farmer. He was married, in1856, to Susan, daughter of Rev. Mathias and Catherine (Heisy) Brinser. In 1857 he settled on the farm on which he has since resided. In political matters he is an active Republican, and has served as township auditor for the past six years. His family consisted of one daughter and three sons : Fannie, wife of Theo. Laverty, Middletown ; Samuel, at home, married Mary Horst, of Lancaster county ; Abraham L. B., Harrisburg, Pa., clerk for Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, married Ellen Hersey, of Lancaster county ; Joseph B., Middletown, school teacher at Royalton, Pa., married Myra Deal, of Lancaster county. Mr. And Mrs. Martin are members of the Zionís Childrenís church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Ronald Singer for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 14 March 2001

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