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Zadock J. Martin

Zadock J. Martin

Male 1826 - 1914  (87 years)

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  • Name Zadock J. Martin 
    Born 18 Mar 1826  , Franklin, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 03 Mar 1914  Norwalk, Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 05 Mar 1914  Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk Twp, Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2208  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2014 

    Father Augustus Martin,   b. Abt 1794, , , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Olive ?,   b. Abt 1807, , , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F901  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Orpha M. Knapp,   b. 31 May 1839, Bronson, Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1921, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 01 Sep 1854  Wakeman Township, Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Marriage records, 1818-1934; record of licenses and permits, 1815-1828, Huron County, Ohio
      Microfilm of manuscript records at the Huron County courthouse, Norwalk, Ohio.
      FamilySearch.com

      REF: Fornof Genealogy site: www.fornof.org
      Certified Copy of Marriage Record
      Zadock Martin and Orpha Knapp, married September 1, 1854, per certificate issued August 26, 1854, at Wakeman, Huron County Ohio
    Children 
     1. Anna Elnora Martin,   b. 07 Jun 1865, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1901, Quay, Pawnee, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. William C. Martin
     3. Francis M. Martin,   b. 26 Jan 1857, , , Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. James A. Martin,   b. 07 Nov 1858, , , Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary E. Martin,   b. 14 Dec 1860, , , Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Emma J. Martin,   b. 08 Feb 1863, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Hattie Martin,   b. Abt 1867, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 29 Apr 1949, Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk Twp, Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     8. Perry E. Martin,   b. 08 Feb 1870, , Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1871, , Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Elmer P. Martin,   b. Abt 1872, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1916, , Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     10. Ora Rosalia Martin
     11. Etta Orpha Martin,   b. 02 Dec 1876, Townsend, , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1911, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     12. Albert Z. Martin,   b. 02 Sep 1879, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Olive Wilcox,   b. 1834, , , New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1854  (Age 20 years) 
    Married 18 May 1847  , Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Marriage records, 1818-1934; record of licenses and permits, 1815-1828, Huron County, Ohio
      Microfilm of manuscript records at the Huron County courthouse, Norwalk, Ohio.
      FamilySearch.com
    Children 
     1. Edgar A. Martin,   b. Abt 1849, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1917, , Huron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Laura E. Martin,   b. 29 Sep 1852, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Twins Martin
    Family ID F900  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Zadock J. Martin
    Zadock J. Martin

    Headstones
    Zadock Martin
    Zadock Martin
    Zadock Martin
    Co. K.
    U.S. Vet.
    V. Engs.

    Plot: Section 1, Ave C, Row 15

  • Notes 
    • Civil War
      Need to search this book for finding what Regiment Zadock was in:
      Official Roster of Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, a twelve-volume compilation of Ohio regimental rosters published from 1886 to 1895 by Werner Company, Akron,Ohio.
      Check out 76th Regiment from Norwalk, Ohio
      http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~lstevens/civwar/

      Ancestry.com
      Civil War Pension Index
      Co K, US Vet, V Engrs

      REF: "Huron County, OH Cemetery Inscriptions" published by The Huron County Chapter of OGS, 1997.
      ZADOC, 685
      ZADOCK, 554
      ORPHA, 638

      Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk Twp, Section 1, Ave C, Row 15
      MARTIN, Zadock Co K, US Vet, V Engrs (GAR)

      Woodlawn Cemetery Burial Cards List
      Martin, Hattie, bur 29 Apr 1949
      Martin, James, bur 30 Apr 1887
      Martin, James Albert, bur 3 Oct 1935
      Martin, William T., bur 4 Jan 1933
      Martin, Zadoc, bur 5 Mar 1914

      Census
      1830 census for Chautauqua Co., NY lists a Zadock Martin who is between 40 and 50 and a Jason Martin (living next door and is between 30 and 40) that has a child under 5 (my Zadock would be about 3 years old in 1830). Is it possible that Jason is the son of Zadock and named his son after his father?
      1840 census for Allegany Co., NY lists a "Z. Marton" who is between 60 and 70 years old with a male child between 5 and 10. Is this Zadock's father?
      1870 census shows that 4 of the kids were born in Iowa. This means that the 1860 census should show Zadock and his family somewhere in Iowa ... but where?

      1st Reg, volunteers, Ohio Engineers Company, May 1861. Was wounded at Peach Orchard and Wheat Field, Gettysburg battle ground and later became blind as a result of the wounds.

      REF: Fornof Genealogy site: www.fornof.org
      Occupation: Laborer. He also was a cabinet maker and operated a dairy.

      Zadock was born in Lawrence County, New York on March 18, 1826 [Source: Application for Admission to Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' home; another source states that birth year was 1827. Obituary notice lists birth place. ] Inez's notes indicate that he was born in Franklin, New York.

      Certified Copy of Marriage Record
      Zadock Martin and Olive Wilcox, May 18, 1847, Norwalk, Huron County

      Census Record, August 5, 1850, Wakeman Township, Huron County, #517
      Zadock Martin, 22, born in New York
      Olive, 16, born in New York
      Edgar Martin, 1, born in Ohio

      Certified Copy of Marriage Record
      Zadock Martin and Orpha Knapp, married September 1, 1854, per certificate issued August 26, 1854, at Wakeman, Huron County Ohio

      According to notes by Inez Bartlett:

      "Zaddock was married twice. His first wife was also from East Townsend, Ohio. They had several more children. They had twin children who died at birth of typhoid fever. (Source: "Uncle Bert"). He then married Orpha Knapp. They went by covered wagon to Iowa. When the Civil War broke out, he came to Townsend and left his six children, swam the Huron River and enlisted in the Ohio Volunteer Engineers Company K. Record is on the monument issued by US Government War Department. 'One of the first regiments to answer Lincoln's call for men.' " Note: while the regiment was one of the first, Zadock's enlistment records indicate that he did not enlist until 1864.

      Text written by Adam Fornof on blue stationery from The World Fire and Marine Insurance Company:

      "Zedock Martin - Husband of Orpah Martin was in Iowa when Civil War broke out. Tried to enlist in Iowa regiment, but after hiking for 24 hours the river was too high and they could not cross into the town to enlist. They then hiked to Townsend Ohio, and enlisted in 1st Ohio Veteran Volunteer Engineers. Their operations were in Tennessee, then transferred to Decatur, Alabama, to build pontoon bridges for Sherman's march to the sea. Was stationed on Mission Ridge in a blockhouse. He was assigned to the top bunk and when he went to get in discovered a dead (Johnny) (or Rebel) in the bunk. The block house had not been occupied for 2 months, he took out the dead soldier and buried him, and then used the bunk."

      Notes by Adam Ferguson Fornof:

      "Record from the Adjutant General's Office at Washington DC: Zadock Martin aged 36 years, born in Franklin New York, was enrolled August 31, 1864 at Norwalk Ohio, was mustered into the service September 3, 1864 as a Private, Company K., 1st US Veterans Volunteer Engineers and was honorably discharged June, 30 1865 as a private at Nashville Tennessee. According to Tom Blackburn's notes the regiment was composed of members of the Pioneer Brigade, Department of the Cumberland, and served as engineers for the Army of the Cumberland. These notes are on an original letter from the War Department to John Bartlett dated June 1, 1941, stating that they had no record of a Zadock Martin serving in the Army of Ohio."

      Census Record, July 21, 1870, Norwalk Township, Huron County, p. 2
      Zadock Martin, 44, laborer, born New York
      Orpha, 31, born Ohio
      Edgar, 20, born Ohio
      Laura, 18, born Ohio
      William, 15, born Ohio
      Frank, 13, born Iowa
      James, 11, born Iowa
      Mary E., 9, born Iowa
      Emma J., 7, born Iowa
      Annie, 5, born Ohio
      Hattie (?), 3, born Ohio
      Perry, 7/12, born in February, Ohio

      June 11, 1880 Census Record, Norwalk Village, Huron County, p. 2
      Zadock Martin, 58, laborer, born New York, father born New York, mother born New York
      Orpha, 41, wife, born Ohio, father born New York, mother born New York
      Anna, 15, born Ohio
      Hattie, 13
      Elmer, 8
      Ora, 6
      Eddie, 4
      Albert, 8/12

      Application for Pension, Zadock Martin, March 11, 1891, Norwalk, Ohio
      Married to Ortha (sic) M. Martin, maiden name Ortha (sic) M. Knapp, August 17, 1854. First wife, Olive Wilcox, married August 1847. Children:
      Edgar A. Martin, born April 18, 1850
      Laura E. Martin, born September 29, 1852
      William H. Martin, born September 12, 1855
      Francis M. Martin, born January (?) 26, 1857
      James A. Martin, born November 17, 1858
      Mary L. Martin, born December 14, 1860
      Emma J. Martin, born February 8, 1863
      Anna E. Martin, born June 7, 1865
      Perry E. born February 8, 1870
      Oria R., born May 23, 1874
      Etta E. Martin, born December 2, 1878
      Bertie Z., born September 12, 1879
      Served in Company K. First Regiment, U.S. Veterans Volunteers. Suffering from Erisypelas, which developed 12 years earlier, and crippled left hand, sustained when a barrel of cider he was carrying to the basement slipped. He has not been able to do manual labor more than half the time in the last three years. Height 5'6", 145 lbs. Doctor report states that he does not find evidence of erysipelas, but injury to left hand was confirmed, as was heart disease.

      Census Record, June 7, 1900, Norwalk City, Huron County, p. 6
      Zadock Martin, born March 1827, married 45 years, born in New York, father born in New York, mother born in New York; Teamster, 11 months unemployed
      Orpha M. Martin, born May 1838, 62, married 45 years, born in Ohio, father born in New York, mother born in New York, 12 children, 10 living
      Bertie Z., born September 1879, 20, born in Ohio, teamster, 10 months unemployed
      Marian Peat, granddaughter, born in May 1892, in Ohio

      Census Record, March 19, 1910, City of Norwalk, Norwalk Township, p. 5A
      Zadock Martin, 85, married twice, last marriage 56 years, born in New York, father born in New York mother born in New York
      Orpha, 70, first marriage, 56 years, 12 children, 9 living, born in Ohio, father born in New York, mother born in New York
      James A., son, 51, divorced, born in Iowa, laborer, out of work 16 weeks in 1909
      Lucy Tuttle, sister-in-law, 66, widow, born in Ohio, father born in New York, mother born in New York

      Application for increase in pension on May 17, 1912
      Zadock Martin aged 85, living at 70 Corwin Street, Norwalk,; born March 18, 1827

      Application for Admission, Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
      Zadock applied on January 16, 1914. Born March 18, 1826. Enlisted August 31, 1864 in Co. K., 1st U.S. Veterans Engineers, as a Private. Discharged August 30, 1865, in New York, due to the close of the war. Disability: old age. First wife "yes": (illegible) Knapp. Pension $22.50 per month. Occupation, farmer. Has three living sons, one daughter. Wife Hannah (sic) Knapp. Suffering from organic disease of the heart, oedema of the legs and feeble mind. Admitted to the Hospital. Certificate of death on March 3, 1914.

      Death Certificate
      Died March 3, 1914, Norwalk Ohio; born March, 1826 in New York; father, Augustus Martin; mother unknown; cause of death, organic heart disease, with edema of the leg; occupation laborer. Died at the State Soldiers' Home.

      Death Report, Newspaper Article, Huron County News, Vol. 31 #4, March 6, 1914, p. 7., col.5
      Zadock Martin died at the Soldiers Home in Sandusky. Born in Lawrence County, New York on March 18, 1824; moved to Ohio; lived 8 years in Iowa; enlisted in First Ohio Volunteer Infantry in August 1864, and served until close of the war. Survived by his wife, six sons, four daughters and one sister. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.

      Oral History:

      His son Ed Martin was John Bartlett's commanding officer in Company G in Norwalk.
      Zadock's brother had a son, Ed, who became an attorney. He owned the house at 64 E. League Street, where John Bartlett moved after his wife died.

      Zadock Martin owned a dairy. He also was a cabinet maker. Inez Bartlett remembers seeing the buttery, which had to be kept very clean, with the big bowls of butter in it. Zaddock lived in Townsend, Ohio (source: notes by Inez Bartlett held by Ruby Fornof).

      Zadock had poor vision. Inez remembers Orpha reading to him, and that he could not see the color of a new dress that Inez had. She thinks his eyesight was injured during the Civil War.

      A Martin home on Main Street in Norwalk is a public landmark.

      REF: Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library
      Sandusky Daily Register
      March 4, 1914 p6 c1
      Soldiers' Home News
      Another death, but not so unexpected, was that of Zaddock Martin, who came to the home at the same time as Thacker , and died the same day, except his death was at 3:35 a. m. Martin belonged to the 1st U. S. engineers, and was 88 years of age at his death. He came here from Norwalk.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] 1870 U.S. Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, Roll 1225, p. 409B.

    2. [S82] Marriage records, 1818-1934; record of licenses and permits, 1815-1828, Huron County, Ohio, Ohio Probate Court (Huron County), (Name: Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1965;).