biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
H. P. MARTIN is a farmer residing on section 23, Spring Creek Township. He was born in Jefferson County, III., Jan. 30, 1820, and is a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Mercer) Martin, the former a native of Kentucky, and the latter of South Carolina. Their grandparents were of Scotch-Irish and English descent. The subject of this sketch was married to Miss Amanda L. Jack, born Jan. 5, 1823, in Wayne County, Tenn., and a daughter of Milton and Elizabeth Jack. To them have been born six children: Mary E. is the wife of M. W. Crozier, they reside in Spring Creek Township and are the parents of eight children; John N. married Melissa J. Sims, they reside in Oskaloosa, and are the parents of four children; Byron B. is at home; Samuel C. married Rose Ann Capper, they live in this county and are the parents of two children; William C. is married to Clara B. Heffner, and has three children, they are living in Spring Creek Township; Charles P. is deceased. Mr. Martin is the owner of 200 acres of land, seventy of which is timber. The home place of 120 is in a most excellent state of cultivation, has good buildings of all kinds, and all the necessary appurtenances round about to make his farm a model one, and the home comfortable. Mr. Martin is extensively engaged in raising hogs, cattle, horses and sheep, and by excellent management, good judgment, careful investments, prudence and economy, has accumulated a competency. Himself and wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Politically Mr. Martin is a Republican of the unwavering and stalwart kind, a man fully in accord with the advanced ideas of his party on all questions having for their purpose the greatest good to the greatest number. As a first-class citizen in every respect no man stands higher in the esteem of his fellows than the subjectof this sketch.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy