biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
SAMUEL MARTIN, of Garfield Township, is an estimable citizen who enjoys the esteem and confidence of all his acquaintances. He was born in Ohio in 1822, and is a son of Evi and Ann (Mills) Martin, both natives of Ohio. They removed, in 1831, to Montgomery County, Ind., and there resided until their death, the former dying in 1884 at the age of eighty-seven years, and the latter in 1883, at the age of eighty- three. The subject of this sketch was married in 1848 to Rebecca Loughridge, a native of Virginia. They are the parents of four children: William Evi, now at Excelsior, in this county, and a salesman in the Mine store at that place; Eltan, wife of William Doan, died in 1882; Benjamin F. died at the age of fiteen months; Alice is at home. Mrs. Martin was born in 1830, and died Aug. 4, 1876. Mr. Martin left Indiana in 1850, and went to Linn County, Iowa, where he engaged in farming for eight years; he then went to Linn County, Kan., where he lived only fifteen months, leaving that State on account of drouth, and came to this county, settling on section 33, Garfield Township, where he now resides. He owns 120 acres of land, all improved, and in a good state of cultivation. He follows the business of general farming and stockraising, in which he has been reasonably successful.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy