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Commemorative biographical record of the Fox River Valley counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families
(1895)

Biographical,   pp. [unnumbered]-[1232] PDF (429.7 MB)



BIOGRAPHICAL.
ARTIN, HON. MOR-
GAN LEWIS, "was
   "one of the most
 conspicuous and dis-
 tinguished among the
nd of pioneer settlers
o early gave a nation-
reputation to \Viscon-
."   He was mainly
trumental-chiefly by
influence in both Sen-
and Congress-in se-
ing the Fox River Val-
veinent, and his name
olubl v l inked wxith tbe
               .. .. .. . . . . . . li k e ... .. . . .. ... ..
early history of a great portion of north-
ern \Visconsin.
    Judge Martin, for by that title he is
more generally referred to, came of good
lineage, the family being of eminence and
antiquity in Hertfordshire, England, and
Tours, France.   The name of his imme-
diate ancestor, Thomas Martin, is borne
on the list of colonists who emigrated to
America in 1693, and he becarne one of
the proprietors of the Ockoocangansett
plantation in Marlborough, Mass., land
    For mich of the persona  sketch  tf J  Iger 'Martin  we
are Indlebted  to  Rerinimiscences of Morgan L. Martin, 18".7-
1i 7' ed Ited  and  iriot ted  wifih  biog-rpi at sketch, by
Reub eniG  Ttwa;,ei   SI  ret ry  State  littoricai Societ,  of
yd ttitcn n  EI,
having been granted him there. Aaron
Martin, his grandson (son of Adam, who
died April 25, 1716, born January 21,
1712, was in Salem, Mass., where the
colonists first settled, the Martins a few
years later moving to Sturbridge, in that
State, where the original homestead was
built, and which is still in a fair state of
preservation. This Aaron Martin, who
was the great-grandfather of Morgan
Lewis Martin, was one of the first manu-
facturers in New England, holding large
domains of land on the various river
cours-,es; and, while yet in middle life, was
drowned in one of his own mill streams,
the Ouenebang river, when crossing over
to the mill on a cold March morning.
    Adam Martin, his son, who was born
August 5, 1716, owned, in 1763, a valua-
ble estate, with water power and sawmills.
He was an officer in the Provincial army
during the French and Indian wars, sub-
sequently captain in a Massachusetts regi-
ment during the Revolution, his commis-
sions dating April 24, 177o, and August
17, I797, respectively. Like his father,
from whom he inherited extensive landed
property, he was largely interested in
lumber, woolen and grain mills in Lewis
county, N. Y., whither he had emigrated
at an early day, while the country was


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