Martz Family Bibles (3)

The information on this page was originally part of the Genealogical Society of Page County (GSPC) website. GSPC was dissolved in 2005. Permission has been granted for use by Teresa Kelley


The following information was taken from a copy of the Martz Family Bible. The cover sheet states that it was published by Daniel D. Smith in New York in 1827. Our photocopied sheets do not contain the information concerning who is currently in possession of this old Bible.


Jacob MARTZ son of Sebastion MARTZ, and Frances LOOKER, daughter of James LOOKER was joined in the Holy state of matrimony on the 6th day of December 1803

John ZIRKLE son of Lewis ZIRKLE and Hannah MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ, was joined in the state of Holy matrimony the 16th day of August 1832

Edmund ROSENBARGAR son of George ROSENBARGAR, and Elizabeth MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was joined in the Holy state of matrimony the 28th day of February 1833

Harrison HOMAN son of David HOMAN, and Anna MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was joined in the state of matrimony the 22nd day of October 1835

John HOMAN son of David HOMAN, and Mary MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was joined in the state of matrimony the 4th day of January 1838

Jacob MARTZ son of Sebastion MARTZ was born the 1st day of May 1773

Frances MARTZ wife of Jacob MARTZ was born the 29th day of January 1787Jacob MARTZ son of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 9th day of December 1804

Joseph MARTZ son of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 24th day of February 1806

Frances MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 11th day of May 1808

Mary MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 7th day of October 1810

Elizabeth MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 9th of Jan. 1812

Hannah MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 15th day of June 1813

Anny MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 17th of November 1814

Looker MARTZ son of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 15th of November 1816

Bershaba MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 19th of March 1819

Katharine MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 17th of June 1820

Gracy MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 12th of September 1822

Dorilas MARTZ son of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 21st of September 1825

Lydia MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 29th of December 1828

Crawford ZIRKLE son of John and Hannah ZIRKLE, and grandson of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born the 16th day of November in the year of our Lord 1833

Steven Gerard ROSENBARGER son of Edmund and Elizabeth ROSENBARGER, and grand daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was February 13th A.D. 1834

Elizabeth ROSENBARGER daughter of Edmund and Elizabeth ROSENBARGER, and grand daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ was born May the 3rd A.D. 1835

Mary HOMAN daughter of Harrison and Anna HOMAN was born August 10th A.D. 1836

Lydia Frances HOMAN was born November 23rd A.D. 1837

John Jacob MARTZ was born September 13th 1850

Jno. B. F. ARMSTRONG was born May 21st 1856

Looker MARTZ son of Jacob and Frances MARTZ departed this life 10th of June 1824

Jacob MARTZ son of Jacob and Frances MARTZ departed this life 25th of April 1825

Frances MARTZ daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ departed this life the 15th day of November 1829

Joseph MARTZ son of Jacob and Frances MARTZ departed this life the 15th day of October 1832

Hannah ZIRKLE wife of John ZIRKLE, and daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ departed this life the 2nd day of December 1833

Elizabeth ROSENBARGER consort of Edmund ROSENBARGER, and daughter of Jacob and Frances MARTZ departed this life the 5th day of June in the year of our Lod 1835

Frances MARTZ consort of Jacob MARTZ departed this life July the 12th A.D. 1844, aged 57 years 5 months and 13 days

Jacob MARTZ departed this life April 1st A.D. 1851, aged 77 years 11 months 0 days

Andrew ARTZ departed this life the 11th day of June 1861 aged 41 years October 1860

Bashaba ARTZ wife of Andrew ARTZ departed this life the 2nd of July 1870 aged 51 years and 4 months


The following Martz Family Bible records were taken from a Bible published by Jesper Harding in Philadelphia and dated 1845. The entries from this Bible are as follows:

Mary Addie MARTZ was born June 16th 1855

Frank Edgar MARTZ was born July 20th 1856

Robert Black MARTZ was born March 21st 1858 (The name William Worth MARTZ is written under the name of Robert Black MARTZ with the date written under the names.)

Delia Mildred MARTZ was born June 29th 1860

Hiram Franklin Sellers MARTZ was born January 20th 1861

Julia Blair MARTZ was born October 13th 1861

Hannah C.O. MARTZ was born September 26th 1862

Mary Addie MARTZ was born August 31st 1865

Nannie Lee MARTZ was born June 21st 1866

Edward Carter MARTZ was born December 28th 1867

Addison Blair MARTZ was born March 25th 1868

Sallie Blair MARTZ was born September 19th 1869

Hiram Harrison MARTZ was born December 6th 1870

Lucy Lee MARTZ was born September 10th 1872

Nannie H. MARTZ was born April 23rd 1874

Katherine Matthews MARTZ was born February 6th 1876

Maggie MARTZ was born February 17th 1879

Maude Templeton MARTZ was born June 7th 1881

Daniel MATTHEWS died January 28th 1842 aged 62 years 10 months 21 days

Mary Addie MARTZ died August 28th 1855 aged 2 months and 12 days

Benjamin Franklin Matthews MARTZ died August 27th 1860 agae 30 years 5 months 3 days

Hannah Asbury MARTZ died May 22nd 1861 aged 57 years 6 months and 10 days

Hiram MARTZ died October 19th 1861 aged 61 years and 8 days

Julia Blair MARTZ died August 27th 1863 aged 10 months and 14 days

Addison Blair MARTZ mortally wounded at Chancellorsville on May the 2nd, and died on May the 5th 1863 aged 28 years 6 months and 8 days

Frank Edgar MARTZ died January 14th 1865 aged 8 years 5 months and 25 days

Esther Blair MATTHEWS died April 10th 1866 aged 89 years 4 months and 1 day

Hiram Franklin Sellers MARTZ died October (no day given in the Bible) 1869 aged 8 years 9 months

Ernest MARTZ died November 29th 1875 aged 22 months

Daniel G. MARTZ died September 27th 1891 aged 51 years 9 months and 26 days

Daniel MATTHEWS and Esther SHAW was married February (no day listed) 1801

Hiram MARTZ and Hannah A. MATTHEWS was married April 28th 1829

Michael HINES and Agnes MATTHEWS was married September 22nd 1831

Benjamin F.M. MARTZ & Elvira G. FLETCHER were married September 12th 1854

Daniel G. MARTZ and Lydia Ann SELLERS were married April 3rd 1860

Dorilas Henry Lee MARTZ & Mollie N. CARTER were married November 14th 1860

Michael Jackson MARTZ & B. Kate HARRISON were married November 12th 1868

Julius J. MARTZ and Hattie V. WHISSEN were married September 26th 1896

Agnes Estell Dickens MARTZ was born August 5th 1877

A. Homer Salyards MARTZ was born December 11th 1878

Ernest Bryant MARTZ was born January 22nd 1881

Walter Kenneth MARTZ was born March 2nd 1883

Claude Whisson MARTZ was born September 1st 1885

Roy Sydney MARTZ was born October 3rd 1887

Cora Virginia MARTZ was born January 12th 1892

Julius J. MARTZ died December 19th 1892 aged 43 years 4 months and 3 days

Daniel MATTHEWS was born March 7th 1779

Esther SHAW was born December 9th 1776

Hiram MARTZ was born October 11th 1800

Agnes V. MATTHEWS was born February 25th 1802

Hannah A. MATTHEWS was born November 12th 1803

Benjamin F. M. MARTZ was born March 24th 1830

Adaline E.J. MARTZ was born October 20th 1832

Addison B. MARTZ was born October 28th 1834

Dorilas H.L. MARTZ was born March 23rd 1837

Daniel G. MARTZ was born December 3rd 1839

Michael Jackson MARTZ was born May 30th 1843

William D.M. HINES was born November 26th 1832

Brainard W. HINES was born March 1st 1834

George W. HINES was born February 22nd 1836

Admonia M. HINES was born December 28th 1837

Robert E. HINES was born April 17th 1841

John Michael HINES was born June 14th 1846

Hiram J.J.M. MARTZ was born August 16th 1849

Ernest MARTZ was born January 26th 1873

L. Buby "Picket" MARTZ was born October 7th 1880


The third and final Martz Family Bible Record is taken from a Bible that was printed by A.J. Holman & Company in Philadelphia and published in 1897. The entries from this Bible are as follows:

This is to certify that Michael Jackson MARTZ and Barbara Catherine HARRISON were united by me in Holy Matrimony at one mile East of Mauzy at her home on Smith's Creek on the 12th day of November in the year of our Lord 1868. In presence of family and friends by Rev. Thomas BRILEY of the M.E. Church.

Michael Jackson MARTZ was born at Locust Grove, VA May 30, 1843; Married 12 November 1868; Died 25 August 1922

Barbara Catherine HARRISON born at Smith's Creek, VA 5 January 1840; Married 12 November 1868; Died 21 September 1918

Sallie Blair MARTZ born at Locust Grove, VA 9 Sept. 1869; Died 15 November 1937

Lucie Lee MARTZ born at Locust Grove, VA 10 September 1872; Died 26 June 1938

Hiram Harrison MARTZ born at Locust Grove, VA 6 December 1870; Married 1 August 1906; Died 10 January 1955

Nannie Hollingsworth MARTZ born at Locust Grove, VA 23 April 1874; Married 14 August 1902; Died 24 October 1940

Hannah Mathews MARTZ born at Locus Grove, Va. 6 February 1876; Died 31 July 1943

Margaret Shaw MARTZ born at Locust Grove, Va. 17 February 1879; Died 5 Feb. 1909

Maude Templeton MARTZ born at Locus Grove, Va. 7 June 1881; Died 17 February 1934

Children of Nannie and Thomas RICE

Michael Eugene RICE born at New Market, Va. 22 February 1906

Children of Hiram and Lena MARTZ

George Michael MARTZ born at Johnson City, Tennessee

Hiram Ward MARTZ born at Johnson City, Tennessee 26 May 1908; Married 22 March 1944; Died 4 June 1975

Margaret Mae MARTZ born at Locust Grove, Va. 9 November 1910; Died 1 August 1974

Martha Kathryn MARTZ born at Dante, Va. 19 August 1912; Married 14 August 1942

Robert Gordon MARTZ born at New Market, Va. 15 March 1915; Married 18 January 1946

Virginia Lee MARTZ born at New Market, Va. 30 October 1916; Died 26 January 1925

Nancy Harrison MARTZ born at New Market, Va. 15 December 1918

Sarah Frances MARTZ born at New Market, Va. 22 August 1921; Married 16 October 1948

Nannie Hollingsworth MARTZ and Thomas Muter RICE were married at Locust Grove by Rev. H. M. Roane on August 24th 1902

Hiram Harrison MARTZ and Lena Mae PETERS were married in Bristol, Tennessee on August 1st 1906

Lena Mae PETERS daughter of George W. PETERS and Martha Ellen MILLER of Bluff City, Tennessee


The following obituary was placed in the back of the Bible.

Died -- on Friday morning, the 28th of last month, at the residence of his son-in-law, Capt. Hiram MARTZ, of Smith's Creek, Col. Daniel MATTHEWS, formerly of this county, bur more recently of Augusta County, Virginia, in the 63rd or 64th year of his age. He was attacked about twelve months since with a bronchial affliction, which terminated in a pulmonary consumption. He lingered for near twelve months under this malignant disease, and bore his affliction with the utmost fortitude and Christian resignation, and died without a struggle or a groan.

Col. MATTHEWS was a man of unassuming manners, of a strong discriminating mind, and was a useful man in his day, having served his country in several important stations. He was Captain of a company of volunteers during the late war with Great Britain, and served his country for six months in that capacity. He was a member of the Virginia Legislature for two years; was an acting Magistrate of this county for many years, and once filled the office of High Sheriff of the county. The duties of these several situations he discharged with zeal and fidelity, and to the satisfaction of all. But the days of his usefulness are now past. "He has gone to that bourne-from whence no traveler returns" and has left a large circle of acquaintances and friends to mourn their irreparable loss. M.

Rockingham County, February 2, 1842