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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

 .MARTIN.

Submitted by Vivian (Martin) Mellish

My great-grandfather, Darius Martin, born  May 12, 1872 in albert Co., New Brunswick, Canada, lived in Oconto, WI during the early 1860's. He returned to Deer Island, NB, Canada in 1866 to marry Jessine (Jessie) Whalen. They then returned to Oconto where 3 of his children were born. In about 1879 , he returned to Deer Island where my Grandfather & his twin sister were born in 1880. While in Oconto area he learned many skills: carpentry, growing apples, dairy farming & the undertaking business (embalming, etc.) As a note of interest, my brother has a hand saw Darius purchased after the Peshtigo Fire (1871).

Wedding of Darius Martin and Jessine Whalen - December 23, 1866



Children of Darius Martin and Jessine Whalen  were:

                      Born in Oconto County, Wisconsin, USA:
                                       J. Marvin Martin - b. August 16, 1869
                                        William Wallace Martin - b. May 12, 1872
                                        Herbert Martin - b. September 13, 1875

                      Born in New Brunswick in Canada:
                                     * Edgar Martin (twin)  - b. 1880 grandfather of contributor
                                        Edna  Martin (twin) - b. 1880


Children of Edgar Martin:

                                   *Harry Salem (my father) Aug. 26, 1918 - Aug. 26, 1987
                                     Mary Virgina (still living)
                                     Kenneth Burr 1927 - Feb. 1992
                                     George Edgar (still living)
 


The brothers & sisters of Darius Martin:

                                    John Martin
                                    Deborah Martin
                                    Elizabeth Martin (No record after NB Census 1861)
                                    Joseph Martin (No record after NB Census 1871)
                                    Elijah Martin (died as a young child)
                                    Mary Martin


Any information on his life while in Oconto would be greatly appreciated.
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