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William Martin
(1836- ? )

 

William Martin was born in about 1836 in Preston County, WV, the son of Henry and Keziah (Miner) Martin.

When he was 14 years of age, in 1850, he lived on his parents' farm in the county's 45th District.

William was deceased by the year 1891. 

Nothing further about William is known.

We have investigated whether one of the men named William Martin -- who were Civil War soldiers in West Virginia in regiments where other cousins are known to have served -- might be ours'. However, we have come up empty after examining their original Civil War pension files in person in December 2008 at the National Archives in Washington, DC. These included: 

  • William T.D. Martin, 6th West Virginia Infantry, Company F -- Invalid Application #633286, Invalid Certificate #486965. Soldier lived in Kingwood, Preston County in 1892. Someone named "E.T. Martin" witnessed one of his pension application papers. 
  • William H. Martin, 6th West Virginia Cavalry, Company G and 3rd West Virginia Infantry, Company G -- widow Minerva J. Martin -- Invalid Application #737390, Invalid Certificate #1069056, Widow Application #917634, Widow Certificate #681440.
  • William H. Martin, 6th West Virginia Cavalry, Companies C and E, and 3rd West Virginia Infantry, Company E -- widow Mary E. Martin -- Invalid Application #484758, Invalid Certificate #291311, Widow Application #850235, Widow Certificate #649284.

 

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