Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 201, submitted by Judy.
Elihu H. Martin, Lynnville, was born in Gibson county, Ind., January
30, 1834, one in a family of twelve children born to Henry and Mary (Kirkman)
Martin, who were natives of North Carolina. The family settled in
Princeton, Ind., when it was yet a very small village, Mr. Martin being
the first shoe maker of the place. Elihu lived with his parents until of
age, receiving only a common education. In 1855 he began blacksmithing
in Lynnville, and continued in partnership until the fall of 1856, when
he began alone, and for over twenty-five years conducted his trade
extensively, and also dealt in fine stock. At the present writing he is
engaged in hotel keeping and operating a livery stable, in both
occupations doing the largest trade of the kind in town. He is a member
of the Masonic fraternity, and in politics is a Republican. February 8,
1856, he was married to Miss M. A. Camp, an estimable lady, who bore him
eight children, these yet living: John H., James W., Samuel L., Charles
C. and Lillie A. The mother dying September 10, 1882 , Mr. Martin
married Mrs. America Thompson, widow of Capt. D. G. Thompson, April 10,
1884. Both Mr. and Mrs. Martin are members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church at Lynnville.
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