Biographical Sketch of
Stephen A. Martin
Stephen A. Martin came to Mower County in March 1865 and settled on the southwest quarter of section 29 [Lyle Township] where he has since lived. He was born near Chautauqua Lake, Chautauqua County, New York, January 14, 1813. His father, Isaiah Martin, was one of the first settlers in Chautauqua County. He settled there in 1812, and purchased timber land of the Holland Company. He cleared a farm and made his home there until his death.
The subject of this sketch there grew to manhood, and was joined in marriage February 14, 1837 to Lodisia Harvey. She died in 1847, and left one child named Rosette.
His second wife, to whom he was married November 16, 1848, was formerly Mary A. Edson. She was born in the town of Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County, New York, March 22, 1825. Her father, Elam Edson, was a native of Connecticut and was one of the first settlers in Chautauqua County. He served in the War of 1812 as Drum Major.
Mr. Martin bought land in the town of Arkright, Chautauqua County and settled there when he was first married, and lived there until 1854, and then sold and moved to Cherry Creek township, and bought a farm and remained there until 1865, and then came to Mower County and settled in his present farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin are the parents of five children; Christiana, wife of W.E. Tubbs; William H., Lester H., Pearlie, the wife of Joseph M. Whitford, and Rudell I.
William, the oldest son of Mr. Martin, lives at home and manages the farm and is a prominent member of the Christian Church.
History of Mower County, 1884
Transcribed and submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, January 16, 2007