Rev. Christopher Martin

Rev. Christopher Martin

Male 1795 - 1880

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  • Name  Rev. Christopher Martin 
    Title  Rev. 
    Born  2 Oct 1795  Weston, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  Methodist  [4
    Military  1813 - 1814  [2
    War of 1812 Veteran 
    • Christopher was wounded at the battle of Lacole Mills, on the 30th of March, 1814. [2]
    Residence  1817  Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation  1822 - 1823  Vanderkamp Farms, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Teacher 
    • In 1821 Mr. Martin built a frame house, and during the winter of 1822-23 taught the first school in the eastern part of the town in an old log dwelling on the Vanderkemp farm. [4]
    Occupation  1860  [5
    Gentleman 
    Residence  1821 - 1870  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 7
    • Cleveland's village dates back to the arrival of its first white settlers, Christopher Martin and his wife, who settled on what was known as 'The great lot No. 131' in 1821, and they were the first settlers within the present corporation limits. [6]
    • In February, 1826, [Christopher Martin] with his wife and one child, - Otis, - removed to the State of New York and settled on a location now comprised in the village of Cleveland, then mostly a wilderness, and commenced in the woods to clear him a farm. Here they enjoyed the comforts as well as some of the privations of new-settlement life. Here the deer rambled within sight of his door; and here, also, close at hand, was the beautiful Lake Oneida, from which plenty of fish could be obtained, including some of the best varieties, as salmon, bass, pike, etc. They considered those who lived within four or five miles their immediate neighbors. [2]
    1840 United States Federal Census, Constantia - p.204
    1840 United States Federal Census, Constantia - p.204
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Page: 204; Roll: 326; Image: 1173;
    1860 United States Federal Census, Cleveland - p.45
    1860 United States Federal Census, Cleveland - p.45
    State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 07/13/1860; Page: 45
    Occupation  Farmer  [2
    Occupation  1833 - 1880  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Clergy 
    • Coming to Cleveland in 1821, he located where the Catholic parsonage now stands, and was the first leader of the M.E. class here, serving it also as steward from 1826 until his death. In 1833 he was licensed to exhort and in 1839 to preach. In 1841-2 he supervised the erection of the M.E. Church; in 1843 he was ordained deacon and in 1848 elder.

      The first religious services held in the vicinity occurred in his house in the summer of 1822, the officiating minister being Rev. Mr. Keyes, a Methodist preacher. [8]
    Died  9 Apr 1880  [3, 9, 10, 11
    Cause: Gangrene 
    Buried  Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12
    • The funeral of Rev. Christopher Martin will be attended from the M. E. Church, tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock. [12]
    Headstone - Christopher Martin 1795-1880
    Headstone - Christopher Martin 1795-1880
    Cleveland Village Cemetery
    By Kiely Malone
    Person ID  I149  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  14 Dec 2015 

    Family  Martha Johnson,   b. 6 Dec 1800, Chester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1882 
    Married  29 May 1817  [2, 11
    Children 
     1. Otis C. Martin,   b. 26 Jan 1820,   d. 31 Mar 1846
     2. M. Elvira Martin,   b. 1827,   d. 15 Jun 1906
    Last Modified  23 Apr 2017 
    Family ID  F44  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1795 - Weston, Windsor, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1817 - Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1822 - 1823 - Vanderkamp Farms, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1821 - 1870 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clergy - 1833 - 1880 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
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    History of Oswego County New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, (L.H. Everts and Company), p.292

    Histories
    Obituary: Martha Martin
    Obituary: Martha Martin
    Lakeside Press
    12/16/1882

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] 1870 United States Federal Census, 31 (Reliability: 2), 26 Jun 1870.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/26/1870; Page: 31; Line: 3-5


    2. [S33] History of Oswego County New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, (L.H. Everts and Company), 293 (Reliability: 2), 1877.
      Christopher Martin

    3. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=MART&GSfn=C&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSsr=521&GRid=29851056& (Reliability: 1), 17 Sep 2008.
      Christopher Martin

    4. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 497 (Reliability: 2), 1895.
      Town of Constantia

    5. [S32] 1860 United States Federal Census, 45 (Reliability: 1), 13 Jul 1860.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 07/13/1860; Page: 45; Line: 5-7

    6. [S25] Northshore Notes, (Cleveland Historical Society), http://blog.clevelandhistoricalsociety.com/?p=361 (Reliability: 1), 1 Oct 2013.
      Griesmyer?s History of Cleveland Glass

    7. [S42] 1840 United States Federal Census, 204 (Reliability: 1), 1840.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Page: 204; Roll: 326; Image: 1173;

    8. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 496-497 (Reliability: 2), 1895.
      Town of Constantia

    9. [S57] U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885, 1 (Reliability: 1), 31 May 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; ED #231; ED Date: 07/13/1860; SD #8; Page: 1; Line: 1

    10. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 1 (Reliability: 2), 1 Aug 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; SD#: 8; ED#: 231; ED Date: 08/01/1880; Schedule #5; p.1

    11. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 2), 16 Dec 1882.
      Obituary: Martha Martin

    12. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press, n.p. (Reliability: 1), 10 Apr 1880.