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Subject: Daniel McNair Martin
Date: 14 Aug 2002 12:58:39 -0600
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Hello! I am trying to obtain family info/history on Daniel McNair Martin and his ancester John Martin. I am ultimately looking for my Irish roots. The following is all the available info that I have thus far:
John Martin came from Ireland about 1740, landed in Philadelphia and married an Irish lady named Isabella. They moved from Penn. to the Clover Bottoms of Virginia. Moved from there to Kershaw Dist. near Camden in South Carolina. Legend has it that his 3 sons served in the Rebel army. They all lived in Kershaw Dist. after the Rev. War. Source: letter dated May,18,1870 written by Daniel McNair Martin.
In a letter dated June 19, 1903, V.G. Stewart writes to cousin Lizzie:
John was born in Ireland and educated for the Ministy, his brother William was a lawyer in Ireland in 1740. John's father was a farmer in Ireland. John was the baby and his Mother was very indulgent and let him have all the money he wanted. By the time he graduated he was too wild to go into the Ministry.
John Chartered a ship and loaded it with Irish wanting to come to America, he was to sell them out and load the ship with flax seed and return to Ireland. When John Landed in New York (D.M. Martin says Philedelphia) there was not enough flax seed to load the ship.He waited, sold out Irish and had a good time until his money ran out. He got a school and wa successful, He built up a fine school and married an Irish woman (Isabell) (a), possibly Innes per Grace Puryear? (Carrie Mixon did find a Isabella Innes but did not connect)
He went to Virginia and established a school there, then went to Camden, S.C.
Isabella was a very common name, I Carrie Mixon have found several that could be the wife of John Martin, but no proof as yet. End of history gathered so far.
Any additional info would be greatly appreciated.
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