Martyn Family History

Scott H. Martyn
1340 N. Astor St., Unit 2407
Chicago, IL  60610
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Edward PIPER [1849]
Ann [3118]
John B. MARTYN [1847]
(-Abt 1849)
Mary Bennet PIPER [1848]
(1786-1872)
John Piper MARTYN [137]
(1831-1916)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Hannah MANN [138] [MFTG-6CN] [127538987]

John Piper MARTYN [137] 88,92,99

  • Born: 17 June 1831, Bude, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom 118
  • Marriage (1): Hannah MANN [138] [MFTG-6CN] [127538987] on 25 August 1851 in Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada
  • Died: 5 July 1916, Sparta, Elgin, Ontario, Canada at age 85
  • Buried: After 5 July 1916, Union, Elgin, Ontario, Canada 119

   Cause of his death was Heart Failure/Paralysis.

   FamilySearch ID: K8CW-BV1.

  General Notes:

The Sault Ste. Marie News (The Democrat)
Saturday, January 16, 1892, Page 1
E. J. Martyn was called to St. Thomas, Ont., Monday (January 11, 1892) by telegrams which announced the death of his sister and the serious illness of his father. His friends here extend heartfelt sympathy.
---Transcribed by Ida Reed.

  Birth Notes:

Alternate spelling of birth location: Beaud

  Death Notes:

Dutton Advance, July 13, 1916, Page 5, column 1
Died: Martyn, John Piper, age 87

Alymer Express, July 6, 1916, Page 5, column 1
Died - John Piper MARTYN, Sparta, age 87

  Burial Notes:

762. Red granite on concrete base/
MARTYN/ J. P. MARTYN/ June 17, 1830-July 5, 1916/ A Native of Cornwall, England/ Hannah MARTYN/ Feb. 8, 1834-Dec. 5, 1923/ MARTYN/ M./ Children of J.P. and Hannah MARTYN/ Mary Ella/ June 19, 1863-Jan. 3, 1892/ Courtwright/ Jan. 2, 1872-Aug. 27, 1872/ Metta/ Mar. 22, 1873-Dec. 30, 1874/ Dalton/ Jan. 27, 1880-Sept. 2, 1881/ Helena H. CHAMBERLAIN/ 1867-1930/ John P. MARTYN/ Nov. 30, 1874-Dec. 28, 1937/ his wife/ Clara M. MARTYN/ Feb. 14, 1876-Sept. 8, 1948.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: British Census, 1841, Holsworthy, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.

2. Residence, 1846, Jamestown, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. TALBOT TIMES, Newsletter of ELGlN COUNTY BRANCH of the ONTARlO GENEALOGY SOClETY
BOX 416, ST.THOMAS, ONTARIO, N5P 3V2
VOLUME III, ISSUE THREE, SEPT. 1989

JAMESTOWN developed at a water power site on Catfish Creek just a few miles upstream from the harbour town of Port Bruce. There JAMES CHRYSLER, a wealthy merchant from the nearby town of St. Thomas, built a distillery, grist and sawmills, and a store and gave Jamestown its name. Barges shuttled back and forth between Port Bruce and Jamestown carrying lumber out and supplies in, and the town became quite an active community.

One seasoned traveller, geographer, W.H. SMITH, visited Jamestown described it as "a small settlement near the south-east corner of Yarmouth on Catfish Creek, about one mile from Lake Erie, (which) grist and saw mill, distillery, and about 10 houses." in 1846 and the township contains a grist mil, distillery, and about 10 houses.

But, alas, from Jamestown, transportation emphasis shifted from water to road. Her decline was swift. Thirty-five years later little remained. In 1879, in his Atlas of Elgin County, Beldon recounted: "Jamestown, a flourishing little place in 1840, has gone to decay."

The valley of Catfish Creek has remained quiet and picturesque, a serene river valley where only farms break the stillness. Except for traces of old roads, no vestige of the milling activity which once filled the Valley has survived to this day.
Taken from the GHOST TOWNS OF ONTARIO, Volume 1, by Ron Brown.

3. Immigration: England, 1849, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. He came to Canada with his parents, John and Mary (Piper) Martyn and his brother, James Martyn.



4. Census: 1861 Canadian, 1861, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada.



5. Census: 1871 Canadian, 1871, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. 91

6. Occupation: Farmer, 1871.

7. Residence, Between 1871 and 1901, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada.



8. City Directory: Canadian County Atlas Project, 1877, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. Canadian County Atlas Project
The Canadian County Atlas Project Full record for Martyn, J.P.
Last Name: Martyn
First Name: J.P.
Nativity: England
Business: Insurance and loan agent, Talbot Street
Year Settled: 1851
Post Office: St. Thomas
Town: St. Thomas
Township: Yarmouth
County: Elgin
Atlas Date: 1877



9. Census: 1881 Canadian, 1881, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. 92 1881_ON_163_Yarmouth_5

John P. MARTYN, Sex: M, Marr: M, Age: 49, Origin: English, Birthplace: England, Occupation: Farmer, Religion: Church of England
Hannah MARTYN, Sex: F, Marr: M, Age: 47, Origin: English, Birthplace: England, Religion: Church of England
Maria MARTYN, Sex: F, Age: 21, Origin: English, Birthplace: Ontario, Religion: Baptist
Edmund MARTYN, Sex: M, Age: 20, Origin: English, Birthplace: Ontario, Occupation: S, Religion: Church of England
Ella MARTYN, Sex: F, Age: 17, Origin: English, Birthplace: Ontario, Religion: Church of England
Helena MARTYN, Sex: F, Age: 15, Origin: English, Birthplace: Ontario, Religion: Church of England
Eli J. MARTYN, Sex: M, Age: 13, Origin: English, Birthplace: Ontario, Religion: Church of England
John MARTYN, Sex: M, Age: 6, Origin: English, Birthplace: Ontario, Religion: Church of England
Coral MARTYN, Sex: F, Age: 3, Origin: English, Birthplace: Ontario, Religion: Church of England
Dalton MARTYN, Sex: M, Age: 1, Origin: English, Birthplace: Ontario, Religion: Church of England
Bella LINDSAY, Sex: F, Age: 23, Origin: Irish, Birthplace: Ireland, Church of England

10. City Directory: St. Thomas, 1881, St. Thomas, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. 120 Marriage Licences, Issuers of

- Allworth A J, 250 Talbot
- McKay Wm, county clerk, Court House.
- Martyn J P, 213 1/2 Talbot.
- Claris George T, res 80 Wellington, office 286 Talbot.

11. Occupation: Farmer, 1881. 92

12. Religion: Church Of England, 1881. 92



13. Biography: Rose Pub. Co, 1886, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. 121 Biography of John Piper Martyn, 1886

From "A Cyclopæedia of Canadian biography: being chiefly men of the time : a collection of persons distinguished in professional and political life : leaders in the commerce and industry of Canada, and successful pioneers"

Martyn, John Piper, Banker and Broker, St. Thomas, Ontario, was born in the town of Beaud, Cornwall, England, on the 17th June, 1831. He is a son of John Martyn, who devoted himself to farming in Cornwall, and emigrated with his family in 1849, to Canada, settling in the township of Yarmouth, Elgin County, Ontario. His mother was, Mary, daughter of Edward Piper, of Devonshire. Shortly after the arrival of John Martyn, he was taken ill and died, leaving his wife and two sons. John Piper was the youngest, and his brother James is now a prominent architect in London, England. After her husband's death, Mrs. Martyn resided with her son, the subject of this sketch, who had settled on a farm in the same township, and with him she remained till her death, which occurred in 1870, she then having reached the well-rounded age of 87 years. But to glance retrospectively at the career of our subject, He received a careful and comprehensive educational training in schools at Exeter, England, and obtaining a diploma, engaged in the work of teaching in the national school of his native town. In 1849 he resigned appointment, and sailed for Canada, entering the Normal school at Toronto. He was now in his twenty-first year, and took away from the Normal school a first-class professional certificate. Immediately he began to teach school in the township of Yarmouth, and continued so employed till 1866, when he gave up the profession and went upon the farm, giving his entire attention to the cultivation of the same. However, in 1868, he went to the town of Strathroy, where he opened a bankers and broker's office, and conducted the same business until 1870, when he removed to St. Thomas, in which city he began a similar business. He has now built up a large and profitable business, dealing in all kinds of negotiable paper, lands, etc., also having, in connection with these operations, insurance and other projects. In 1869, Mr. Martyn was appointed a justice of the peace, and was a school trustee during several terms for the township of Yarmouth. In 1877 he was elected to the town council of St. Thomas, and held the position during the years of 1878-79 and 1880; and upon the town being incorporated in 1881 as a city, he was one of the first aldermen elected. He was re-elected for the years 1882, 1883, 1884 and 1885, and this year (1885) is chairman of the finance committee. We might say that Mr. Martyn was one of the first promoters of the measure of the town's incorporation, and has always taken a warm interest in its welfare. He was the first officer appointed for the St. Thomas and Aylmer Gravel Road Company; he also organized and was the first manager of the South-Western Farmers and Mechanics' Loan Company, of St- Thomas, and this position be held for two years, when he retired. He is likewise a shareholder and director of the Star Loan Company, of St. Thomas; and is one of the largest stockholders in, and also a director of, the St. Thomas Street Railway Company. He is connected with various other important enterprises, and was, one of the chief organizers of the Bronze Monument Company, and likewise of the Elgin Silver Mining Company, at Lake Superior, which promises, in time, to be one of the most valuable mineral properties in the Dominion. Mr. Martyn is manager and secretary of the Ontario Mutual Provident Society, incorporated in 1884; and he is a member of the order of Oddfellows. He has been president of the East Elgin Conservative Association for ten years, and is one of the most prominent party men in St. Thomas. He is a member of the Church of England, and a warden of. St. John's church. He married in 1852, Hannah Mann, daughter of the late Noah Mann, of the township of Yarmouth, Elgin, one of the most prominent farmers of his time, who died in 1881. Mr. Martyn has eight children, Richard and Edmund holding responsible positions in the United States. Besides Mr. Martyn's extensive business associations in Ontario, he has large interests in the North-West, holding thousands of acres of land in that territory. Although exactingly just in his business transactions, Mr. Martyn is known to possess a most kindly heart, and to be ready with generous aid for worthy purposes. He has a beautiful farm of 400 acres, situate about ten miles from St. Thomas, and attention to this property takes a considerable portion of his time.



14. Census: 1891 Canadian, 1891, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. 1891_ON_60_Yarmouth_23



15. Census: 1901 Canadian, 1901, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. 1901_ON_57_Yarmouth_6

16. Occupation: Broker, 1901.

17. Religion: Baptist, 1901.



18. Census: 1911 Canada, 6 June 1911, Sparta, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. First nameLast nameSexBirth yearRelationshipBirth place
John P Sr.MartynMale1830HeadEngland
HannaMartynFemale1834WifeEngland
GertrudeGriswallFemale1885G. DaughterOntario, Canada



19. Death Record, 5 July 1916, Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada.

20. Cemetery: Union United Cemetery, After 5 July 1916, Union, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. 762. Red granite on concrete base/
MARTYN/ J. P. MARTYN/ June 17, 1830-July 5, 1916/ A Native of Cornwall, England/ Hannah MARTYN/ Feb. 8, 1834-Dec. 5, 1923/ MARTYN/ M./ Children of J.P. and Hannah MARTYN/ Mary Ella/ June 19, 1863-Jan. 3, 1892/ Courtwright/ Jan. 2, 1872-Aug. 27, 1872/ Metta/ Mar. 22, 1873-Dec. 30, 1874/ Dalton/ Jan. 27, 1880-Sept. 2, 1881/ Helena H. CHAMBERLAIN/ 1867-1930/ John P. MARTYN/ Nov. 30, 1874-Dec. 28, 1937/ his wife/ Clara M. MARTYN/ Feb. 14, 1876-Sept. 8, 1948.

21. Obituary: The Lethbridge Daily Herald, page 4, 12 July 1916, Lethbridge, Southern Alberta, Alberta, Canada. 122 Ex-Ald. John Piper Martyn, one of the oldest residents of Elgin county, died at Sparta, Ont. Aged 87. He was once a candidate in East Elgin for the Ontario legislature. For years he was prominent in St. Thomas business circles.


John married Hannah MANN [138] [MFTG-6CN] [127538987] [MRIN: 81], daughter of Noah MANN [1851] [MFTD-HC3] [66880117] and Elizabeth Ann SHERWIN [1852] [MFTD-H8N] [179381765], on 25 August 1851 in Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario, Canada. (Hannah MANN [138] [MFTG-6CN] [127538987] was born on 8 February 1834 in Wisborough Green, Sussex, England, United Kingdom 118, christened on 28 March 1834 in Pevensey, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, died on 5 December 1923 in Sparta, Elgin, Ontario, Canada and was buried after 5 December 1923 in Union, Elgin, Ontario, Canada.). The cause of her death was Bronchial Pneumonia.