Martyn Family History

Scott H. Martyn
Chicago, IL  60611
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Matthew FOUNTAIN [311]
Sarah SKEED [457]
Thomas Dobson TAYLOR [615]
Sarah RODGERS [616]
Elisha FOUNTAIN [192]
(1812-Between 1880/1886)
Sarah Ann TAYLOR [193]
(1821-After 1889)
Andrew FOUNTAIN [288]


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1. Elizabeth GORDON [519] [L4RB-XLG] [83429783]

Andrew FOUNTAIN [288] 320,321

  • Born: 12 December 1853, Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada 58,320,321
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth GORDON [519] [L4RB-XLG] [83429783] in 1885 58,320
  • Died: 2 October 1935, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States at age 81 320,321
  • Buried: October 1935, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States

   FamilySearch ID: L4RB-HK8. Find a Grave ID: 83429850.

  General Notes:

ANDREW came to Goetzville in the 1870's at the age of 23. He helped to survey all the territory including DeTour, Raber, and Goetzville. He tells of being lost in this vast territory for three days, coming out at some lumber camp many miles from home. He was one of the first settlers in Goetzville. His wife's parents, Thomas and Margaret (Wilson) Gordon, came to Canada from Ireland. He and Elizabeth were married in 1885. The homestead at Goetzville proved to be stony - - the stones were used to build fences. In spite of large gardens and orchard, Andrew's money earned as a longshoreman and his mother's by boarding teachers and teamsters, drought and grasshoppers ruined the crops. They cut and baled wild hay from the Sunshine area to feed their stock at Goetzville.

Although born in Canada, according to the 1871 Census of Canada, Andrew was of Irish origin.

Fairview Cemetery is located on Fairview Road south of Gogomain Road or five miles east of Pickford Village. Transcripts found at were recorded and typed 25 Aug. 1974 by Mr. Arlynn G. Gantz. Included the following entry:

FOUNTAIN, Andrew (Father); 1854-1935 FOUNTAIN, Elizabeth (Mother); 1863-1941

Birth and death years on grave differ from those reported by Virgean Rightmeyer.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Travel: to Boston on the Steamship Satellite, September 1857, Parrsboro, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2. Census: 1861 Canada, 1861, Teeswater, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. Elisha Fountain (50)
Sara Ann Fountain (40)
George Fountain (17)
Hannah Fountain (13)
Sara J. Fountain (8)
Andrew Fountain (6)
Elias Fountain (1)

3. Census: 1871 Canada, 1871, South Bruce, Bruce, Ontario, Canada. Dist 27 Sub-dist C Div 3 Page 25

Elisha Fountain (58)
Sarah Fountain (50)
Hannah Fountain (23)
Sarah Fountain (18)
Andrew Fountain (16)
Elliles Fountain (11)
Roina (5)
Babest (2/12) male

4. Education: Attending School, 1871. 177

5. Religion: Weslyan Methodist, 1871. 177

6. Immigration: Canada, Bef 14 June 1880, , , , United States. 58

7. Census: 1880 United States, 14 June 1880, De Tour Village, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1880_MI_Chippewa_4_41_6b

1880 U.S. Census: Census Place: Detour, Chippewa, Michigan Source: FHL Film 1254576 NA T9-0576 Page 140B

FOUNTAIN Elisha, head, M, age 68, b. NOVA SCOTIA, F b. NS, M b. NS, Occ. Farm Laborer
FOUNTAIN Sarah, wife, M, age 59, b. NOVA SCOTIA, F b. NS, M b. NS, Occ. Keeping House
FOUNTAIN Andrew, son, S, age 25, b. NOVA SCOTIA, F b. NS, M b. NS, Occ. Farmer
FOUNTAIN Elilles, daughter, S, age 20, b. CAN, F b. NS, M b. NS, Occ. Out At Service
FOUNTAIN Roina, daughter, S, age 14, b. CAN, F b. NS, M b. NS, Occ. Help At Home
FOUNTAIN Charles E., S, age 9, b. CAN, F b. NS, M b. NS

HUNTER William, head, M, age 38, b. IRE, F b. IRE, M b. IRE, Occ. Farmer
HUNTER Hannah, wife, M, age 32, b. NS, F b. NS, M b. NS, Occ. Keeping House
HUNTER Amos, son, age 4, b. CAN, F b. IRE, M b. NS
HUNTER Sarah E. daughter, age 1, b. CAN, F b. IRE, M b. NS
FOUNTAIN Alexander, boarder, age 54, b. NS, F b. NS, M b. NS, Occ. Farmer

8. Occupation: Farmer, 14 June 1880, , Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 171

9. Land: acquired via the Homestead Act of 1862, 6 August 1889, , Chippewa, Michigan, United States. North east quarter of section thrity-three in township forty-two north of range eleven west of Michigan Meridian in Michigan. Containing one hundred and sixty acres.

10. Census: 1900 United States, 4 June 1900, Raber, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1900_MI_Chippewa_12_16_2a

11. Occupation: Farmer, 4 June 1900, Raber, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 58

12. Census: 1920 United States, 2 January 1920, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1920_MI_Chippewa_11_27_04a

13. Cemetery: Fairview Cemetery, October 1935, Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. Fairview Cemetery Photos
Inscription: Fountain, Elizabeth, 1863 - 1941, Mother, Andrew, 1855 - 1935, Father

Andrew married Elizabeth GORDON [519] [L4RB-XLG] [83429783] [MRIN: 151], daughter of Thomas GORDON [617] and Margaret WILSON [618], in 1885 58.,320 (Elizabeth GORDON [519] [L4RB-XLG] [83429783] was born in June 1863 in , , , Canada,320,322 died in 1941 320 and was buried in 1941 in Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.)