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Ireland, Pennsylvania, Iowa

Family of Charles and Anne (Ferry) Martin
Daniel Francis (5/11/1820 - 1/1/1905), married Margaret DOUGHERTY on January 18, 1847 (daughter of Cornelius)
John Joseph (3/21/1826 - 8/25/1896), married Catherine Bridget SWEENEY on March 22, 1848 (daughter of Patrick and Bridget)
Loughlin Alphonsus (7/28/1828 - 7/30/1911), married Catherine Elizabeth DOLAN on September 19, 1861(daughter of John)
Charles (1/1/1832 - 1/26/1918), married Mary Ann LYMAN October 01, 1857 in Clarion Co. PA (daughter of Edward and Eleanor)
Mary Ann (1836 - 3/13/1899), married Richard HOY in abt. 1856 in Pennsylvania
James Patrick (abt. 1838 - unknown), born in Clarion County, PA
Edward (5/24/1841 - unknown), married Mary Ann McCUMMINGS or CUMMINS January 14, 1868 at St Michaels, Fryburg, PA

Charles MARTIN, was born in Ireland between 1790-1794 and died in Clarion County, PA on July 25 1869. Charles married Anne FERRY, born 2/12/1796, perhaps in County Donegal, and died 3/17/1885 in Clarion County. Charles and Anne's children were born in Ireland (Daniel & John); in New Brunswick, Canada (Loughlin); and in Pennsylvania (Charles, Mary, James and Edward). The family established a farm in Elk Township, Clarion County. The Martins arrived in the U.S., via Canada, aboard the ship "Cyrus" which landed in Philadelphia on October 08, 1829. Charles and Anne Martin may be buried at St. Michael's Cemetery near Fryburg, Clarion Co., Pennsylvania, or possibly at St. Joseph's Cemetery, near Lucinda, Pennsylvania.

Family of John and Catherine Bridget (Sweeney) Martin
Ann Elizabeth (4/29/1849 - after 1915), married James CLARKE (son of Michael and Mary)
Daniel (1/13/1851 - before 1860), born near Fryburg, PA
Margaret Louisa (10/3/1853 - 6/23/1938), never married
Mary Philomia (4/16/1856 - 11/10/1944), married John Henry CRAIG (son of James and Mary)
Catherine Bridget (9/19/1858 - 10/10/1933), married Charles Edward O'ROURKE (son of John and Bridget)
John Laughlin (5/22/1861 - 12/24/1884), never married

John MARTIN was born 3/21/1826 in Ireland, and passed away on 8/25/1896 near Missouri Valley, Iowa. Catherine Bridget SWEENEY was born 9/18/1826 in Ireland, and died on 3/18/1902 in Missouri Valley, Iowa. John's parents were Charles Martin and Anne Ferry. Catherine's parents were Patrick Sweeney and Bridget McGorahan. John and Kate were married March 22, 1848 at St Michaels Church, Fryburg, Clarion Co., Pennsylvania. Their children were born in Clarion Co., Pennsylvania (Ann & Daniel); in Dubuque Co., Iowa (Margaret & Mary); and in Harrison Co., Iowa (Catherine & John). John was a Civil War veteran serving in
Company A, 29th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. The family farmed in St. Johns township, Harrison County, Iowa. John and Catherine Bridget Martin are buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Missouri Valley, Harrison Co., Iowa

Article compiled by Dennis Walsh, November 2005.
Acknowledgements: A special thanks to the Martin family historian, Daniel E. Martin.