Page 727-728, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


A. H. Martin, a Civil war veteran and prominent farmer and stockman of Sycamore township, is a native of Illinois. He was born near Cairo, in 1841, and is a son of Henson and Mary (Holman) Martin. The Martin family were very early settlers in the Territory of Kansas. In 1854, the father settled on a claim in Atchison county, and A. H. was about thirteen years of age when the family settled there.

He remained on the home farm until the Civil war broke out, and on September 19, 1861, enlisted in Company C, Eighth regiment, Kan-


sas infantry, for three years. He participated in all the engagements in which his regiment took part, and received his honorable discharge, October 3, 1864. He then returned to Atchison county, and purchased ninety acres of land, where he engaged in farming with an ox team. He raised broom corn in the early days, there, and one year, received $80 per ton for this product. In 1910, he came to Butler county, where he has since been engaged in farming.

Mr. Martin was married in November, 1864, to Miss Sophia Cox, a native of Missouri, and a daughter of John Cox. To this union have been born four children, two of whom are living, as follows: Mrs. Cora Woodburn, Ashton, Idaho, and Nellie, who resides in Jackson county, Kansas: Mrs. Martin died in 1883.

On March 6, 1884, Mr. Martin married Melvina Hadley, a native of Missouri, and a daughter of William and Melvina Hadley, who were very early settlers in Kansas, coming from Missouri to this State in 1856. To Mr. and Mrs. Martin have been born two children: Mrs. Myrtle Mulanax, Cassoday, Kans., and Robert, Beggs, Okla.

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