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    A. C. & W. P. MARTIN

    A. C. & W. P. MARTIN, farmers; P. O. Troy; natives of Miami Co., Lost Creek Township, A. C. Martin being born Dec. 23, 1827, and W. P. Martin Feb. 15, 1830; are sons of Joseph and Mary (Clyne) Martin, who were also born in Miami Co. The grandparents came fro m Pennsylvania at a very early day. Joseph and Mary were parents of three children, viz., Abijah C., William P. and Hannah, now widow Kellogg, living in Iowa. Joseph and Mary's lives were very brief, being victims of that terrible scourge, the cholera, which visited this section in 1832 and 1833; they were both attacked with the disease, and lived but a few hours, there being less than an hour's difference in their deaths; he only 27 years of age, being cut off in the prime of his life, and the children left orphans when very young; Abijah C. the eldest, was only 5 years of age, and William C., 3 years old. They were placed under the guardianship of their uncle, who put them to various occupations until they were able to care for themselves. They have, since becoming of age, made farming their principal occupation, having owned three different farms successively in partnership in this and Lost Creek Township. About seven years age, they bought the farm upon which they now live and have since resided. This consists of 204 acres, mostly under cultivation, with large and commodious buildings attached. Abijah C. was united in marriage March 2, 1859, with Elizabeth Knoop, daughter of Daniel and Lucy Knoop. By this union they have had four children , viz., Mary B., Charles D., John K. and Lucy.

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