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Re: martins from wales

Posted: 17 Sep 2013 4:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am not from Wales, but from Canada. The Charles Martin about whom I know a little (only of his early life) is an ancestor of mine. He was my grandfather's uncle. I know that he was born in the period 1846 to 1848. I know that he was baptised in 1848. He grew up mostly in Wales, from which he left in 1872 to emigrate to the U.S. I don't have any info about the U.S. port at which he arrived. He had brothers, but none of them left Wales. I have no photos -- since, after all, his family lost touch with him in 1872. He thought of himself as Welsh because he lived there for the period of 1854/55 (when he was 6 or 7) to 1872 (when he was in his mid-20s). He was a coal miner throughout his youth. I know that he was born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England, from which both his parents originally hailed. Whether he is the same Charles Martin (the immigrant from Wales) who lived in Boone County, Iowa between the 1870s and 1921, and married Hannah Marie Batt in 1875, I cannot say.
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jessejamesfar... 5 Jul 2011 12:04AM GMT 
bromaelor 5 Jul 2011 3:02PM GMT 
jessejamesfar... 5 Jul 2011 7:58PM GMT 
bromaelor 6 Jul 2011 7:41PM GMT 
rbauman68 17 Sep 2013 4:32PM GMT 
jessejamesfar... 17 Sep 2013 8:50PM GMT 
rbauman68 17 Sep 2013 10:19PM GMT 
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