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Enoch W. MARTIN 12295 - Simpson Co.

Posted: 27 Nov 2013 6:35AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Martin, Anderson, Hunt, Rush
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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffien, 3rd ed., 1886.

ENOCH W. MARTIN was born in Allen County, Ky., October 15, 1847, and is the eighth child in the family of twelve children born to Enoch and Barbara A. (Anderson) Martin, the former of whom was a native of Virginia, born in 1805, and the latter a native of Allen County, Ky., born 1811. Both were of English descent. When only a lad some five years old, Enoch Martin removed with his parents from Virginia to Simpson County, Ky., where his early education was received, and where he was married. In early life he learned the carpenter’s and joiner’s trade, which he followed for many years. He also owned a farm, but was not engaged in farming. For upward of sixteen years he officiated as a local minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South; afterward he joined the Christian Church, but after about three years withdrew and devoted his energies from that time until his death in trying to organize an independent church. He was all his life an unusually devout and earnest Christian. His death, very sudden, occurred March 9, 1860, in his fifty-fifth year, being occasioned by epilepsy. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity. His father, Elijah Martin, was a soldier of the war of 1812, and was killed by an Indian in one of the battles of the war. Mrs. Barbara A. Martin is yet living, and resides with her daughter at Scottsville, Ky. She has been from her girlhood an earnest and devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Enoch W. Martin received a good common school education in youth, to which he has since materially added by his own exertions. At the age of eleven years he was afflicted with a white swelling on his left limb, which has rendered him a cripple all his life. At the age of nineteen he commenced teaching, and taught for eight years. Since that time he has been engaged in general merchandising in Allen and Simpson Counties, Ky. In the fall of 1881 he came to Price’s Mill, Simpson Co., Ky., where he is doing an excellent business. He carries a well-selected stock in his line, owns a grist and saw-mill, and also a farm adjoining. He is postmaster at Price’s Mill, and also held the same position in Allen County. He married, May 14, 1874, to Maggie P. Hunt, a native of Warren County, Ky., born March 29, 1853. She is a daughter of William and Jane (Rush) Hunt. Three children – one son and two daughters – have blessed their union, all of whom are living: Dora B., Maggie M. and Edgar W. Mr. Martin and wife have been from early life members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. In politics he is a Democrat, and is one of the successful business men of the county.

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