Seeking descendants of John MARTIN; he married Sarah CLINE.
John MARTIN spent all of his adult years in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, following agricultural pursuits.
Sarah CLINE. Sarah CLINE was born after her father died. She was reared under the direction of the sisters of the Moravian church at Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
Johannes MARTINUS, son of Jacob MARTINE (sic) and Salome, daughter of the deceased Gorg KLEIN married 24 June 1776. This item, translated from the German, may or may not be our Sarah CLINE who is said to have married John MARTIN. The problem is Salome. The name KLEIN frequently changes to KLINE or CLINE - could it be that Sarah CLINE is Salome KLEIN? (Rev. Waldschmidt records, p. 239).
Children of John MARTIN and Sarah CLINE were as follows:
i. George MARTIN, born at Lancaster county, Pennsylvania; died at Canal Fulton, Ohio.
ii. Jacob MARTIN, born at Lancaster county, Pennsylvania; died at Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.
iii. Sarah MARTIN, born at Lancaster county, Pennsylvania; married unknown (--?--); married Frederick ALBRIGHT; died circa 1864 at Osnaburg, Stark county, Ohio.
iv. Anna MARTIN; born circa 1800 at Lancaster county, Pennsylvania; married John KRUMLOFF.
v. Elizabeth MARTIN; born 11 May 1779 at Cocolico, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania; married William DEWEES, son of William DEWEES and Elizabeth DEHART; died 13 Jul 1849 at Womelsdorf, Berks county, Pennsylvania, at age 70; buried at Dunkertown Burial Grounds, Ephrata, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.
vi. John MARTIN; born 1786 at Lancaster county, Pennsylvania; married Catherine LUTZ, daughter of Adam LUTZ and unknown (--?--), at Lancaster county, Pennsylvania; died Nov 1840 at Osnaburg, Stark county, Ohio.
John MARTIN Jr. was born on a farm sixteen miles northeast of the city of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There he reached adulthood and received a common-school education. He learned to be a mason and practiced that trade throughout his business career.
Continuing to live in Lancaster County until 1829, he then sold his property and moved to Ohio with his children Mary, John L. and Impertus. The four other daughters and their mother remained and came later. The journey was made in a Conestoga wagon, drawn by two horses and accompanied with much discomfort and hard labor.
After retiring from active labor, John MARTIN spent his last years with his sister Anna (MARTIN) KRUMLOFF of Osnaburg, Stark County, where he died.
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