Tag Archives: Shearer

David Martin

David Martin
birth: 05 November 1813, York, Pennsylvania, USA
death: 28 July 1876, Allamakee, Iowa, USA
burial: Waterville Luthern Church Cemetery, Allamakee, Iowa, USA

marriage: 01 March 1845, De Kalb, Indiana, USA
Lydia Ann Shearer
birth: 01 May 1827, Stark, Ohio, USA
death: 23 September 1905, Allamakee, Iowa, USA
burial: Rossville Cemetery, Allamakee, Iowa, USA

Children of David Martin and Lydia Ann Shearer:

  • Harriet Elizabeth Martin (1845-1847) m. Daniel F Hamman
  • Missouri Martin (1847-1890) m. Jacob Shumaker
  • Hiram Herman Martin (1850-1908) m. Mary Naressa Thomas
  • Mary E. Martin (1853-1870) m. Frank Anderson
  • Ellen Martin (1856-1870)
  • Emily A Martin (1858-1937) m. Alvin Allen Forney
  • John D Martin (1861-Unknown)
  • Lydia Ann Martin (1864-1866)
  • Phoebe Caroline Martin (1867-1904) m. Harrie Hans Rongstad
  • Effie Luella Martin (1870-1944) m. Ben Rongstad

David Martin lived in:

  • York County PA
  • De Kalb, IN
  • Paint Creek Township, Allamakee County, IA

Other Information:

Daniel’s daughter, Harriet, moved back to De Kalb County to visit her Uncle John Martin. While there she married neighbor, Daniel F Hamman in 1970.

Submitted by:
Lina M Zerkle
Email: linazerkle@mediacombb.net

William Story

William Story
b. 15 August 1810, Clones, Monoghan County, Ireland
d. 3 April 1854, Louisville, Kentucky

m. about 1834, Hancock, Washington County, Maryland
Margaret Shearer
b. 1813, Ireland
d. 2 February 1857, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana

Children with Margaret Shearer:

  • Thomas (1835-1914)
  • John (b. 1837)
  • Eliza J. (b. 1839)
  • Hannah M. (b. 1846)

Submitted by:
Joanne Booth
Tallahassee FL

Thomas Story

Thomas Story
b. 15 May 1835, Hancock, Washington County, Maryland, to William and Margaret (Shearer) Story
d. 5 March 1914, Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland

m. 5 August 1884, Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland
Sidonia Hilton
b. 13 July 1858, Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland
d. 27 January 1917, Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland

Children with Sidonia Hilton:

  • Helen (b. 1887)
  • Edward (b. 1890)

Thomas was the oldest of four children. He was orphaned at 22 years of age and became guardian of two younger sisters, whom he raised. Between 1839 and 1846, he migrated to Indiana from Hancock, Washington County, Maryland. He served at one time as Deputy Secretary of State for Indiana. He lived at Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, until 1859, when he went to Washington, D.C., as a clerk in the Department of Treasury.

Thomas served in the Union army with the National Rifles during the Civil War. After the war, he settled in Barnesville, Maryland, where he worked as a schoolmaster for many years.

Submitted by:
Joanne Booth
Tallahassee FL