Thursday, October 27, 2011

George W. Martin

GEORGE W. MARTIN, Sheriff, was born in Fulton County, Ind., October 7, 1842. At the age of twelve years he removed with his parents to Appanoose County, Iowa. He enlisted May 11, 1863 in Company E, Seventh Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, and served until May 27, 1866. Returned to Iowa and began farming, and afterward engaged in the grocery trade. He was Deputy Sheriff of Appanoose County for five years. In April, 1878, he came to Clay County, Kan., and worked at the trade of plastering. In 1881 he was elected Sheriff of Clay County. He is a member of the G. A. R., I. O. O. F., and is the First Lieutenant of Company H, Second Regiment Kansas National Guard of Clay Centre - "The Golden Belt Guards." He was married November 8, 1866, at Centerville, Iowa, to Miss Mary J. Morris. They have six children - Jesse C., Amy A., George E., Cara G., Mary S. and Grant G.

Malitary service.

7th., Iowa Cavalry, Company E.

George W. Martin, Age 20, Resdience Centerville, Nativiy Indiana, Enlisted May 11, 1863, as fifth Sergeant.  Mustered June 3, 1863.  Promoted third Sergeant July 29, 1863.  Transferred to company E., seventh cavalry reorganized.

7th., Iowa Cavalry, Company E., Reorganized.

George W. Martin, Transferred from seventh cavalry company E., as third Sergeant.  Promoted Regimental Commissary Sergeant December 9, 1865.  Mustered out May 17, 1866, Fort Leavenworth Kansas.

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