Francis was five years old when he came to America with his family. According to his biographical sketch in the 1901-02 Nebraska Blue Book, Francis “remained behind in New York state with relatives until six years later, when he rejoined his parents,” who by then had settled in New Boston, Illinois. Frank Martin became a lawyer in Illinois. 
In 1872 Francis Martin married Helen A. Pepper in Mercer County, Illinois.
Judge Frank Martin passed away in 1909.
↑ Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016), Ancestry.com, Catholic Parish Registers, The National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 09152 / 01.
↑ Nebraska Legislature. Clerk of the Legislature. Legislative Reference Bureau. (1901). Nebraska Blue Book. Lincoln: Nebraska Legislative Council.
↑ New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Ancestry.com, Year: 1849; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 084; Line: 30; List Number: 1407.
↑ Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015), Ancestry.com.
↑ 1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Falls City, Richardson, Nebraska; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0140; FHL microfilm: 1240938.