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Elsberry Martin (1820 - abt. 1847)

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Elsberry Martin
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Died about in Platte, Missouri, United Statesmap
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When Elsberry Martin was born on August 29, 1820, his father, Joseph, was 33 and his mother, Nancy, was 30. He married America Brown on April 5, 1841, in Clay, Missouri.[1] They had two children:

  • Willis Martin(1842–)
  • James Asariah Martin(1845–1911)

Both parents died before 1850, Elsberry died on February 2, 1847, in Platte, Missouri, at the age of 26, and America died as a young mother on April 3, 1846; both were buried in Platte City, Missouri. Willis went to live with America's parents and James was sent to live with his Uncle Isaac's family.[2]

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Elsberry was the son of Joseph Martin and Nancy Brown. Also the nephew of Zadoc Martin founder of Martinsville later called Platte City, Missouri. He was married to America Brown. When he died he left 2 small boys, Willis and James A.

Platte City Cemetery •
Platte City, Platte County, Missouri


  1. Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm. page 280-281
  • Year: 1840; Census Place: Platte, Missouri; Roll: 228; Page: 116; Family History Library Film: 0014857
  • Missouri, Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988; Name: Elsberr Martin, Probate Date: 10 Sep 1849, Probate Place: Platte, Missouri

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