When Harden Davis Martin was born in 1810 in Knox, Kentucky, his father, Zadock, was 21 and his mother, Susannah, was 22. He married Eveline Searcy on November 1, 1838, in Clay, Missouri. He had five brothers and three sisters.
Narrative from Martin Surname:
Hardin and his wife to moved to Oregon in 1845, with Hardin serving as Lieutenant of their wagon train company. They settled in Yamhill County, Oregon. They probably lived in the town of Lafayette, Oregon. In 1850, Hardin was enumerated as a merchant. In 1851, he served as first postmaster for Lafayette, Oregon. He was in Yamhill County as late as 1856. In 1856, he sold most of his land in Yamhill County and moved elsewhere. In 1860, he and his family were living in Tuolumne County, California where his brother Green also lived. Hardin's occupation at the time was listed as "miner." In April 1860, there is a reference that Green Martin had deeded some land or portion of the Alice and Emily Quartz Claim in Tuolumne County to "Harden and Martin" (which may have been a typo for "Hardin D. Martin"). Then in 1866, Hardin and Evalina sold land in Yamhill County, Oregon. In the deed, they were listed as residents of Washington County, Oregon. No further record has been located of any of the family. One source indicates they moved to Texas.
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