James Martin

Captain James Martin was the son of Ebenezer Martin and W. Tabithy Smith. He was born on February 24, 1776 and died August 15, 1861 and is buried at Sharon, Henry County, Illinois. He married on September 13, 1801 to Caroline Pike in Oneida County, New York. Captain Martin saw action at the Battle at Sacketts Harbor in the War of 1812. Caroline Pike was born May 19, 1783 Floyd, Oneida, New York and died November 28, 1831 and is buried at Colosse Cemetery, Colosse, Oswego, New York.

James and Caroline had the following children:

Lucinda Martin

Lucinda was born April 19, 1803 Western, Oneida, New York, married Caleb Pierce Lamphere August 7, 1820 Western, Oneida, New York. Lucinda died December 9, 1864 Spring Hill, Whiteside, Illinois. Their children:

  • Almira Lanphere born August 23, 1821 in Western, Oneida, New York.
  • James M. Lanphere born November 16, 1824 in Western.
  • Clark W. Lanphere born January 8, 1827 in Mexico, Oneida, New York.
  • George Lanphere born October 6, 1828 in Mexico, New York.
  • Albert P. Lanphere born January 27, 1831 in Western, Oneida, New York.
  • Caroline M. Lanphere born June 21, 1833 and died July 2, 1833 in Western, New York.
  • Allen Lanphere born September 18, 1834 in Western, NY died January 11, 1843 in Moumouth, Warner, Illinois.
  • Harriet Lanphere born January 7, 1840 in Lee, Oneida, New York.
  • Henry Lanphere born June 30, 1842 in Lee, New York.
  • Jay C. Lanphere born June 27, 1848 in Moumouth, Warner, Illinois.

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James A. Martin

James was born March 11, 1809 at Western, New York and died December 20, 1879 in Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, married Alvira Spencer born December 29, 1814 New York died April 17, 1888 Springhill, Henry, Illinois. 8 children

Edward Martin

Edward was born March 11, 1809 in Western, Oneida County, New York. See more about Edwards family>>>

Charles Martin

Charles was born 1810 died young.

Charles G. Martin

Charles was born 1814 in Parish, Oswego, New York and died there November 3, 1885. He was married to Marie R. Brockway.

Platt Martin

Platt was born 1816, died September 1, 1856.

Clark Martin

Clark was born 1825.

Anthony Martin

Anthony was born 1828.

James married second about 1832 in New York to a woman whose last name was Thayer. Their children:

Marian Martin

Marian was born 1833 in Oswego, New York, lived in Mexico, Oswego, New York.

Walter Isom Martin

Wallace (twin to Wallace) was born March 7*, 1834 in Parish (or Mexico), Oswego, New York, died January 17, 1888 in Utica, Oneida, New York. He married Harriet Ann McDonald, daughter of W.H. McDonald. She was born March 7, 1836, and died January 17, 1888. He had a son who died at 8 and a daughter, Lora, who married Maurice B. Medbury on January 11, 1888.

Wallace Thayer Martin (SGT)

Wallace was born March 7, 1834 in Parish (or Mexico), Oswego, New York and died March 8, 1923 in Iowa was buried in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska. He married Mary Ann Wood on March 23, 1864 in Whiteside, Illinois. Their children, Elsie A. married Brady/Foster, Myrta married Gates, Annetta L., and Charles Wood Martin.

*There is some confusion on what year the twins were born. Also, on findagrave.com, Walter is listed as Platt’s son.

We are looking to publish a Martin Family History in 2021 and need your help. Please contact me if you are willing to share your branch for the book.


SEEKING INFORMATION LEADING TO THE PARENTS OF JESSE MARTIN, b. either 1 Dec 1779 or 1 Dec 1781 near Rutland, Bennington, VT, who married Sarah (surname believed to be Williams). Found in 1810, 1820, and 1830 censuses in Verona, Oneida, NY where he purchased land in 1813. Moved to Watertown, Washington, OH by 1837 and found there in 1840 and 1850 censuses. He died there 20 Sep 1859. Four known children:

  • Esther b 1809 (m. Jonathan Gray)
  • George Armstrong, b. 1816 Oneida, NY (m. 1846 Betsey Heath) d. 1863
  • Hiram, b. 1819 Verona, Oneida, NY (m. 1840 Caroline Woodruff) d. 1888 in Watertown, Washington, OH
  • Phoebe b. 1828 in NY (m. Ebenezer Carpenter in 1850), d. 1889 in Rockford, Winnebago, NY.

Jesse’s wife Sarah said to have been b. 9 May 1776 in Providence RI, d. likely between 1860-1870 in or near Rockford, Winnebago, IL. Last found in home of daughter Phoebe in 1860 census. Per 1820 and 1830 census data, Jesse and Sarah had two other daughters b. between 1811 and 1820. All leads appreciated. Email Betty Gillespie Pollack

Associated Families


Clark Washington7 Lanphere (Caleb Pierce6, George5, Nathan4, Nathan3, John2, George1) was born January 8, 1827 in Mexico, Oswego, New York and died June 26, 1896 in Portland, Whiteside, Illinois. He married Lucinda Fuller on February 5, 1851 in Springhill, Whiteside, Illinois. She was born March 23, 1833 and died January 23, 1903 in Portland, Whiteside, Illinois.

Child of Clark Lanphere and Lucinda Fuller is:

Gertrude L. Lamphere, born January 16, 1869 in Portland, Whiteside, Illinois; died 24 April 1933 in Whiteside, Illinois.

Generation No. 2

2. Gertrude L. Lamphere (Clark Washington7 Lanphere, Caleb Pierce6, George5, Nathan4, Nathan3, John2, George1) was born 16 January 1869 in Portland, Whiteside, Illinois, and died 24 April 1933 in Whiteside, Illinois. She married Elmer James Carney 06 October 1886 in Springhill, Whiteside, Illinois, son of John Carney and Sally Waite. He was born 02 January 1862 in Brasher, St. Lawrence, New York, and died 08 October 1940 in McHenry, Illinois.

Notes for Gertrude L. Lamphere:

From the State of Illinois:

Whiteside County. W. Lanphire who has applied for a Marriage License, being duly sworn deposes and says that Elmer J. Carney of Portland in the County of Whiteside and State of Illinois has arrived at the age of 24 years; and that Miss Gertrude L. Lanphere of Portland in the County of Whiteside and State of Illinois, has arrived at the age of 17 years, and that both parties are now single and unmarried, and may be lawfully joined in marriage.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 5th day of Oct. A.D. 1886
E.K. Payne Clerk
by AW Brock Deputy signed by Wyatt Lanphere
Note from C.W. Lanphere to E.W. Payne:
Spring Hill Oct 5th/86

To E.W. Payne, County Clerk of Whiteside County


We the undersigned request and consent to the issuing of a marriage license to Elmer Carney and Gertie L. Lanphere our daughter who is seventeen (17) years of age.

And Oblige
Father – C.W. Lanphere
Mother – L.A. Lanphere

More About Gertrude L. Lamphere:
Fact 1: Was 17 years old when married6
Notes for Elmer James Carney:
Obituary in the McHenry Palmdealer 10/10/1940 page 1, column 1:

Elmer J. Carney

Another elderly man, Elmer James Carney, 78 years old, who has been a resident of McHenry for the past year, died Tuesday morning, October 8 at 12:35 a.m. at the home of this daughter, Mrs. Earl Gilkerson, Main Street, McHenry. He had been in failing health for about a year; he became seriously ill about a week previous to his death.

Mr. Carney, a retired station engineer was born in Massena, New York on January 2, 1862 and had spent most of his life in Marengo.

Surviving are four children, C.W. Carney and Mrs. George Meuser of Elgin, Glenn Carney of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Mrs. Earl Gilkerson of McHenry.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2a:30 in the Peter M. Justen funeral home, with burial in Marengo.

October 8, 1940 in Erie Paper:

Former Resident of Erie is Taken in West M’Henry

Erie, Oct. 10 – Erie relatives have received word of the death of Elmer Carney, 78, of West McHenry, Ill, who died Monday evening in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gilkerson of West McHenry. Mr. Carney was a former resident of Spring Hill and Erie.

Funeral services were held today at West McHenry and burial was in the Marengo cemetery.

Mr. Carney was born Jan. 2, 1862, in New York state and when a young man came west. In 1886 he married Gertrude Lanphere of Spring Hill. They resided in Spring Hill a few years and then moved to Erie, where Mr. Carney was employed in the Erie flour mill. They moved from Erie to Marengo about thirty years ago. He was a member of the Baptist church. Mrs. Carney died in 1933.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. George Muesser of Elgin and Mrs. Gilkerson of West McHenry; two sons, Glenn of Fort Wayne and Clifford of Elgin; five brothers, Charles Carney of Geneseo; Fred Carney of Waupun, Wisconsin, and William, Down and Orval Carney, all of New York state, and two sisters Mrs. Eva Eamon of Foster, Vermont, and Mrs. Jesse Wells of Wilkensburg, Pennsylvania. There are eleven grandchildren.

More About Elmer James Carney:

Fact 1: Was 24 years old when married6
Fact 2: Was a farmer

Children of Gertrude Lamphere and Elmer Carney are:

+ 3 i. Florence B.9 Carney, born 24 December 1888; died 23 March 1943 in Elgin, Kane, Illinois.

+ 4 ii. Glenn H. Carney, born 1891; died 30 November 1958.

5 iii. Clifford Carney, born 25 June 1892; died 19 July 1955 in Elgin, Kane, Illinois. He married (1) Mildred Serio7. He married (2) Eleanor.

More About Clifford Carney:

Burial: 23 July 1955, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Elgin, Illinois

6 iv. Elma Carney, born 1897. She married Earl Gilkerson.

Generation No. 3

3. Florence B.9 Carney (Gertrude L.8 Lamphere, Clark Washington7 Lanphere, Caleb Pierce6, George5, Nathan4, Nathan3, John2, George1) was born 24 December 18889, and died 23 March 1943 in Elgin, Kane, Illinois. She married (1) Herbert Bruce Fellows, son of Frank Fellows and Lydicia Brinley. He was born 30 March 1884 in Marengo, McHenry, Illinois, and died 15 January 1919 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. She married (2) Meuser.

More About Florence B. Carney:

Fact 01: Lived at 9147 Normal Avenue at time of Herbert’s death

Fact 02: AKA Flossie Belle

Medical Information: Died of complications from gall bladder surgery. She coughed and opened up her stitches and the doctor couldn’t get her in until the next Monday and she developed gangrene and died before Monday.

More About Herbert Bruce Fellows:

Burial: 17 January 1919, Marengo, Illinois

Cause of Death: Bronchopneumonia and Chronic Endocarditis (Source: Death Certificate)

Fact 1: Lived at 9147 Normal Avenue, Marengo, Illinois at time of death

Fact 2: Was a Stationary Engineer at time of death

Fact 3: Died at St. Bernard’s Hospital

Children of Florence Carney and Herbert Fellows are:

7 i. Leta Vivian Fellows, born 20 August 1903. She married (1) William Eddy; born 1880; died 15 September 1962 in Elgin, Kane, Illinois. She married (2) Gerald Love.

Notes from Leta Vivian Fellows:


Memorial service at the Leon Methodist Church in Prophetstown, Illinois on Sunday, March 6, 1988:

Vivian Love born August 20, 1903, died February 22, 1988. She was born in Erie, Illinois the daughter of Herbert and Flossie Carney Fellows. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, William Eddy in 1962; two brothers, Virgil and Vernon Fellows, and one sister, Gertrude Boyer. Survivors include one sister, Vera (Mike) Jakes of Elgin and several nieces and nephews.

Vivian was loved by all who knew her. She was active in community and church affairs. Vivian joined the Leon United Methodist Church by transfer in 1967, after her marriage to Gerald Love in 1966. She was a member of the Yorktown Homemakers Extension, Social Advancement Society, Lend-a-Hand and Social Hour Club.

Vivian was at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison for six months transferring to Elgin on February 19, 1988. Those who knew and loved her join with us today as we celebrate her life in our community, offer thanks for the fullness of her years, and commend her spirit into the eternal call of the loving God who gave her life.

+ 8 ii. Vernon Carney Fellows, born 20 August 1903 in Shawnee Town, Illinois; died 20 July 1956 in Elgin, Kane, Illinois.

+ 9 iii. Virgil Larue Fellows, born 26 January 1905 in Burlington, Illinois; died 21 April 1981 in Elgin, Kane, Illinois.

+ 10 iv. Vera Vesta Fellows, born 15 October 1906 in Marengo, McHenry, Illinois; died 04 October 2001 in Elgin, Kane, Illinois.

+ 11 v. Gertrude Lydicia Fellows, born 22 August 1910; died April 1982 in Elk Horn, Iowa.

4. Glenn H. Carney (Gertrude L.8 Lamphere, Clark Washington7 Lanphere, Caleb Pierce6, George5, Nathan4, Nathan3, John2, George1)20 was born 1891, and died 30 November 1958. He married M.J. Atchinson.

Children of Glenn Carney and M.J. Atchinson are:

12 i. Frances Gertrude Carney, born Unknown.

13 ii. Glenora Jeanette Carney, born Unknown.


1. Marriage License 5 Feb 1851.

2. Marriage License Oct 5, 1886.

3. Tom Carney.

4. Marriage License Oct 5, 1886.

5. Tom Carney.

6. Marriage License Oct 5, 1886.

7. Tom Carney.

8. Memorial Card.

9. Tom Carney.

10. Vera Vesta Fellows.

11. Obituary for Herbert B. Fellows.

12. Death Certificate for Herbert B. Fellows.

13. Tom Carney.

14. Death Certificate for Herbert B. Fellows.

15. Tom Carney.

16. Death Certificate for Herbert B. Fellows.

17. Vera Vesta Fellows.

18. Obituary.

19. Vera Vesta Fellows.

20. Tom Carney.

21. Marriage License # 132 in Morrison, Illinois.

22. Tom Carney.

23. Marriage Certificate of Albert Harkes Zandweg.

24. Christine Otte Lang.

25. Birth and death certificate, and obituary.

26. Marriage Certificate of Albert Harkes Zandweg.

27. Birth Certificate.

28. Death Certificate #35-042059.

29. Shirley Fellows.

30. Vera Vesta Fellows.

31. Obituary.

32. Vera Vesta Fellows.

33. Obituary.

34. Joan Bratthaue.

35. Lila Jeneane Boyer.

36. Birth Certificate.

37. Marriage Certificate of Albert Harkes Zandweg.

38. Mike Fisher.

39. Shirley Fellows.

40. Celia Meade Fellows.

41. Shirley Fellows.

42. Celia Meade Fellows.

43. Shirley Fellows.

44. Genevieve Fellows Harness.

45. Jeanine Boyer Esbeck.

46. Genevieve Fellows Harness.

47. Joan Bratthauer.

48. Joan Bratthaue.

49. Joan Bratthauer.

50. Joan Bratthaue.

51. Joan Bratthauer.

52. Birth Certificate.

53. Kathy Fisher.

54. Birth Certificate.

55. Kathy Fisher.

56. Genevieve Fellows Harness.

57. Obituary.

58. Genevieve Fellows Harness.

The above information on Clark W. Lanphere and family was given to me by: K. Fisher


Captain Benjamin Jarvis Pike born about 1728 in New York and died October 20, 1776 Newburyport, Massachusetts. He married possibly Sarah. Captain Pike was a Revolutionary War soldier and first settler in Floyd, Oneida, New York.

Captain Benjamin Jarvis Pike was a Revolutionary War soldier and first settler in Floyd, Oneida, New York.

History of the Town of Floyd, New York, by Edwin C. Evans

According to this History of Floyd, New York, ” Most of the early settlers came from New England, and as there were a large family of “Pikes” that were from the area of Amesbury and Salisbury, Massachusetts, several of which gave of their efforts to the war, evidence at this time would suggest that our Captain Pike came from there.” Captain Pike lived in Punch Bowl village but relocated to an area called “The Corners” where he constructed a tavern. Captain Pike was also the first postmaster in Floyd. This history describes their experience in Floyd but also mentions Jarvis. Benjamin and Sarah had the following children:

Benjamin Pike, Jr. born about 1753 and died March 26, 1823 in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Possible children of Benjamin:

  • Adeline Pike born October 1, 1816. Either died very young or is an error in the records.
  • Adelina Pike born October 1, 1818 and died June 29, 1833 at 17 years in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts. Never married.
  • Ann Pike died March 22, 1832 at 21 years in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts. Never married.
  • Benjamin Pike died September 27, 1824 in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts.
  • Frances Haskell Pike was born February 15, 1821 in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts and died April 22, 1838 age 17 years same place.

Jarvis Pike born 1755 in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England and died April 22, 1835 in Newport Sullivan, New Hampshire. He married November 21, 1789 in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Willis. Elizabeth was born June 10, 1764 in Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts and died June 7, 1844, Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire. Elizabeth Willis was the daughter of Ephraim Willis and Elisabeth Gernsey. Children of Jarvis and Elizabeth:

  • Caroline Pike was born May 19, 1783 in Floyd, Oneida, New York and died November 28, 1831 in Colosse, Oswego, New York. She married James Martin September 13, 1801 in Onedia County, New York. (See above)
  • William Pike was born July 25, 1788


Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Newburyport Vital Record Transcripts

Last Updated on May 29, 2021 by rootie

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