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Joseph R. Martin

Joseph R. Martin

Joseph R. Martin, son of James and Eliza (Morrison) Martin, of Lancaster County, Penn., was born September 14, 1838, in Lancaster County, Penn. He received his early education in the public schools of his township, and at the age of twenty years commenced the study of medicine with his brother, Dr. John Martin, at Georgetown, Penn., and graduated from Jefferson Medical College. Philadelphia, in 1862. The same year he received a commission as assistant surgeon of the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers.

On leaving the service, in 1863, he located in Penningtonville, and commenced the practice of medicine. In the fall of 1864 he received an appointment as surgeon of the officer's hospital at Alexandria, Va., and remained there until the close of the war.

He then returned to Penningtonville, and in the spring of 1869 removed to his present place of residence. He was married in 1866 to Abbie J. Smith, of Hopewell Township, daughter of Rev. H. Smith. They have six children living; Sarah J., Annie L., Harriet B., Dwight C., Jonewell and John R. Dr. Martin is a member of the Masonic fraternity No. 343, Skerret Lodge of Cochransville, Penn. He and wife are members of the Stewartstown Presbyterian Church.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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