From “HISTORY OF THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY,” Vol. I, pages 719-720.
Brant & Fuller, 1890.
JOHN B. MARTIN
John B. Martin, a prominent farmer near Rosby’s Rock, Marshall
county, was born August 5, 1842, a son of Squire D. Martin. The
latter died in when John B. was twenty-five years of age and he then
took charge of affairs upon the farm. At the age of twenty-eight,
December 15, 1870, he was married to Amanda J. Terrill, daughter of
Sherman and Amanda (Potter) Terrill, the former of whom died by
accidental injury, in 1858, at the age of forty-nine years. Mrs.
Martin’s parents had eight children: Elizabeth, William, Mary A.,
John A., Rachel J., Sarah M., Amanda J., and Andrew S. The mother is
living in Hancock county, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Martin have two
children, Cora V. and Charles T. Mr. Martin has been very
industrious and successful in the management of his farm, and is
classed among the substantial citizens of the region. He gives to
politics but little attention but supports the democratic party. His
wife and children are members of the Methodist Episcopal church.