Edward M. Martin,
carriage trimmer, Vevay, Ind. native of Jefferson Township, was born March 4, 1843. His father,
John, was born in North Carolina in 1792; mother, Frances (Horton), born near Warsaw,
Ky., in 1821. They came to this State in 1828, and followed farming. Their marriage was blessed with
nine children. His father was a Mason, and died in 1861. Edward M. was raised on a farm, and at
the age of sixteen went to his trade. September 11, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Sixth
Indiana Infantry, as private; was wounded three times, slightly, in his
years' term of service; re-enlisted in Company L, Thirteenth Ohio
Cavalry, and served to close of the war, after which he returned to his
trade, traveled and worked at journey work. During his term of service in the war,
he never missed a day's march, or a fight, that his command was engaged in; was with his
company through its entire service, and was with Gen. Sherman in his march to the sea. Mr. Martin
was married, November 2, 1880, to Miss Ella Corns, who was born in this county April 12, 1852.
He is a member of Switzerland Lodge No. 122, F. & A.M., also
Post, G.A.R., No. 157.