MARTIN, John "Juan"

Male Abt 1788 - 1861  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name MARTIN, John "Juan" 
    • NAME VARIATIONS:
      1. Juan MARTINEZ [John MARTEN]--- Baptism reconciliation record (huntington.org)
      2. Juan MARTIN --- Baptism reconciliation & Marriage records (T.W. Temple)
      3. John MARTIN --- Marriage record (huntington.org)
    Nickname Juan 
    Born Abt. 1788  North Shields, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • BIRTH PLACE:
      North Sheals, Prov. of Northumberland, England - located near the Northeast coast of ENGLAND, close to the entrance (or mouth) of the River Tyne-JSR
    Biography 1822  California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 10 Oct 1824  Mission San Juan Bautista, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • BAPTISM DATE DISCREPANCY:
      - 10 Oct 1824; Baptism record (T.W. Temple)
      - 16 Oct 1824; Baptism record (huntington.org)
    Gender Male 
    Biography 1839  Marin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Owner - Rancho Corte Madera de Novato; granted 1839, patented 1863 
    Census 14 Nov 1850  Marin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    LISTED TWICE w/1st wife & children 
    Died Bet. 1857-1861  California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DEATH DATE:
      - Living as of 11 Jul 1857, dead by 1861;
      Book; Mason, Jack and Van Cleave Park, Helen (1971). Early Marin (pp. 143-147). Marin County, California: House of Printing - https://archive.org/stream/earlymarin00maso#page/1/mode/2up

      p. 143: "14. The Old Scotch Carpenter AN ENIGMA AMONG Marin grantees is John Martin (Jack, Juan). ...
      p. 147: ... The few square miles Martin had left he sold to John Knight for $5,500 on July 11, 1857. Presumably John and Tomasa Martin lived out their natural lives with daughter Loretta on the square mile they had given her in 1852. Martin is dead by 1861, the precise date is not available." ...
    Buried Bet. 1857-1861  California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26239  1. Schwald - WA-NY-OR-TX
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2017 

    Father MARTIN, Thomas,   b. Bef. 1768,   d. Bef. 19 Mar 1837  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother SMITH, Maria Susana,   b. Bef. 1776,   d. Bef. 19 Mar 1837  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Family ID F8382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CANTUA, Maria Dominga "Tomasa",   b. 20 Dec 1810, Monterey, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 May 1826  Mission San Carlos Borromeo, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • NOTE: Although the below book mentions that this John Martin and John Martin (husband of Basilisa Bernal - http://www.schwaldfamily.org/getperson.php?personID=I26465&tree=RodSchwald ) are the same person, this John Martin's last recorded real estate transaction occurred in 1857, while John Martin, husband of Basilisa Bernal is listed as dying of cholera in 1850. This is definitive proof we are talking about two separate John Martins.

      JOHN MARTIN LIVING TWO LIVES WITH TWO WIVES:
      CHAPTER XXIX Rancho San Ysidro
         ... "Don Ygnacio's [Ortega] adobe house ... a frame addition was made to this house, probably by his friend, the Scotch carpenter named John Martin, who later married his granddaughter, Maria Basilisa Encarnacion Bernal y Ortega. ...
      His friend, John Martin, seemed to live two lives successfully.
      He first married a Cantua girl who lived on the San Ysidro, in 1826 at San Carlos.
      In 1835 he married Maria Basilisa Encarnacion Bernal y Ortega, daughter of Maria Raimunda Ortega de Bernal and granddaughter of Ygnacio, at San Jose.
      He then continued to live with both wives,
      with the first wife in Marin County, where he was the grantee of Corte Madera de Novato,
      and Santa Clara County with Basilisa, grantee of the Embarcadero de Santa Clara (now the site of Alviso)."
      ...
      Book; Pierce, M. (1981). CHAPTER XXIX Rancho San Ysidro, East of the Gabilans (p. 153). California: Western Tanager Press
      https://books.google.com/books?id=up9WCkUzoXoC&pg=PA153&dq=John+Martin+Basilisa+Bernal+Santa+Clara+County&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiLgr_ft9bWAhVF8GMKHehyBI0Q6AEIJjAA#v=onepage&q=John%20Martin%20Basilisa%20Bernal%20Santa%20Clara%20County&f=false

    Children 
     1. MARTIN, Jose Cirilo,   b. 9 Jul 1829, San Francisco, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. MARTIN, Juan de la Trinidad,   b. 29 May 1831, San Francisco, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. MARTIN, Jose Francisco,   b. 29 Jan 1833, San Francisco Presidio, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 11 Feb 1835, San Francisco, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. MARTIN, Maria Susana "Loreta",   b. Abt. 1834, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. MARTIN, Maria Josefa Agustina,   b. Abt. Jan 1837, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. MARTIN, Tomas de Jesus Maria "Thomas",   b. 21 Oct 1839, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. MARTIN, Victorina Maura "Mary Victoria",   b. 2 Oct 1841, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. MARTIN, Nicho,   b. Abt. 1843, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. MARTIN, Alexandro "Alexander",   b. 21 Aug 1845, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. MARTIN, Maria Simona,   b. May 1848, Alta California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F8380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt. 1788 - North Shields, Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBiography - 1822 - California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Oct 1824 - Mission San Juan Bautista, Alta California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 May 1826 - Mission San Carlos Borromeo, Alta California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBiography - Owner - Rancho Corte Madera de Novato; granted 1839, patented 1863 - 1839 - Marin County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - LISTED TWICE w/1st wife & children - 14 Nov 1850 - Marin County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bet. 1857-1861 - California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Bet. 1857-1861 - California Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S257] Archives - www world wide web, (world wide web).
      BIOGRAPHY
      Marin County, California
      #9-10 John Martin
        Born: ca 1787-8 in North Shields, Co. Northumberland, England, the son of Thomas and Mary (Smith) Martin - Called the "old Scotch carpenter"
        Immigration/Migration: Arrived in California in 1822 on the whaler "Orion" that also brought William Richardson. He left the ship and in 1824 joined the church at San Juan Bautista and was baptized there. In 1826, he married a native woman, Maria Tomasa Antonia Dominga Cantua, at Mission San Carlos de Monterey, afterward settling at the San Francisco Presidio. By 1832 he owned a league of land in Sonoma at the junction of San Antonio Creek and Petaluma Creek; he built a house, farmed, and sold horses to the San Rafael Mission. Indian attacks caused him to move in 1837 to Corte Madera de Novato where he was granted two square leagues of land (Hicks Valley was a part of this grant). ...
      Web Site; Filion, R. and Storm, P. (2007-2008). 1850 Census Short Biographies, Marin County Genealogy SFgenealogy (Submitted by Cathy Gowdy of the Marin County Genealogical Society)
      http://www.sfgenealogy.com/marin/1850s/1850bios.htm

    2. [S010] Alta Cal Msn Bk #00_1770-1855_Bap, Early California Population Project, (huntington.org), http://missions.huntington.org/BaptismalData.aspx?ID=59250, 16 Oct 1824.
      BAPTISM
      Msn. San Juan Bautista
      #3470a) 16 Oct 1824- Baptism Type: reconciliacion, JUAN MARTINEZ [JOHN MARTEN], adulto, Origin: North Sheels de la Provincia de Northubland en la Ysla de Ynglaterra, de padre Thomas Marten y de madre Maria Smith - Religious Status [of both parents]: Protestantes. Tapis.
      NOTES: The entry does not have a number assigned to it, but appears between records 3470 and 3471. Ego's name prior to baptism was "John Marten (Juan Martinez en Castellano)". ... -MCF 06/2006.
      *More info on web site

    3. [S062] Alta Cal Msn Bk #31_1797-1832_Sn Jn Btsta_Bap, Mission San Juan Bautista, (Thomas Workman Temple III), 10 Oct 1824.
      BAPTISM
      #NOTA: After #3470) Oct 10, 1824- Reconciliacion del Ingles JUAN MARTIN, native of North Sheals, Prov. of Northumberland, England, son of Thomas Martin & Maria Smith, Protestants-
      by authority of the Bishop of Sonora, Dn. Fr. Bernardo del Espto. Sto.

    4. [S257] Archives - www world wide web, (world wide web).
      RANCHO CORTE MADERA DE NOVATO - Owner
      1) PLAT MAP - http://oac.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb6199n9v5/?brand=oac4

      2) WIKIPEDIA - Rancho Corte Madera de Novato was a 8,879-acre (35.93 km2) Mexican land grant in present day Marin County, California given in 1839 by Governor Juan Alvarado to John Martin. ... The grant extended along Hicks Valley north west of present day Novato. ...
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Corte_Madera_de_Novato

    5. [S012] Alta Cal Msn Bk #00_1772-1855 _Marr, Early California Population Project, (huntington.org), http://missions.huntington.org/MarriageData.aspx?ID=5906, 13 May 1826.
      MARRIAGE
      Msn. San Carlos
      #941) 13 May 1826- JOHN MARTIN, Origin: Notechil, Religious Status: reconciliado en la M.n de S. Juan Baut.a, S.J.B. Bap. #3470a, de padre Tomas Martin, y de madre Maria Mouerst - Religious Status [both parents]: Protestantes,
      con MARIA TOMASA DOMINGA CANTUA, S.C. Bap. #2795, de padre Juan Bautista Cantua (difunto) - S.C. Bap. #1018, y de madre Maria Jacinta Hernandez - casada con Felipe Garcia. Abella.
      *More info on web site

    6. [S042] Alta Cal Msn Bk #24_1772-1890_Sn Crls_Marr, Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo or Real Presidio of Monterey, (Thomas Workman Temple III), 13 May 1826.
      MARRIAGE
      #941) May 13, 1826 - Ygla. Misn - JUAN MARTIN, Ingles de Nacion, natl. de North Sheels Provincia de Northumberland, Inglaterra, h.l. de Thomas Martin y Maria Smith, de religion Protestantes y el reconciliado en la Mision de San Juan Bautista, en 10 de Octbre. de 1824 -
      with MARIA THOMASA DOMINGA CANTUA, h.l. del dfto. Juan Bautista Cantua y Maria Jacinta Hernandez, actualmte. casada con Felipe Garcia;
      TTs: Isidro Soto, soldo. de escolta y Manuel Larios. Abella

    7. [S167] CENSUS 1850 - U.S. Federal, (ancestry.com), 14 Nov 1850.
      LISTED TWICE
      #1 1850 CENSUS - Marin County, California, page (45b); [2/8]
      LINE#: NAME - AGE - SEX - PROFESSION - REAL ESTATE - BIRTH PLACE
      FAMILY #10
      8. John Martin - 62 - M - Farmer - 20000 - England
      9. Thomasa Martin - 40 - F - _ - _ - California
      10. Mary Martin - 16 - F - _ - _ - California
      11. M O Martin - 14 - F - _ - _ - California
      12. Forto Martin - 9 - M - _ - _ - California
      13. Narcho Martin - 5 - M - _ - _ - California
      14. Mary A Martin - 8 - F - _ - _ - California
      15. Alexander Martin - 3 - M - _ - _ - California
      16. Calerluner Martin - 1 - F - _ - _ - California

      #2 1850 CENSUS - Marin County, California, page (46b); [4/8]
      LINE#: NAME - AGE - SEX - PROFESSION - REAL ESTATE - BIRTH PLACE
      FAMILY #25
      10. John Martin Jr? [suffix illegible] - 50 - M - Farmer - 15,000 - England
      11. T C Martin - 40 - F - _ - _ - California
      12. Augustine Martin - 13 - F - _ - _ - California
      13. Susana Martin - 15 - F - _ - _ - California
      14. S Martin - 9 - F - _ - _ - California
      15. Nicho Martin - 7 - M - _ - _ - California
      16. Victoria Martin - 5 - F - _ - _ - California