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Elder Elijah Martindale's family Bible records
Posted by: Ned (ID *****4972) Date: February 11, 2004 at 20:16:56
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Elder Elijah Martindale 1793-1874 was a tireless evangelist in Indiana. Below is a transcription made by my mother in 1994 of the family records in his Bible . The writing was hard to read, so there may well be errors. The Bible itself is not currently accessible for further review.

"The profit Daniel was one of those faithful men whom God raised up and miraculously raised and supported in times of the greatest and most fearful trials. These things are written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope." March 14, 1854 E. Martindale

Elijah Martindale's Family Record


Elijah Martindale, son of John and Mary Martindale, and Elizabeth Boyd, daughter of Samuel and Isabella Boyd, married October 12, 1815.

Marriages of Their Children:

John N Martindale married September 10, 1840

Matilda E Martindale m October 27, 1842

Benjamin F Martindale m October 27 1842

Samuel P Martindale m September 7, 1843

Martha J Martindale m May 1, 1845

Margaret C Martindale m August 20, 1845

Isabelle Martindale m July 13 1848

Elijah B Martindale m February 1, 1852

Mary Martindale m August 28 1853

Robert Martindale m December 29, 1853

Elijah B Martindale and Emma Taylor were m September 13, 1854

Simon C Martindale and Eliza Denbough (?) were m April 22, 1855

James B Martindale and Anna McGee (McPhee?) were m November 17, 1857

William Martindale m October 9, 1860

Elizabeth A Martindale m to Fletcher [Luther?] Henninger (?) [Hennigh?] 1868

My grandfather, William Martindale, was b March 8, 1753. William Martindale above died in Miami County, Indiana, 1854, age One hundred years, ten months, and sixteen days and was buried at Chile (?), Miami County.

My father, John Martindale, was b in South Carolina, October 12, 1772. My mother, Mary Burns was b September 2, 1775.

Elijah Martindale was born Sunday, November 10, 1793. Elizabeth, his wife, was born November 25, 1792. Deceased, June 3, 1884.

Ages of their children:

Matilda E Martindale, July 5, 1816

Matilda E [Martindale--?] departed this life November 10, 1864 at age 48, 4 months, 5 days

Miles B. Martindale, born July 17, 1817, deceased November 28, 1824, age 7 years, 4 months, 11 days

John N Martindale, born March 19, 1819,

Samuel Martindale, May 6, 1820

Benjamin F Martindale May 20, 1821

My great, great grandfather, William Martindale was born in Philadelphia, and his father, James* Martindale was born in England.


Margaret Martindale April 10 1823

Martha J Martindale October 24, 1824

Elizabeth Martindale February 15, 1825

Mary Martindale born Saturday, April 21, 1827

Elizabeth Martindale August 23, 1828

Simon Martindale November 17, 1829

William Martindale October 4 1831

Robert Martindale May 21, 1833

Elizabeth Martindale January 22, 1835

James B Martindale March 30, 1836

Samuel Boyd, father of Elizabeth Martindale, died November 27, 1835, age 72 years, six months, and 17 days

Mary Martindale, mother of E Martindale, died May 5, 1839, age 63 years, 8 months, 3 days.

John Martindale, father of E. Martindale, died July 22, 1852, age 79 years, 7 months, and 10 days.

Isabella Boyd, mother of Elizabeth Martindale, died October 30, 1852, age 88 years, 8 months, 18 days.

William Martindale, grandfather of E Martindale, age 100, 10 months, 16 days.

In Margin (half broken off):

Samuel Boyd, May 20, 1763.

Mary Martindale, mother of E. Martindale, born September 2, 1775

John Martindale, father of E. Martindale, born T--? 1772

Isabella Boyd February 13, 1764

William Martindale, grandfather of E. Martindale, [] 1753 and died 1854.

E.B. and J.B. Martindale baptized September 8, 1864 by their aged father.

(written in a different hand:)

New Generation of Martindales

We understand the last generation of Martindales. We the undersigned, the last generation of Martindales, the grandchildren of Elijah B. Martindale record the vital statistics of our lives, as follows.

Robert Cathcart Martindale, born February 11, 1903, son of Clarence Martindale and Catherine Morrison Cathcart and his wife Margarita Maria Vassaterra (?) born June 3, 1908 [name of city]**

Elijah Bishop Martindale born February 16, 1903, son of John Taylor Martindale and Ella Dorthea van Camp and his wife, Lusilla Kraft (?) born January 2, 1907***

E.B. "Lij (?)" Martindale died October 21, 1967 at Indianapolis.

30 October 1967, this record turned over by us to Robert Pepper Clay, Jr., son of Martha Martindale, Mary Martha Martindale Clay and Col. Robert Pepper Clay, grandson of Col. E.B. Martindale, and great-grandson of Judge E.B. Martindale, who appears as number 10 under the family record above.

-- RCM

A deed

James Martindale and Elijah Martindale recorded on in Book D, page 94, D. T. Bracket, Recorder. Wayne County, June 28th, 1823.

This indenture, made this thirtieth day of July, Eighteen Hundred and Twenty-two, between James Martindale of the County of Wayne, of the State of Indiana, on the one part, and Elijah Martindale of said county and state aforesaid of the other part, witnesses that James Martindale for and in consideration of a sum of thirty-eight dollars and twenty-eight cents to him in hand paid the receipt whereof as hereby as acknowledged has sold and conveyed by this presence doth[?] sell and convey unto the said Elijah Martindale all my right title and interest in the following described land which is a sherif's title made by Elijas(?) Willet (?), Sherif of Wayne County, which was taken at the suit of Levi Thornton against John Martindale, fifty acres of land on the west side of the northwest quarter of second twenty William[?] township, seventeen rain[?] thirteen, within the county and state aforesaid. I have and to hold that trait of land with all the appertances there unto belonging to the said Elijah Martindale and his heirs and assigns forever and James Martindale, his heirs and assigns, the trait of land to the Elijah Martindale his heirs and assigns shall will and warrant forever defend as far as however the above mentioned sherif's title will warrant or authorize in writing whereof the said James Martindale and Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands [?]and seals[?] the day and year above written. Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of


Removed from Wayne to Henry County, Indiana, April 2, 1832. Removed from Flatrock, Henry County, Indiana, to Newcastle, August 10, 1865 -- E. Martindale.

Moved the [..] property, March 20, 1866. -- E. Martindale.

*Should be John, not James, according to the famous John Martndell, Cordwainer book. Could be an error made by Elder Elijah, or in the transcription, or in the book. I don't know. -- ned

**Later in life, Robert Cathcart Martindale and his wife lived in Green Valley, AZ. I suspect (but don't know for a fact) that this Robert is identical with the Robert Cathcart Martindale listed in the Oxford Gazette obituaries: d. 20 April 1994 at age 91. He matriculated Pembroke College in 1923 and was an honorary fellow from 1982-1994

***According to family tradtion, Ella van Camp was related to Gilbert van Camp of Van Camp Pork-and-Beans fame. How and if this is true, I don't know.

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