Three children were born to Joseph and Eliza:
In addition to these, the 1850 census for Orange Township, Meigs County, Ohio, shows one more child in the household with Joseph's widow, Eliza. This is "Electa Martin," 5 years old at the time and, hence, apparently born about 1845. However, I have not listed Electa above, with the children of Joseph and Eliza, because she couldn't possibly be the daughter of Joseph Martin, who died 8 years before she was born. It is possible that Eliza adopted this girl or that Electa is, indeed, Eliza's natural daughter conceived with some other father; we may never know which is true.
According to the Meigs County marriage records, Electa Maria Martin married Henry H. Knopp on 4 July 1861. The 1870 census for Scipio Township, Meigs County, Ohio, shows Eliza living in the same household with Henry and Electa Knopp, and the census taker included there the notation that Eliza "Lives with daughter."
I have not found Eliza
in the 1880 census. However, according to the Ohio County Death Records, she passed away
in Meigs County on 21 November 1890. Electa died in 1921.
I still have very little information about this branch of the Martin Family. If you can provide any further details of their lives or their descendants, please contact me at the address shown in the image below: