Elmartin Farm -- Cheshire MA

Family's Farm History

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ELMARTIN FARM
FARM STORE
2013 Farm Updates To Current
2012 Farm Update
Family's Farm History
About The Present Owner Everett L. "Gus" Martin
Property Pictoral
Topographic & Satellite Maps of the Property & Region
The Barn & Current Use
Beef
Beef Production Program
Pigs
Poultry
Fun On The Farm
Elmartin Farm Stay
Elmartin Cows and Bulls Herds / Dispersals / Names
Mount Greylock & Amphitheater
Cheshire Massachusetts

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 Elmartin Farm Today
Eight Generations Of Martins

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 The Generations of Martins
 
 
Today, brothers Kim Ivan and Everett Shawn, sons of Gus and Dodi Martin, are the 8th generation of Martins farming in Cheshire, Massachusetts. They, too, have children growing up on the farm; Kim's son Bryant, plus Shawn's and wife Stephanie's  Dylan, Madelaine, and Jack.
 
 
Kim's and Shawn's sisters are:
 
          Melanie Marie Martin is the Athletic Director for Holyoke High School.  She is also a Massage Therapist and teaches at Springfield Technical College.  Melanie lives in East Longmeadow, MA where she keeps two Siberian Huskies.
 
          Wendy Elaine Warner has a flock of over 60 sheep at a farm next door to Elmartin Farm.  She uses Border Collies to move the sheep; and with the dogs she participates in Sheep Dog Trials.  Wendy is married to Mark Warner who farms with heifers and hay.  They have a teenage son Joshua Martin Warner.
 
 
GENELOGY
 
Edward Martin 1754-1830, the first child of Ebenezer and Mary Martin, married Chloe in 1776;
                                                 they came to Cheshire, MA in 1790.
 
  Samuel Martin 1785-1854, married Sally Mason 1784-1842.
 
    Hiram Mason Martin 1842-1869, married Barbara M. Cole 1829-1904
 
      Henry Cole Martin 1856-1905, married Emma Arminta Sweet 1848-1938
 
        Hiram Arthur Martin 1880-1942, Married Ida May Leonard 1883-1957
 
          Everett Lawrence Martin 1906-1959, married Lila Mae Sitcer 1905-1989
 
            Everett Lawrence (Gus) Martin (Jr.) 1935-, married Doris Marie (Dodi) Scholz 1934-
 
 
 
GUS' ENTIRE FAMILY OF FARMERS
 
Gus's brother, Fred, kept a herd of Jersey cows next door to Elmartin Farm and worked with Gus for many years in retailing the milk.
 
Gus has three sisters; all three married farmers. (See photo below of Gus with sisters -- from left to right.)
 
          Nancy married Clarence Tucker, Jr. of Lanesborough, MA.  They dairy farmed with Holstein cow herds in several locations in Cheshire, MA and New York State.
 
          Carol married D. Kenneth Morrison of Springfield,VT.  They farmed on the Connecticut River with Jersey cows and chickens.  Later, they moved to Salisbury, VT where their family once had a large Jersey herd.
 
          Barbara married Neil G. Fletcher of the Jersey Acres Farm in Lanesborough, MA.  They farmed in West Sockbridge, in Great Neck, Long Island, NY, and later in Sheffield, MA.
 
 
 
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Elmartin Farm 1893 - Old Original Barn

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Elmartin Farm Early '20s

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Everett L Martin Sr. with his Prize Bull

Elmartin Farm Early '40s

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Current Owner Gus With Sisters, Nancy, Carol, Barbara

Original Barn In The Background
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Uncle Jim Maston

Original Barn In The Background
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Cousin George Maston

Elmartin Farm Early '50s

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1952: Gus' brother Fred, sister Nancy & Roland King (Stephanie Martin's grandfather) in truck.

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Elmartin Farm Mid '60s

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Elmartin Farm Mid Sixties -- Note One Of The Farm's Milk Truck Parked By Milk Parlor

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