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.
1754-1830, the first child of Ebenezer and Mary Martin, married Chloe in 1776;
they came to Cheshire, MA in 1790.
1785-1854, married Sally Mason 1784-1842.
Mason Martin 1842-1869, married Barbara M. Cole 1829-1904
Henry Cole Martin
1856-1905, married Emma Arminta Sweet 1848-1938
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
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.)
Clarence Tucker, Jr. of Lanesborough, MA. They dairy farmed with Holstein cow herds in several locations in Cheshire,
MA and New York State.
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.
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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