Source: T.B. Helm, History of Wabash County (1884), pp. 294-295.
J.J. MARTIN, artist, North Manchester, was born in Ohio Jun 20, 1841. His father, Samuel Martin, was a native of Pennsylvania, and his mother, whose maiden name was Louisa Eckman, was a native of Ohio. Both died in Wabash County, Ind. Mr. martin came to Wabash County with his parents at the age of four years, and has resided at North Manchester ever since. He served the Union cause as a member of the Forty-seventh Regiment Indiana Volunteers. He participated in the siege of Island No. 10, and was honorably discharged from the service on account of disability. He was married, in November, 1866, to Miss Mary E. Williams, native of Indiana, and daughter of Clark and Eliza Williams. They have three children -- Bertram L., August E. and Gracie I. They are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Martin is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Honor; recently joined the United Order of Honor, and was a member of the Town Council of North Manchester during the year 1881. For the past eighteen years he has been the proprietor of a photograph gallery at North Manchester. He is an extensive dealer in photographer's stock, and carried a large supply of pure chemicals, apparatus, albumen paper, velvet frames, mats, molding, chromos, etc.