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Kate Martin (Burton)

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Burton and Jane Burton
Wife of John Martin
Mother of Kate Priscilla Beckstead; Ann Eliza Hollingsworth; Ella Petterborg; Maude Mecham; Erza Samuel Martin and 1 other
Sister of Charlotte Tufts and Ann Elizabeth Kearl

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About Kate Martin

Kate Burton Martin

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Birth: Oct. 18, 1846

Hampshire, England

Death: Oct. 30, 1931


Franklin County

Idaho, USA

Daughter of William Burton and Jane Dridge

Married John Martin, 13 Nov 1868, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - John Layton Martin, Jane Rozeltha Martin, Kate Priscilla Martin, Ann Eliza Martin, Amy Martin, William Burton Martin, Ella Martin, Maude Martin, Ezra Samuel Martin

OBITUARY: Services Held for Mrs. Kate Martin-Final rites for Kate Burton Martin, 85-year-old Preston woman were held in the second ward chapel Monday, November 2nd at 1 P.M. Eugene Beckstead officiated at the services.

Mrs. Martin, wife of John Martin, a pioneer of Preston died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. A. Beckstead, after months illness. She was born in Brockurst, Hamshire (sic), England, October 18, 1846. She came to Utah when nine years of age and settled at Grantsville.

She married John Martin in 1868 and when he was called on a mission to Bear Lake Valley, they made their home at Liberty, Idaho, in 1870. They stayed there for eleven years and then moved to Preston, where they resided ever since.

Whereever they went Mrs. Martin was active in church work.

Mr. Martin and two children preceeded her to the grave, and she is survived by the following children: Rogeltha Early, Princilla (sic) Beckstead, Ann Eliza Hollingsworth, Burton, Ezra; Ella Petterborg, and Maud Mecham, all of Preston; one sister, Rose Brown, resides at Grantsville. She has 23 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

History - Tradition says that a Mormon missionary by the name of William Budge took the gospel to the Burton family. It is not known whether the father, James, joined the Church or not as his wife had died some time before. But William and Charles and sister, Jane, and her husband, George Earley, were baptized. Also some of the members of Williams family were baptized, so at once they started preparation to come to America. It is not known what William did for a living but his brother, Charles, worked on the railroad so William may have done so too. William had one son, William, who did not come to America. He also had eight daughters. He married Jane Drodge or Dridge, daughter of William Dredge and Mary Davier. One daughter died in infancy.

In February, 1854, William, his wife Jane, his sister Ann, and her husband James Kearl, and Alford Kearl, James brother and Ann's baby Helen, and two unmarried daughters of William and Jane set sail for America. Baby Helen was only six months old when she died and was buried at sea.

William, the son that stayed in England, married Ann Burt. They remained in England.

The Burtons sailed on the ship Windwere. They arrived in New Orleans and then went to St. Louis where they were outfitted for the trip to Utah. One daughter, Eliza died as a baby. Jane and Emma died of cholera while crossing the plains. Kate later married a man by the name of Martin. Roxenna married a man by the name of Brown, and Mary was still single when they arrived in Utah.

Family links:

 William Burton (1811 - 1888)
 Jane Dridge Burton (1810 - 1887)

 John Layton Martin (1869 - 1869)*
 Jane Rozeltha Martin Earley (1870 - 1943)*
 Priscilla Kate Martin Beckstead (1873 - 1951)*
 Ann Eliza Martin Hollingsworth (1875 - 1947)*
 Amy Martin (1877 - 1881)*
 William Burton Martin (1879 - 1970)*
 Ella Martin Petterborg (1882 - 1965)*
 Maude Martin Mecham (1885 - 1968)*
 Erza Samuel Martin (1888 - 1981)*

 John Martin (1841 - 1928)*

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Preston Cemetery


Franklin County

Idaho, USA

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Kate Martin's Timeline

October 18, 1846
November 19, 1870
Age 24
Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho
January 12, 1873
Age 26
Liberty, Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States
February 10, 1875
Age 28
June 6, 1882
Age 35
March 10, 1885
Age 38
Whitney, Franklin, ID, USA
July 17, 1888
Age 41
October 30, 1931
Age 85