Bio: Heath, Martin V. (History - 1836)

Contact: Janet Schwarze




----Source: 1891 History of Clark and Jackson County, Wisconsin, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge, pages 268 and 269

MARTIN V. HEATH, a farmer of New York Township, Clark County, was born February 21, 1836, the second son of Jehiel and Rebecca Heath, of St. Lawrence County, New York. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Sixth New York Infantry. Being placed in the Army of the Potomac, he participated in the battles of the Wilderness and in many minor engagements. In April, 1865, he was in the charge at Petersburg. He was never wounded, although he had two very narrow escapes, one ball knocking an ear-ring out and another striking the U.S. on his cartridge box, with force enough to stagger him. In all he was in seventeen engagements. Was laid up in the hospital only by rheumatism one winter. He was mustered out on the last of June, 1865. A year or so later he came West, and immediately located on a farm in the town of York, which was then a part of the town of Weston, in Clark County. He has since been engaged in farming, until about a year ago, when he became a resident of Wood County, just over the line, still retaining an interest in lands in Clark County.

He has been married twice first, to Miss Rodella Winnie, August 9, 1862, and subsequently to Mrs. Sevilla L. Williams, nee Peck, January 2, 1880. By her former marriage she had three children: George P., born December 5, 1852 Frank H., February 8, 1868 and May A., March 9, 1873. The eldest son is married and lives on a farm in Clark County, and the second son is living with him. The daughter is a member of the household of Mr. and Mrs. Heath. Mrs. Heath's first husband was in Company M, first Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, and served eleven months, to the close of the war.. Mr. Heath is a pensioner, and Mrs. Heath is entitled to arrears pension for his dependent children, and is taking steps to secure it.





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