We are concentrating on the principal figures and are ignoring a large
number of other family members in this presentation.
The Pantall Family has been moved to a sketch of
Frederick Regina Martin--+ +--Harriet Portia
Mary Ferry---------------+ +--Edward Alfred--+
George Henry Kennedy-----+ +--Eva I.---------+ Martin
Sarah Isabel Turner------+ +--(other siblings)
Frederick Regina Martin
Born May 1837 in Sussex, England, to John (#4) and Ann Field
Martin the youngest of nine children.
Married Mary Ferry, who died in 1875 in Los Angeles, CA.
Harriet Portia born April 14, 1868
in Chicago, Illinois;
Edward Alfred, born July 2, 1873 in San Francisco, California;
Fred J., born 1869 in Chicago, Illinois, died 1876 in
Known as Reg, many thought his middle name was Reginald.
A surveyor for the federal government, traveled with his small
Died penniless on July 25, 1877. (doctor's
The following ancestors of Fred Martin do not appear on the
John Martin (#4)
Husband of Ann Field (photo).
Physician, surgeon, and medical text author.
Father of nine children, notably:
Catherine, who became Mrs. Eastland of Tasmania;
Harriet Portia, who became Prioress Ann at the
Annuncianamento Convent in Provence, Portugal;
Edward, who settled in Watsonville, California;
Frederick Regina, the youngest.
John Martin (#3)
Son of John Martin (#2)
Father of John Martin (#4)
John Martin (#2)
Born March 15, 1741.
Father of John Martin (#3)
Died in London April 23, 1820.
Wife was a Miss Jessup.
Noted in the English "Dictionary of National Biography".
Became quite noted as a Baptist minister.
George Henry Kennedy
Read biographical sketch written in 1877.
Born December 4, 1843 in Antioch Township, Illinois on the farm
his parents John and Mary homesteaded.
Married Sarah Isabel Turner in 1865.
Daughter Eva Kennedy born May 22, 1877.
Active in founding Antioch State Bank.
President of Millburn Mutual Insurance Company.
Died November 5, 1916 (obituary).
(photos available 1915,
Sarah Isabel Turner
Born Sarah Isabel Turner on January 19, 1844.
Married George Henry Kennedy in 1865.
Died November 21, 1915 (obituary).
Children of Frederick and Mary Ferry Martin
Adopted by Richard and Charlotte Pantall and
listed within their family sketch.
Born July 2, 1873 at No. 1 Austin Ave. in San Francisco, California
to Frederick Regina and Mary Ferry Martin.
Orphaned at age four on July 25, 1877.
Known as "Ned".
In variously described orphanage or foster care.
Came to Millburn, Illinois to be with sister
Harriet at home of
Richard and Charlotte Pantall.
Worked in Pantall's Store.
Took over the store in August, 1910, and ran it as Martin's Store for another fifty
This store is our museum building.
Son Richard Pantall Martin born October 13, 1913 in Millburn.
Newport Township Supervisor for 12 years.
Died August 8, 1960 (obituary)
Children of George and Sarah Turner Kennedy
Born Eva I. Kennedy on May 22, 1877 in Antioch Township, Illinois to
George Henry and Sarah Kennedy.
Married Fred C. Taylor in 1900.
Mr. Taylor was born in March, 1874, died September 19, 1900, of tuberculosis.
Took music training at Valparaiso University.
Graduated from a three year nursing training class at
German-American Hospital on May 30, 1905.
Married Edward Alfred Martin on October 22, 1908 at the George
Celebrated fifty years of marriage
Died May 19, 1960 (obituary).
Children of Edward and Eva I. Martin
Born October 31, 1913 in Millburn.
Premature birth, weighed only 3 and 1/2 pounds.
Graduated Antioch High School, June 1, 1931.
Interest in drama.
Violinist and church choir director.
Graduated Lake Forest University, June 8, 1935.
Principal of elementary school, Winthrop Harbor, IL, 1936-1944.
Masters of Arts, Northwestern University, September 10, 1940.
Principal, Western Military Academy, 1946-1952 and 1953-1960.
Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, June 14, 1954.
Major, Illinois National Guard, September 19, 1955.
Teacher, English as a Second Language, University High, 1961-1965.
E.S.L. Coordinator, Hollywood High School, Hollywood, CA 1965-1978.
Collector of eggs.
Died February 1, 1984, in Ensenada, Mexico (obituary).
Death ruled a homicide.
Bequeathed the Martin's Gen'L Store building to the Historic
Millburn Community Association, Inc. with the request that the
Association develop a 1900's general store museum.