Sunday, September 06, 2009

Christy Martin

Christy Martin, also known as “Martin Christy,” was born in 1842 in Ireland, possibly the son of Christopher and Eliza.

Christy immigrated to the United States and settled in western Michigan sometime before 1864.

He stood 5’6” with blue eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion and was a 22-year-old farmer who may have been living in Oakfield, Kent County when he enlisted in Unassigned on January 25, 1864, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Oakfield, and was mustered the same day.

There is no further record. No pension seems to be available.

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