THE MARTINS HEAD TO SYRACUSE:
Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee are home to members of the Martin family, which will celebrate their Syracuse roots with a reunion in Auburn on July 2.
All are descendants of Joseph Edgar Martin, who reached Syracuse in 1856 and was a pressman for the Syracuse Journal for three decades. His roots have been traced to the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, Mass., in 1620. President Millard Fillmore and poet Emily Dickinson are relatives.
The 2016 family gathering will include four of his great-grandchildren, two of them as hosts: Charles D. Martin of Cornelia, Ga., and Richard L. Martin of Kansas City, Mo. Sisters Marion M. Wierowski of Syracuse and Norma M. Moore of Camillus live closer by.
They were among the eight children of the late Edgar B. and Emma Martin, of Solvay and Skaneateles, who have passed, including Edgar Bradley “Brad” Martin Jr., who died in a World War II training mission in Idaho in 1944; Joseph E. Martin, Marjorie M. Phillips and Lawrence D. Martin complete the family.
More than 100 family members are expected. It’s the family’s first reunion since 2001.