World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Daniel Martin (politician)

Article Id: WHEBN0003194312
Reproduction Date:

Title: Daniel Martin (politician)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Thomas King Carroll, Governors of Maryland, Samuel Sprigg, Leonard Calvert, Robert Bowie
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Daniel Martin (politician)

Daniel Martin (c.1780 – June 11, 1831) served as the 20th Governor of the state of Maryland in the United States from January 15, 1829 to January 15, 1830, and from January 3, 1831 until his death. He also served in the Maryland House of Delegates in 1813, 1815, 1817, 1819 and 1820. He was the second governor of Maryland to die in office.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Legacy 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Biography

Martin was born at "The Wilderness", near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland about 1780.[1] He was the son of Nicholas and Hannah (Oldham) Martin, believed to have been a prominent merchant in Talbot County. Daniel entered St. John’s College in Annapolis in 1791, along with his brother Edward, but neither received his degree. Nicholas Martin died in 1807, and by his will, he left "The Wilderness" to Daniel. He married Mary Clare Maccubbin in Annapolis on February 6, 1816, and they had five children.[2]

In 1819, Talbot County elected him as one of its representatives to the Thomas King Carroll. When the latter’s term expired in January 1831, the Anti-Jacksonians had a majority so it once more chose Martin for governor. Martin received 51 votes, with an additional 32 blanks being recorded. His second term lasted from January to July 1831.

Shortly after he had taken office for the second time, his health began to fail. In the summer of that year, he returned to his Talbot County home to look after his farm. He fell from his horse dead, at noon on July 11, 1831, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Easton.

Like Thomas Sim Lee and John Henry, Daniel Martin left no portrait.[2]

The legend that Martin fell dead from his horse exactly at noon after having a premonition for the previous three nights that his deceased mother had appeared to him in a dream telling him that on the third day following her first appearance to him, he would be "called home" at noon is recounted in Tilghman's History of Talbot Co. Md. (vol. one p. 230). An article in the Easton Star Democrat for April 9, 1927 gives a more prosaic account of his death stating that Thomas was taken ill on Friday, July 8, 1831 with "gout of the stomach" and died on Monday, July 11th at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

Legacy

His home, "The Wilderness," was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[3]

References

  1. ^ The exact date of his birth is unknown.
  2. ^ a b Frank F. White, Jr. (1970), "Biography of Daniel Martin", The Governors of Maryland 1777-1970, Annapolis: The Hall of Records Commission, pp. 91–94,  
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  

External links

Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Kent
Governor of Maryland
1829–1830
Succeeded by
Thomas King Carroll
Preceded by
Thomas King Carroll
Governor of Maryland
1831
Succeeded by
George Howard
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.