Three Generations of Shoemakers: The Martin Family

For over 150-years, the Martin men were the shoemakers and shoe-repairmen in Alexandria, Virginia. Based on the 1850 and 1860 censuses, George Washington Martin’s parents were free people of colored in In the Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland. Read George W. Martin’s story at http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2019/040319/Alexandria.pdf on page 10. Also you can read other articles on Alexandria on my blog at http://www.theotheralexandria.com.

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2 Responses to Three Generations of Shoemakers: The Martin Family

  1. joyce howard says:

    Hi there,

    Thanks for your article on Ms. Annie B. Rose. I enjoy reading about the lives of the African American community in Alexandria.

    I was wondering if you could do an article on the Annie B.Rose and Durant senior citizen buildings? How old are they, are they owned by the city, where did senior citizens live before the construction of these building, etc.?

    My grandfather was one of the men mentioned in your article on the torpedo factory.

    thanks in advance for your consideration of my suggestion regarding this article. Peace, Joyce Howard

    On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 10:08 PM theotheralexandria wrote:

    > cmb12 posted: “For over 150-years, the Martin men were the shoemakers and > shoe-repairmen in Alexandria, Virginia. Based on the 1850 and 1860 > censuses, George Washington Martin’s parents were free people of colored in > In the Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland. Read G” >

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