Main Steet Cemetery

Martin Root

Born: 1784
Died: 1865


Abigail Stearns Root
Amos Root
Helen Root
James Root
Albert Sidney Root



Martin Root was born in Massachusetts in 1784. He moved to Benson, Vermont where he met Abigail. They married in 1814. By 1821 they had six children, Emily, Maria, James, Amos, and twins Elijah and Elisha. By 1843, the family decided to move west to Lisle where land was still available for a good price. Buried here in the Main Street Cemetery along with Martin are his wife Abigail Stearns Root, son Amos and three grandchildren, Albert, James, and Helen. The grandchildren were the children of Elijah and Jeanette Kenyon.

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