MARTIN C., CARNAHAN, farmer, Section 21, P. O. Valley Centre, was born in Darke County, Ohio,1838, and was married in 1858 to Miss Lodema Hatfield, of that State. He removed to Logan County, Ill. In 1854, and engaged in farming until October, 1863, when he enlisted in Company F, One Hundred and Sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was engaged in guard duty in the States of Tennessee and Mississippi, until mustered out October, 1864, at Vicksburg, and returning to Illinois, remained there until his removal to Kansas in 1876. Located upon his present farm of 160 acres, 130 of which are under cultivation, with an average grain yield of corn 30, wheat 12, and oats 25 bushels per acre. His orchard contains about 800 assorted fruit trees, while one quarter acre is devoted to blackberries, grapes, etc. His children are Marcellus, Lucy, Nellie, Charlotte, May, Alonzo, Henry, Albert and Cora. Mr. Carnahan is one of the early settlers of this region, and is a member of and elder in the Christian Church. His two-story frame residence and outbuildings are insured.
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.