- Birth Date
- 22 September 1826
- Death Date
- 26 July 1900
His birth is recorded as 22 December 1821 in Switzerland, Indiana, in the Ninth Ward record of members. According to company journals, Martin broke his arm during a wrestling match while en route to Utah.
- Age at Departure: 21
- Head of Household
- Ancestry, Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860
- Find a Grave
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 June 1847, 10.
- Martin DeWitt, Biographical information relating to Mormon pioneer overland travel database, 2003-2017.
- Ninth Ward, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.
- Sessions, Patty Bartlett, Diaries and account book, 1846-1866; 1880, vol. 1.
- Smith, John, Journal, 1846 Feb-1854 May, fd. 4, in Papers 1833-1854, 40-52.
- Smith, John Lyman, Autobiography and diaries 1846-1895, vol. 1, 26-31.