Hi ilene, It appears that none of my Martineslived in Illinois. Isaac Martine was my ggg grandfather John F. Martine's brother. Hesettled Brown Co MN after the Civil War and stayed there until his death in 1897. He was married twice, once to Amy Close who must have died around the time of the Civil War and then to Elizabeth Warringof Cornwall, England.I as yet do not have a list of his children.
I will send you a separate email with all that I have learned about the Martines of NY.I think all of us with this surname are connected to the same original family from New Rochelle NY!Your gg grandfather William Martine would probably have been in the same generation as my ggg grandfather John F. Martine and his brother Isaac, which means he would have fought in the Civil War.Have you checked Civil Warpension records for William Martine?? That is how I found out about John and his family and connected him to the Martines of NY.