Samuel Blair Martin

Birth: 1785, May
Death: 1875, Dec. 21
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

US Census

Year Occupation County Ward/District Post Office Page
1850 physician Baltimore City 3 317

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1814-1815 Samuel B. Martin doctor 10 Ann Street, Fell’s Point Baltimore City
1816 Samuel B. Martin doctor 29 E. Allisanna Street, FP Baltimore City
1819 Samuel B. Martin doctor 5 Fell, FP Baltimore City
1842 Samuel B. Martin doctor e Pratt st opp Eastern fountain Baltimore City
1817-1818 Samuel B. Martin doctor 29 E. Alisanna, F.P. Baltimore City
1835-1836 Samuel B. Martin doctor Pratt St. 2 doors east of Eden Baltimore City
1865-1866 Samuel B. Martin doctor 131 E Pratt Baltimore City
1829 Samuel B. Martin M.D. E Pratt west of Spring Baltimore City
1822-1823 Samuel B. Martin M.D. Carolina, west side south of German, FP Baltimore City
1827 Samuel Martin M.D. E Pratt opposite Eastern Spring Baltimore City
1831 Samuel B. Martin doctor Pratt St east of Eden Baltimore City
1824 Samuel B. Martin M.D. German, opposite Eastern Fountain, FP Baltimore City
1867-1868 Samuel B. Martin doctor 131 E Pratt Baltimore City
1863-1864 Samuel B. Martin doctor 131 E Pratt Baltimore City
1853-1854 Samuel B. Martin doctor 139 E. Pratt St. Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1785-1875
    Notes: Born at Baltimore, May, 1785. Studied medicine under Dr. James Smith, of Baltimore; attended the University of Pennsylvania, 1806 or 1807; Surgeon, Packet Ship “Rebecca,” and taken prisoner by the British; Surgeon, First Rifle Battalion of the Maryland Militia, 1814; captured at the Battle of Bladensburg; being released, took part in the Battle of North Point; M.D., (Honorary), University of Maryland, 1838; Orator, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, 1851; Health Officer, Baltimore; Surgeon to “Old Defenders.” Died at Baltimore, December 21, 1875.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 491
  • Dates: 1814, Sep. 14
    Notes: Served at North Point and Fort McHenry, 1st Rifle Battalion, Maryland Militia
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  • Dates: 1820
    Notes: “The City Council in partial recognition of services and expenses for medicine by the physicians of East Baltimore, grant them $1500. They also granted a small sum to Drs. J.C.S. Monkur, L. Rodriguez, and the widow of Dr. John O’Connor.”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 30
  • Dates: 1820
    Notes: “Physicians attending yellow fever in Baltimore, 1819-20, were: Allender (Jos.); Alexander (Ashton); Baker (Sam.); Brevitt (Jos.); Clark (M.D.); Clendinen (Wm. Haslett and Alexander); Diffenderfer (Mich.); Dunan (L.M.); Dorsey (Robt. E.); Dorsey (Henry); Ealer (Peter); Elbert; Gillingham (Ezra); Giraud (J.J.); Hall (R.W.); Henderson (Josiah); Jennings (Sam. K.); Johnstone (Henry); Martin (S.B.); Macauly (P.); O’Connor (John); Owen (John); Page (James); Potter (N.); Reese (D.M.); Stewart (W.A.); Smith (Jas.); Taylor (J.B.); Murphy (Thos. L.); Caldwell (J.B.); Readell.

    Of the noble exertions of these men the Mayor says: ‘In adverting to this calamity I should commit an act of injustice were I to omit to notice the humane and magnanimous exertions of those medical gentlemen residing in or near the vicinity of the infected district, and those who extended their assistance when the disease had attained its greatest extent and malignity; some time previous to which period, the more wealthy of our citizens and their families from within the district had removed, and very few remained except those who, by their deprivation of their means of support or from extreme indigence were able to afford but little prospect to the physician of pecuniary renumeration, equal to that which he might actually be called upon to expend from his own means on this account. They still perservered and attended indiscriminately all, the rich and poor, suffering no consideration to deter them from the indulgence of their philanthropic feelings. As the cases multiplied the calls upon them increased, and their natural rest was destroyed and their anxieties strained to such a pitch that their own lives appeared likely to become a sacrifice to their disinterested zeal.’ (Mayor Johnson’s Rep. In Doc. of this Ep., pp. 179-80).”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 29

  • Dates: 1822-1823, 1825-1840
    Notes: Resident physician, Quarantine or Marine Hospital
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 264
  • Dates: 1833?
    Notes: Board of Visitors, Washington Medical College
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 22
  • Dates: 1875
    Notes: “The Baltimore Sun”, Wednesday, December 22, 1875

    -Death of Dr.Samuel B. Martin-

    Dr.Samuel B. Martin, the oldest physician in Baltimore, died yesterday at his residence, number 133 East Pratt Street in the 91st year of his age. Dr. Martin had lived and practiced his profession for many years in the house where he died and but few residents of East Baltimore were better known or stood higher in public esteem. He was the surgeon of the Baltimore Association of Old Defenders and served with distinction at the battle of North Point.

    Dr. Martin was regular in his attendance at the annual gathering of the Old Defenders on the 12th of September until the infirmities of age prevented. He had been confined to his house for some time past. Dr. Martin was of the old school of Baltimore physicians, and was a successful practitioner before many now well known medical gentlemen were students.

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