Born August 7, 1787
Birth place: Hancock, Ma.
Education: Schools of Hancock, Lenox Academy
Received a Master of Arts Honorary Degree from Williams College in 1847
Studied Law with the Honorable John Chandler Williams
Admitted to the Berkshire Bar in 1814
Married Mary Campbell and moved to Pittsfield in 1816
Distinguished for sound judgement and scrupulously honorable
Had a passion for education and learning
Help shape the Pittsfield School Districts
One of the founders of the present Berkshire Athenaeum. Donated $5,000
Served as the President of the Agricultural Bank
First President of the Pittsfield Cemetery in 1849. Continued his presidency until he died in 1867 at age 80.
Mary Martin Clapp, daughter of Calvin Martin, donated the Martin Memorial Chapel on October 17,1900.