May 30, 1835, Coleraine, Vermont (the Song Friend says Massachusetts).
April 4, 1912, at his home in Chicago, Illinois.
Rosehill Cemetery & Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois.
Martin was the son of Arad Towne (a vocal music teacher) and Tryphenia McCloud, and husband of Belle Kellogg. A doctor, teacher & composer, he also belonged to the Continentals singing group. One of his most popular songs was the 1865
Old Abe the Battle Eagle. His works include: