Ann M. Martin

Birth Name: Ann Matthews Martin

Place of Birth: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 12, 1955

Ethnicity: English, possibly other

Ann M. Martin is an American author. She is known for writing The Baby-Sitters Club books, a series she created.

Ann is the daughter of Edith, a pre-school teacher, and Henry, a cartoonist for The New Yorker, and other publications.

Ann’s paternal grandfather was Lyman Chamberlain Martin (the son of John Boyle Martin and Belle Lawrence Teal). Lyman was born in Kentucky. John was the son of John Boyle Martin and Martha Yates Leonard. Belle was the daughter of Lawrence Teal and Frances Ann Conder.

Ann’s paternal grandmother was Adele Read/Reed (the daughter of Henry Clay Read and Sarah Stuart “Sally” Eads). Sarah was the daughter of William Martin Eads and Mary Laura Blackwell.

Ann’s maternal grandfather was named Rudy Dole Matthews. Rudy was born in Illinois.

Ann’s maternal grandmother was Gertrude Buckingham Palmer (the daughter of Charles Harvey Palmer and Edith Matson Aiken). Gertrude was born in Wisconsin. Charles was the son of Henry Lynde Palmer and Mary Jane Hayes. Edith was the daughter of William Appleton Aiken and Eliza Coit Buckingham. William was the nephew of Jane Appleton Pierce, who was First Lady of the United States, as the wife of Franklin Pierce, who was President from 1853 to 1857. Ann’s great-great-grandmother Eliza was the daughter of William Alfred Buckingham, a Republican politician, who was Governor of Connecticut, from May 5, 1858 to May 2, 1866, and a U.S. Senator from Connecticut, from March 4, 1869 to February 5, 1875.

Sources: Genealogy of Ann M. Martin (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Ann’s paternal great-grandmother, Sarah Stuart “Sally” (Eads) Read –

Genealogy of Ann’s maternal grandmother, Gertrude Buckingham Palmer (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Ann’s maternal great-grandmother, Edith Matson (Aiken) Palmer –

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