Abel Camp Martin was born on October 23, 1834, in Stowe, Vermont, the son of Christopher William Martin and his wife, Laura Camp.
He married to Clara Barnes (b/ 1837-1838 in Waterville ME; d. 9Aug1886 in Boston), daughter of Phineas Barnes and his wife, Ann Judson Butler.
Abel Martin died on October 29, 1879, at 4 Otis Place in Boston.
Abel Camp Martin graduated from the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard in 1856.
He practiced architecture in Boston from about 1864 until his death in 1879. He designed 3-8 Otis Place and lived at 4 Otis Place, where his wife operated the Otis Place School.
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